BASSFIELD, Miss. (WDAM) - On this week’s episode of Tim’s Two Cents, we talk with Jefferson Davis County High School athletic director and football coach Lance Mancuso.
WDAM’s 2019 “Coach of the Year,” Mancuso and his teams have won seven state championship rings since his arrival in Bassfield 13 years ago.
In his first 11 seasons, he guided the Bassfield High School Yellowjackets to five state titles. Then, after Bassfield and Prentiss high schools were merged to create JDC, the Jaguars won a pair of state crowns in their first three years of existence.
In 2019, the Jaguars started 2-6 only to rip off eight consecutive wins, including a 25-15 victory over Noxubee County High School in the 2019 Class 3A state title game.
Mancuso talks about starting as a No. 4 seed again as the Class 3A playoffs open, facing a former JDC assistant in Friday’s opening-round game at Raleigh High School and the impact of reclassification on Region 8-3A.