After serving as the secondary coach last season, Jeremy Rockette will take on a bigger role at Martin Luther King Prep high school in Memphis this year.
Rockette, 33, has been named as the Rams new head football coach replacing Jesse Allen who resigned after five seasons to become the new defensive coordinator at Craigmont.
“I’m appreciative of the opportunity to serve as MLK’s head football coach and look forward to continuing to build relationships with the community to help support our student athletes,” Rockette said.
“By emphasizing mental toughness and pride as cornerstones of the program, I am optimistic about the opportunity to support the development of our players, both on and off the field.”
Before coming to MLK Prep last season, Rockette coached the secondary and linebackers at Horn Lake (MS) for six seasons.
Allen posted a 4-47 overall record during his five year tenure and the best record for the Rams under Allen was a 2-8 season back in 2014, they will head into the 2019 season with an eight game losing streak as they finished 1-9 last year.
The Rams made the Class 2A playoffs in 2015 despite a winless record as they finished the year 0-11.
The 2015 playoff appearance is the first trip for MLK Prep since the school became a charter school and the school name was changed from Frayser high school to MLK Prep in 2014.
There are currently nine programs looking for a head coach they are: Bolivar, Bolton, Dresden, Germantown, Glencliff, Hardin Valley, Manassas, RePublic and Seqouyah
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