MADISON, Miss. (WJTV) – Madison St. Joseph hired Todd Lott as its new head football coach and athletic director on Thursday.
Lott said multiple characteristics about the job made it an attractive one.
“A couple of things intrigued me about Madison St. Joe,” Lott said. “They have won the MHSAA All-Sports Award for seven years in a row. The education that the students receive there is second to none. There’s also the very supportive environment of the administration, faculty, and parents. Plus, there’s the opportunity to try to rebuild the football program and add to the rich football tradition there.”
Lott has been an assistant coach at Germantown High School for the past three years. Prior to that, he was the head coach at Mississippi Delta Community College for one season. He also spent two seasons at Greenville-Weston High School and 22 years at Washington School, where he won two MAIS Class AAA Division II titles.
The Bruins finished 3-8 last season under then head coach Miller Todd. It was the second straight losing season for the school. Lott said that every program faces tough challenges and he hopes his method of coaching will help bring the Bruins back up.
“I really believe in teaching concepts that can be adapted to any style,” Lott said. “The ‘style’ will be determined by what type of players we have. We will preach playing extremely hard, extremely physical, and being extremely sound fundamentally. I know those things aren’t earth shattering or new concepts but, I believe if we do those things, we will always have a chance to win.”