Cory Quinn is ready to lead his own football program and he now takes the reins of the defending Class 1A state champions.
Quinn, 29, comes from Alcovy (GA) after one season as he was the offensive coordinator and will replace Josh Puckett who is the new head coach at Shelbyville.
“I could tell Lake County was an exceptional place when I drove up the first time. The facilities are first class, the school and the administration are bought in, and the town is hungry for success and expects a winner. My family and I are extremely humbled and excited to continue Lake County’s tradition of excellence,” Quinn said.
Puckett led Lake County to a 61-26 overall record and five 1A playoff appearances (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019) in his seven seasons in Tiptonville.
After back to back 5-5 seasons in 2015 and 2016, the Falcons were 38-5 with back to back 1A Semifinal trips in 2017 and 2018 and Lake County defeated Greenback 38-23 to win the 1A state title this season.
“We feel that Coach Quinn is the right person to lead our program and continue the success and tradition that we have. He comes with a lot of fire, energy, and passion for the game. He is also a coach of high character who will make positive differences in the lives of our student athletes,” Lake County Athletic Director Mikey Moore said.
Before going to Alcovy last season, Quinn had several coaching stops as he was a student assistant at Ole Miss, served as the tight end coach at both Itawamba Community College (MS) and the University of Arkansas Monticello as well as wide receivers coach at Hernando high school (MS) and offensive coordinator at Lake Cormorant (MS) high school.
“All of these experiences have grown me as a coach and prepared me to be the head coach at a place as special as Lake County,” Quinn said.
Currently there are five schools looking for a head coach they are: Fayette Ware, Sycamore, Whites Creek, The Webb School and Whitwell
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