Football - Varsity
|44||John Cartwright IV||TE-DE||6'3||225||11|
Herbert Davis enters his third year as the Head Football Coach at Madison Ridgeland Academy. A native of Brookhaven, he enters his 25th year in the coaching profession and his 20th as a head football coach. Davis played football and baseball at Copiah Lincoln Community College before transferring to Mississippi College (MC) in 1988 where he played baseball and received his BSE in Physical Education in 1990. In 1998 he received his Masters in Education from Delta State University. Davis has compiled a 152-73 won-loss record in 24 years of high school coaching at both private, public, and community college institutions. He has earned MAIS state Coach-of-the-Year accolades three times in Mississippi (1993, 1997 and 2009). He also was awarded the 2009 and 2010 All American Football Foundation Gerald R Ford coaches award. Davis’ teams have competed in the state playoffs 16 times winning three state championships (Brookhaven Academy-1993, 2008; Pillow Academy-1997) and numerous North and South state titles, with the most recent being the last two seasons with the Patriots. His squads were also runners-up five times. He is the only football coach in Mississippi to take five different schools to an appearance in the State Championship game.
Davis is married to the former Darla Bullock of Greenwood, MS. They have two daughters, Chansley Hodge (25), Makenzie Davis (19) and one son, Hayden Davis (18).
Chad Lipscomb is a 1994 graduate of Natchez Cathedral and a 1998 graduate of Delta State University. Coach Lipscomb was a team member of the Delta State Baseball program for three years, including 1996 when they won the Gulf South Conference and reached the Division II World Series. This will be his 8th year at MRA and his 19th overall teaching/coaching. He began his career as a high school football assistant at Trinity Episcopal in Natchez. He then coached two years at Adams County Christian School in Natchez, where he was the head junior high football coach and head varsity baseball coach. From 2000-2008 he coached at Manchester Academy in Yazoo City, where he started out being the head junior high football and head baseball coach. He later became the Athletic Director and head football coach. While at MRA, Lipscomb has served as head junior high football, assistant for high school football, and serves an assistant in baseball, who helped lead to the Division I AAA State Championship in 2012 and the AAAA State Championship in 2016. He has two children, Kaleb (12) and Sarah Glen (9). His family are members of Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison.
Danny White enters his 17th season coaching football with this being his first year at Madison Ridgeland Academy.
Danny previously coached at Belhaven University from 2003-2014. Beginning in 2009, White was named the Defensive Coordinator of the Blazers and carried that role at Belhaven through the 2013 season.
In 2012, White’s defense proved to be one of the best in the country leading the nation in pass defense efficiency (84.2) while ranking second in pass defense per game. The Blazers held opponents to 137.1 yards per game through the air.
The defense was also 6th in the NAIA in total defense at 271.5 ypg while holding opponents to 17.1 ppg, 10th best in the country.
Prior to arriving at Belhaven, Coach White spent four years on the coaching staff at his alma mater, Southwest Baptist University in Missouri. White completed his Masters of Arts in Education at SBU in 2001.
Danny White and his wife, Tamah, have been married for 16 years. They have two daughters, Abigail and Amelia, and reside in Jackson MS.
Kenny Williams is a 1998 graduate of Richland High School. After high school he went on to play at Hinds Community College from 1998 to 1999 where he was a part of state runner-up team ranked third in the nation. He graduated from Mississippi College in 2003 where he was a part of the Choctaw football program while coaching part-time at Rebul Academy in 2002. While at MC, he was also a student coach for the defensive line in 2003. Coach Williams worked with Central Holmes Christian School from 2003 to 2004 as the offensive and defensive line coach where he was a part of a north state runner-up program. He was also the offensive and defensive line coach at Heritage Academy from 2004 to 2005 where he was also a part of a state runner-up program. He then served at Pillow Academy from 2005 to 2007 as offensive and defensive line coach, helping to lead the team to the North State Championship in 2005 and was the north state champion runner-up in 2006. Coach Williams then coached at Brookhaven Academy from 2007 to 2010 as defensive coordinator where he was a part of a state championship in 2009 and south state runner-up in 2010. he then coached at Columbia Academy from 2010 to 2014 where he was head football coach. This is Kenny's 3rd year as coordinator at MRA. He is married to the former Lauren Elise Dove of Madison, MS and they are expecting their first child in January.