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Longtime coach Larry Franklin Retires

Longtime coach Larry Franklin Retires

Larry Franklin admits he’s not getting any younger.


Franklin, a longtime Memphis area football coach has retired after leading the Raleigh Egypt program the last two seasons.


“I recently had to have knee surgery and I’m not getting any younger and I felt like it’s time for a younger coach to have his turn to lead the Raleigh Egypt program,” Franklin said.


Franklin led the Pharaohs to back to back Class 3A playoff appearances as Raleigh Egypt was 10-11 over that time including a  3-7 record this season as they lost to Milan in the first round.


In 2018, the Pharaohs finished 7-4 before losing to McNairy Central in the first round.


Before coming to Raleigh Egypt, Franklin was the head coach at Trezevant on two separate occasions in (2002-06) and (2017).


Under his leadership, the Purple Bears made four playoff appearances (2004, 2005, 2006 and 2017) in his six seasons in charge of the Bear program and his overall coaching record is 37-48.


After his first head coaching stint at Trezevant, Franklin coached football and was the head track coach at nearby Melrose for nine seasons before coming back to Trezevant in 2017.

After playing college football at Jackson State, Franklin played two seasons as a wide receiver in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1978 and 1979.


Currently there are seven schools  looking for a head coach they are: East Nashville, Fairley, Fayette Ware, Lake County, Raleigh Egypt, Whites Creek and Whitwell

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