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Mr. Richard Russo, Head Coach

Birthdate: October 25, 1977

Family: Married to wife, Sara Bailey Russo, Children, Gabriella, Trey, Clay and Olivia. Parents, Richard and Beverly Russo, Denise and Terry Null

Education: Burnsville Middle School, Tishomingo County High School. B.A. Mississippi State University, M.Ed. Arkansas State University

Playing History: Burnsville Middle School (1990-1991), Tishomingo County High School (1992-1995, Team Captain)

Coaching History: Bruce High School, RB, LB, Special Teams Coordinator (2001) RB, DE, Head JV (2002), TE, DE, Head JV Coach, Strength Coordinator (2003, 2004), TE, DE Special Teams Coordinator, Strength Coordinator (2005), North Delta School, Head Football Coach (2006-2007),Water Valley High School, Defensive Coordinator, Head JV Coach (2008-2012), Independence High School, Head Football Coach, Athletic Director (2013-2019), Tishomingo County High School, Head Football Coach (2020)

Awards: MAC Region 2-2A Coaching Staff of the Year (2003, 2004), MPSA District 1A Head Coach of the Year (2007), MPSA District 1A Coaching Staff of the Year (2007), Mississippi State University National Alumnus of the Year (2010), MAC Region 2-3A Coaching Staff of the Year, NEMFCA All Star Coach (2013), Northwest MS Officials Association Head Coach of the Year (2013), FCA Boo Ferris Statewide Coach of the Year (2014), Benard Blackwell All Star Coach (2014, 2016), NEMFCA All Star Head Coach (2017), MAC Board of Directors and Executive Council (2018), NEMFCA Board of Directors (2019)

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Mr. Zach Glover, Associate Head Coach

Birthdate: July 5, 1988

Family: Wife, Jessica, Daughter, Kate

Education: Tishomingo County High School (2006), B.A. Education, University of North Alabama (2010), M.Ed. Leadership, Arkansas State University (2014)

Playing History: Football, Basketball, Powerlifting, Golf, Track, Tishomingo County High School (2002-2006)

Coaching History: Assistant Football, Head Powerlifting, Head Tennis, Head Golf (2011-Present)

Awards: Football Team Captain, Tishomingo County High School (2006), Girls State Championship Power Lifting (2014, 2015, 2018, 2019), Boys State Championship Powerlifting (2013)

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Mr. Billy Nunley, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Birthdate: April 13, 1995

Education: Belmont High School (2012), A.A. Special Education, Ittawamba Community College (2015), B.A. Special Education, University of Mississippi (2017)

Coaching History: Assistant Football, Tishomingo County High School (2017-Present), Assistant Powerlifting, Tishomingo County High School (2017-Present)

 

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Mr. Samuel Hathorn, Offensive Coordinator

Birthdate: May 2, 1985

Family: Wife, Kate Hathorn, Daughter, Evie, Maeve, Taegan, Son, Wright

Education: Corinth High School (2004), B.A. Education, University of North Alabama (2009), M.Ed. Mississippi State University (2012)

Playing History: Baseball, Football, Corinth High School (2000-2004), Football, University of North Alabama (2004-2008)

Coaching History: Assistant Football, Bolton High School, Alexandra, LA (2009-2010), Assisstant Football, Winston Academy, Louisville, MS (2010-2012), Assistant/Head Football, Ripley High School (2012-2020), Assistant Football, Tishomingo County High School (2020-Present)

Awards: University of North Alabama Football Honors (2007), All Southeast Region Division 2 (2008), All Gulf South Conference, Daktronics All American (2008), Associated Press All American, Football Gazette All American, D2Football.com All American, All Southeast Region Team Captain University of North Alabama, All Decade Team (2009), Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches Association All State Game (2021)

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Mr. Austin Marlin, Special Teams Coordinator

Birthdate: January 24, 1996

Education: Tishomingo County High School (2014), A.A. Northeast Mississippi Community College (2014-2016), B.A. Special Education, Mississippi State University (2016-2018)

Playing History: Baseball, Northeast Mississippi Community College, (2014-2016)

Coaching History: Assistant Baseball, Tishomingo County High School (2018-Present), Assisstant Football, Tishomingo County High School (2018-Present)

Awards: Region 23 Academic All State, Northeast Mississippi Community College (2014-2016)