Coach

Mixon hopes to lead young JUB baseball team into playoffs
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer For the past 13 years, Justin Mixon has taken the field as a member of the coaching staff for J.U. Blacksher’s baseball team, the first six as an assistant to Skip Bell. This year he begins his ninth year as the team’s head coach. Mixon is a 1999 graduate of Excel High School and a former member of the Excel baseball team. During his…
Jackson receives ALFCA Assistant Coach of the Year honors
By JOSH FRYE News Staff Writer Escambia County High School assistant football coach and head basketball coach Rodney Jackson was recently honored by the Alabama Football Coaches Association as the Alabama Class 4A Assistant Football Coach of the Year. Jackson received the honor during the ALFCA banquet and awards ceremony that was held at Embassy Suites in Montgomery on January 26. The honor is no easy feat to achieve. Jackson…
ECHS football : ‘Thunder and Lightning’
By JOSH FRYE News Staff Writer Storm clouds are brewing over Escambia County High School as new the head coach of the Blue Devils, Scott Mason, takes control over the whistle. Mason comes to the Blue Devils with an extensive and successful coaching career. “I have wanted the head coaching job of this football team for many years,” Mason said. “I love it here. The school, program, students, staff and…
Greener pastures
Jackson leaving ECHS to take over Murphy program By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Just a couple of weeks ago, Rico Jackson was talking about his plans to complete a rebuild of the Escambia County High School football program and a re-establishment of the winning tradition it once enjoyed. This week the ECHS coach is still talking about rebuilding a once-proud program, but it’s at a school about 50 miles…