STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI/MSU Athletics) – Bobby Bowden, the legendary former Florida State football coach and all-time winningest FBS coach in NCAA history, will headline the 2013 Mississippi State Football High School Coaches Clinic beginning Thursday.
“We’ve had great participation and success with this clinic the past four years,” head coach Dan Mullen said. “And having Coach Bowden here, along with a great lineup of other guest speakers, will be great for the 2013 event.”
The coaches clinic begins Thursday at 8 a.m. with a welcome from Coach Mullen, followed by offensive and defensive breakout sessions featuring high school coaches from Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. Thursday afternoon will highlight more sessions led by offensive coordinator Les Koenning and defensive coordinator Geoff Collins prior to spring practice beginning at 3:30.
Coach Bowden will speak on Thursday evening, and the clinic will continue on Friday with long-time collegiate defensive coordinator Joe Kines the featured morning speaker. The clinic will conclude with several offensive and defensive breakouts followed by the Bulldogs’ second spring scrimmage at Davis Wade Stadium at 3 p.m.
Mississippi State will practice Monday, Tuesday and Thursday this week before the Friday scrimmage. The Bulldogs conclude spring drills with the annual Maroon-White Spring Game as part of Super Bulldog Weekend. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20.
LIST OF SPEAKERS AT 2013 MISSISSIPPI STATE HIGH SCHOOL COACHES CLINIC
Jay Roth – Head Coach – Archbishop Rummel HS – Metairie, La.
Shawn Raney – Head Coach – Spain Park HS – Hoover, Ala.
Jamie Mitchell – Head Coach – Starkville HS – Starkville, Miss.
Tyrone Shorter – Head Coach – Noxubee County HS – Macon, Miss.
Brad Peterson – Head Coach – Brandon HS – Brandon, Miss.
Chris Chambless – Head Coach – West Point HS – West Point, Miss.
Glenn Davis – Head Coach – Copiah-Lincoln CC – Wesson, Miss.
Larry Weems – Head Coach – Meridian HS – Meridian, Miss.
Lance Mancuso – Head Coach – Bassfield HS – Bassfield, Miss.
Steve Davis – Defensive Coordinator – Mississippi Gulf Coast CC – Perkinston, Miss.
Randal Montgomery – Head Coach – Hazlehurst HS – Hazlehurst, Miss.
Todd Mangum – Head Coach – Wayne County – Waynesboro, Miss.