Assistant coach takes new position

After spending the past 10 seasons beside Lady Lion head coach Lori Davis Jones, former Lady Lion assistant coach Brent Harris has accepted the job of head coach at Southwest Community College in Summit, Miss.

Harris, a native of Jackson, Tenn. was in charge of recruiting, scheduling and helping scout Lady Lion opponents. Harris has helped coach the Lady Lions to over 100 wins in prior to joining Davis Jones at Southeastern, the two coached together at Lambuth University for three seasons.

“He’s one of my best friends,” said Jones in a recent issue of the Hammond Daily Star. “It’s a very unique opportunity for him to go ahead and be a head coach again.

With Harris now coaching at Southwest, a school that produces many potential Div-I players, Jones talked about the opportunity and benefit the coaching connection between the two can provide with recruiting the area.

 “It’s really a good thing,” Jones added. ” [Harris] was ready to do this again and I think Southwest has an incredible head coach to mentor those kids. We can help him with kids, and he can help us with kids. It’s kind of like having an extra set of eyes in south Mississippi.

The Lady Lions coaching staff is now apart after spending a decade together and now coach Lori Davis Jones has to deal with the job of searching for a new assistant, something she hasn’t had to do in a long time.

“This will be interesting, to say the least,” said Jones in an interview. “I’ll rely on Eric a lot. He’s got good intuition. We’ve gotten emails and phone calls already. Word travels fast.”

Harris is a graduate of Lambuth University where he earned degrees in business administration and science and a master’s in education from Tennessee State University.

Harris was not available for comment.