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Cobb resigns as CHS' head football coach

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Estes to be named successor on Tuesday.

By Bobby Brockman

 

Campbellsville High School will start the 2012 season with its fourth different head football coach in the last years as Jay Cobb announced his resignation last week.
“This is not what I intended,” Cobb said by phone on Friday. “I fully expected to coach here this year.
“I had told (principal) Kirby (Smith) at the end of the (school) year, that I was looking to get out. I didn’t want to wear three hats again,” Cobb continued.
“I was willing to do some of it, but it just didn’t work out.”
Cobb said his two seasons as Eagle gridiron boss came with some pleasant memories.
“I did feel like we should have been 10-2 last year and playing Hazard for the regional title, although I doubt if we could have beaten them.” CHS (7-5) fell at Hazard in the play-off’s second round.
“But, I  think we’ve made some strides in the last two years, although we didn’t get as far as I wanted.
“We improved the facilities, equipment and the players’ attitudes.
“It’s been good. The kids are great, the high school people and administration (Kirby and superintendent Mike Deaton) have been very supportive. I’ve got nothing but positives to say.”
Cobb said his fall schedule has been altered quite a bit.
“I’m going to some NFL camps and some college campuses to work on my craft and we’ll see what develops,” Cobb said. “I do see myself coaching again, in or out of state, but who knows?
“And what’s really odd,  my wife and I just planned a fall vacation.”
Something football coaches seldom get.

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While it will not be formally announced until tomorrow, Cobb fully endorsed defensive coordinator Dale Estes as his successor.
“I told Kirby and Mike this program needs continuity,” Cobb said of the Estes hire.
“Why not take a guy that absolutely loves the program. It’s his dream job and he’ll be a good fit.
“I’m really happy for Dale.
“He’s ready to take over this thing. And, I told him I’ll be around for anything he needs during the transition.