Boys Varsity Football · McWhorter Steps Down as Covenant Football Coach


Larry McWhorter. Photo courtesy of McIntyre Imaging.

Head Football Coach Larry McWhorter met with his players on Tuesday morning to announce to them that he has resigned his position as the head of the Covenant Football program.  McWhorter has been the only head coach in the program’s five year history.  Over those five years, McWhorter has amassed a varsity record of 29 wins and 10 losses, including 9-0 regular season records in 2016 and 2018.

McWhorter has been a high school football coach for 41 seasons.  Coach Mac was an assistant coach for 18 seasons before becoming a head coach in 1996.  After 18 seasons as the head coach at Zionsville CHS, where he had a coaching record of 151-60 including a state title in 1996 and a state runner-up finish in 2000, McWhorter left the sidelines for the Eagles.

Larry McWhorter. Photo courtesy of McIntyre Imaging.

McWhorter came on staff for the Warriors to build a new program from the ground up.  The first season, 2014, was primarily a season of JV games, except for a win over Traders Point Christian.  The second season was a mix of JV and varsity games, seeing the Warriors record a 2-5 varsity record, but lose in their first ever sectional appearance to Riverton Parke HS.  2016 saw a surge for the young program, as there was a great mix of developing players and maturity to go along with some transfers and new players that led to Covenant going 9-0 in the regular season and getting their first sectional win over Turkey Run HS.  The Warriors then lost a heartbreaker to North Vermillion in the sectional semifinals.  2017 saw another solid year for McWhorter and the Warriors, before injuries and low numbers caught up to Covenant by the end of the regular season and the sectional.  CCHS bounced back in 2018 with another undefeated regular season record, including an upset win over Heritage Christian.  However, the season ended in the first round of the sectional, as Traders Point Christian knocked off the Warriors 14-7.

Larry McWhorter. Photo courtesy of McIntyre Imaging.

Covenant would like to thank Coach Mac for laying the foundation to the program and doing so in such a Christ-honoring way.

The Athletic Department will be immediately begin a search for a new head coach.  All candidates must be mature Christians who seek to mentor student-athletes through the game of football, while having experience as a football coach.  Interested candidates can apply here and contact Athletic Director Andy Gossel.