Lavon Driskell, in his second stint at the helm of the Blue Mountain College’s Womens’ Basketball Program, is in his 12th season as the head coach of the Women’s Basketball Program and stepped down as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics after serving 9 years in that role.
He was the Head Women’s Basketball Coach from 1985-89 when he departed to fill the same position at Mississippi University for Women. While at Blue Mountain College, his 1988-89 team finished the season ranked #1 nationally in team free throw percentage, was selected to coach in the TCAC All Star Game and was named as Outstanding Faculty Member in 1987. Coach Driskell was also named Coach of the Year in the TranSouth Athletic Conference for the 2012-13 season.
Coach Driskell has been in the coaching/teaching profession for 44 years and has served in various capacities as a principal, coach, athletic director, and teacher in schools across the state of Mississippi. He is also a published author of a book, Developing the Pure Shooter, and has conducted shooting clinics across the state including a presentation at the MPSA State Teachers Convention. He also was a presenter for the MAIS Coaches Clinic in 2012.
Entering the teaching and coaching profession in 1973, Coach Driskell was honored by being selected as an Outstanding Young Educator and Outstanding Young Man of America in 1977 and 1980, from two different schools. He was also selected as Coach of the Year in 1977 where he led his team, in his first season, to a 22–12 record which was the first winning season in the history of the school. Driskell continued to coach at various schools where he reconstructed two other programs and turned them into winning teams. In 1991, after a stint as head coach at Blue Mountain College and Mississippi University for Women, Driskell returned to a previous school where the basketball program was struggling and in his 2nd season, was named Coach of the Year in 1993, led the team to a 19-14 season and a birth in the state tournament.
Coach Driskell earned his undergraduate and Master's Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, in Hattiesburg, MS.
His wife, Chris, serves as the online program coordinator and assistant coach for the women’s basketball team at Blue Mountain College. They have been married for 32 years.
Jack Moser begins his sixth year as a Women’s Assistant Basketball Coach at Blue Mountain College. He is currently the Vice President for Student Services/ Dean of Students. Coach Moser served as Blue Mountain’s Women’s Basketball Coach for 17 years from 1989-2006, being named co-coach of the year in 2002. He was the Men’s Assistant Basketball Coach from 2008-2011 and is an Associate Professor having taught courses in physical education, education, and mathematics at the college. Prior to Blue Mountain, Coach Moser served in various capacities as principal, teacher, and coach for 8 years at Pillow in Greenwood, Mississippi. His boys’ team won the State AAA championship in 1983.
Moser received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Delta State University as well as receiving certification of secondary administration from DSU. He has done additional work at the University of Mississippi.
He is married to his wife, Tracy, the Baptist Student Union Director at BMC.
Chris Driskell begins her twelfth season as Assistant Women’s Basketball and Coordinator of Game Operations. She is currently the Program Coordinator for Online General Education at Blue Mountain College, and has served in this capacity since 2006. Her high school basketball career included being named High School All American and United States Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete.
Driskell received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with teacher certification from Mississippi University for Women. She taught middle school and high school art at Pillow Academy and Madison Ridgeland Academy from 1992-1998, and was named Madison County Conservation Education Teacher of the Year in 1997.
She has been married to Coach Lavon Driskell for 32 years.