Football - Varsity
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Herbert Davis enters his sixth year as the Head Football Coach at MRA. A native of Brookhaven, he enters his 28th year in the coaching profession and his 23rd as a head football coach. Davis played football and baseball at Copiah Lincoln Community College before transferring to Mississippi College in 1988, where he played baseball and received his BS degree in Physical Education in 1990. In 1998, he received his Masters in Education from Delta State. Davis has compiled a 180-84 won-loss record in 27 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 19 times, winning three state championships (Brookhaven Academy-1993, 2008; Pillow Academy-1997) and numerous North and South state titles. His squads were also runners-up six 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 (28), Makenzie Davis (22) and one son, Hayden Davis (21).
Danny White enters his 19th season coaching football, his third at MRA. Coach White also be serves as the Middle School Dean of Students. Danny previously coached at Belhaven from 2003-2014. Beginning in 2009, White was named the Blazers' Defensive Coordinator and carried that role 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. 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 17 years. They have two daughters, Abigail and Amelia, and reside in Jackson MS.
Will Gatlin is a 2010 graduate of Brookhaven Academy. He played junior college baseball at Copiah Lincoln Community College from 2011-2013. He went on to graduate from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Business Management and a minor in History. Coach Gatlin worked two years as an academic recruiter for the University of Mississippi. In 2017 he began his coaching career at Brookhaven Academy where he was the assistant junior high football coach and high school offensive/defensive line coach. He also coached as an assistant on the 2018 AA State Champion baseball team with the Cougars. Coach Gatlin is joining the Patriots for his second year as the defensive line/tight-ends coach for the high school football team, as well as the Freshman baseball head coach and assistant Varsity/JV baseball coach. Coach Gatlin teaches high school economics/American history and is the assistant college and career counselor.
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 also coaching part-time at Rebul Academy. While at MC, he was also a student coach for the defensive line. 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 2004-2005 where he was also a part of a state runner-up program. He then served at Pillow Academy from 2005-2007 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 2007-2010 as defensive coordinator, where he was a part of a state championship in 2009 and south state runner-up in 2010. He then was the head football coach at Columbia Academy from 2010-2014. This is Kenny's fourth year at MRA. He is married to the former Lauren Elise Dove of Madison, MS, and they have a 2 -year old daughter, Elise, and a 1-year old son, Grant.