Conor Foster named new head football coach at Cartersville
Release from the Cartersville School System:
Cartersville High School principal Shelley Tierce announced to the Cartersville City School Board the promotion of Conor Foster to replace Joey King as the Cartersville High School head football coach. Since 2014, Foster has served as the Canes’ varsity football defensive coordinator and also as a teacher and weight training coordinator at Cartersville Middle School. During Foster’s 14 years of coaching, he has gained experience as a defensive coordinator safeties coach, junior varsity head coach, and varsity quarterback coach. “We have such confidence in the strength of our program and the qualifications of our coaching staff, we felt it was more than appropriate to initially look within for Coach King’s replacement,” said principal Tierce. “Coach Foster has a long record of coaching accomplishments, but one of his best qualities, in my opinion, is his passion for developing student-athletes into strong individuals capable of success both on and off the playing field. His experience on our coaching staff for the past five seasons opens the door for a seamless transition and a continuation of the success of our program. We are excited about the future of Canes Football and we believe Coach Foster is the right fit for our students, our players, our school, and our community.”
The promotion of Foster comes following Joey King’s resignation to take a job as receivers coach at Coastal Carolina University.