HA hires football coach
From combined reports
July 7, 2004
HEIDELBERG The Heidelberg Academy Rebels have a new football coach.
Brian Jones, a graduate assistant at Delta State University and a native of
Victoria, Texas, was announced Tuesday as the new head coach and athletic
director by Headmaster William Earl Faggert.
Jones replaces longtime coach Tom Lewis, who retired recently. Lewis is now an assistant coach at Northeast Jones High School.
Jones was an outstanding linebacker at Victoria High School, a Texas 5A
school. He received many awards during his career there, including All-District, All-Area and All-South Texas. Jones is also very experienced
in track, having been a regional finalist during his senior year.
He is a graduate of East Central Community College where he played football
and was an honorable mention Mississippi Junior College All-Star player his
sophomore year. He received a scholarship to Delta State University where he
was the starting defensive end on the Division II national championship team
of 2000. He was a team captain of the DSU squad his senior year.
Jones has recently been an assistant at East Central Community College. He
has also been very involved with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Mississippi and
is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is also a member of
the Heidelberg United Methodist Church and is the son of former Heidelberg residents Buddy and Nancy Jones of Liberty, Texas.
Faggert said the patrons of the school, especially the athletes, are excited about Jones running the Heidelberg Academy program and they look forward to an outstanding school year and success in the school's
various athletic program.
The Rebels won both the Class A football and baseball Mississippi Private
School Association (MPSA) championships this past season. Lewis compiled a
145-40 record in football in 16 seasons, including four state championships.
His teams won two state titles in baseball.
Heidelberg Academy opens the 2004 football season at home Aug. 20 vs. East Rankin. The Rebels visit University Christian on Aug. 27.