Quintin Jones is fired up about his first head coaching assignment.
The former Cordova offensive coordinator has been named as the head coach at Kingsbury replacing Katarii Donald who was fired after finishing 4-26 the last three years at Kingsbury.
“I’m excited to take over the position of head football coach at Kingsbury High. I am eager and excited about building a program and bringing pride to Kingsbury High School and the community,” Jones said. “The administration at Kingsbury is excited and very supportive of getting things turn around.”
Jones, 26, has been a part of two programs rebuilds under his brother Anthony Jones (who is currently at Memphis) as they coached together at Westwood (2009-12) and Cordova (2013-17).
“We are excited to welcome Coach Quintin Jones to the Falcon Family,” Kingsbury principal Terry Ross said. “Coach Jones was able to convincingly articulate, a total program outline that comprehensively included developing the whole scholar athlete, building relationships and outlining expectations for parental and community involvement as well as establishing a community support system that will help us move our program to a place of excellence and he also has an impressive record for being a part of a staff that has help to build and sustain programs.
Our goal is to have to host a signing day for our football players, they deserve to be recognized and are more than capable of being collegiate athletes.”
The following 14 schools are looking for a new head coach: Cannon County, Chattanooga Central, Copper Basin, David Crockett, DCA, Dobyns Bennett, Houston, KIPP Academy, Memphis East, Pickett County, Richland, Sequatchie County, Sullivan North and Westwood
Christian Brothers DE Norton Commits to Bulldogs
Bill Norton who won the Division II-AAA Mr. Football in 2017 as a junior announced his commitment to Georgia Sunday night.
He becomes the eighth commitment for the Bulldogs in the Class of 2019 and is the first defensive end commitment for Georgia.
Norton (6-6, 275) chose the Bulldogs over offers from Alabama, Indiana, Louisville, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, Missouri, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Penn State, South Carolina and Tennessee.
He made 45 tackles with 16 tackles for loss and seven sacks for the Purple Wave as they went 11-1 on the season.
“Bill has taken his time throughout this process and visited many schools from last summer until now, Christian Brothers coach Thomas McDaniel said. For quite some time, Georgia had been his choice for multiple reasons. Ultimately, he decided that committing now would eliminate some distractions so he can focus on his future not only at UGA but here at CBHS as well. Everyone close to Bill has supported this decision and look forward to a great senior season on the field.”
Norton joins six other players have committed in the Class of 2019: MUS defensive back Maurice Hampton (LSU), MBA offensive lineman Jackson Lampley (Tennessee), Kirby quarterback Jaden Johnson (Louisville), Memphis Central defensive tackle Trevis Hopper (Arkansas) and Friendship Christian defensive tackle Luke Smith (Appalachian State).
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