Mississippi Association of Coaches

Football

2014-2015 MS/AL & Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Nomination Forms are now available.

The 2014 Mississippi/ Alabama All-Star Football Classic is scheduled to be played Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Montgomery, AL; the 2014 Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Classic will be played in Gulfport, MS on Saturday, December 20, 2014.  

To nominate your player or manager for either of these games, please CLICK HERE to download the 3-page Player Nomination Packet -OR-  CLICK HERE to fill your forms out online. Please be sure to review the guidelines prior to submitting your nominations to ensure that your player is, in fact, eligible.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Player & Manager Nomination Forms are due by Wednesday, October 1!
  • MS/AL & Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Players will be selected on Wednesday, October 8 and will be announced live at the 3rd Annual M.A.C. All-Star Football Press Conference.
  • The Mississippi/ Alabama Game is scheduled for December 13 (Montgomery, AL).
  • The Bernard Blackwell Game is scheduled to be played December 20 (Gulfport, MS).

Feel free to contact our office if you need any additional information.

Mississippi Association of Coaches

P:  601-924-3020   F: 601-924-3050

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2014 MS/AL & Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Coaching Staffs have been announced!

2014 Mississippi - Alabama All-Star Football Classic Coaching Staff

  • Head Coach:  Jamie Mitchell, Starkville
  • Assistant Coaches:
    • ‚ÄčToby Collums, Itawamba AHS
    • Chad Cook, Ripley
    • Trent Hammond, Tupelo
    • Lance Mancuso, Bassfield
    • John Perry, Pearl
    • Tony Vance, Hattiesburg
  • Scout Coach:  Jeff Breland, Lake
  • Administrative Coach:  Howard McNeill

2014 Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Game Coaching Staff

North Team

  • Head Coach: Derrick Hooker, South Delta
  • Assistant Coaches:
    • Ben Ashley, Amory
    • Ke-Patrick Barnes, South Delta
    • Randal Montgomery, Columbus
    • Josh Morgan, Warren Central
    • Edwin Norwood, Rosa Fort
    • Richard Russo, Independence
  • Scout Coach:  James Ray, Bruce

South Team

  • Head Coach:  Brad Peterson, Brandon
  • Assistant Coaches:
    • Todd Breland, Laurel
    • Steven Bynum, Quitman
    • Jason Cook, Richland
    • Ryan Earnest, Collins
    • Hamer Morgan, Forest
    • Wyatt Rogers, Brandon
  • Scout Coach:  Keith Braddock, Northeast Jones

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Guidelines for the Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Classic
I. Selection of Coaches:
Must have been a member of the M.A.C. for at least three (3) consecutive years.
Must have been a head coach in a MHSAA school for at least three (3) years.
Head Coach must have served as an Assistant Coach in the game.
Can only coach in one all-star game per year.
Must abide by the M.A.C. Code of Ethics.
Must cooperate with the M.A.C. in the sale of ads.
Each All-Star Coach will be given two (2) tickets to the game.
Head Coach will be given an honorarium of $250.00; Assistant Coaches will receive $225.00 each.
Must have demonstrated by past performance that he will fulfill all commitments he made concerning his all-star player(s)/manager as required and specified to by the M.A.C.
Recommendations for these All-Star Coaches come from M.A.C. Football Committee based on nomination forms submitted by individual coaches; final approval by the M.A.C. Executive Committee.
II. Selection of Players and Managers:
Must be a senior graduating with his regular class.
Must respond to all dated material by the date requested.
Must cooperate with the M.A.C. in the sale of ads.
Must exhibit positive attitude to those in charge at all times.
Cannot wear earrings.
Failure to comply with any of these guidelines will result in dismissal from team. 
Forty (40) players will be chosen. Each of the eight MHSAA districts must be guaranteed at least one(1) selection, each of the six (6) MHSAA classifications must be guaranteed one(1) selection.There can be 3 players selected from the same school (limited to only 2 schools) except as replacement players with prior approval of the game manager.
Guidelines for the MS/AL All-Star Football Classic
I. Selection of Coaches:
Must have been a member of the M.A.C. for at least three (3) consecutive years.
Must have been a head high school football coach in a MHSAA school for at least three (3) years.
Head Coach must have been an On-the-field Assistant Coach for Mississippi in the game.
Assistant Coaches must have coached in the Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Classic.
The Administrative Coach will be appointed by the M.A.C. Executive Director to be approved by the Executive Committee.
Must abide by the M.A.C. Code of Ethics.
Must have demonstrated by past performance that he will fulfill all commitments he made concerning his all-star player(s)/managers as required and specified to by the M.A.C.
Must cooperate with the M.A.C. in the sale of tickets by purchasing the required amount.
Recommendations for these All-Star Coaches come from M.A.C. Football Committee based on nomination forms submitted by individual coaches; final approval by the M.A.C. Executive Committee.
II. Selection of Players and Managers:
Must be a senior graduating with his regular class.
Must respond to all dated material by the date requested.
Must attend the Mini-Camp (if held) unless they have a valid reason.  The valid reason must be approved in advance by the M.A.C. Executive Director only.
Must exhibit positive attitude to those in charge at all times.
Cannot wear earrings.
Failure to comply with any of these guidelines will result in dismissal from team.
A. Selection of Players:
Forty (40) players will be chosen, which includes one (1) punter and one (1) kicker will be selected from MHSAA schools.  Each of the eight (8) MHSAA districts must be guaranteed at least one (1) selection.  Each of the six (6) MHSAA classifications must be guaranteed one (1) selection.  There can be 3 players selected from the same school (limited to only 2 schools) except as replacement players with prior approval of the game manager.
The players will be selected by a Committee consisting of the seven (7) All-Star Coaches, and four (4) high school sportswriters.  The Administrative Coach will be Chairman of the Committee and will vote only in case of a tie.  For a player to be selected, he must receive a minimum of seven (7) votes.
The committee will also select no less than two (2) alternates in each position.  The alternate list will be used for replacement of the players if needed.  The 8-district and 6-classification rule does not have to be followed in selecting alternate players.
B. Selection of Managers:
The two (2) managers will be selected by the All-Star Coaches and the Administrative Coach.  An All-Star Coach's son cannot be selected.  Those selected must hold a valid drivers license.  The manager will not be paid.  Students already enrolled at colleges will not be considered.