staff

Head Coach

Jordan Pugh

Jordan Pugh is an NFL veteran whose #1 passion in life is football. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints in 2014 prior to the club's NFC Divisional Playoff game to strengthen the secondary and special teams units. Before joining the Saints, Pugh played as safety for the Washington Redskins in 2013 and 2012. He was originally drafted in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers, where he played for two years. Admired by fans and teammates alike, Pugh has caught the attention of the sports media community, writers and broadcasters, who comment on his trusted speed and tackling ability.

 

Prior to joining the NFL, Jordan achieved college football success at Texas A&M University where he played cornerback (freshman and junior years) and safety (sophomore and senior years). He was a three-year starter at Texas A&M and played in 50 games with 37 starts. He also posted 212 tackles and grabbed 4 interceptions, contributing to an All–Big 12 honorable mention during his senior year & All decade team acollades. 

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Our Coaches

Keyun Swinney 

 

O Line Coach

Keyun is a 2007 graduate of Forest Hill High School. I played my collegiate years in Jackson at Jackson State University and transferred to Alcorn State University for my senior year. I was selected to participate in the 2011 New Orleans Saints camp. I played 7 years of arena football and have 4 years experience coaching offensive line.

Devhon Lindsey 

 

WR Coach

NLR High All State Track & Football 

Graduated College 2014-2018

Grambling State (Criminal Justice Major) 

Sophomore SWAC Offensive Player of the Year 2016

Trained at APEC - Bobby Stroupe & Wide Receiver Coach D Rob.

2017 National Champs 

2018 SWAC Champs 

Taj Darby

 

Running Backs Coach

Coach Taj Darby raised in Indianapolis, Indiana started his coaching career at his alma mater, North Central High School, where he served as a defensive coach for 5 years. While at North Central, Coach Darby also served as a Recruiting Coordinator, where he helped countless players to transition to various first-rate colleges and universities and guided several others to professional ranks. His accomplished reputation at NC led to a position at Pike High School where he coached on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. 

 

Coach Carrington Brown is born and raised in Dallas, Tx and a graduate of Hillcrest High school. He played his collegiate years at Texas A&M University-Commerce and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Clinical Psychology. He excels at assisting athletes with destroying mental barriers in order to experience the highest level of success on and off the field. Coach Brown has trained high school, collegiate and professional athletes and partnered with them as their high-performance coach. Coach Brown worked with the SMU defensive line during the 2019 season in which the Mustangs achieved their first 10 win season since the 1980’s and a defensive line that registered 31sacks.

Justin Miller starred as a right tackle on the Grambling State University Football team from 2012-2016. For his play on the field. Miller garnered 1st team All-SWAC and BOXTOROW 1st team All-American honors in 2015 and again his senior season in 2016. Justin graduated from Grambling State bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in May 2016 and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration in December 2017. Miller is a native of Ruston, La. and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc

Laurence is a graduate of Plano East where he played his High School
Football. He went to play college football first at Kentucky State
University and then transferred to Oklahoma State. Upon graduation
Laurence tried out for professional teams, but was splitting his time
boxing, which is another love of his. Laurence has 15 years of experience
coaching football at the Pop Warner, Middle School, Junior Varsity and
Varsity level. Some of his accomplishments can be found below

 

  • 1993 9-5A All District Defensive End/Outside Linebacker

  • Defensive End/Outside Linebacker1994 9-5A All District

  •  Defensive End/Outside Linebacker1994 2nd Team All-State

  • 1995 Kentucky State University Middle Linebacker

  • Inside Linebacker/Defensive End1996 - 2000 Oklahoma State University

  • 2000 XFL Inaugural Season Combine Invitee

  • 2001 Pro Football Regional Combine Invitee

  • 2001 Canadian League Combine Invitee

Carrington Brown 

 

D Line Coach

Jane Doe

Justin Miller 

 

O Line Coach

James Doe

Laurence Mallory 

Linebackers Coach

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