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Manassas Hires Starnes as New Head Football Coach

Manassas Hires Starnes as New Head Football Coach

Jerrell Starnes will get a second chance to run a football program in Memphis after being away from the game the last two seasons.

Starnes hasn’t coached football since helping Trezevant win the Class 2A state title back in 2016.

But now Starnes has been named the new head football coach at Manassas.

“I’m just excited to get over there and start the process of building a winning culture. It’ll be done by establishing high expectations on and off the field and working hard to achieve them,” Starnes said. “My staff and I are looking forward to the challenge.”

He replaces Carl Coleman who was named the new head football coach at Hillcrest back in February.

Coleman led Manassas to a 48-59 record in the last decade and directed the Tigers to seven playoff appearances in two different classifications (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 in 3A, 2015 and 2017 in 2A).

The Tigers missed the playoffs in 2018 after finishing 2-7 on the year.

This will be Starnes’ second head coaching assignment as he led Fairley to the 2A playoffs in 2015 in his only year as head coach.

Starnes was the defensive coordinator at both Memphis Overton (2007-09) and Trezevant (2010-14, 2016) before becoming the head coach at Fairley.

There are currently four programs looking for a head coach they are: Dresden, Glencliff, Hardin Valley and RePublic

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