Chambless fills two coaching spots

DTL Staff
Staff Writer

West Point High football coach Chris Chambless has filled two vacancies on his coaching staff.

The school board Monday night approved hiring Anfernee Brand to coach defensive backs and Andrew Hardy to assist on offense and be the freshmen head coach.

Both also will teach.

The two replace lex Williams, who was named head coach at Aberdeen, Josh Pulpous, who was named head coach at Columbus, and Charles Herron, who is the new defensive coordinator at Starkville High.

Chambless says the two are a good mix for his staff with Brand bringing you for Houston where he played high school ball and has recently been an assistant football and baseball coach after graduating from Mississippi College in 2018 after first playing at Itawamba Community College.

He’ll be charged with helping bring along a youthful Green Wave secondary.

Hardy, a native of Philadelphia, has been coaching since 2006 when he started out at East Oktibbeha High School assisting in football and baseball.

From 2008 to 2011, he was at Hancock Middle School in Kiln, then was at Port Gibson from 2011 to 2012, Bay Spring High School from 2012 to 2014 and offensive line coach at Southeast Lauderdale High in Meridian from 2014 until now.

“They are a good mix of youth and experience,” Chambless said. “Hardy has coached several positions so he understands the pieces.”

Hardy also has coached other sports but whether he will help with those in West Point won’t be decided until he starts in July. Hardy has his undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and a master's from Arkansas State University.