MHSAA state championship coaches

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Class 1A

Meet the 12 coaches of the MHSAA state championship football teams.

Meet the 12 coaches of the MHSAA state championship football teams.

SIMMONS

Tavares Johnson

Simmons coach Tavares Johnson

Simmons coach Tavares Johnson

Second season with the Blue Devils

Record: 22-2

Championship appearances: First

Alma mater: Southern Illinois

Toughest team I’ve coached against: Madison Central

RESURRECTION

Scott Sisson

Resurrection coach Scott Sisson

Resurrection coach Scott Sisson

Third season with the Eagles

Record: 29-8

Championship appearances: First in football (Moss Point baseball in 1995)

Alma mater: Mississippi College

Toughest team I’ve coached against: George County (2007)

Class 2A

EAST WEBSTER

East Webster coach Doug Wilson

East Webster coach Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson

Fifth season with the Wolverines

Record: 46-20

Championship appearances: First

Alma mater: Mississippi State

Toughest team I’ve coached against: Calhoun City

BASSFIELD

Lance Mancuso

Bassfield coach Lance Mancuso

Bassfield coach Lance Mancuso

Eighth season with the Yellowjackets

Record: 105-17

Championship appearances: Seminary (2003), Bassfield (2009, 2012-15)

Alma mater: Southern Miss

Toughest team I’ve coached against: Forest County AHS (2013)

Class 3A

CHARLESTON

Scott Martin

Charleston coach Scott Martin

Charleston coach Scott Martin

Third season with the Tigers

Record: 37-8

Championship appearances: Kirk Academy (2008), Charleston (2014, 2015)

Alma mater: Delta State

Toughest team I’ve coached against: Aberdeen and East Side

COLLINS

Ryan Earnest

Collins coach Ryan Earnest

Collins coach Ryan Earnest

Fourth season with the Tigers

Record: 44-15

Championship appearances: 2014, 2015

Alma mater: Southern Miss

Toughest team I’ve coached against: West Marion

Class 4A

ST. STANISLAUS

Bill Conides

St. Stanislaus coach Bill Conides

St. Stanislaus coach Bill Conides

Second season with the Rock-a-chaws

Record: 14-5

Championship appearances: 2014, 2015

Alma mater: Hampton University

Toughest team I’ve coached against: Noxubee County and Poplarville

NOXUBEE COUNTY

Tyrone Shorter

Noxubee County coach Tyrone Shorter

Noxubee County coach Tyrone Shorter

Sixth season with the Tigers

Record: 74-15

Championship appearances: 2012, 2014, 2015

Alma mater: Austin Peay

Toughest team I’ve coached against: West Point and Louisville

Class 5A

OXFORD

Johnny Hill

Oxford coach Johnny Hill

Oxford coach Johnny Hill

22nd season with the Chargerss

Record: 179-67

Championship appearances: 2003, 2013-15

Alma mater: UT-Chattanooga

Toughest team I’ve coached against: Wayne County (2003)

WAYNE COUNTY

Todd Mangum

Wayne County coach Todd Mangum

Wayne County coach Todd Mangum

Fourth season with the War Eagles

Record: 42-12

Championship appearances: Wayne County as a defensive coordinator (2002-03)

Alma mater: William Carey

Toughest team I’ve coached against: South Panola (2002) and Archbishop Rummel (2005)

Class 6A

STARKVILLE

Ricky Woods

Starkville coach Ricky Woods

Starkville coach Ricky Woods

First season with the Yellowjackets

Record: 13-1

Championship appearances: Ackerman (1996-97, 2000-2001), South Panola (2002-06), Peabody (2014), Starkville (2015)

Alma mater: Mississippi State

Toughest team I’ve coached against: “That’s a hard one,” Woods said.

PETAL

Marcus Boyles

Petal coach Marcus Boyles

Petal coach Marcus Boyles

Fourth season with the Panthers

Record: 39-14

Championship appearances: Taylorsville (1993-95), Wayne County (2002-03, 2005-06, 2009), Petal (2015)

Alma mater: Southern Miss

Toughest team I’ve coached against: South Panola and West Jones

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