CHS Names New Head Football Coach

CHS Names New Head Football Coach

Cookeville High School (CHS) Athletics is excited to announce they have named Taylor Hennigan as the new head football coach.

Coach Jimmy Maynord announced his retirement earlier this year after 42 years of coaching with nine of those as head football coach at Cookeville High School. Hennigan will begin on January 3, 2022.

“Coach Hennigan will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our football program. His energy, passion and enthusiasm for the game of football and students is evident, and we believe the student-athletes will thrive under his leadership. We are fortunate to have him as our head coach,” said CHS Athletic Director Stephen Robbins.

A native of Cookeville, Hennigan is an alumnus of Cookeville High School where he was a member of the CHS’s football team. He continued his education at Tennessee Technology University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2013. Hennigan also played for Coach Watson Brown at Tennessee Tech during his college career. He is licensed in Physical Education K-12.

Hennigan’s coaching experience includes being cornerbacks coach at Tennessee Tech University; defensive coordinator at White County High School; special teams coordinator and nickels coach at Tennessee Tech University; and special teams coordinator and cornerbacks coach at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC.

Hennigan and his wife, Hailey, also a graduate of CHS and Tennessee Tech University, have two daughters: Ruth Ann (4) and Noa (1 ½).

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