Football - Varsity
|1||John White||QB||12th grade|
|2||Case Thomas||WR||10th grade|
|3||Charles Simpson||RB||12th grade|
|4||Gunnar Swanson||WR/DB||10th grade|
|5||John Bizot||WR||10th grade|
|6||Christopher Poole||WR/DB||10th grade|
|7||William Fuller||WR/LB||11th grade|
|8||Ford Clark||TE/DE||12th grade|
|10||John Biggers||LB||12th grade|
|11||Jack Polles||WR||11th grade|
|12||Benjamin Horner||WR||12th grade|
|14||Jackson Toler||WR/FS||11th grade|
|15||Joseph Biggs||WR/DB||11th grade|
|16||John Polles||DB||11th grade|
|17||Samuel Stockett||QB||10th grade|
|18||Easton Windham||DE||10th grade|
|19||Camden Starkey||LB||11th grade|
|20||Jack Dalton||WR||9th grade|
|21||Jackson Ridgway||FS||10th grade|
|22||Jake McMillan||WR/DB||11th grade|
|23||Lucas Blanco||RB||10th grade|
|24||Beckett Strong||SS||10th grade|
|25||Fletcher Cox||TE||10th grade|
|27||James Downer||SS||10th grade|
|28||Seth Thomas||WR||11th grade|
|29||Michael McCrory||RB||10th grade|
|30||William Jones||TE/LB||10th grade|
|31||Ethan Davis||DB||10th grade|
|32||Charles Plunkett||LB||11th grade|
|33||Brandon Brown||LB||10th grade|
|34||John Murphy||LB||11th grade|
|35||Curtis Gentry||DE||10th grade|
|38||John Madden||PK||12th grade|
|40||John Grove||DL||10th grade|
|42||Gatling Myers||DL/TE||12th grade|
|43||Wade Hansford||PK/P||10th grade|
|44||Parker Durham||LB||10th grade|
|46||William Thomas||RB||10th grade|
|50||William Crews||DL||11th grade|
|51||Coleman Brummett||OL||11th grade|
|52||Sebastian Griffin||OL||11th grade|
|54||Hayden Mize||OL/DS||9th grade|
|58||Blayne Williams||OL/C||11th grade|
|60||Gauge Myers||OL||12th grade|
|62||Shane Sanderson||OL||12th grade|
|67||Cade Clark||OL/DL||12th grade|
|71||Owen Phillippi||OL||10th grade|
|72||Morgan McCrory||OL/DL||10th grade|
|74||Caleb Unger||OL||9th grade|
|80||Charles Maxey||LB||9th grade|
|89||Dylan King||DL/TE||11th grade|
Head Football Coach | Offensive Coordinator | QB’s
Herbert Davis enters his 9th year as the Head Football Coach at MRA. A native of Brookhaven, he has coached 30 years in the coaching profession and 25 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 BSE in Physical Education in 1990. In 1998 he received his Master’s in Education from Delta State University.
Davis has compiled a 207-89 won-loss record in 25 years of coaching at both private and public schools. He has earned MAIS state Coach-of-the-Year accolades five times in Mississippi (1993, 1997, 2009, 2019, 2020). He also was awarded the 2009-10 All American Football Foundation Gerald R. Ford coaches award. Davis’ teams have competed in the state playoffs 19 times winning five state titles. He is the only football coach in MS to take five different schools to an appearance in the state championship game.
Recently he has taken the Patriots to the state title game six out of seven seasons. Davis and company just posted an undefeated season and conference championship (13-0) as well as back-to-back state championships for the first time in school history.
Davis is married to the former Darla Bullock of Greenwood. They have two daughters Chansley Hodge Spencer, Makenzie Davis Smith and one son, Hayden Davis who serves as an assistant football coach at MRA.
Associate Head Coach | Defensive Coordinator | Secondary
Danny White enters his 22nd season coaching football with this being his sixth year at Madison Ridgeland Academy. Coach White also serves as the Middle School Dean of Students. In 2020 MRA’s state championship defense had 21 turnovers, 36 sacks, 9 blocked kicks with a 12-0 record. In 2019 MRA’s state championship defense had 23 turnovers, 39 sacks, 8 blocked kicks with a 12-2 record. 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 led 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 Science in Education at SBU in 2001. Danny and his wife, Tamah, have two daughters, Abigail and Amelia, and reside in Jackson MS.
Assistant Football | Defensive Line
Matt Walker has been coaching since 2003. He has been at Winston Academy (2003), Madison-Ridgeland Academy (2004-2006), Canton Academy (2006-2012), and at MRA again (2012-2016). He went to Hartfield Academy in 2018 after taking a year off from coaching and teaching. He teaches Economics, U.S. History, & has taught Government, World History, Civics, & World Geography. His football coaching experience ranges from Strength & conditioning, offensive line, defensive line, linebackers, running backs, quarterbacks, Defensive Coordinator, Offensive Coordinator, and Head Coach. He served as an assistant varsity football coach at Hartfield for 2018 & head Junior High coach for Hartfield in 2019.
He came back to MRA in 2020. “It was great to get back to MRA. This place is home!” Walker coaches the Defensive Line for the varsity football team. He also coaches the shot put track and field in the spring.
Matt has been married to Christy Walker since March 13, 2004. Christy has been teaching since 2000. She is currently teaching at Germantown High School. They have two daughters, Mary Tristen (2006) and Mattie Reagan (2010). The Walker family attends Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church in Ridgeland, MS, where Matt has served as a deacon.
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Assistant Football | Outside Wide Receivers
A native of Vicksburg, John enters his 18th year in the coaching profession. Weaver played football at Delta State University (DSU) where he earned his B.S. in Physical Education, and a Master’s in Education. Before transferring to DSU he played at Hinds Community College and was a member of the 2000 State Championship football team, as well as pole-vaulted for the track team.
Weaver is going into his 12th year at MRA and is responsible for coaching wide receivers for the football team and serves as the Athletic Advancement Coordinator. He also serves as the head boys track coach, where his 2015 team won the state championship for the first time in school history and won the state title again in 2017, 2019, and 2021 as well. John and his wife Kristen have one daughter, Emory who is 8 and is in the third grade at MRA and a son, Luke who is 4 and is in K4 at MRA. They reside in Madison.
Assistant Football | Offensive Line
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 the 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 Mississippi College, he was also student coach for the defensive line in 2003. Williams worked at Central Holmes Christian School from 2003 to 2004 as the offensive line and defensive line coach where he was part of the North State runner-up program. He was also the offensive line and defensive line coach at Heritage Academy from 2004 to 2005 where he was part of the State runner-up program. He then served at Pillow Academy from 2005 to 2007 as offensive line and defensive line coach, helping to lead the team to the North State Championship in 2005 and was the North State runner-up in 2006. 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 2013 where he was the Head Football Coach. Coach Williams finished his Master in Sports Administration from Belhaven in 2017.
This is Kenny’s 9th Season at Madison Ridgeland Academy. He is also the Head Archery Coach at MRA and they won the State Championship in 2017 and 2021 while being State Runner-ups in 2018 and 2019. He is married to the former Lauren Dove of Madison, MS, and they have a 4-year old daughter Elise who is in K5 and a 3 year old son, Grant who will be in K3 at MRA.