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Tanner Densford is in his first year with the DeSoto Central Baseball Program. He is serving as
a volunteer assistant coach for the varsity, junior varsity, and the 8th/9th grade teams.
A native of DeSoto County, Coach Densford was a graduate of Lewisburg High School in 2012.
Tanner played baseball at Lewisburg for four years, where he helped lead his team to their first
ever State Championship game his senior year. He then went on to sign with Northwest
Community College. While at Northwest, Coach Densford was fortunate enough to play for the
State Championship during his 2012-2013 season. After Northwest, he signed with Mississippi
College and played for the Choctaws for one season. In 2016, he transferred to Mississippi State
to further his education. Coach Densford is now at the University of Memphis pursuing a degree in
Physical Education, graduating next spring.
I am thankful to Coach Monaghan for this amazing opportunity. I look forward to being able to learn from great coaches and to help develop and lead the young men in this program.
Jason Miller has been with the Jaguars since Fall 2014. Coach Miller comes to
DeSoto Central from Tupelo High School, where he was an assistant baseball coach.
While at Tupelo Miller was a part of 8 Division Championships and 2 North Half
Championships. Prior to Tupelo High School, Miller
was a graduate assistant coach at Delta State University. While assisting the
program, the team earned berths to the Division II College World Series in 2002
A native of Tupelo, MS, Coach Miller was a 1997 graduate of Tupelo High School.
After a successful high school career as a dual-sport athlete in baseball and football, he signed with Itawamba Community College where he was a member of the 1999 State Championship baseball team. Miller would continue his career signing with Delta State University. While at DSU, Coach Miller was a part of a Gulf South Conference Championship in 2000, and in 2001, the Statesmen would earn a berth in the Division II College World Series.
Coach Miller is married to the former Shelley White of Tupelo, MS. Mrs. Miller teaches Mathematics at Northwest Community College. Jason and Shelley have three children, Davis, Dylan, and Drew. Coach Miller teaches Drug Education, Drivers Education, and Physical Science at DCHS.
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Andy Dickerson is in his third year teaching at DeSoto Central High School. Coach Dickerson
teaches Physical Science and Chemistry. He has been an assistant coach since the Fall of 2015.
A native of DeSoto County, Coach Dickerson was a graduate of Olive Branch High School in
2009. He was a two sport athlete and was voted baseball Team Captain by his teammates
during his senior year. Coach Dickerson went to Northwest Community College and Mississippi
State University. In 2014, he graduated from MSU with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology
specializing in Sports Pedagogy.
Coach Dickerson is married to the former Karissa Middleton of Olive Branch, MS. Andy and
Karissa have one daughter, Ava Grace Dickerson.
I am thankful to Coach Monaghan for the opportunity to coach and develop our young guys. I truly believe we have one of the best programs in the state. I look forward to continuing the championship culture that has previously been set at DeSoto Central.
Jeremy Simpson has been an assistant coach at DeSoto Central High School since the fall of 2012.
Coach Simpson comes to DeSoto Central after working 2 years in the Shelby County Schools system.
Previous to joining the education and coaching field, Coach Simpson worked in the business field
including stints in fundraising with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and advertising sales.
A native of Newbern, Tennessee, Coach Simpson was a 2002 graduate of Dyer County High School where he helped lead the baseball team to the first state championship playoff round appearance in school history and the football team to the deepest playoff run in 25 years. Coach Simpson went on to attend and graduate in 2007 from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee and has been involved by umpiring and coaching baseball and softball at all levels ever since.
I am truly honored to have the opportunity to join the DeSoto Central family. Thanks to all the great parents, players, administration, and teachers the future is bright for DC Baseball.