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Former VHS football coach now coaching at the college level

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Lorenzo Breland (Photo courtesy Pearl River CC Athletics)

Former Vicksburg High School head football coach Lorenzo Breland has stepped up and made a name for himself since leaving VHS in 2018.

Breland was named the Gators head coach in 2017, inheriting a winning program put together by former coach Marcus Rogers. Before becoming head coach, Breland was the assistant head coach of the team.

In 2017, Breland lead the Gators to a 5-7 record, reaching the playoffs in his first season as head coach.

Shortly after the season ended, Breland was dismissed as head coach of the Gators for unspecified reasons. He moved on to become the defensive line coach at Picayune High School in 2018 in Picayune, Miss. He spent two seasons at PHS, and he led them to the 5A championship game in 2019.

In December 2019, Breland was hired as the defensive line coach at Pearl River Community College where he will begin his first season this fall.

Breland is a 2008 graduate of Jackson State University where he was a star football player before beginning his coaching career. He helped JSU to a SWAC championship in 2007 and was a named to the All SWAC First Team.

Players he coached in Vicksburg still have a great deal of respect for Breland, and they will now see him coach on a higher level of football.

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