Welcome Coach Vandygriff to the Eagle Family. Coach Vandygriff has spent the last 3 years at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens Ga. where he was the Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator. Coach Vandygriff is entering his 25th season as a College and High School Coach. Through the years Coach Vandygiff has coached in three state championships, 2 semifinals, and multiple quarterfinal rounds. He has 1 state championship and 9 region championships. Coach Vandygriff started this coaching journey at his Alma Mater, Union College, KY., where he received his B.S. and M.A. While playing football at Union College, he was an All-Mid South Conference Defensive Lineman and Honorable Mention All-American. Coach Vandygriff had the opportunity to learn from multiple coaches along the way, with the likes of Roy Kidd (E.K.U.), Mike Springston (WVU TECH), Tony Gibson (N.C. STATE), Roger Holmes (DUBLIN), and Leroy Ryals (CEDAR SHOALS). Through those experiences Coach Vandygriff's philosophy has been to “mentor, develop, foster, produce, and value every player’s athletic ability, academic ability, character, and work ethic.” Why Football? Football is an example of a journey in life. In life, you have to plan, practice (making good decisions/getting better daily) and execute. It’s essential that student-athletes learn to connect life lessons to their football journey and look beyond where they are. Coach Vandygriff couldn’t do it without his loyal family including his wife Penny, daughters, Tabitha, Misty, and Karla and sons, Hovie, Tyler, and Chris.
Coach Jordan is entering his 11th season coaching Georgia high school football and his first here at Montgomery County High School. Jordan is a 2004 graduate of Vidalia Comprehensive High School and a 2009 (B.A.) and 2013 (M.A.T.) graduate of Georgia Southern University. Coach Jordan started his coaching career at Valdosta State University where he served as a graduate assistant in 2009-2010. Jordan began his high school coaching career at East Laurens High School where he coached defensive backs, receivers, quarterbacks, and fullbacks over a 5 year period. He also served as Defensive Coordinator (16-17) and Assistant Head Coach of the baseball team. Jordan’s next coaching job was at Dublin High School where he coached defensive backs and was the Head Baseball Coach (17-18). From there, Jordan went to Crisp County High School where he coached defensive backs and served as the Special Teams Coordinator (18-21). While at Crisp, Jordan was a part of two region championship teams and a state runner-up finish in 2019. Coach Jordan’s last coaching stop was at 7A East Coweta High School, where he coached Running Backs for one season. Coach Jordan will be coaching Linebackers and Running Backs here at Montgomery County High School, while serving as the Defensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach.
Coach Izell Stephens III is a proud graduate of Dublin High School in Dublin, GA where he was a member of two state championship teams in 2006 (football, basketball). He attended Georgia Southern University and graduated from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Stephens coached for 5 years at Treutlen High School as a football coach and assistant boys basketball coach. Most recently, Stephens served at Jeff Davis High school as a varsity wide receivers coach and co- offensive coordinator. He also served as the assistant varsity girls basketball coach and assistant varsity girls track coach.
Coach Stephens is entering his 1st year at Montgomery County as the varsity football offensive coordinator and head boys basketball coach.
Coach Stephens has two children, Ilyse 10, and Izell IV, 6 and he is excited to be in Montgomery County and excited to be an EAGLE! #EagleNation
2020-2021 Montgomery County Lady Eagles Basketball Schedule
Day/Date Opponent LocationResult
Tuesday 12-1 Hawkinsville HHS 45-32 W
Saturday 12-5 Vidalia Home 30-40 L
Saturday 12-12 Toombs County Home 37-35 W
Tuesday 12-14 Hawkinsville Home 31-22 W
Saturday 12-19 Dublin Home 38-33 W
Tuesday 12-22 Portal Home 41-24 W
Wednesday 12-30 Toombs County TCHS 53-31 W
Tuesday 1-5 Wilcox County WCHS 45-46 L
Tuesday 1-12 Dooly County Home 65-48 W
Friday 1-15 Dublin DHS 43-45 L
Saturday 1-16 Wheeler County WCHS 72-16 W
Tuesday 1-19 Telfair County Home 37-39 L
Wednesday 1-27 Telfair County TCHS 39-35 W
Monday 2-1 Treutlen THS
Tuesday 2-2 Johnson County JCHS
Friday 2-5 Dooly County DCHS
Saturday 2-6 Wheeler County Cancelled
Tuesday 2-9 Johnson County Home
Thursday 2-11 Wilcox County Home
Saturday 2-13 Treutlen (Senior Night) Home
The Lady Eagles finished the 2019-2020 season with a 19-9 record. After making the playoffs the Lady Eagles pulled off a first-round upset on the road at Macon County. The 54-49 victory marked the first playoff victory since 2003 for the Lady Eagles basketball team. The playoff appearance marked the 26th time the Lady Eagles basketball team has advanced to the GHSA playoffs.
Congratulations to all the coaching staff and players for a great season. Thank you to our three seniors Arlona Jordan, Tamyjah Hatten, and Narea Newkirk for their huge contributions to the program over the last 4 years.
The team finished 2nd in Area Duals and the Traditional Tournament
Gavin Fennell, Jacob Carpenter, Brandon Denmark, and Rome Thornton were 2020-2021 Area Champs
Dirk Wright, NiShawn Wise, and Dre'Shun Patterson were 2020-2021 Area Runner-ups
We sent the most wrestlers to State in school history with 10 wrestlers qualifying.
Brandon Denmark and Jacob Carpenter finished their junior years 5th at State. Rome Thornton finished his sophomore year 8th at State. (All of which are personal bests for the athletes.)
Upcoming Seniors 2022
Carpenter finished his 11th grade year by earning his high school career 50th pin! He currently has 78 wins and is well on his way to 100!
Denmark finished the season with 20 wins. Denmark had 15 pins with 22 takedowns. He currently has 48 wins in his career after missing a season due to an injury. We look forward to an impressive senior year for Denmark.
Dominguez finished her freshman year 3rd in State for the girls' division. She qualified for State last year and had an impressive season. She had 10 pins and 13 wins, many of which were against boys. She has 41 wins with 25 pins for her high school career. We can't wait to see what she does this year.
Glisson will return as this year's projected heavyweight. He finished last year's season going .500 on the season. Glisson will have a great senior year.
Wise had a great junior season. He had the second most takedowns on the team with 28. He finished the season with 17 wins, some of which came at the State Tournament. He currently has 45 wins in his high school career. We are expecting great things from Wise this upcoming season.