CJ Herring Resigns at Chickasaw, Joins Saraland Staff

Chickasaw, AL – C.J. Herring has stepped down after two seasons as the head football coach at Chickasaw High School. Herring will be joining Jeff Kelly’s staff at defending Class 6A runner-up Saraland. The move was officially approved by the Saraland Board of Education earlier this week.

During his two year run at Chickasaw, Herring posted a 12-10 record, including a 6-4 mark in region play, leading the Chieftains to the postseason in each of his two seasons. The Mobile County program is coming off a 5-6 campaign in 2023, falling on the road to Thorsby in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs.  

Herring’s promotion to head coach at Chickasaw came in 2022 after Ryan Little departed to join Brent Hubbert’s staff at T.R. Miller. Prior to his promotion, Herring served as the Chieftains’ assistant head coach and offensive coordinator.

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As Chickasaw prepares for the upcoming season, they will join Bayshore Christian, Central Hayneville, Clarke County, J.U. Blacksher, St. Luke’s Episcopal, and Washington County in a newly drawn Class 2A, Region 1. The Chieftains will kick off their 2024 campaign on August 23rd, on the road, at Class 7A Robertsdale.

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