Lavon Driskell, in his second stint at the helm of the Blue Mountain College Womens’ Basketball Program, is in his 11th season as the head coach of the Women’s Basketball Program and his 8th year as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.
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 - 2013 season.
Coach Driskell has been in the coaching profession for 41 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, leading 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 Recruiting Coach for the women’s basketball team at Blue Mountain College. They have been married for 30 years.