Hannibal tabs Quentin Hamner to helm Pirate Football
It is considered one of the prestige programs in Missouri High School Football. And today, Hannibal High School made a prestige hire in bringing in Quentin Hamner to replacing retiring Hall of Fame Coach Mark St. Clair.
A Press Conference to formally introduce Hamner to the Hannibal Football family is slated for Friday.
Hamner informed the Keokuk Administration and his Chief Players on Monday of his intent to take the Pirate job. Sources close to the situation tell KHQA that the new Pirate Boss was deeply torn over leaving the Keokuk rebuild "in progress" and went back and forth after being offered the position last week. Ultimately, the lure of helming Pirate Football and being able to compete immediately at the top of the MSHSAA Football world from Day One was an opportunity too enticing to pass up.
While Hamner was a late (and a bit of surprise entry) into the Hannibal Applicant Pool, the Pirate search committee already had a strong working knowledge of Hamner's body of work at Clark County and as an assistant coach to the legendary Fred Bouchard on the West Side of the state of Missouri. KHQA learned last year that Hamner was one of the first applicants into the pool a year ago when Mark St Clair initially announced his retirement; only to reverse course.
Quentin Hamner Coaching Resume from Hannibal High School Release
Coaching Background on Coach Hamner:
Keokuk 2018 – 2-7 Class 3 Iowa Quick Stats
Staley 2017 – 14-0 Class 5 State Champions 2017 – Ranked Nationally - Staley
Staley 2016 – 10-3 Class 5 Semifinals 2008- Most wins in school history (15)
Park Hill 2015 - 11-2 Class 5 Quarterfinals -8 consecutive shutouts
Park Hill 2014 - 12-1 Class 5 Semifinals -Least amount of points per game in any MSHSAA football class (4.2).
Park Hill 2013 - 3-7 Class 5 -2nd in school history-Total Points allowed in a regular season (13 Pts.)
Clark County 2012 - 12-1 Class 2 Quarterfinals 2009- PPG (10.1)
Clark County 2011 - 7-4 Class 2 District Champions -4 Total Shutouts
Clark County 2010 - 6-5 Class 2 District Champions -2nd most wins in school history (12)
Clark County 2009 - 12-1 Class 2 Quarterfinals 2012- Tied 2nd most Wins in School History (12).
Clark County 2008 - 15-0 Class 2 State Champions
Harrisonville 2007 - 14-0 Class 3 State Champions
Harrisonville 2006 - 14-0 Class 3 State Champions
Harrisonville 2004 - 12-2 Class 3 State Runner-Up
Head Coach-(2 years) 19-5 Record. Allowed 11 PPG. 3 Shutouts
2012 All State Players 3- 1st Team Players, 5- 2nd Team, 1- 3rd Team
2014- First Semifinal Appearance since 2006. Allowed 11.6 PPG
2015- Quarterfinal Appearance- 23-3 Past 2 Season at PH
2016- Semifinals- 1st Since 2011
*2012 Clarence Cannon Coach of the Year
*2012 Northeast Missouri District Coach of the Year
*2012 Clarence Cannon Conference Champions