POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Pearl River head football coach Ted Egger has announced his staff for the 2019 season.
The Wildcats' sideline will feature three new faces next season with the additions of Garrett Kreamer, Michael Mosby and Ta'Ron Sims; Kreamer will coach receivers, Mosby will coach running backs and Sims will lead the defensive backs. Several returning coaches have also received promotions ahead of the 2019 season.
"We're excited about the direction we're going and the guys we have in place," said Pearl River head coach Ted Egger, who's entering his third season at the helm of the program. "It's a great staff with awesome continuity that's working well together."
Kreamer joins Eggers' staff after spending the last three seasons at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. Kreamer served as quarterbacks and receivers coach at TJC in addition to recruiting coordinator the past two seasons. He was also the defensive backs coach in 2016.
Prior to arriving at Tyler, Kreamer climbed the ranks at Louisiana-Lafayette under the guidance of then-head coach Mark Hudspeth. Kreamer joined the staff in 2012 as a receivers student assistant, a position he manned from 2012-14. Kreamer then coached the outside linebackers as a graduate assistant in 2015 and moved to a defensive backs grad assistant in the spring of 2016 before moving on to Tyler.
"We went through an exhaustive search and he was a guy who stood out for what we're looking for. He did a great job in the interview. He has a lot of knowledge, is a detail oriented guy and works hard. He has fit really well with what we're doing," Egger said. "He has been in this role before, has come in and our guys have really taken to him. It's like he's been here the whole time."
Mosby brings a well-rounded background to the PRCC running backs job. A Mississippi native, Mosby returns to the Magnolia State after spending a season at Louisburg College in Louisburg, North Carolina. There, Mosby was the defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator in addition to other responsibilities. His DBs pulled in 18 interceptions that season, ranking seventh nationally. Prior to his year at the NJCAA Independent program, Mosby was the assistant defensive backs coach and special teams coach at Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2017.
Prior to getting into coaching full time, Mosby was a student assistant at MGCCC in from 2013-15, working primarily with linebackers. He then moved on to be a student assistant at Mississippi State, working with the linebackers and safeties from 2015-17.
"Michael comes highly recommended and has a ton of experience," Egger said. "He's a Mississippi guy and will do a great job."
Sims joins the Pearl River staff after spending the last six seasons in various roles at Hattiesburg High School.
A native of Holly Springs, Sims walked on at Southern Miss, where he was a safety from 2005-06. Sims got his start in coaching at East Marion High School in Columbia, Miss., where he coached linebackers and defensive backs from Jan. 2011-Aug. 2012.
Sims began coaching at Hattiesburg in 2013 and helped transform the Tigers into a perennial powerhouse. Sims' primary responsibility at HHS was defensive backs and pass coverage coordinator. Last season, after a second straight undefeated regular season at HHS, six of Sims' defensive backs made the All-Region 4-5A team.
"Ta'Ron's a very detailed guy with high energy who takes pride in his position," Egger said. "He comes very recommended and coached in a great Hattiesburg program under Coach Tony Vance. He has had a lot of success. He's a talented young coach and it was really a no brainer to add him to our staff."
PRCC's four returners all have something new to look forward to in 2019. Terrence Metcalf and Matt Monacelli were elevated to co-offensive coordinators, with Metcalf adding the assistant head coach title to his previous responsibilities of offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator; Monacelli will also coach the quarterbacks; Jonathan "J.J." Johnson has been promoted to defensive coordinator in addition to coaching the defensive line; Nathan Wiggins will coach the linebackers and is now the strength coach; lastly, Egger will coach special teams.
"Both of those guys have been here the entire time I've been here," Egger said of his co-OCs. "This is an opportunity for both of them to be a coordinator, which is something they've been working towards. They work great together, which is why we went with the co-coordinator."
Egger praised Metcalf's ability to get the most out of his players.
"Terrence has great leadership qualities and the kids really follow him," he said.
Monacelli previously coached the receivers.
"This is the next step for Matt," Egger said. "He has a great understanding of offensive schemes and what we want to run. He'll do a great job. He's incredibly detail oriented on the field and in meetings and really works his tail off."
In his debut season on PRCC's sidelines coaching the defensive line, Johnson showed he has what it takes to lead the entire defense.
"He's an enthusiastic coach with a great mind," Egger said of Johnson. "He has a really good concept of defensive philosophies that will help us be successful. He has great leadership qualities and is very detailed."
Like his counterparts, Wiggins will take on added responsibilities in 2019 as the team's new strength coach.
"He does an unbelievable job in the weight room," Egger said. "Our guys have gotten much stronger; this is the best we have been in my tenure."
Also returning to the staff in 2019 is Kristi Harris, who is the Director of Operations and Creative Services.
"Kristi does a great job with our media and will be in charge of academics plus operations," Egger said. "She does a great job and is very detailed."
The Wildcats recently announced their 2019 schedule. PRCC opens the year with back-to-back road games at Itawamba (Aug. 29) and East Mississippi (Sept. 5) before hosting Copiah-Lincoln on Sept. 12 in the home opener at Dobie Holden Stadium. The Wildcats also visit East Central (Sept. 19), Jones College (Oct. 5) and Gulf Coast (Oct. 17), and host Hinds (Sept. 26), Southwest (Oct. 12) and Delta (Oct. 24). The SMCC game will serve as homecoming this season.
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