Macon Tapped to Lead Coahoma Football

Travis Macon

Macon Tapped to Lead Coahoma Football

Coahoma Community College has announced that Travis T. Macon will lead the Tigers as head football coach.

Macon Tapped to Lead Coahoma Football

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Marriel Hardy

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Thu Nov 21, 2019

Travis Macon and Dr. Valmadge Towner

Coahoma Community College has announced that Travis T. Macon will lead the Tigers as head football coach.

Macon, an eleven-year MACJC veteran and Starkville native, finished his fifth season as the defensive line coach at Northwest Mississippi Community College prior to this appointment.

Coahoma Community College President Dr. Valmadge T. Towner is confident that Macon’s expertise and professionalism will bring transformative change to the Tiger football program. He believes that Macon’s experience will help shape a new age in Coahoma athletics.

“He has a track record of success from the vantage point of being a supporter of head coaches. When you speak to his former supervisors, they speak highly of him,” said Towner. “He has been an integral part of helping teams win.”

During Macon’s time at Northwest, the Rangers boasted the MACJC's top scoring defense (19.5 ppg) and second-ranked total defense (302.3 ypg) in 2017. Northwest had 93 tackles-for-loss and 32 sacks in 2017, a year after breaking a 24-year-old school record with 117 tackles-for-loss and 46 sacks.

Dr. Valmadge Towner“I believe he is a viable candidate anywhere. He knows community college football. He knows the state of Mississippi. He’s a native here, played here, and coached here,” Towner added. “So, he is as ready on day one as anyone to help build upon the foundation we have, perhaps as any candidate we would come across.”

Reggie Hankerson, CCC athletics director, is pleased to welcome Macon to Tiger Nation. He believes Macon’s vast experience in the MACJC will bring huge dividends to Tiger Football.

“It is a great joy and pleasure to welcome Coach Macon as the next head football coach of Coahoma Community College,” said Hankerson. “After the process of filtering through the many applicants, Coach Macon’s experience and the admiration from his peers proved that he is the right person to lead our program to the next level. We welcome his family, staff, and experience to our Tiger family.”

At Northwest, Macon grew his unit to arguably one of the most competitive in the MACJC and prepared them to be impactful players on the field and beyond the institution’s gates.

Macon spent the 2008-2013 seasons at his alma mater, Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers. After coaching the offensive line in 2008, he transitioned to the other side of the ball and worked with the defensive line as defensive coordinator for five seasons. The Tigers were nationally-ranked and made their first playoff appearance in six years in 2011.

Between both Northeast and Northwest, Macon aided 30 players to matriculate to four-year institutions, a number of which have played professionally.

Macon is excited to receive the opportunity and hopes to build a character-driven program on the Coahoma Campus.

Travis Macon“This opportunity is more than a job to me. It is an opportunity to advance personally but change young men's lives through the game of football,” said Macon. “I hope to stress leadership while representing the institution in a positive manner and promoting community relations. I want to thank President Towner, Athletic Directors Hankerson and Reid, and the Coahoma Administration for this opportunity.”

Macon plans on meeting with his team immediately and is thankful for the opportunity to join the Tiger Nation family.

“I like to think of Coahoma as the best-kept secret! This institution offers a variety of programs and support for any and all to succeed. This is a great opportunity to build not only a great football team but promote excellence,” Macon added.

Macon has been married to his wife, Deimara, for 11 years, and the couple has three children, Haleih, Brian, and Ambrielle.