Montra Edwards has been named the new assistant head coach and defensive line coach for Holmes Community College football team.
Edwards comes to the Bulldogs from Holmes County Central High School where he was an assistant coach under former Vicksburg High School Coach Marcus Rogers. He has also coached at Murrah and Canton high schools.
The announcement of Edwards joining the Bulldogs staff came last week.
“I am honored, privileged, and excited with the opportunity to build on the rich traditions here at Holmes Community College,” Edwards said in a statement. “I want to thank Coach Gross, Director of Athletics Coach Andy Wood and President Dr. Jim Haffey for the opportunity to work at a world class institution with a top-notch, first-class football program.
“I look forward to working along Coach Gross,” he added. “His leadership, knowledge of football, organization skills and proven record of winning championships has me super excited and ready to get going. Coach Gross has high expectations for what he wants to achieve in the immediate future, and I’m ready and willing to do whatever is required of me to help fulfill his vision along with coming in and being a positive role model for players on the team. I not only want to win ball games, but also develop the student athletes and help them graduate and become productive members of society. I live by four C’s of success: Communication, being Committed, Consistency and Confidence.”
Besides coaching, Edwards is the owner of the Jackson Giants Sports Club in Jackson, which he founded in 2001. He has two sons, Montra Edwards Jr. and Noah James Edwards. Montra Edwards Jr. recently signed with the University of Missouri to play football.