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Jefferson County School District names Torrey Dale new head basketball coach



Torrey Dale
Torrey Dale: Photo from Jefferson County School District

Press Release:
FAYETTE, Miss. – We are pleased to announce that Torrey Dale has been named head coach for varsity boys basketball at Jefferson County High School.

“I am pleased to announce Mr. Torrey Dale as the next Head Boys Basketball Coach of Jefferson County High School,” said Dr. Larondrial Barnes, Athletic Director. “Coach Dale comes in with over eight years of experience in coaching, molding, and leading young men in sports and the classroom. His knowledge and familiarity with programs in our area were impressive, as well as his recent success with programs of similar demographics. A little divine timing brings Coach Dale to us because locating a quality coach this time of year is a big challenge.”

Torrey Dale is the son of Willie and Carolyn Dale. He is the loving father to three beautiful daughters Ka’Sandra, Karelyn, and Korreyn. Dale is a native of Durant, Mississippi, where he attended Durant High School as both an honor student and member of the 2005 Durant Tigers 1A State Championship Team. Upon graduation, he continued his education as a redshirt member of the Rust College Basketball Team. After transferring to Jackson State, Dale completed his bachelor’s degree in Social Science Education.

After graduating from Jackson State University, he has had stops at the likes of H.W.Byers High School in Holly Springs, Mississippi; West Lowndes High School in Columbus, Mississippi; Yazoo County High School in Yazoo City, Mississippi; and most recently, Humphreys County High School in Belzoni, Mississippi. In his young eight-year tenure, he has sent two teams to the Coliseum (West Lowndes 2017) and Yazoo County(2020), won three district championships, and produced three district players of the year (Casey Smith from West Lowndes), (Malachi Morton from Yazoo County), and (Fred Gray from Humphreys County).

Dale recently furthered his education with a Master of Science in Sport Management from Jackson State University and will complete his Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership this fall also from Jackson State University. He is entering year nine in education and coaching and looks forward to returning Jefferson County to being one of the top small school programs in the state.

“Being a championship community means we support our students, student-athletes, and the coaches who lead them,” Barnes said. “With that being said, let’s welcome Coach Dale with a Big TigerOvation.”

Dale will also serve as an instructor at the high school.

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