One of the top high school football programs in the nation has added a quarterbacks coach with a big resume in their state.
Colquitt County (Moutrie, Ga.) has announced that former Georgia quarterback Hutson Mason has joined its coaching staff.
Mason will serve as the offensive coordinator for the ninth grade team but is expected to have a big impact on senior quarterback Chase Parrish on the varsity.
“We are glad to get him,” coach Rush Propst told The Moultrie Observer. “He’s been a target of mine.
“He can be a calming effect for Chase and can give us another pair of eyes on the field. And he’s a guy we can groom, maybe as a coodinator.”
Mason went undrafted but had a tryout with the Washington Redskins before he was cut. His intention is to continue training to work for a spot with an NFL team while also getting a head start on his coaching career.
Mason played for Lassiter High in Georgia — and Colquitt County faced in the 2009 players — but has a connection to Probst. Lassiter’s coach was Chip Lindsey, who had been an assistant under Probst at Hoover High in Alabama.
“It is crazy to think I played against Colquitt in high school, and now I get an opportunity to coach under one of the best coaches, and most successful coaches in high school football,” Mason told 247Sports. “It is a great opportunity for me to learn, not only football and X’s and O’s, but also see how a program is run and the ins and outs of how to run a very successful program.”