Marty Jaggers has resigned as head football coach at Mercer County after four seasons and a state championship trophy.
“He just told me flat-out he did not want to let me do that. I just wish I could have kept coaching. That is what I like to be doing. I thought I would able to save the district money like Sam (Harp) and Larry (French) are doing by retiring and just coaching. I thought be a win-win for both sides for me to do that, but apparently not,” Jaggers told the newspaper.
Jaggers was 36-14 in four years at Mercer County, including a state title in 2006. He also won 49 games in six seasons at Lincoln County in the early 1990s and served as an assistant coach at Danville.
Marty, the son of former Trigg County head coach Joe Jaggers, set nearly every passing record at Trigg County from 1973-76. Those records stood until Curtis Higgins and the spread offense arrived in 1999.
Marty's brother Crad is the head coach at North Hardin, while his son Josh is an assistant coach at LaRue County. Marty told the Advocate Messenger that he may help one of them this fall.