Trojan Football Coaching Staff

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Jeff Tatum
Head Football Coach

    Head Coach Jeff Tatum is a former MDCC Trojan quarterback and was a member of the coaching staff under James “Wooky” Gray who led Mississippi Delta to an undefeated 1993 season. During that season, the Trojans won the North Division, State and National Championships.
    Tatum earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Health, Physical Education and Recreatoin from Delta State University.

    He was an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at MDCC from 1987 to 1997. During his first stint here, the coaching staff was named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College (MACJC) Coaching Staff of the Year three times (1989, 1991, 1993) and he coached in the Real Dairy Bowl (1993).

  Tatum has coached in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Star game six times (1990, 1992, 1994, 2013, 2014, 2015).

    He then coached one year at Georgia Military College (GMC) where the team led the nation in rushing and finished No. 4 in the nation overall.

   Tatum spent the 1999 season with Garden City Community College (GCCC) and helped the Broncbusters win the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) State Championship.

   Garden City spent most of that year in the No. 1 spot in the nationwide polls and finished No. 5 nationally overall. That season he and his fellow coaches were named the KJCCC Coaching Staff of the Year and Tatum coached in the Real Dairy Bowl game again.

   He then returned to GMC for 10 years as offensive coordinator and assistant head coach leading the Bulldogs to three National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Championship appearances and one national title (2001).

   Tatum’s offenses touted Top 10 national rankings each year and he was named Offensive Coordinator of the Year for 2002 by the conference. He returned to GCCC in 2010 as head coach and turned their program around.

   He led GCCC to a win in the Mississippi Bowl in 2012 and became the only team outside of the state to do so. Tatum and his assistants were named the 2012 KJCCC Coaching Staff of the Year and finished the year ranked No. 20 in the nation.

   Garden City was home to the 2012 conference Offensive Player of the Year, Nick Marshall, who signed with Auburn.

   Tatum returned to MDCC in 2013 as head coach of the Trojans and was named interim athletic director in August 2016.