Being the son of a coach, Ras Bayles knows all to well that moving on is part of the vocation.
Bayles, 32, resigned last week as head coach of the McAdams Bulldogs football team and accepted an assistant's position on the staff of Terry High School. Bayles will be coaching defensive backs for head coach Wade Henderson.
Bayles comes to Terry after having been the head coach of the McAdams Bulldogs since 2007.
"It's just a better move for my family and me," said Bayles. "It's a 6A school and it's closer to home for me."
Bayles lives in Madison County and had been commuting to McAdams while coaching and teaching there.
"I made some really good connections with those kids at McAdams and developed some good relationships with them, I'm really going to miss that," added Bayles.
Bayles played football his junior year at McAdams under his father, head coach Boyd Bayles.
Bayles moved on with his father to Lafayette County High School where he played his senior year.
"I am definitely grateful to the school board and superintendent of Attala County for the opportunity they gave me to coach at McAdams, and I'm grateful to the community for letting me work with their kids," said Bayles.
"I loved working at McAdams and working with the people there, but I've been given a chance to coach at a 6A school going against a higher level of competition, and I feel this will help to increase my knowledge of the game as well."
Whippets fall to Patriots
The Kosciusko Whippets were fresh off an emotional quarterfinal series victory over Tishomingo County when the Lewisburg Patriots came to town on Thursday night.
Spring drills end for area high schools
The Ethel Tigers finished up spring football during the second week of May and coach Paul Dees said his team accomplished a lot in the days that they had to work together. The Kosciusko Whippets finished spring training with a victory over Northeast Lauderdale 16-14 last Friday night and head coach Tyler Peterson was pleased with the progression that the Whippets are making
Myer wins state, Hill finishes third
The third time is the charm for Mitchell Myer at the 4A MHSAA State Track Meet. In 2011 Mitchell finished fourth with 11-00.00 and in 2012 he finished sixth with a leap of 11-00.00. On Monday, May 13, Mitchell vaulted 12-06.00 to capture his fifth victory to stay undefeated for the year.
To the wire, Kosy defeats Braves
The Kosciusko Whippets were in good shape after Friday night’s 8-0 win over the visiting Tishomingo Braves, but a set-back in Iuka on Saturday, a 3-2 loss, put the fast dogs’ season in jeopardy.
KHS hires Greenleaf
The Kosciusko School Board met Monday night and approved the hiring of new Whippet basketball coach Eleazarus Greenleaf.
On the Porch with Dirk: How great Thou art
Here I am, the last day of turkey season and a monsoon of rain is dousing Attala County.
It is real easy to get depressed in weather like this, especially after a season like I have had.
Tigers finish season 15-13
The Ethel Tigers were fresh off a thrilling first round sweep of French Camp when they traveled to Stringer on Saturday for game one of the best-of-three series.
The Tigers would drop game one 5-3.
Game one had been pushed from Thursday to Saturday due to inclement weather, pushing game two to Monday night in Ethel, to which the Tigers fell once again, 7-2.
Kosy moves to third round
The Kosciusko Whippets had a bitter taste in their mouths from 2012’s playoff series loss to New Albany in three games.
That taste is clearly better now, and New Albany was once again the foe.
Kosy boys and girls track head to State meet
The Kosciusko boys and girls track teams participated in the North State Track meet at Pontotoc on May 4 and will be sending one boys and four girls to the Class 4A State Meet at Pearl on May 13
Martin inducted into Hall of Fame
Railford “Randy” Martin was inducted into the Holmes Community College Sports Hall of Fame on April 25.
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