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Columbus Names New Coach

COLUMBUS, Miss — Randal Montgomery has been selected as the next Head Football Coach for the Columbus High School Falcons. Montgomery was recommended and approved at the monthly meeting of the CMSD Board of Trustees on Tuesday.

In addition to serving as Head Football Coach, Montgomery will coach the powerlifting team and teach academic courses.

Montgomery currently serves as the Head Football Coach and Physical Education Instructor at Hazlehurst High School. He started his teaching career in 2004 at Canton High School where he served as an English Teacher, Offensive Coordinator, Defensive Line Coach and Head Baseball.

After his three year tenure at Canton High School, he served as an English Teacher, Offensive Coordinator, Linebackers Coach, and Powerlifting Coach at Velma Jackson High School. As powerlifting coach, he captured multiple first place finishes, three consecutive division titles, back to back South State Championships, and two historical State Championships, the first two team championships in the school’s history. The first championship team set a 3A state record for points scored.

After four years at Velma Jackson, Montgomery landed his first head coaching position at Hazlehurst High School. In three years at the helm, his overall record stands at 43-4. During his three years at Hazlehurst, he has lead his team to capture three division titles, three South State Championships, two State Runner-Up finishes, one State Championship, one perfect 16-0 season, and a #10 state ranking.

Montgomery states, “I really enjoy being a coach. It is my passion. Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than seeing it all come together for the players. Through hard work, my teams have accomplished major and minor successes. During those times, I have never missed an opportunity to teach a life lessons. Nothing can prepare a person for the real world until they are in it, but I believe athletics can aid in preparing them for the game of life.”

CMSD Administration believes Montgomery’s championship pedigree, qualities and skill set will take the Falcon Football program to a level of excellence.