August 04, 2020

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Justin Cunningham Announced as New Franklin County Head Coach

Justin Cunningham  is going home to take over at his dream job.


Cunningham has been hired to replace Mac McCurry at his Alma mater Franklin County.


Cunningham, a 2005 Franklin County graduate worked last season as the offensive coordinator at the newest high school in Rutherford county Rockvale.


“It’s always been a dream of mine to come back and be the head coach at Franklin County,” Cunningham said.


“When I was little, I grew up going to all the Franklin County football games with my dad and my granddad so its means so much to me to come back home.”


McCurry resigned after the Rebels posted a 14-16 record in his three years of leading the program.


The Rebels missed the playoffs all three seasons under McCurry as they were 5-5 in back to back 5-5 seasons in 2017 and 2018 and Franklin County finished 4-6 this season and Cunningham will try and get them back to the playoffs for the first time since 2010.


“One of Justin’s former head coaches said his players would run through a brick wall for him,” Franklin County principal Roger Alsup said. “I have no doubt that Justin is the right person to take our program to the next level.”


Before coming to Rockvale this season to help Rick Rice start the Rocket program, Cunningham was an assistant coach at Smyrna,  Harnett Central (NC), Springfield and Blackman.

Currently there are 16 schools  looking for a head coach they are: Carter, Cheatham County, Douglass, Fairley, Goodpasture, Harding Academy, Hixson, Loretto, Red Boiling Springs, Siegel, Silverdale, Southwind, Station Camp, Westview, Whites Creek and York Institute


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