Area High Schools Fill Head Coaching Positions

South Pittsburg, LaFayette, Sequatchhie Hire Football Coaches

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - by special report to

South Pittsburg, LaFayette and Sequatchie County recently hired new head football coaches.

SOUTH PITTSBURG: Ricky Ross, after serving five years at Calhoun's defensive coordinator, has been chosen to succeed Vic Grider.

Ross has helped lead the Calhoun Yellow Jackets to eight straight region titles.During a 29-game wining streak over the 2011-12 seasons, Calhoun's defense allowed just five opponents to score more than 14 points.

LAFAYETTE: Chad Fisher, who turned the program around at Gordon Centeral, is the new head football coach.

Fisher spent the past five seasons at Gordon Central, where his teams made the state playoffs the past two years. He also served as the offensive coordinator at Ringgold High.

SEQUATCHIE COUNTY: Ken Colquette has been hired to succeed Chad Barger.

Colquette was first a successful head coach at Bridgeport (Ala.) before taking over at Marion County in 1980 and guiding that program to four state championships. The Warriors were state runners-up twice and had just one losing season in his term. During one stretch in the mid-1990s, they went 56-1.

Barger, who resigned shortly after last season's 2-8 finish, the first losing record in Barger's five-year tenure. Barger, who compiled a 29-26 overall record with the Indians.

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