Former Athens head football coach Robert Ivey has been named head football coach and athletic director at Canton High School.
Ivey was hired by the Canton school board on Monday. He replaces Wes Rhoten, who left Canton to become an assistant coach at Waco Robinson.
The Canton Eagles finished 10-2 last season, losing to eventual three-time defending state champion Carthage in the area round of the playoffs.
Ivey was Canton’s defensive coordinator and assistant head football coach last season. His previous stops include Conroe and Giddings, and he was head football coach and athletic director in Athens in 2003 and 2004.