Important Announcements:

Jared Nave Named CCHS Boys Basketball Head Coach

WOODBURY: Jared Nave has been announced as the new business-personal finance teacher and head boys basketball coach at Cannon County High School beginning with the 2022-23 school year. 

Nave has taught ninth through twelfth grade business education at Siegel High School in 2021-22, and served as an assistant basketball coach for two years. He has taught ninth through twelfth grade construction at Lavergne High School in 2020-21, and has taught ninth through twelfth grade construction at Cannon County High School in 2019-20.

Coach Nave will meet with CCHS boys basketball players in the near future and will be conducting tryouts on Fri., May 27, 2022, from noon to 1:30 PM for freshman – seniors. He will be meeting with parents and boosters at a later date and will be taking the Lions to summer basketball camps. 

“First I would like to thank God for all my blessings in life. I am blessed to have a beautiful wife and loving family and friends that always support me. It is a privilege to be named head men’s basketball coach at Cannon County High School. I am honored to come back and coach where sports started for me. I am looking forward to the upcoming season and everything that will come in the future,” Nave said.

Cannon County High School Principal, Courtney Nichols, said, “I am extremely excited to welcome Coach Nave back to the faculty at Cannon County High School as both business teacher and head coach of the Lions basketball program! It is always a joy when we have alumni of our school return to be a part of our family at CCHS. Jared brings youth, energy, and passion to our school. He is also a man of great integrity, and I know that he will work to instill that in his students and players. I know that he will make a tremendous impact on our students that he works with in the classroom and in the gym. He will also be an exceptional leader for our basketball program and a role model our guys can look up to and emulate. We are excited and looking forward to all that he will lead the Lions to accomplish both on the basketball court and off!”

Cannon County High School Athletic Director Jeran Tenpenny said, “I am thrilled to have Coach Nave as our new boys basketball coach. Jared is a Lion at heart and has great investment in our program. He was a four year Lion helping lead the program to a sub-state appearance in 2011. He then served on staff under Coach Matt Rigsby helping coach the Lions to a region championship (the first for the school since 1985) and sub-state appearance in 2015. The last few years he has been an assistant at Siegel High School in Rutherford County, helping to guide that program to a state tournament appearance in 2021. Jared has a plethora of basketball experience and knowledge and is excited and looking forward to bringing excitement and energy, passion and pride to our team. Coach Nave has a passion and dedication not only to Lions basketball but also to Cannon County as a whole, as it is the place he has always called home. We are joyful to have that kind of vested interest in our basketball team, school, and community. Beyond what he will lead the Lions to accomplish as basketball players, I know he will help mold them into men who are prepared to be successful in all facets of life, beyond just basketball. We are looking forward to a bright season and future for the program and invite all Cannon Countians and Lions fans to help us in welcoming “one of our own” home to continue the historic tradition and pride that is Lions Basketball!”

Director of Cannon County Schools, William Freddy Curtis, said, “I am glad to have Mr. Jared Nave in Cannon County Schools as an outstanding Business Educator at Cannon County High School and Head Boys Basketball Coach.  He did outstanding work as an assistant coach at Siegel High School in Rutherford County the past few years, and will bring excitement, integrity, and energy to the Lions basketball program! I believe his pride and school spirit as a former team member of the Lions (and a former student of mine incidentally) will be a great motivator for our CCHS boys basketball team and program, as well as, his being an exceptional role model for our student athletes. I am encouraged that he will instill our vision and mission of Cannon County Schools – vision – ‘engaged in excellence every day in every way!’ through our mission – ‘to create a unified environment that will provide opportunities for all students to reach their full potential!’ in our student athletes! We are glad to have him back at Cannon County High School as business-personal finance teacher and Lions’ Head Basketball Coach!”

Cannon County Schools welcomes Mr. Jared Nave as CCHS Boys Head Basketball Coach and looks forward to excellence, both in the classroom and in athletics, at Cannon County High School!

For local media inquiries, please contact William Freddy Curtis, Director of Cannon County Schools, at (629) 201-4801, ext. 10101, or at for local Cannon County Schools information.

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