After 14 years as the head coach at Smith County, Jimmy Maynord has been hired as the new coach at Cookeville High School.
Maynord who was the head coach in Carthage since 1999 replaces Scott Cook who steps down after one year to spend more time with his family.
Maynord took over at Smith County for Richard Anderson and owns a 133-39 mark in Carthage and has a 169-79 record overall.
"It was a good opportunity for me because I live three miles from the school (Cookeville) but it's very bittersweet because I had 14 great years at Smith County" Maynord said.
While in Carthage, Maynord was in charge of a program that averaged almost 10 wins a season and made the playoffs all 14 years under his guidance.
"The thing I'm most proud of is we averaged 9.5 wins during our time there," Maynord said. "That shows that we elevated the program and I'm very proud of that."
The Cavaliers went 5-6 in 2012 but Cookeville made the Class 6A playoffs losing to Blackman in the first round.
Cookeville has won two consecutive region 6-AAA titles and have made the playoffs 12 straight seasons.
Cook replaced Jerry Joslin who left last season to go to Pope John Paul II after spending 14 years in Cookeville.
Joslin posted a 98-63 record including 11 region titles in his time at Cookeville.
"It is with a great deal of confidence and excitement that I announce Jimmy Maynord will be the next head football coach at Cookeville High School," Cookeville Principal Lane Ward said.
"Coach Maynord has a proven record of success throughout his coaching career and is respected as a coach, an educator and a person," Ward continued. "I have no doubt that Coach Maynord can continue to build on the football tradition already established at Cookeville."
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