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Could Murray State head coach and Georgia native Chris Hatcher be on his way back to Peach State? The Marietta Daily Journal says “sources with knowledge of the situation” are confirming that Hatcher is a candidate for Kennessaw State’s football program.

They’re also reporting that a source close to Hatcher confirmed the Racers head coach interviewed with the Owls this weekend.

Kennessaw State currently does not have a football program, but is in the process of starting one from scratch.

Officials from neither Kennesaw State have not commented on the candidacy of Hatcher. Murray State athletic director Allen Ward confirmed to WPSD Local Six that Kennessaw State reached out to Hatcher, but added, “I expect him to be my coach next year.”

There are two other confirmed candidates for the Kennesaw State head coaching position, both Georgia Tech assistants: linebackers coach Andy McCollum and Brian Bohannon, who coaches the quarterbacks and B-backs.

McCollum’s name may sound familiar: Last Saturday, McCollum withdrew from consideration as a candidate at his alma mater, Austin Peay.

Hatcher is 18-15 in three years at Murray, his second stop since leaving his alma mater Valdosta State. Hatcher was 76-12 with the Division II program, before leaving for Georgia State, a position he held for three years before being fired with an 18-15 all-time record.


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  1. This must be why McCollum withdrew his name from the APSU Job
    • ovcball:
      Yeah, that would be my guess.
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2017-18 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 0-0 2-0
Tennessee Tech 0-0 1-1
Murray State 0-0 1-1
Southeast Missouri* 0-0 1-1
Belmont 0-0 1-1
Eastern Kentucky 0-0 1-1
Tennessee State 0-0 1-1
Eastern Illinois 0-0 0-1
SIUE 0-0 0-1
Austin Peay 0-0 0-2
Morehead State 0-0 0-2
UT Martin 0-0 0-2

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