After six years at Marion County including the last four seasons as head coach, Joey Mathis has resigned as the Warriors head man and has be named the new head football coach at Coosa (GA) high school.
Mathis led the Warriors to the Class 2A playoffs all four seasons in Jasper and Marion County posted a 26-23 record during his tenure, which included a 2A state title runner up trip in 2016 as Marion finished 13-2 losing to Trezevant.
“I’m very thankful for my time here both as an assistant and as the head coach. I am thankful to the coaches and their families, players, administration and the community,” Mathis said.
“I feel like the timing is right to step down from my position as head coach and I know who ever comes in will be stepping into a program on the rise. Players are committed to the process and have grown tremendously these past few years. I leave here with nothing but great memories and friendships and wish nothing but the best for Marion County moving forward.”
The Warriors are coming off a 3-8 record in which they lost to Trousdale in the 2A first round this season.
Before taking over the program, Mathis was the Marion County offensive coordinator in 2014 and 2015 as the Warriors made back to back 2A state titles games losing to Peabody (2014) and Trezevant (2015) and compiled a 25-3 record during that time.
Mathis, 43, played his high school football at Calhoun (GA) before having coaching stints in Georgia at Adairsville and Pepperell as well as a one year stint coaching defensive backs at Shorter College.
Currently there are 17 schools looking for a head coach they are: Carter, Cheatham County, Douglass, Fairley, Goodpasture, Harding Academy, Hixson, Liberty, Loretto, Marion County, Red Boiling Springs, Silverdale, Southwind, Station Camp, Westview, Whites Creek and York Institute
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