Ocean Springs is also in the market for a new head coach upon the resignation of Ryan Ross earlier today as first reported by the Sun Herald and later confirmed to News 25 by the man himself.
During his nine years with the program, Coach Ross led the Greyhounds to the playoffs in six of them, compiling an overall record of 61-45 along the way.
That includes Friday’s first round exit at the hands of Oak Grove, capping off a 5-7 showing in 2019.
Having just completed the construction of a brand new grandstand, Ross leaves the program in a good place for his eventual successor to hit the ground running.
But at the end of the day, he says the players need some ‘new blood’ while he seeks out his next coaching job in the coming months, leaving behind a one-of-a-kind opportunity. “It is what it is as far as it kind of comes with the territory doing what I do for a living. But you get somewhere like Ocean Springs is a special place. The school district is a special school district. And we’ve been so proud of what we’ve been able to do here as a school district. And it’s bittersweet, no doubt about it. Just part of the business, and try and move on and accept the next challenge and do the best we can.”
Coach Ross says his tenure at Ocean Springs High School runs through June 30th.