A few sources say Kyle Roane will step down as the head coach at Petal High School, and assume an assistant position at the University of Southern Mississippi. Roane will coach along side newly named Golden Eagles head coach Donnie Tyndall.
Roane becomes the second head coach from Petal in the last few months to jump ship and join the Black and Gold. Former Petal head football coach Steve Buckley stepped down to coach the running backs under first year Southern Miss head coach Ellis Johnson.
Roane led the Panthers to a 14-13 regular season finish last year.