Jacob Massey named Long Beach head football coach

The Long Beach Football Program has a new captain to steer the ship following the retirement of Ryan Ross last month.

Late Friday, the school district announced Jacob Massey as the next head football coach, having most recently served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Petal High School.

Massey also has prior coaching stops at Amory and DeSoto Central following his playing career at East Central Community College and Louisiana College.

He takes over a Bearcats program that’s hungry for its first winning season since 2017 and its first trip to the playoffs since 2011.