Chattanooga Central High School 2023

Team Profile

Photos Courtesy of Chattanooga Central High School

Q & A With Coach Curt Jones

Coach Curt Jones of Chattanooga Central High School

Q. How would you characterize this year’s team?

A. Young and eager, but very polished and game ready.

Q. What will be the keys to your success?

A. Like any team, if we can get the O-line going, it will be a fun year.

Q. Who will be your key leaders on the team?

A. Ronye Watson, Houston Boykin, Carter Daniel, Caden Jones, and Brian Pruitt

Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A. Athleticism.

Q. What will keep you up at night?

A. Youth.

Q. What can you build on from last year?

A. Learning how to finish better.

Q. Any lessons learned from last year?

A. As a team, you’re only as strong as the bond that the team shares.

Q. Will we see anything different this year?

A. Yes, a few things.

Q. How would you characterize your team’s speed?

A. Above average.


Coach name: Curt Jones (11 yrs. as a head coach, 10th as head coach at Central)

Division/Class: TN I-3A

2022 Overall Record: 6-5

2022 District Finish: 3rd

Mascot: Pounders

2023 Schedule


18 Ooltewah (A)

25 CCS (A)


1 Marion Co. (A)

8 Tyner Academy (A)

15 Soddy Daisy (H)

22 Meigs Co. (H)

29 Sweetwater (H)


6 Brainerd (A)

20 Howard (H)

26 McMinn Central (H)

Coach’s View

The past five seasons as a program, we have accomplished a lot of goals. 2018 – back-to back home playoff games. 2021 – co-region champions and playoffs. 2022 – playoffs. 2021-22 – back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1968-1969. This 2023 version of the Pounders has an opportunity to build on the last five years, compete for a region championship, and go as far as their fate will push them in the playoffs.