Marion County High School 2023

Team Profile

Photos by Gene Fuller

Q & A With Coach Tim Starkey

Coach Tim Starkey of Marion County High School

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

A. More experienced and older.

Q. What will be the keys to your success?

A. Having more of a player driven team. Young guys stepping up.

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

A. Braydon Coffelt, Kane Bohanan, Ryan Kitchen, Brody Leonard, and Sam Pickett.

Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A. Having more experienced players on the field on both sides of the ball.

Q. What will keep you up at night?

A. Hoping our team is staying healthy and making good decisions on the grass and off.

Q. What can you build on from last year?

A. Being more physical and disciplined.

Q. Any lessons learned from last year?

A. Always be prepared for anything that could shake your season up.

Q. Will we see anything different this year?

A. A more physical and prepared team.

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

A. Not too bad. OL/DL should be quicker off the ball this season.


Coach name: Tim Starkey (2 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd as head coach at Marion Co.)

Division/Class: TN I-2A

2022 Overall Record: 5-5

2022 District Finish: 5th

Mascot: Warriors

2023 Schedule


18 East Ridge (H)

25 Dade Co. (A) 


10 Chattanooga Central (H)  

8  Fayetteville (H) 

15 Sequatchie Co. (H)  

22 Brainerd (A)

29 Tyner Academy (H)


6 Forrest (A)  

20 Cannon Co. (A) 

27 Cascade (H) 

Coach’s View

We are playing a different schedule than we are used to this season due to a tough rescheduling year. We will take it a week at a time, but we will be well prepared.