It’s been 10 years since Ken Colquette was head coach of a high school football program, but now at age 65, he’s ready to be the head guy again.
This time he will be the head Indian as Colquette has been hired as the new head coach at Sequatchie County as his hiring was confirmed by Sequatchie County Principal Tommy Layne.
Colquette replaces Chad Barger who resigned after the Indians went 2-8 last season.
Colquette coached last season as he was Shannon Williams’ defensive back coach at Ooltewah.
Sequatchie will be the fifth program that Colquette has been the head coach as he has complied a 249-81 overall record with stops at Bridgeport (AL) 1977-79, Marion County 1980-96, Vidalia (GA) 1997-99, and Grundy County 2001-04.
Colquette started his career at Bridgeport where he posted a 23-21 record before having the most success at Marion County where he posted a 179-39 record in 17 years with four state championships in six title game appearances.
The Warriors won 10 or more games 12 times under Colquette and from 1992-1995, Marion County won three state titles and was 56-1 during that four year span and they made the playoffs 15 times.
After that he went to Vidalia (GA) for three seasons where he had a 19-13 record before coming home to be the head coach and Principal at his Alma Mater Grundy County.
Colquette lead the Yellow Jackets to the playoffs all four seasons and a 28-18 record, before stepping down to become Principal.
Jackson Out at Brainerd
After three seasons Stanley Jackson has stepped away from his job at Brainerd.
"Yes, I've stepped away from my position as head football coach," Jackson said when contacted.
Jackson was 10-22 in his three seasons as coach which included a 6-6 record in 2011 and a second round Class 4A playoff appearance.
The Panthers struggled in 2012 winning only once on their way to a 1-9 season beating Austin East 29-14 midway through the season and finished winless in Region 6-AA.
Jackson was promoted to replace Marvin Jones who led the Panthers for five seasons.
Woodruff Commits to Furman
Riverdale quarterback Dillon Woodruff has committed to Furman.
Woodruff (6-2, 195) threw for 1,306 yards and rushed for 500 more yards last season as the Warriors went 9-4 and made the Class 6A Quarterfinals where they lost to Siegel.
He also was responsible for 17 touchdowns on the year (11 rushing, 6 pass) and finished his Warrior career as a three year starter for Riverdale with a 31-8 record.
He ended his Riverdale career with 6,431 total yards in which 3,991 yards were through the air with 29 touchdowns while rushing for 2,440 yards and 45 touchdowns in the Warriors Wing-T attack.
Woodruff’s 2012 season came after tearing both his ACL and MCL in his right knee which ended his year in the Warriors 2011 6A Quarterfinal win against Oak Ridge.
They were undefeated at the time and were defeated by eventual champion Maryville in the semifinal the next week.
But Woodruff got himself back on the field in time for the 2012 season which was a testament to his hard work.
"We are very proud of Dillon Woodruff," Riverdale coach Ron Aydelott said. "He is an example of a young man with a deep commitment that worked very hard to turn a dream into reality."
"Dillon's work ethic was second to none and allowed him an opportunity to play at the next level and Furman is a perfect place for Dillon. "
Woodruff joins White Station wide receiver Donald Gray Jr. (Mississippi State), Dobyns Bennett wide receiver Malik Foreman (Tennessee), Siegel quarterback Brett Stockstill (Cincinnati),Whitehaven wide receiver Justin Hunt (Marshall), Fairley Defensive tackle DeMaris Peppers (Minnesota), Christian Brothers offensive lineman Alexander Karr (Arkansas State), Rhea County offensive lineman Jacob Revis (UTC), Knoxville West linebacker Zach Stuart (Lamar), Grace Christian Academy running back Will McKamey (Navy), Harding Academy defensive end Mack Weaver (Vanderbilt), Memphis East linebacker Marcus Robinson (Arkansas), Clarksville Northeast Athlete Jalen Reeves-Maybin (Tennessee), ECS linebacker Walker Jones (Alabama), St. Benedict running back Jordan Wilkins (Auburn), Brentwood Academy defensive back Jalen Ramsey (USC), Memphis East Offensive Lineman Christian Morris (UCLA), MAHS wide receiver Marquez Lanton (Arkansas State), Brentwood Academy quarterback Max Staver (Florida), Whitehaven defensive back Darius Sims (Vanderbilt), Alcoa offensive lineman Dalton Owensby (MTSU), Shelbyville running back Marquis Morton (MTSU), Signal Mountain quarterback Reese Phillips (Kentucky), CAK wide receiver Josh Smith (Tennessee), CAK offensive lineman Brett Kendrick (Tennessee), Memphis Central defensive end Frank Herron (LSU), Lake County safety Devon Jones (Arkansas State), Memphis East defensive lineman Herbert Moore (Ole Miss), Whitehaven wide receiver Gerald Perry (Vanderbilt), Whitehaven running back Mark Dodson (Ole Miss), MUS linebacker Ford Howell (Wake Forest), Memphis Central wide receiver Latevius Rayford (Vanderbilt), Lenoir City wide receiver Camion Patrick (Tennessee), White Station defensive end Jason Carr (Tennessee) and Bradley Central offensive lineman Austin Sanders (Tennessee) as commitments in the Class of 2013 while Westwood Athlete Nikia Cathey (Mississippi St.), Independence Athlete Vic Wharton III (Tennessee) and MBA defensive tackle Jashon Robertson (Vanderbilt) have committed in the Class of 2014.
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