Carrollton High School announced late Monday evening that South Florida Bulls tight ends coach Joey King would become their school’s newest head coach. The departure now means that USF has had three coaching staff changes this offseason, and only one has been filled with Ernie Sims being promoted from an analyst to linebackers coach.
BREAKING: Former Carrollton Offensive Coordinator @CoachJoeyKing has been named the next Head Coach at Carrollton High School! pic.twitter.com/fqrfsiGWE9— Gradick Sports (@GradickSports) January 18, 2021
King was formerly the offensive coordinator at Carrollton High School, amongst other stops including Coastal Carolina, Cartersville High School, and Sonoraville High School. His time at Cartersville as the head coach was highlighted with the development of Trevor Lawrence, who became the number one overall prospect, and future number one overall draft pick in this year’s upcoming NFL draft.
His passion for high school helped his recruiting chops at USF, including grabbing TE Gunnar Greenwald from Satellite, and working at establishing a Georgia pipeline for Coach Scott. However, the board of education at Carrollton High School unanimously approved his hiring, and thus his departure was imminent and the excitement grew in the community.
“We welcome Coach King back to the Trojan Nation with open arms, He is a great fit for our program. He’s not only a talented football coach who connects and cares about his players, he understands and employs the tenets of leadership which will be a great asset for our community.”
Coach King then made it official on twitter:
There ain’t nothing like being a Trojan on Friday night in Carrollton Georgia!!!— Joey King (@CoachJoeyKing) January 19, 2021
With an additional vacancy on the coaching staff, we will see what direction Coach Scott will go to complete his staff for his second season.