Sam McCorkle
Current position
TitleOffensive coordinator, offensive line coach
TeamOxford HS (MS)
Biographical details
Born (1949-11-19) November 19, 1949 (age 70)
Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Playing career
Head coaching record
Overall29–87–2 (college)

Sam McCorkle (born November 19, 1949) is former head football coach at both the University of West Alabama and the University of Tennessee at Martin. He grew up in Meridian, Mississippi and attended Livingston University (now the University of West Alabama) where he played center from 1970 to 1972. He began his coaching career in 1973 and held assistant coaching positions at North Texas State, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Livingston, Kentucky, Austin Peay, Mississippi Delta Community College and several high schools throughout Alabama. He served as the head coach of Etowah High School in Attalla, Alabama from 2009 to 2012. He is the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mississippi.

Head coaching careerEdit

On December 19, 1984, McCorkle was hired to serve as head coach at Livingston from his assistant coach position at Vanderbilt.[1] Never finishing higher than fourth in the Gulf South Conference standings, McCorkle resigned from his post on November 14, 1990.[2] His overall record from 1985 to 1990 was 20 wins, 44 losses and two ties (20–44–2).[2] After serving as an assistant coach as a number of schools, McCorkle returned to the head coaching ranks on December 7, 1999, when he was hired by the University of Tennessee at Martin.[3] After a 2–6 start to the 2002 season, McCorkle was fired with Johnny Jernigan serving as interim head coach through the end of the season.[4] His overall record from 2000 to 2002 was five wins and 25 losses (5–25).

Following Martin, McCorkle returned to West Alabama was an assistant coach. Following the resignation of Randy Pippin, he was promoted for a second stint as head coach at his alma mater in November 2003.[5] After two seasons, McCorkle resigned following the 2005 season after compiling a record of four wins and 18 losses during his second tenure.[6]

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Livingston Tigers (Gulf South Conference) (1985–1990)
1985 Livingston 6–5 4–4 4th
1986 Livingston 3–8 2–6 T–6th
1987 Livingston 5–5–1 3–4–1 T–5th
1988 Livingston 0–11 0–8 9th
1989 Livingston 3–7–1 1–6–1 8th
1990 Livingston 3–8 1–7 8th
UT Martin Skyhawks (Ohio Valley Conference) (2000–2002)
2000 UT Martin 2–9 0–7 8th
2001 UT Martin 1–10 0–6 7th
2002 UT Martin 2–6 0–6 7th
UT Martin: 5–25 0–19
West Alabama Tigers (Gulf South Conference) (2004–2005)
2004 West Alabama 2–9 2–7 T–11th
2005 West Alabama 2–9 0–9 12th
Livingston/West Alabama: 24–62–2 13–51–2
Total: 29–87–2
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

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