Justin Palmer hired as Obion Central’s football coach

Justin Palmer has been hired as the football head coach at Obion County Central High School.

Palmer was officially announced as the Rebels’ new head coach this morning.

A native of Hamilton, Ala., where he was an all-state selection at Hamilton High School in 2003, Palmer has been in high school coaching for

11 years, including six as a head coach.

He was head coach at Shelbyville, from 2016-19, and posted a 33-14 record highlighted by an 11-2 mark and a spot in the quarterfinals of the Class 5A state playoffs in 2019.

He also served one season (2015) at Creek Wood High School and is coming to Troy after one season as the head man at Cordova, Ala., High School.

Palmer’s overall head coaching record is 38-30.

He spent four seasons (2011-14) as the Shelbyville offensive coordinator, and was also the offensive coordinator at West Creek in 2010.

Palmer becomes the 17th head coach in program history and  takes over an Obion Central program that posted a 1-8 record last year. Head coach and OCCHS alum Paul Decker decided to step down last month.

The Messenger will have more on the hiring in Thursday’s print edition.

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