After 21 years at Vancleave, Capers takes the reins at Resurrection

Capers replaces Scott Sisson as the Eagles head coach

Vancleave's Lavon Capers leaves Bulldogs, takes over at Resurrection

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - After spending 21 years of his coaching career at one school, Lavon Capers is on the move.

Capers is retiring from the Jackson County School district to become the new head football coach at Resurrection. Capers replaces Scott Sisson, who recently stepped down to become an assistant coach for the girls basketball and volleyball teams.

“Being able to retire and get my retirement started (and) being able to continue coaching at a quality school with quality people was a key factor,” Capers told WLOX. “I wouldn’t have left (Vancleave) for just any job.”

After serving as a defensive coordinator under Jim Bloomfield for 15 years, Capers posted a 15-30 overall record in four years as the Vancleave head coach.

“I’m 47, so I’ve spent almost half of my life (at Vancleave) professionally,” Capers said. “I look back with a lot of really good memories."

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