Trinity Announces Jay Cobb H’14 as Football Head Coach


January 14, 2021


Rob Saxton, A.D. (502) 736-2132

Trinity Announces Jay Cobb H’14 as Football Head Coach

Louisville, Ky. – Trinity High School’s Director of Athletics Rob Saxton H’15 hosted a press conference on January 14 where Jay Cobb was announced as Head Football Coach. Coach Cobb, most recently the Defensive Coordinator for Trinity Football, will assume the role of Head Coach after Hall of Fame Coach Bob Beatty H ’03, announced his retirement one week ago after a 21-year run at Trinity and after 43 years in coaching.

Coach Cobb was selected after going through a process with a Trinity search committee. At the press conference, Saxton explained the committee was made up of Trinity Hall of Fame inductees and Football alumni who had played for Coach Kennedy H’93, Coach Lampley H’92 and Coach Beatty, a Trinity faculty member, a Trinity Football mom, Senior Administrators at Trinity and a long time Trinity supporter and former coach. Once Coach Cobb made his impressions on the committee, Saxton made the recommendation to school president, Dr. Rob Mullen ‘77, that the search go no further and that Jay Cobb should be promoted to be the next Trinity Football Head Coach. Dr. Mullen agreed, and approved the recommendation.

Jay joined Trinity in 2014 as a full-time faculty member and assistant football coach. Since that time, Jay has overseen Trinity special teams and has served as the Trinity defensive coordinator. He has been an integral part of 5 state championships in 7 years. His defenses were ranked #1 in Kentucky high school football in 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020.  His 2020 defensive group set records for fewest points allowed and fewest rushing yards gained. In 2019-2020, Jay was selected Trinity Coach of the Year by a peer vote of coaches, across all Trinity sports teams.

Immediately prior to his time at Trinity, Jay served as a teacher and coach in Texas, at a large public high school in that state’s largest football classification. Before that, Jay has a long track record of success in Kentucky high school football, primarily at Somerset High School from 1998 – 2010 where Jay served as teacher and football head coach. At Somerset, he had a record of 101 – 43 and captured 5 regional titles. His teams were known to be high scoring offenses, averaging over 30 points per game.  

Additionally, Jay has served in several teaching, administrative and coaching roles in other Kentucky high schools prior to his tenure at Somerset. He holds a Rank 1 certification, has a M.A. in Secondary Education, a B.S. in Political Science and holds teacher certifications in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Texas.

Jay and wife Sara, have two adult sons, Andrew and Tyler, and families.

Introducing Cobb, Saxton remarked, “Trinity Football is in a good place. We have a proven coach and a leader of men already on staff. That man will partner with the strongest high school football coaching staff in Kentucky. He understands the standard for Trinity Football. He is a Trinity guy. Jay Cobb is the right man at the right time to be our next Trinity Football head coach.”

Saxton also introduced current Trinity counselor and assistant football coach Devian Logan ’91, and current Trinity football senior Charlie Ely, both of whom took to the podium to share reflections on Coach Cobb.

In his remarks Cobb said, “I came to Trinity in 2014 to work with and learn from a Hall of Fame coach in Coach Beatty. I thank Bob for bringing me here. Trinity High School and Trinity Football are nirvana for a high school football coach. I am honored, humbled and excited about this opportunity. I appreciate the heritage established by the Trinity football coaches and players that came before me.  I understand the expectations for Trinity Football. Let’s get to work.”  

Founded in 1953, Trinity is an all-male Catholic high school with 1,240 students and more than 16,000 alumni. Trinity is a Catholic, college-preparatory high school, forming men of faith and men of character. 

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