Marion County has named Mac McCurry as their next head football coach according to Warrior Athletic Director Larry Ziegler.
McCurry has an overall record of 220-66 with stops at Moore County (123-29), Marshall County (48-23) and Ripley (MS) (49-14) and served as the Offensive Coordinator at Pearl River Central (MC) and last season was Defensive Coordinator at Class 4A school Signal Mountain.
He is the sixth Warrior coach since Marion County won four state championships in six years and Ken Colquette left in 1997.
McCurry will bring his offense the Wing T to Jasper and is happy to be the new coach.
“I’m excited about being a Warrior,” McCurry said. “Being a head coach in Tennessee before, I know of the winning tradition and I want to get them back to winning.”
Ziegler selected McCurry from a pool of 75 resumes that he received since dismissing former coach Troy Boeck in week 10 of the regular season.
“In the state of our program right now, I wanted someone who had head coaching experience,” Ziegler said. “plus experience taking over a program that had been down on its luck and Mac fits those qualifications.”
When McCurry was hired at Moore County in 1987, he took over a program that was coming off back-to-back 2-8 seasons.
McCurry immediately turned the program around getting the Raiders into the Class 1A playoffs in 1987 and Moore County got to the 1A Clinic Bowl Finals in 1988 losing 21-20 to DCA.
Before McCurry left for Marshall County in 1999, he turned the Raider program into a Class 1A powerhouse.
The Raiders reached the playoffs all 12 years he was the coach and McCurry posted nine seasons of 10 plus wins.
While at Marshall County from 1999-2004, McCurry had a 48-23 record including playoff appearance in every season in Lewisburg.
Again before arriving at Marshall County, the Tigers had posted a 9-23 record in the previous three seasons.
In McCurry’s second year in Lewisburg, the Tigers had an undefeated regular season and finished 12-1 on the year.
McCurry then went to Ripley (MS) High School where he won 49 games including three straight 10 plus win seasons from 2006 to 2008.
McCurry will have his work cut out for him as the Warriors went 1-9 in 2011, the worst record in school history.
“I know this program wants to win and I know there will be pressure to win but I ready to embrace it and win here,” McCurry said.
Ziegler think McCurry will get the program back on track.
“Talking to him, he has a real love for football and he is a guy that will get the kids to really love football and that’s what needed at this point,” Ziegler said.
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