Football Coaches

Meridian High School Football Coaching Staff


Head Coach Larry Weems
Coach Weems is a 1970 graduate of Forest Hill High School in Jackson. He received his Bachelors in Education in 1974 and a Masters Degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation in 1975 from Mississippi State University. He also received his Masters Degree in Secondary Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1988.


Assistant Coaches
Offensive Line: Calvin Hampton
High School: Meridian High '98
College: UWA '02
Degree: BS in Physical Education and Special Education
Teaching: Special Education

Defensive Line: James Miller
High School: Meridian High '99
College: Nigholl State '04
Degree: BS in Computer Information Systems

Defensive Line: Reico McCann
High School: Quitman High '92
College: Southern MS; UWA
Degree: BS: Masters; Physical Education, Special Education, and Information Systems
Teaching: Special Education

Defensive Back: Dexter McCleon
High School: Meridian High '92
College: Clemson '96
Degree: Management
Other: NFL Experience 11 years with Rams, Chiefs, and Texans


Linebackers: Lee Burrell
High School: Durant High School
College: Delta State University
Degree: BS: Secondary Math and Driver Education; Masters: Secondary Education and Social Studies
Teaching: Algebra I and Geometry

Wide Receivers: Carlo McClelland
High School: Meridian High ;96
College: Southern Illinois '00
Degree: Health Education
Teaching: Physical Education
Other Duties: KG Boys' Track and Field

Running Backs: Billy Weems
High School: Forest Hill '69
College MSU '74
Degree: BS in Forestry

Running Backs: Craig Hall
High School: Cedar Bluff
College: Jacksonville State; UWA
Degree: BS
Teaching: STEM

Head Athletic Trainer/Assistant Coach: Chad Acton
High School: Patrician Academy '89
College: University of Alabama '94
Degree: Sports Fitness Management
Experience: Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer

Assistant to the Head Coach: Michael "Chico" Brooks
High School: Meridian High School
Experience: 38 Years

Videographer: Kenny Rue
High School: Meridian High School '86
College: Langston, OK University