Coach Todd Lott is coming home to Washington School.
On Thursday, Lott was named the new head football coach at Washington School, a place where he graduated from in 1984 and later coached the football team to state championships in 2008 and 2009. Lott helped coach the Generals for 22 years and served as head coach for 10 years. Lott left the school in 2010. He has spent the last two years as the head football coach at East Union High School in Blue Springs.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to come home and help a school that has been really good for me,” Lott said. “Washington School is where I graduated from and it is where my two children graduated from. I love the Delta, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Lott takes over a General program that has struggled in recent years. Washington has won just three games over the last three seasons.
“I told the kids when I met with them on Wednesday that I don’t deal with the past,” Lott said. “I do know that, to be successful, the players and coaches have to be totally bought in, and we have to come in every day and do what is necessary to win.”
Lott replaces Coach Greg Wallace, who spent three seasons leading the Generals.
After leaving Washington School in 2010, Lott made a number of stops coaching throughout the Magnolia State. He spent two seasons at Greenville High and another season at Mississippi Delta Community College. He also worked as the defensive coordinator at Germantown High School, and then spent two years as the head coach at Madison St. Joseph, where he helped to turnaround the program. Before becoming the head coach at East Union, he served as the athletic director of New Albany High School.
After a decade away from his hometown, Lott said he can’t wait to see old friends and make some new ones.
“I missed the Delta, and it great to be coming home,” he said.