Trojan Football

Head Coach Jep Irwin 

Lassiter Head Coach – Jep Irwin


Coach Jep Irwin is in his 19th year of coaching overall and his third
season as Lassiter’s Head Football Coach.

In his first year the Trojans he finished the regular season 5-5, making their third straight appearance
in the AAAAA state playoffs and were handed a first round defeat. In 2011 the Trojans reached the AAAAA semifinals for the first time in school history and recorded a 10-4 record after winning three
consecutive road playoff games over Alpharetta, McEachern and MLK.

Before arriving at Lassiter, Coach Irwin was the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach at Pelham High School in suburban Birmingham, AL from 2006-2009. During that time, Pelham reached the playoffs all but one season and reached the Class 6A quarterfinals in 2006 as region champions with a record of 10-3. Coach Irwin was at South Laurel High School in London, Kentucky for the first twelve years of his career (1994 – 2005), serving as a varsity assistant coach (1994-97), defensive coordinator (1998-2001), and as head coach (2002-05). He took the program after a 1-9 record in 2001 and quickly turned the Cardinals into a contender in class 4A, the largest class in Kentucky at the time.

Highlights included the team qualifying for the playoffs three consecutive years from 2003-2005, each season improving the team’s record from the previous year, and winning a first-round playoff game in 2005, the school’s first playoff victory since 1999. Off the field, Coach Irwin was a history teacher from 2000-10, specializing in Advanced Placement United States History and Advanced Placement European History. He enjoys watching movies, other sports, and reading books, especially about World War II, and spending time with his family.

Coach Irwin’s family moved to London, Kentucky in 1980, where he lived until 2006. He is a graduate of Laurel County High School in 1990 and Transylvania University (Lexington, KY) in
1994 with majors in Political Science and Education. He earned his master’s degree in
Educational Leadership from Eastern Kentucky University in 2004.