Mobile Christian promotes Talley Haines and hires new basketball and volleyball coaches

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Mobile Christian baseball coach Talley Haines has been named the school’s athletic director.

Haines will also continue to coach baseball.

He succeeds Joey Adams as athletic director.

Adams is now the director of operations at the school.

“I am extremely grateful for all that Coach Adams has done for our athletic department over the years,” said school principal Clint Mitchell. “I’m very happy that we have an incredible candidate to fill his shoes in the future. Coach Talley Haines has done wonderful things with the baseball program here at Mobile Christian. His wide range of skills makes him uniquely prepared. for this opportunity. Coach Haines and I share a desire for Mobile Christian to be excellent in all that we do. I look forward to his efforts to make that happen.

Mobile head coach Christian Joey Adams and the Leopards take on UMS-Wright in the first half of a men’s basketball game at the William Mitchell Invitational on Saturday, December 29, 2018 in Mobile, Ala. (Mike [email protected])

Adams served as an AD at MCS from 2000 to 2007 and from 2015 to 2022. During his tenure, he oversaw an athletic program that won 23 state tag team championships and finished second 21 times in seven different sports. He also led the athletic department during the transition from AISA to AHSAA.

“It has been an honor to serve our athletes and our families at Mobile Christian,” said Adams. “We have been fortunate to have a number of wonderful kids, coaches and supporters who have helped make the program what it is today.

“I appreciate the opportunity to have had a small part in the success of our programs. What has been most important to me has not been the championships that have been won, but witnessing the lives that have been positively impacted now and for many years to come as a result of being a part of by MCS Athletics. I am delighted and grateful that Talley Haines has been chosen to lead the program going forward. I can’t think of a better person to lead our athletics program.

Last week, the school announced that Will Phillips would be the boys’ new basketball coach, also taking over from Adams. Jackie Haines was hired as the head volleyball coach.

Phillips, 27, is a graduate of Faulkner University in Montgomery and has been with the Leopard basketball program for three years, serving as JV head coach and varsity assistant under Adams.

“Being named head coach at MCS is something I’ve dreamed of and prayed for ever since I set foot on this campus in 2019,” he said. “I love everything about this school and what it stands for. I am extremely honored that the MCS administration believes that I am the right candidate to lead this program for a long time. I cannot thank Coach Joey Adams enough for what he has done for this program over the past 20 years, and working alongside him for the past three years as an assistant has been a blessing to me, and I will always appreciate the things I learned. to work with him. The responsibility and expectations of being a head coach is something I don’t take lightly. I will strive not only to ensure that this program is filled with high quality basketball players, but above all high quality young men who love the Lord and serve others.

Jackie Haines is no stranger to the volleyball program having previously coached from 2011 to 2015. Since her first stint as head coach, she has remained active in the volleyball program, coordinating our programs for elementary and middle schools. She succeeds Autumn Parker, who quit at the end of the season after giving birth to her first child.

Parker led the Leopards to regionals last season, and the Leopards return with a very strong group of players for the 2022-23 season.

“I am very excited about the possibilities of the volleyball program at Mobile Christian,” she said. “We have a group of talented girls who work extremely hard and are competitors. There is so much potential at the university level all the way to college girls. It will be a pleasure to work with this group.

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