Marcus Colvin was named CJ's head varsity football coach on Thursday, April 7, and will lead the Eagles during the upcoming 2011-12 season.
After a two-month search, Colvin emerged at the top of the list of 48 candidates who had applied for the job. He has been a faculty member in the social studies department and a member of the coaching staff since 2004, and the defensive coordinator since 2007.
“The pool was strong, and the final four candidates were all excellent,” said Jon Payne, athletic director. “Throughout the interview process Marcus shined and showed his leadership capabilities. Everyone was impressed with his interaction and the work he has put into the program for the last seven years. The fact that he was able to come out on top speaks highly of him.
“He’s been a great positive influence in the building for our students and the players. He knows the program, the school and the kids—and clearly has done an excellent job as our defensive coordinator,” Payne said.
“He’s got all of the tools—experience, dedication, and expertise to be the head coach. I’m excited to watch him lead and see how the program comes together under his leadership. I look forward to working with him to make sure that our program is the best it can be.”
Colvin’s work begins immediately meeting with assistant coaches and players, planning summer camps and conditioning, and finalizing scrimmages. He will also be coordinating the outreach effort to alumni and the Eagles Youth football program.