Ricky Ross is getting a second chance to be a head coach in Marion County.
Ross was officially introduced as the new head coach at Marion County high school.
His first work day at Marion will be next Friday, February 21.
"I think everyone has goals and one of mine was to be a head coach at a special place and the community of Jasper is definitely that place," Ross said.
"When the opportunity presented itself, all the factors (family, community and administration support) added up and my family and I felt like this was the right place for us to be."
He will replace Mac McCurry who resigned after a Vandalism scandal rocked the Marion program.
Besides McCurry, assistant coaches Joe Dan Gudger and Michael Schmidt both resigned as well after both were arrested in connection with the vandalism.
Ross spent last season at Mary Persons High School in Foryseth, Georgia as the Defensive Coordinator and defensive backs coach.
The Bulldogs went 10-2 and was beaten in the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs.
This will not be the first time that Ross will have a head football job in Marion County as he was hired to replace Vic Grider at South Pittsburg last January.
Ross resigned the post two months later before going to Mary Persons.
Before taking the South Pittsburg job he served as the defensive coordinator at Calhoun (GA) for five of his eight seasons there.
Ross helped Calhoun to a 69-6 record while the defensive coordinator and a Class AA State Championship in 2011.
Before coming to Calhoun, he was the Defensive Coordinator at Landmark Christian and Adairsville.
Currently there are open jobs at Northeast, Pickett County, Chattanooga Christian, Hickman County, Hixson, Whitwell, Middle Tennessee Christian, Clay County, Bolivar, Fairley, Ezell Harding, Chattanooga Central and Jackson Christian as schools currently looking for a head coach.
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