By Hunter Dawkins
The Gazebo Gazette
PASS CHRISTIAN — For the last decade, Jeff Stockstill has built success in all three football teams that he’s coached, now he’ll try and bring the type of environment to Pass Christian.
Stockstill was hired as the new Pirates’ head coach on Monday.
“We are excited about Coach Stockstill coming in to help build our program,” said Pass Christian School District Athletic Director Ricky Smith. “He’s a proven winner and we are excited to watch him build a winning culture. His expectations for his players on the field, in the classroom and in the community is excellence and we are excited for him to be a Pirate.”
Stocktill is coming off winning back-t0-back Class 2A state championships at Scott Central led by Prep All-American and Ole Miss signee Suntarine Perkins. Stockstill accumulated a 63-19 record as a head football coach, including 28-2 for the last two years with the Rebels.
After leaving Raleigh with a 29-12 record for three years, one district title, and being 5-3 in the Class 3A playoffs from 2014-2016, Stockstill took a position at Forrest County AHS in Brooklyn, Miss, for only a year and finished 6-5.
In Stockstill’s two years with the Rebels, they built a winning culture by dominating teams on the scoreboard, scoring 1,329 points in two years and allowing only 326. Defensively, the Rebels had seven shutouts last season including a 55-0 win over Philadelphia High School in the Class 2A quarterfinals.
“We would like to welcome Coach Stockstill and his family to Pirate Nation,” expressed Pass Christian Superintendent Dr. Carla Evers. “We are excited about the future of our program with him at the helm. He hit the ground running having met with the coaches and players to introduce himself.”
Stockstill fills the vacancy left by Chase Carmody, who resigned recently to become the defensive coordinator at Ocean Springs. Carmody led the Pirates to the Class 4A playoffs the past two years losing in the first round both times and leaving PCHS with an 11-15 record. Carmody was hired in 2020 as the head coach leaving his former job as the defensive coordinator of Pearl High School.
“My family and I have enjoyed our three years at Pass Christian,” said Carmody, in his first head coaching position. “I have no doubt they will be successful going forward and we wish the players and coaches the best. It wasn’t an easy decision, but my family and I were offered a great opportunity that we couldn’t pass up.”
In Ocean Springs, Carmody rejoins former PCHS offensive coordinator Jake Bramlett who followed then-Pirate head coach Blake Pennock to OSHS when Pennock took the helm of the Greyhounds in 2020. When Pennock left to take a similar post at Gulfport High to guide the Admirals, Bramlett was elevated to the top spot at the helm of the Greyhounds.