Collierville Hires Alum Rocconi to Run Football Program

Collierville Hires Alum Rocconi to Run Football Program

Joe Rocconi is heading back to his Alma mater.

Rocconi, a 1995 Collierville graduate has been named the new head football coach at Collierville.

“We are thrilled to welcome Joe back to Collierville as the next leader of our football program,” Collierville Schools Director of Athletics Jeff Curtis said via press release.

“He is a former defensive standout at Memphis that is known for his offensive acumen and student-athlete development on and off the field. He is the perfect fit for our program, school, and community. We are looking forward to Joe connecting with our student-athletes and taking over a program that is primed for success at the highest level.”

He replaces Mike O’Neill who resigned before Christmas after seven seasons of leading the Dragon program to a 40-38 overall record and seven Class 6A playoff appearances.

Collierville made the Class 6A playoffs losing to Whitehaven to finish the season at 5-6 last season.

“I’m beyond excited to go back to the alma mater and be apart of this fantastic school district, athletic program.   I’m very thankful to Superintendent Aitken, Principal Blanchard and District Athletic Director Jeff Curtis for giving me this opportunity and I’m looking forward to getting started with the players and coaches,” Rocconi said.

 

 

Rocconi spent the last six seasons as the leader of the White Station program where he led the Spartans to a 37-37 overall record as they made the 6A playoffs all six seasons.

The Spartans made the Semifinals in 2013 and the Quarterfinal round in 2015 and 2017 as well.

Before coming to White Station, Rocconi was also the head coach at St. Patrick’s Catholic (MS) for three years (2010-12) and at Rossville Christian for seven seasons (2003-09).

There are currently 15 programs looking for a head coach they are: Antioch, Bolton, Covington, East Robertson, Greeneville, Hamilton, Manassas, Morristown East, Nashville Overton, Northeast, Tellico Plains, Warren County, Wayne County, White Station and Whitwell

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