After a year away, Orentheus Taylor is headed back to Jackson.
Taylor has been named to replace Tyler Turner as the new head football coach at Liberty.
“It was a tough decision leaving a good group of kids at Trezevant. The Liberty position just felt right. My main goal now is to get over there as soon as I can to meet the players and Coaches so I can assess the program and implement my plan. I feel very confident that we will compete for a championship this year. There is really no time to sit around and talk. It’s time to work,” Taylor said.
Turner resigned last month and accepted the head coach job at Olive Branch (MS) after leading Liberty to a 25-4 overall record in his two seasons in Jackson that led to the school’s first state title game this past season as they lost to Alcoa in the Class 3A title game as they finished the year at 12-3.
Taylor was recently named as the new head football coach at Trezevant in March after Teli White was named as the new coach at Melrose.
Now Trezevant, the two time defending Class 2A state champion who enter the 2017 on a six game winning streak but will be going through a lot of transition looking for their second new football coach in four months as well as getting a new principal to lead the school.
Before being hired as an assistant at Trezevant in 2016, Taylor was the head coach at Jackson Central Merry for three seasons (2013-15) before the school shut its doors at the end of the 2015 school year.
While at JCM, the Cougars were only 7-24 during Taylor’s tenure there but they made a 3A playoff appearance in 2013.
Before taking the JCM job, he was an assistant at Haywood County after he graduated from Dyersburg.
Currently Trezevant is currently the only school looking for a head coach.
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