JV High School Football
We are thrilled to welcome Jay Graham as the Head Coach for the CCS football program. Our strategy for building our football program will include youth, middle school, and ultimately high school football. We plan to start at the middle school level and develop programs for younger athletes and older athletes as we grow into a complete football program.
We will work with the flag football program at Concord Sports, a ministry of First Baptist Concord, to teach the fundamentals and fun of football. In the future, youth tackle football teams will be developed to create a pipeline of athletes into the middle school program.
At the middle school level, our program will maintain independent status and field a team of CCS students and non-CCS students. This program will compete with other schools in our region and will be the foundation for our successful high school program.
Our high school football program will be a TSSAA program and will be limited to students of Concord Christian School. A Junior Varsity team will be fielded in 2023, with a Varsity team to follow in the coming years.
In the Fall of 2023, we plan to play a full middle school schedule AND a modified schedule for High School JV football.
At the same time as these programs are developing, we have started a youth tackle football program to ensure the sustainability of the program.
Jay Graham is a native of Concord, North Carolina, a nationally recruited running back, a VFL who ranks #6 on the Vols all-time rushing list scoring 25 touchdowns in his four-year career as a Volunteer. Following college, Coach Graham played professionally for the Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks, and the Green Bay Packers. Since his time in the pros, he has coached collegiately at Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida, and Alabama. “As a follower of Christ, every part of my life, including my work with athletes begins and ends with glorifying God. I am a better mentor, father, and coach when led by the Spirit. That Christ-centered environment is a key ingredient for development and what I'm most excited about being a part of at CCS.” ~Jay Graham