PERKINSTON, MS (MGCCC) - On Dec. 20, 2013 Chad Huff was hired to continue the winning tradition at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He had some big shoes to fill when Steve Campbell left the Bulldogs program to become head football coach at Central Arkansas.
Huff had served as offensive coordinator under Campbell at MGCCC. Over 10 seasons, the Bulldogs won the 2007 NJCAA National Championship, captured three State Championships, and seven South State titles.
Huff would coach MGCCC for four seasons, posting 26 wins and 14 losses. His 2015 team captured the MACJC South State Championship for the Bulldogs.
On Tuesday, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Athletic Director Steven Campbell Jr. announced that the school was parting ways with Huff.
"I am very appreciative of the effort Chad has put into leading the Gulf Coast football program," said Campbell.
Campbell says an immediate search to replace Huff is underway. When it comes to the Bulldogs coaching staff, the new head coach will determine which, if any, of the present members would be retained.
Many of the Bulldogs assistants have been with the program for years. Defensive coordinator Steve Davis just completed his 14th season in Perkinston. Defensive backs/special teams coach Steven Moore, a former Stone High and Ole Miss standout, completed his 15th season at MGCCC. He was a defensive back in the NFL for 11 seasons.
In 2014, Huff guided the Bulldogs to eight wins and two losses, a 5-1 record in the MACJC South Division. In 2015, the Bulldogs ran off eight wins in 11 games and captured the South Division title with a 5-1 record.
In 2016, MGCCC was 5-5 and 4-2 in the South Division.
Mississippi Gulf Coast closed out the 2017 season with a 5-4 record and were 3-3 in the South Division standings. After cracking the post-season for 10 straight years, the Bulldogs will be staying home this season.
Huff had a tough time with East Mississippi this past season and dropped a 49-10 decision to the Lions. Rival Pearl River upset the Bulldogs 31-27 two weeks ago and last weekend Jones beat MGCCC 38-24.
We wish Coach Huff all the best. He's a great person and I'm sure he'll land back on his feet in the very near future.