TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Back in January, St. John Paul II head football coach Cedric Jones took a job at FAMU DRS, leaving the gig for the Panthers open.
On Tuesday, after a long search, St. John Paul II announced their new football coach, and it's a name Florida State fans should recognize, as one time Seminole wide receiver Kez McCorvey is coming back to Tallahassee.
McCorvey was a receiver for the Noles in the early 90's, winning the National Championship in 1993, and was chosen as a fifth round pick by the Detroit Lions in the 1995 NFL Draft.
He was inducted in the Florida State Hall of Fame in 2005. McCorvey's coached in the Big Bend before, serving as a receivers coach at Lincoln, a head coach at Maclay, and was an assistant at East Gadsden.
Most recently, McCorvey was the wide receivers coach at Middle Tennessee State. St. John Paul II Athletic Director Titus Nixon released a statement following the hire, which reads:
"We are very excited to have Kez McCorvey as the new head coach of our football program. He embodies everything that athletics represent here at Saint John Paul II high school. With his leadership and experience, I have no doubt that our football program will continue to flourish, and our young men will have the experience of playing for a leader who will develop as athletes, and even more importantly, as phenomenal men. It's a great day for St. John Paul II High School."
McCorvey is already on campus, as spring practice starts in three weeks.