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Former Marshall Football Player Now Coach of Vinton County Vikings

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Huntington, WV native Tyrone (T.J.) Carper has been hired as the new head football coach at Vinton County HS, replacing Travis Bethel, who resigned after 2 seasons. Carper was a player for The Marshall Thundering Herd between 2007-11.

Carper comes to Vinton County from Cabell Midland HS in West Virginia where he has been a special education teacher, and assistant football and track coach for the past 7 years.

Vikings Head Football T.J. Carper

During his years on staff, Cabell Midland has consistently been one of the top football programs in West Virginia.

Before beginning his career at Cabell Midland, he had a 4 year playing career at Marshall University where he was a defensive back.

While at Marshall he was team captain, academic all conference 3 years and was the recipient of the Chad Pennington Award and JD Coffman Award.