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TFP: Colquette returns to sidelines at Sequatchie County

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Stephen Hargis
Chattanooga Times Free Press

DUNLAP, Tenn. (TFP) -- Ken Colquette, one of the area's prep football coaching legends, has agreed to come out of retirement and take over the Sequatchie County High School program.

Colquette, 65, was among more than 40 applicants and will begin overseeing offseason workouts immediately. Although he had hip replacement surgery in late December, he is already ahead of schedule in his recovery and will begin installing his offensive and defensive sets this spring along with Indians' assistants Sam Montgomery and Curt Jones, both also former head coaches.

"Ken's coaching ability is beyond question," Sequatchie County principal Tommy Layne said. "Anyone who has spent any time at all in this area knows about his knowledge of the game and his success, so all of that really just made him stand out among a really good group of coaches who had applied.

"His age, or the fact that he hasn't been a head coach for a few years was not a concern at all. He's got a lot of energy to get back into it, he's excited and so are we."

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