Quentin Hamner steps down as Clark County Football Coach


The reigning Clarence Cannon Conference Football Coach of the year will not be back to defend his title.

On the heels of a 12-1 finish this spring, Quentin Hamner is giving up the reigns at his alma mater and leaving Clark County to become the new Defensive Coordinator at Park Hill High School in Western Missouri....

Hamner will unite at Park Hill with the newly hired Josh Hood, a former assistant to Fred Bouchard at Staley. Bouchard served as Quentin Hamner's college coach at Culver Stockton and gave Quentin his high school coaching start at Harrisonville.

Quentin Hamner came home to Kahoka as a Defensive Coordinator to Matt Smith and helped lead the Indians to a 2008 state title. He took over the head coaching duties at Clark County the last two years and went 19-5. While Quentin says enjoyed the run, he admits he always has viewed himself more as Defensive Coordinator and this move puts him on the same career tract as his mentor/guru, Staley DC Phil Lite whose Defensive Philosophies have served as the base of Quentin's schemes for the better part of the last decade.

Hamner tells KHQA he's excited about the expanded opportunities at Park Hill and that the chance to coach ten minutes up the road from Fred Bouchard and Phil Lite is exciting, but that telling his Clark County players he was leaving today was among the most difficult things he has done.

A source tells KHQA that Clark County's highly regarded Offensive Coordinator, Scott Murdock, is expected to apply for the now vacant head coaching position in Kahoka.