Oak Hill staff has familiar look to it
From staff reports
Aug. 18, 2002
The 2002 football coaching staff at Oak Hill Academy certainly has a Lamar School flavor.
The head coach is former Quitman High School mentor Charles Faulkner, but three of his assistants all play at Lamar.
The most experienced is Parker Harris, who is also the head baseball coach at Oak Hill. The two assistant football coaches with a Lamar background are Todd Merchant and Jamie Taylor. The duo hooked up on several exciting pass plays during their Lamar School career, with Merchant doing the tossing and Taylor doing the catching.
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.