LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Trinity High School announced on Thursday afternoon that Jay Cobb is the Rocks new head football coach.
Cobb, the Rocks defensive coordinator since 2014, takes over for Hall of Famer Bob Beatty, who announced his retirement last week.
Beatty was 254-44 in 21 seasons, with 15 State Championships.
“We’re not walking away from that standard,” Cobb said. We’re not walking away from that expectatation. You know I don’t envision being here 21 years, you know, but I’m gonna tell you, we’re gonna do everything we can to try to maintain that standard.”
Cobb’s defense was dominant in 2020. The Rocks did not give up a rushing touchdown all season, and were #1 in the state, allowing just 4.8 points per game, and a total of 26 yards rushing in 10 games, an average of three yards per game.
“I’ve been asked about this job over and over again,” Cobb said. “If it comes it comes, if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. You work hard every day, you put your head down and you go to work. It’s been nice, though, to work for people that look at you and respect what you do.”
Cobb has been a head coach at the high school level. He was 101-43 in 13 seasons as the head coach at Somerset High School.
He has been on the staff for five State Championships in his seven seasons at Trinity.