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Cathedral’s Rushing named BA football coach

Ron Rushing will be the new head football coach for Brookhaven Academy.

Rushing leaves Cathedral High School after a successful six-year head coaching run from 2010 to 2015, which included three MHSAA region titles and a 2014 MHSAA Class 1A state championship.

“It’s just a good move for my family,” Rushing said. “They called me, and they want to build their program back up. They’re really dedicated to getting it back to where it should be.  I’m excited about (the challenge) and looking forward to the opportunity.”

Rushing, who also serves as an assistant on the Green Wave baseball staff, said he will finish out the school year at Cathedral before moving on to Brookhaven Academy.

“I can’t say one bad thing about (Cathedral),” Rushing said. “I’ve had a great time here, and that’s one reason the decision was so difficult. I’ve gotten really close with the kids, and we’ve done a lot of great things.”

Rushing’s first football job came at Brookhaven Academy where he worked from 1999 to 2003.

BA football coach Blake Purvis is leaving for Porters Chapel Academy. He coached two years at BA.

By Reed DeSalvo
The Natchez Democrat