Resurrection Catholic names Eric Denmark as new head football coach

Tuesday, Resurrection Catholic promoted within, naming long-time Eagles assistant Eric Denmark as their next head football coach, replacing Lavon Capers, who coached Resurrection for the past three seasons.

Denmark is no stranger to the football community, especially in Jackson County.

In 1981, Denmark graduated from Pascagoula High School and went on to play college ball at Ole Miss.

Starting his coaching career as the Rebels’ first-ever student coach, Denmark later coached and taught for his Panthers, Moss Point, Gautier, East Central, and Vancleave.

Denmark says he’s moving away from the triple option flexbone offense they ran this past season and going back to the i-formation offense which Coach Scott Sisson ran back when the Eagles were south state champions in 2015. “I was real hesitant at first, but I thought about the kids and thought about when I got here nine years ago, how I was not really loving football that first year, but after being here one year and continuing year to year with these kids, I’ve grown to love the game again and I’m a kid out there with them. I’m also the head bowling coach where we just hosted the Class 1 South regionals and I’m proud to say my guys won it again for the third time in a row. We leave next Tuesday to go to State. So, we bowl for State next Wednesday. We’ve been runner-up the last two years and I’m just praying.”

In addition to being a football and bowling coach, Denmark is the Eagles’ assistant athletic director, seventh and eighth grade robotics teacher, and is studying to be a deacon in the Catholic church.

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