FSCC’s New Head Football Coach: Carson Hunter

Entering his first year as head coach, Carson Hunter is clear about the program’s purpose:


Recruit, Develop, and Lead Faithful, Honest and Fearless Leaders to best represent Fort Scott values.


In the always competitive Jayhawk conference, Hunter’s efforts aim to rebuild the program’s foundation and eventually further Fort Scott’s storied history. Hunter and his staff are attacking the challenge with a new school approach based on old school values  With an adaptable blue-print, Hunter runs a value-based program built on things the Sunflower state has always stood – hard-work, humility, and toughness. Meanwhile, Hunter’s coaching staff and roster strive to lead in attitude and action as they maximize their influence.


Hunter’s model is based on assembling capable coaches and players who will strive to be of great character, serve the people and families of the Fort Scott community, and best represent Fort Scott and the region at large.  In the classroom, program members will timely graduate, maintain great attendance to meet – and eventually exceed – campus’ academic standards. Finally, on the field, Hunter’s student-athletes will love practice, preparation and competition. With every opportunity, they will pridefully compete at their highest level to play a simple, fast, and hard-nosed football.


The program’s expectations are simple – Love your team, love Fort Scott, and love the game. Do your job, Be your best. And, most importantly, Believe. In time, meeting these expectations will result in a program the entire Fort Scott community can be proud of and a team that can consistently play great football.


Hunter’s unique experience has prepared him to lead the Greyhounds to do exactly that.


Murray State University


  • Served four years at Murray State University as an Assistant Coach and Coordinator

  • Coordinated Program Recruiting efforts to sign consecutive Top-40 Classes

  • Coached Quarterbacks, Receivers, Runningbacks, and Outside Linebackers,

  • Coordinated Conference Leading and Nationally Ranked Special Team units

  • Assisted in Run-Game planning to set school rushing record of 449 YDS vers EIU (2018)

  • Recruited, Coached, and Developed: NFL Draft/Signees Quincy Williams (OLB) and Jordon Gandy (WR); All-Americans Alec Long (SAF), Malik Honeycutt (WR/RET) and Steve Dawson (P); 2018 All OVC Newcomer Shuler Bentley (QB).



  • Served three years as a high school coach throughout West Tennessee

  • Maintained an overall winning record, graduated every player he coached, and helped develop twenty one total college football players

  • Selected annually as a Defensive Coordinator or Position coach in the West-Tennessee All-Star Game (2013, 2014) and the Auto-Zone Liberty Bowl Memphis-Metro All-Star Game (2015)



  • Prior to beginning his coaching career, worked in Nashville as a corporate defense attorney

  • Three-Year University of Memphis Lettermen as Linebacker and Special Teamer (2002-2006)

  • Helped his team end a 30-year bowl drought, achieve rankings in the AP Top 25, and secure then program-defining wins over ranked Ole Miss, Louisville, and Cincinnati teams

  • 2007 graduate of Memphis with degrees in English Literature and Interpersonal Communications

  • 2010 graduate of The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

  • Husband to his best-friend Alex and Father to his four children; Liam, Izzy, Naomi, and Macy

  • Admitted and outspoken imperfect-but-devout Believer

    • Admitted and outspoken imperfect-but-devout Believer


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