2016-17 Women's Basketball Coaches
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Lavon Driskell
Head Coach - 11th Season
Alma Mater: Southern Mississippi
Phone: 662-685-4771 x 405

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. 

 
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Jack Moser
Assistant Coach - 5th Season
Alma Mater: Delta State University

Jack Moser begins his fifth year as the 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 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 boy’s 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.

 
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Bryana Davis
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: Blue Mountain College
Phone: 662-685-4771 x 405

Bryana Davis is entering her first year as the Head Junior Varsity and Assistant Coach for the Lady Topper's basketball program.  Davis is a recent graduate of Blue Mountain College, where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology.

Davis spent the three previous years under Coach Lavon Driskell as a member of the Women’s Basketball team.  She was recognized as a Southern States Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete in the 2014-2015 and 2016-2016 seasons.  Her sophomore year, she earned a spot on the All-Tournament team.  Davis ended her career receiving several awards such as the 110-Percent Award, All-Conference and NAIA All-American Honorable Mention.

Davis, a native of Ripley, graduated from Pine Grove High School where she lettered five years.  She recorded 2,486 career points and received All-County and All-Division awards each year.  She also played in the MAC and NEMBCA All-Star Games. 

 
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Chris Driskell
Recruiting Assistant - 11th Season

Chris Driskell begins her 11th season as the Women's Basketball Recruiting Assistant 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 in Graphic Design 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 the Madison County Conservation Education Teacher of the Year in 1997.