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Graves County Introduces New Head Football Coach
By Mike Cooper, West Kentucky Star Staff
MAYFIELD - Graves County High School introduced their new head Football coach at the Independence Bank Performing Arts Center on Friday afternoon.

Athletic Director, Khristain Elliott, introduced Morgan Cruce to a crowd of football players, boosters, and fans.

Cruce, a graduate of Obion County Central High School and Lambuth University, has spent most of his career in northwest Tennessee. He served as the defensive coordinator at Union City for four years, and head coach at Gibson County for four years. During his time at Union City, they won the Class 1A state championship.

He also was head coach at The Baptist Preparatory School in Little Rock, AR for two years, and most recently was an assistant coach at Bethel 
University in McKenzie.

Cruce and his wife, Stephanie, have a 7-year-old daughter, Evie, and a 3-year-old son, Manning. He commented, "My family and I are excited to get started on this new adventure at Graves County. I know the great tradition Graves County football has had and I look forward to building on that foundation, and meeting the coaching staff, the players, parents, community, and alumni."

He explained his five core values, which are:

1. Toughness, both physical and mental
2. Play with tempo
3. Discipline
4. Explosive-exciting, a must see attraction
5. Swag/play with confidence, not arrogance, but confidence

Cruce said that everybody in Kentucky is going to know about Graves County Football.

He has scheduled a parents' meeting with him at the Independence Bank Performing Arts Center at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, January 15th.

Published 03:54 PM, Friday Jan. 11, 2019
Updated 11:04 AM, Saturday Jan. 12, 2019

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