Coaches

2016 Roster

NONAMEPOSHT/WTYR-EXPHOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL/LAST COLLEGE
1bridges tonyTony BridgesDB726-0/1857SR-1LCollins, Miss./Hattiesburg/Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
1brown a.j.A.J. BrownWR736-1/2251FR-HSStarkville, Miss./Starkville
2anderson deontayDeontay AndersonDB736-1/2111FR-HSHouston, Texas/Manvel
3gates demarquisDeMarquis GatesLB746-2/2115JR-2LHampton, Ga./Lovejoy
3stringfellow damore'eaDamore'ea StringfellowWR746-2/2195JR-1LPerris, Calif./Rancho Verde/Washington
4hampton c.j.C.J. HamptonDB726-0/1865JR-2LMeridian, Miss./Meridian
4nixon tréTré NixonWR736-1/1701FR-HSViera, Fla./Viera
5lodge damarkusDaMarkus LodgeWR746-2/1903SO-1LCedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill
5webster kenKen WebsterDB715-11/1955JR-2LDecatur, Ga./Stockbridge
6brown fadolFadol BrownDE766-4/2687SR-2LCharleston, S.C./Burke/FIU
7julius jalenJalen JuliusDB705-10/1801FR-RSWinter Garden, Fla./West Orange
7pellerin jasonJason PellerinQB766-4/2301FR-RSNew Iberia, La./New Iberia Catholic
8adeboyejo quincyQuincy AdeboyejoWR756-3/1957SR-3LCedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill
8mageo rommelRommel MageoLB746-2/2339GS-TRPago Pago, American Samoa/Samoana/Oregon State
9speaks breelandBreeland SpeaksDT756-3/2903SO-1LJackson, Miss./Callaway
10haynes marquisMarquis HaynesDE756-3/2225JR-2LJacksonville, Fla./Fork Union Military Academy
10kelly chadChad KellyQB746-2/2247SR-1LBuffalo, N.Y./St. Joseph's/Clemson/East Mississippi CC
11eisworth gregGreg EisworthDB715-11/1891FR-HSGrand Prairie, Texas/South Grand Prairie
11pack markellMarkell PackWR746-2/1845JR-2LPurvis, Miss./Purvis
12conner tonyTony ConnerDB726-0/2137SR-3LBatesville, Miss./South Panola
12jefferson vanVan JeffersonWR746-2/1921FR-RSBrentwood, Tenn./Ravenwood
13moore kailoKailo MooreDB705-10/1947SR-3LRosedale, Miss./West Bolivar
13restmeyer grantGrant RestmeyerQB766-4/2211FR-HSMcKinney, Texas/McKinney Boyd
14evans victorVictor EvansDE756-3/2403SO-1LDallas, Texas/Skyline
14metcalf d.k.D.K. MetcalfWR766-4/2101FR-HSOxford, Miss./Oxford
15cooley octaviousOctavious CooleyTE756-3/2461FR-HSLaurel, Miss./Laurel
15hartsfield mylesMyles HartsfieldDB715-11/1991FR-HSSayreville, N.J./East Coast Prep
16davis drewDrew DavisQB736-1/2127SR-1LBonita Springs, Fla./East Chapel Hill/Coffeyville CC
16mathis jacobJacob MathisTE766-4/2331FR-HSTampa, Fla./Berkeley Prep
17engram evanEvan EngramTE756-3/2357SR-3LPowder Springs, Ga./Hillgrove
17hibbler willieWillie HibblerLB756-3/2311FR-RSSardis, Miss./North Panola
19jones derrickDerrick JonesDB746-2/1887SR-3LEupora, Miss./Eupora
20patterson sheaShea PattersonQB746-2/2001FR-HSShreveport, La./IMG Academy
21caldwell terryTerry CaldwellLB736-1/2167SR-1LWilmington, N.C./John T. Hoggard/Charlotte/Northwest MS CC
21judd akeemAkeem JuddRB715-11/2247SR-1LDurham, N.C./Southern/Georgia Military College
22smith ray rayRay Ray SmithLB746-2/2165JR-2LFlorence, Ala./Florence
22wilkins jordanJordan WilkinsRB736-1/2155JR-2LCordova, Tenn./St. Benedict at Auburndale
23brazley eugeneEugene BrazleyRB695-9/1925JR-2LNew Orleans, La./G.W. Carver
23davis carlosCarlos DavisDB685-8/1707SR-3LBirmingham, Ala./Huffman
24polk taylerTayler PolkLB715-11/2125JR-2LMagee, Miss./Brandon
24swinney ericEric SwinneyRB695-9/2101FR-RSRiverdale, Ga./Sandy Creek
25buford d.k.D.K. BufordRB715-11/2233SO-1LOxford, Miss./Lafayette
25custis montrellMontrell CustisDB726-0/1751FR-RSJonesboro, Ga./Lovejoy
26johnson martinMartin JohnsonRB726-0/1947SR-1LPreston, Miss./Nanih Waiya/East Central CC
26moore c.j.C.J. MooreDB715-11/1935JR-2LBassfield, Miss./Bassfield
26street jarrionJarrion StreetRB746-2/2021FR-HSTrussville, Ala./Hewitt-Trussville
27luke caleCale LukeWR736-1/1995JR-1LClinton, Miss./Clinton
28ordway camCam OrdwayDB715-11/1843SO-1LPulaski, Tenn./Giles County
28pennamon d'vaughnD'Vaughn PennamonRB715-11/2231FR-HSHouston, Texas/Manvel
29linton armaniArmani LintonDB746-2/2151FR-RSWalnut, Miss./Walnut
30moore a.j.A.J. MooreDB715-11/1995JR-2LBassfield, Miss./Bassfield
31jones jaylonJaylon JonesDB715-11/1771FR-HSDallas, Texas/Allen
32strong temarioTemario StrongLB726-0/2257SR-3LBatesville, Miss./South Panola
33sherling john-patrickJohn-Patrick SherlingLB715-11/2215JR-1LFairhope, Ala./Fairhope
33vanderburg nathanNathan VanderburgRB675-7/1765JR-Sq.Olive Branch, Miss./Desoto Central
34curtis shawnShawn CurtisDE746-2/2501FR-RSDoral, Fla./Ronald W. Reagan
35evans dontaDonta EvansLB736-1/2281FR-HSLawrenceville, Ga./Archer
36woods zedrickZedrick WoodsDB715-11/2033SO-1LLake City, Fla./Columbia
37davis lukeLuke DavisLB746-2/2155JR-1LTrussville, Ala./Hewitt-Trussville
38youngblood johnJohn YoungbloodDE756-3/2557SR-3LTrussville, Ala./Hewitt-Trussville
39fountain kweisiKweisi FountainDB736-1/1955JR-HSBiloxi, Miss./Biloxi
41smith antwainAntwain SmithDB675-7/1875JR-Sq.Southaven, Miss./DeSoto Central
42mcdowell garraldGarrald McDowellDE746-2/2613SO-1LCovington, La./Covington
43bing-dukes detricDetric Bing-DukesLB736-1/2473SO-JCTucker, Ga./Tucker/Georgia/Iowa Western CC
43quick tyTy QuickTE756-3/2575JR-2LTerry, Miss./Copiah Academy
44ashlock alexAlex AshlockLB736-1/2125JR-Sq.Cordova, Tenn./St. Benedict at Auburndale/Chattanooga
45pittman tylerTyler PittmanDL715-11/2305JR-Sq.Kossuth, Miss./Kossuth/Bethel University
48raborn jackJack RabornLB736-1/2203SO-Sq.Advance, N.C./Mt. Tabor
50rawlings seanSean RawlingsOL776-5/2863SO-1LMadison, Miss./Madison Ridgeland Academy
52robinson austrianAustrian RobinsonDT766-4/2801FR-RSNew York, N.Y./Trinity-Pawling School
53few willWill FewLS756-3/2427SR-1LAugusta, Ga./Aquinas
54defoor jackJack DeFoorOL776-5/2811FR-HSCalhoun, Ga./Calhoun
54johnson samSam JohnsonOL736-1/2681FR-RSNashville, Tenn./Christ Presbyterian Academy
55putman tylerTyler PutmanOL766-4/3083SO-Sq.Olive Branch, Miss./DeSoto Central
57lamar chadwickChadwick LamarLS736-1/2063SO-1LOxford, Miss./Oxford
58taylor mikeMike TaylorLS736-1/1811FR-RSJackson, Tenn./University School of Jackson
61johnson eliEli JohnsonC736-1/2891FR-HSTaylor, Miss./Lafayette
62darney kamdenKamden DarneyLS736-1/2271FR-RSUpland, Calif./Loyola
63feeley jacobJacob FeeleyC746-2/2877SR-1LPicayune, Miss./Picayune Memorial/East Mississippi CC
67givens alexAlex GivensOL786-6/2971FR-RSNashville, Tenn./Nashville Christian School
68tuitt chandlerChandler TuittOL766-4/3011FR-HSFayetteville, Ga./Sandy Creek
70sims jordanJordan SimsOL766-4/3233SO-1LHomewood, Ala./Homewood
71mathews bryceBryce MathewsOL786-6/2751FR-HSBrentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy
72newman royceRoyce NewmanOL776-5/2841FR-HSNashville, Ill./Nashville Community
73taylor rodRod TaylorOL756-3/3295JR-2LJackson, Miss./Callaway
74little gregGreg LittleOL786-6/3321FR-HSAllen, Texas/Allen
75conyers robertRobert ConyersOL776-5/2987SR-3LMiami, Fla./Braddock
76bouldin daronteDaronte BouldinOL776-5/3185JR-2LCanton, Miss./Canton
77buys talbotTalbot BuysOL806-8/3137SR-2LVicksburg, Miss./Porters Chapel/Holmes CC
78liggins jeremyJeremy LigginsOL756-3/3107SR-2LOxford, Miss./Lafayette/Northeast Mississippi CC
79patterson javonJavon PattersonOL756-3/3073SO-1LPetal, Miss./Petal
80howard michaelMichael HowardOL776-5/2501FR-RSGreen Cove Springs, Fla./Clay
80markuson elliotElliot MarkusonLB726-0/2225JR-2LOxford, Miss./Lafayette
81bledsoe treyTrey BledsoeWR736-1/2055JR-2LGrenada, Miss./Grenada
83angel gabeGabe AngelTE756-3/2381FR-HSLebanon, Tenn./Cookeville
84thurley hunterHunter ThurleyTE766-4/2497SR-1LNashville, Tenn./Christ Presbyterian/Wofford
85knox dawsonDawson KnoxTE766-4/2431FR-RSNashville, Tenn./Brentwood Academy
85weber alexAlex WeberWR736-1/1803SO-1LLake City, Fla./Columbia
86rynd walkerWalker RyndWR756-3/1751FR-HSFort Worth, Texas/All Saints' Episcopal
87forté d.j.D.J. FortéDL746-2/2661FR-HSAtlanta, Ga./Sandy Creek
88reyes tyTy ReyesDE736-1/2481FR-HSMarietta, Ga./Sprayberry
89zettergren tazTaz ZettergrenTE756-3/2187SR-3LSenatobia, Miss./Magnolia Heights School
90donelly rossRoss DonellyDT736-1/3063SO-1LHouston, Texas/Cy-Fair
90propst jackJack PropstLS715-11/2001FR-HSBrentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy
91noble nathanNathan NobleK756-3/2297SR-3LGreenville, Miss./Washington School
92coatney josiahJosiah CoatneyDL766-4/2933SO-JCDouglasville, Ga./Chapel Hill/Holmes CC
92logan lukeLuke LoganK715-11/1891FR-HSHattiesburg, Miss./Presbyterian Christian
93jones d.j.D.J. JonesDT726-0/3217SR-1LGreenville, S.C./Wren/East Mississippi CC
94gleeson willWill GleesonP756-3/1895JR-2LMelbourne, Australia/Viewbank College
94gross issacIssac GrossDT736-1/2637SR-4LBatesville, Miss./South Panola
95jones benitoBenito JonesDT746-2/3081FR-HSWaynesboro, Miss./Wayne County
95way isaacIsaac WayK695-9/1641FR-HSFranklin, Tenn./Brentwood Academy
96brown macMac BrownP756-3/1861FR-HSEden Prairie, Minn./Saint Thomas Academy
96hebert jordanJordan HebertDT715-11/2913SO-1LKlein, Texas/Klein
97sheppard qaadirQaadir SheppardDE756-3/2543SO-TRBronx, N.Y./Iona Prep/Syracuse
97wunderlich garyGary WunderlichK/P726-0/1935JR-2LMemphis, Tenn./Memphis University School
98warren grantGrant WarrenP736-1/2085JR-Sq.Pascagoula, Miss./Pascagoula
98wiley charlesCharles WileyDE746-2/2531FR-HSStockbridge, Ga./Stockbridge
99charette justinJustin CharetteK705-10/1831FR-HSLittle Rock, Ark./Pulaski Academy
99moore herbertHerbert MooreDT736-1/3185JR-1LMemphis, Tenn./Memphis East

Coaches
Hugh Freeze - Head Coach
Phil Longo - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Wesley McGriff - Defensive Coordinator
Matt Luke - Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
Jason Jones - Co-Defensive Coordinator/Cornerbacks
Maurice Harris - Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator For Offense
Derrick Nix - Running Backs
Jacob Peeler - Wide Receivers
Bradley Dale Peveto - Linebackers/Special Teams
Tray Scott - Defensive Line



Staff
Paul Jackson - Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Tom Luke - Assistant A.D./Player Development
John Miller - Associate A.D. for Football Operations
Chris Rippon - Assistant A.D./Recruiting Operations
Ben Aigamaua - Player Personnel Analyst
Chris Buttgen - Director of Football Media
Ken Crain - Equipment Manager
Pat Jernigan - Head Athletic Trainer
Bruce Johnson - Associate Player Personnel Analyst
Emmanuel McCray - Graduate Assistant, Offense
Davis Merritt - Graduate Assistant, Defense
Sean Patterson - Associate Player Personnel Analyst
Robert Ratliff - Player Personnel Analyst
Will Reid - Assistant Coordinator of Video Services
Christian Robinson - Graduate Assistant, Defense
Lee Wilbanks - Assistant A.D. for Player Personnel
John Kyle Davis - Graduate Assistant, Offense
    • Former Rebel Coach Ron Aldy Honored at Kirk Academy

      Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - Women's Basketball

      Former Women's Basketball Head Coach Ron Aldy and his family at gym floor dedication at Kirk Academy today. pic.twitter.com/Ruyc9TFui5-- Holmes Athletics (@holmesathletics) January 14, 2017 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px... read more

    • Tunsil Named AFC East Rookie of the Year by ESPN

      Monday, January 16, 2017 - Football

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    • Three Rebel Coaches Among Top-20 Recruiters Nationally

      Friday, January 13, 2017 - Football

      With the hiring of Jacob Peeler as wide receiver coach, #OleMiss now has three asst coaches ranked in @247Sports '16 Top 20 best recruiters.-- Brad Logan (@BradLoganCOTE) January 10, 2017 Ole Miss football bolstered its coaching staff by adding coaching... read more

    • Know the Opponent: Georgia

      Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - Men's Basketball

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} Georgia (10-5, 2-1) KenPom ranking: 61 Best win: at No. 103 Auburn Worst loss: at No. 79 Oakland Ole... read more

    • Know the Opponent: Auburn

      Saturday, January 7, 2017 -

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; min-height: 17.0px} Know the Opponent: Auburn (10-4) KenPom ranking: 105 Best win: No. 28 Texas Tech Worst loss: No. 172 Boston... read more

    • Longo Named FCS Coordinator of the Year

      Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - Football

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    • Freeze to Join Finebaum Film Room During Peach Bowl

      Friday, December 30, 2016 -

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica; min-height: 16.0px} ESPN is providing fans multiple ways to view the College Football Playoff, and Ole Miss head coach is playing... read more

    • Know the Opponent: Kentucky

      Thursday, December 29, 2016 - Men's Basketball

      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px} Know the Opponent: Kentucky (10-2)KenPom ranking: 4Best win: No. 3 North CarolinaWorst loss: No. 13 UCLAOle Miss opens up... read more

    • Know the Opponent: South Alabama

      Thursday, December 22, 2016 - Men's Basketball

      Know the Opponent: South Alabama (7-5)KenPom ranking: 218 Best win: at No. 187 UNLV Worst loss: at No. 303 Stetson Ole Miss has one final tuneup before conference play begins and it comes in the form of South Alabama. South Alabama on Offense:... read more

    • Know the Opponent: Bradley

      Monday, December 19, 2016 - Men's Basketball

      Know the Opponent: Bradley (5-6) KenPom ranking: 235 Best win: at No. 222 Eastern Illinois Worst loss: No. 253 Delaware Ole Miss faces Bradley in the second-to-last nonconference matchup before SEC play begins. Bradley on Offense: Bradley has not been great this season on... read more

    • New Coordinators Help Address Critical Areas

      Friday, December 16, 2016 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze had specific deficiencies that he wanted his coordinator hires to address. On offense, he wanted to improve the rushing attack, third down efficiency, and red zone scoring. On defense, Freeze wanted his new coordinator... read more

    • Know the Opponent: Murray State

      Thursday, December 15, 2016 - Men's Basketball

      Know the Opponent: Murray State (5-5) KenPom ranking: 162  Ole Miss returns home to face Murray State in its first home game in nearly two weeks in a matchup of two strong offenses.Murray State on Offense: Once again, Ole Miss... read more

    • Haynes' Return a Boon for Ole Miss Defense

      Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - Football

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    • Know the Opponent: Virginia Tech

      Sunday, December 11, 2016 - Men's Basketball

      Know the Opponent: Virginia Tech (7-1) KenPom ranking: 36 Ole Miss faces one of the most well-rounded teams in the nation Sunday in Blacksburg, Virginia. Virginia Tech. Va Tech's offensive efficiency ranks 24th nationally, while their defensive efficiency also strong at 67th.... read more

    • Archie to Receive Gold Medal from NFF on Tuesday

      Monday, December 5, 2016 - Football

      Ole Miss legend Archie Manning will be receiving the National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame Gold Medal on Tuesday, December 6, at the 59th NFF Annual Awards Dinner. The highest and most prestigious award presented by the National... read more

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