Stanford: Louisville Wildcats to be young
Aug. 15, 2002
Louisville head football coach Tony Stanford has 60 players out this fall. Many are rookies when it comes to Friday Night Football.
Only three starters return on offense.
Gators play in all-stars
Much is made of the Mississippi/Alabama and Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Games each summer. Several Mississippians found another all-star football contest to play in this summer. Vicksburg tight end Walter Warfield, offensive lineman Charles Wilson, running back J.J. Brown, and linebacker Decorey Knight participated in the National All-Stars Bowl in Arlington, Texas.
The game is an all-star contest for players from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas.
ACCS to see red
This fall, Adams County Christian School is adding red to its previous school colors of blue, gray, and white.
Billups headed to Noxubee
T.J. Billups has been named boys' basketball coach at Noxubee County. Billups, 24, is the son of Lanier coach Thomas Billups. The younger Billups played at Mississippi State.
Noxubee went 9-21 under Willie Triplett last year.
Domino replaces Moore
Chuck Domino has been named the new head football coach at Itawamba AHS, replacing Lynn Moore, who left to become head coach at Ridgeland.
Domino, 33, has been the Indians' defensive coordinator the past three seasons.
The Indians open the 2002 season on Aug. 30 at Water Valley.
Hoehn in at Hillcrest
Doug Hoehn has been selected head football coach at Hillcrest Christian. Hoehn has previously coached at high schools in Virginia (Loundon County and Potomac) and Tennessee (Jackson) and at East Tennessee State University and Lambuth University.
Hoehn replaces Dennis Thompson.
Hillcrest also has a new boys' basketball coach as Penn Majors, formerly of East Rankin Academy, replaces Kenny Bizot who left HC to take an assistant position at Mississippi College.
Majors led ERA to a 29-7 record in the 1999-2000 season.
Carter heads to Starkville
Former Brandon boys' basketball coach Greg Carter has taken a similar position at Starkville High School.
Replacing Carter, a native of Forest, at Brandon is former Ole Miss standout Joezon Darby.
Pinkston replaces Harber
Roy Pinkston has been named boys' basketball coach at Forest, replacing Steve Harber, who left the public school ranks to take over the boys' basketball program at Lamar School.
A native of Scott County, Pinkston has coached football, basketball, and track for the past seven years at Hawkins Middle School in Forest.
Robinson bound for Clinton
Bruce Robinson returns home to replace Joel Boone as boys' basketball coach at Clinton. Robinson coached at Madison Central last year and the Jaguars' 15-16 mark was quite an improvement over a 4-24 showing the previous season.
Robinson played at Clinton from 1981-84.
Boone, who coached at Clinton for 14 years after a previous stop at Canton, had a 516-301 career mark. He has retired and moved to Atlanta.
McHenry to lead Pearl
John McHenry has moved up to head baseball coach at Pearl, replacing Tim Dowdy, who accepted the head baseball job at Ridgeland. McHenry has been an assistant at Pearl for seven years.
St. Al slow-pitch dies
For the second straight year, a lack of interest has caused St. Aloysius in Vicksburg to cancel its slow-pitch softball schedule.
Porter's Chapel Academy also dropped its slow-pitch program to focus on fast-pitch.
Always good for a chuckle
Vidalia (La.) Vikings head football coach Dee Faircloth is always good for a laugh with some of the one-liners he tosses out.
This year's beauty so far came following an hour of his team running 30-yard dashes for conditioning.
Four players went down with cramps during the sprints.
Lots of new faces
Several area schools in the Brookhaven area will have new head football coaches this fall. That number includes Tucker Peavey at Brookhaven, Gareth Sartin at Bogue Chitto, Willie Brumfield at West Lincoln, Sidney Wheatley at Loyd Star, and Anthony Hart at Franklin County.