DRAFFENVILLE – Evan Merrick was named Monday as the new head football coach at Marshall County High School.
Merrick was formerly defensive coordinator, special teams coordinator and linebackers coach for the Marshals under head coach Ron Barnard, who resigned after four seasons.
Merrick has been a social studies teacher and assistant football coach at Marshall County the past eight years. He played for Graves County High School and Campbellsville University.
Merrick and his wife, Liz, have three children and are expecting a fourth child.
“We welcome coach Merrick into this new role and feel confident in our decision that he will convert his dedication and passion for the sport into success on the field here at MCHS,” athletic director Jeff Stokes said.
Merrick is the 10th coach in the history of the program, dating from 1974.