Left to Right:
Jason Smith, Daniel Calvert, Bill Clay, Stan McCain, Glenn Boothe, Dane Milling, and Brock Clay
Stan McCain, Head Coach
Brock Clay, Defensive Coordinator & Linebackers
Coach Clay is in his third season with the Knights. He is a 1995 graduate of West Lauderdale where he was a member of the football and baseball teams. He played baseball at East Mississippi Community College. He graduated from EMCC in 1997 and Mississippi State University in 2000. His coaching career began at Starkville High School (1997-2000) as a student-coach where he worked with quarterbacks and linebackers. He spent the next six years at Meridian High School where he served as junior high coordinator, high school assistant, and finally defensive coordinator. Most recently he was head coach at Kemper County High School. Coach Clay is married to the former Kyla Holloman of Quitman, MS and they are the parents of two daughters: McKenna, age 9, and Ashlynn, age 4.
Glenn Boothe, Offensive Line
Coach Boothe is in his third season with the Knights. He is a 1994 graduate of Hale County High School in Moundville, Alabama where he was an all-state selection. He played on the offensive line at the University of Alabama-Birmingham before transferring to the University of West Alabama where he lettered two years. He earned his B.S. in Social Science in 2000 and his M.Ed. in Education Administration in 2004. Prior to coming to West Lauderdale, he coached offensive line and defensive tackles at Northeast Lauderdale High School (2000-2009). He is married to the former Morgan Amick of Pleasant Grove, Alabama and they have one son, Andrew Bryant Boothe, who will be 5 in September.
Jason Smith, Running Backs
Coach Smith is in his third season with the Knights. He is a graduate of Thompson High School in Alabaster, AL. He played collegiate baseball at the University of West Alabama. After graduating from UWA in 2002, Coach Smith spent four years as an assistant football and baseball coach at West Lauderdale. The past three years, he has been the head baseball coach at Chelsea High School in Chelsea, AL. Coach Smith and his family are very excited to return to Collinsville. He and his wife Kimberly have been married for 10 years and have a 6-year-old son, Carson.
Daniel Calvert, Defensive Backs
Coach Daniel Calvert enters his seventh season with the Knights where he coaches defensive backs. He is a graduate of Kemper Academy where he played football and baseball. He attended East Mississippi Community College and the University of West Alabama, where he played football for two years. After graduating from UWA in 2004 with a B. S. degree, Coach Calvert coached football and baseball for two years at Kemper Academy. He also served as an assistant baseball coach for the West Lauderdale Knights from 2007-2009. He is married to the former Kathryn Montgomery and they have one son, Cade, age 3 and a daughter 1.
Dane Milling, Outside Backers
Coach Dane Milling is in his second season with the Knights. He is a graduate a West Lauderdale High School, where he played football. He attended Meridian Community College and Mississippi State University. After graduating from MSU in 2006 with a B.S. degree, Coach Milling assisted in coaching football and was head baseball coach for three years at West Bolivar High School in Rosedale, MS. Coach Milling also coached at Hebron Christian School in Pheba, MS for one year. Coach Milling assisted their coaching staff in football, fastpitch softball, and baseball. Coach Milling is married to the former Michele 'Mimi' Atkins of Starkville, MS and they have one son Xander who is two years old.
Bill Clay, Outside Linebackers
Coach Bill Clay enters his third season with the Knights where he coaches outside linebackers. He is a graduate of Dekalb High School and he holds a master's degree in business and finance from Mississippi State University. He is married to the former Judi Ishie of Bailey. He is father to Ryan Clay of Dekalb, Mitzi Clay Kennedy of Bailey, and Defensive Coordinator Brock Clay. He has 5 grandchildren.