Estill County hires Jordan Marcum as new head football coach

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    Estill County hires Jordan Marcum as new head football coach

    Estill County has hired Madison Central assistant Jordan Marcum as the new head football coach. Official announcement will be made today around 5 PM.
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    All State with you being an Estill County guy, good or bad hire?

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    Honestly I'm not sure. It was basically down to 3 candidates the whole time, Jordan Marcum (Madison Central), Austin Maples (Montgomery County) and Cade Berryman (In-House). It came down to Marcum and Maples with Marcum getting the nod. Madison Central had a fantastic season last year and I'm certain Estill is hoping coach Marcum can bring some of that with him to Irvine.

    Maples was the OC at Montgomery even tho he didn't call the plays last season, he did however call them when Dan Gooch was coach.

    Cade Berryman was Estill's middle school coach and the special teams coach at the high school. Played at Estill. Other than that he has no coaching experience.

    Their was some on the staff that I feel should have gotten an interview. Austin Moore, Russ Swim (not exactly sure if he applied) and maybe one more.

    I'm really excited to see how the spread offense/option whatever coach Marcum brings, works at Estill. He will inherit a Trevor Jones type QB in Ty Niece. Let him sling it over the field or keep it. The double wing was great when you had a line that could block and open up holes but if you don't then you aren't getting anywhere with it so it was time for the ole double wing to go hide for awhile.

    I'm optimistic. I'm willing to give Coach Marcum time to see what he can do. I just hope he stays at Estill for awhile and not just a year or two.

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    Coach Marcum is bringing one of Madison Central's assistants with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All State Baseball View Post
    Honestly I'm not sure. It was basically down to 3 candidates the whole time, Jordan Marcum (Madison Central), Austin Maples (Montgomery County) and Cade Berryman (In-House). It came down to Marcum and Maples with Marcum getting the nod. Madison Central had a fantastic season last year and I'm certain Estill is hoping coach Marcum can bring some of that with him to Irvine.

    Maples was the OC at Montgomery even tho he didn't call the plays last season, he did however call them when Dan Gooch was coach.

    Cade Berryman was Estill's middle school coach and the special teams coach at the high school. Played at Estill. Other than that he has no coaching experience.

    Their was some on the staff that I feel should have gotten an interview. Austin Moore, Russ Swim (not exactly sure if he applied) and maybe one more.

    I'm really excited to see how the spread offense/option whatever coach Marcum brings, works at Estill. He will inherit a Trevor Jones type QB in Ty Niece. Let him sling it over the field or keep it. The double wing was great when you had a line that could block and open up holes but if you don't then you aren't getting anywhere with it so it was time for the ole double wing to go hide for awhile.

    I'm optimistic. I'm willing to give Coach Marcum time to see what he can do. I just hope he stays at Estill for awhile and not just a year or two.
    Probably a good hire coming from a large, competitive program but you may be putting a lot of pressure on Neece comparing him to Jones. Jones was a college level athlete and as quick as anyone around with the football in his hands. If he truly is then Estill will be competitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All the Right Moves View Post
    Probably a good hire coming from a large, competitive program but you may be putting a lot of pressure on Neece comparing him to Jones. Jones was a college level athlete and as quick as anyone around with the football in his hands. If he truly is then Estill will be competitive.
    Niece will be a good one. His papaw is Hoover Niece.

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    Coach Marcum is from the Dudley Hilton tree so that should be a big improvement for Estill.

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    I have meet him before during his time as an Assistant at East Jessamine and he seems like a great guy. He coaches track too. Maybe its in Estill's plans to start a track program as well. That would be huge for football I would think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straitshooter View Post
    I have meet him before during his time as an Assistant at East Jessamine and he seems like a great guy. He coaches track too. Maybe its in Estill's plans to start a track program as well. That would be huge for football I would think.
    He's gonna help with the track program but I don't think he's gonna be the head coach.

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    School board is not happy with the hire nor the way it was handled by the Estill super. Could lead to backlash.

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    I believe Mike was at the Morehead St. Football camp in 1982 with Chris Winkler & Tommy Covey. 3 really good players. The Engineers were very good that season.

    Best wishes to Mike in retirement!

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    It appears that Estill and Coach Marcum is doing a complete overhaul with the football program and staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All State Baseball View Post
    It appears that Estill and Coach Marcum is doing a complete overhaul with the football program and staff.
    You stated before the board was not happy on the hire. How are things being received if there is an overhaul happening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by All the Right Moves View Post
    You stated before the board was not happy on the hire. How are things being received if there is an overhaul happening?
    The school board wanted someone that was already on the staff but that didn't happen so of course they aren't gonna be happy with it. Things seem to be better now.

    Most of the people within the school system/board wanted Mike and the double wing gone and that's what happened so now they have a ton of support and a ton of money pouring into the football program now...

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