published Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Marion County head football coach Mac McCurry resigns

JASPER, Tenn. — Mac McCurry has resigned as head football coach at Marion County High School, effective immediately, according to school superintendent Mark Griffith.

McCurry requested a meeting with Griffith and school principal Larry Ziegler at around 11:30 a.m. (Eastern) and the three men met to discuss the future of the program, following a barrage of allegations involving McCurry and several Marion assistants.

“Mr. Ziegler told me that Coach McCurry wanted to meet regarding the incident that came out in today's paper,” Griffith said. “When we met, Coach McCurry said he felt it was in the best interest of the program for him to separate himself from the program.”

Griffith added that a decision will be made later today on whether Ziegler, a former MCHS player and assistant coach, or current assistant Larry Richards will take over as interim coach as the Warriors prepare for Friday's Class 2A quarterfinal playoff game at second-ranked Trousdale County.

Contact Stephen Hargis at or 423-757-6293.

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Stephen has covered local sports in the tri-state area for more than 24 years, having been with the Times Free Press since its inception, and has been an assistant sports editor since 2005. Stephen is among the most decorated writers in the TFP’s newsroom, winning numerous state, regional and national writing awards, including seven in 2013 and a combined 12 in the last two years. He was named one of the top 10 sports writers ...

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