Welcome back, Coach Heinz!
Coach Jim Heinz will return to ECS effective this summer to join the football coaching staff and also to serve in the role of Advancement Special Projects.
The recent inductee into the Tennessee Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame coached football and baseball at ECS from 1978 to 2010. He has won seven Tennessee State Championship titles, four in football and three in baseball, and two of those seasons were undefeated (30-0 in the 1989 baseball season and 13-0 in the 1999 football season). He reached the football state title game seven times at ECS, the most appearances of any school in the Shelby Metro area. He is also the only Shelby Metro coach to win three state championships with back-to-back titles. His resume reads like a compendium of Coach of the Year honors, awarded from the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association to The Commercial Appeal to Best of the Preps. For his longtime dedication and many accomplishments, he was inducted into the ECS Hall of Honor in 2013.
Coach Heinz coached newly named ECS Head Football Coach Trey Adams on the Eagles football team from 2000-2003 and inspired Coach Adams to pursue coaching as a means to disciple young men to become followers of Christ.
We welcome Coach Heinz back home to ECS and feel very blessed to have someone of his coaching caliber and influence among our staff. Congratulations to this revered coach who helped pen our storied ECS football history.