New Paris Football Coach has Local Connections

Cody Carney was recently named the new head football coach at Paris. The Coyotes are transitioning to eight-man football this year. Carney comes from Osceola High School where he led their eight-man team to a 12-36 record during a five-year tenure. Carney explains what led him to Paris.

Carney played college football at Truman State University. After college Carney got his first coaching job as an assistant under John Dabney at Milan.

Carney spent five years at Milan before returning to Osceola. He spent six years as an assistant before transitioning to the head coaching role. Carney says that transition came as the Indians moved to eight-man football.

Carney adds he’s worked closely with athletic director Gary Crusha to familiarize himself with the Paris program.

The Coyotes went 1-9 this past season under coach Joseph Utterback.