Football: Varsity

Coaches


Tate Thigpen

Head Coach

Coach Tate Thigpen is the new Head Coach of the SSC Rock-A-Chaw Football Team for the 2024 – 2025 School Year. He served as offensive coordinator for the 2023 Rock football squad, which finished with a 9-2 record and was Region 8-3A champion.

Coach Thigpen came to Saint Stanislaus from Sebastopol (MS) H.S., where he was the offensive coordinator.  He previously was the head coach at Glencliff High School in Tennessee.  Coach Thigpen earned his M.A.T. from Belmont University and has 19 years of teaching and coaching experience. He currently teaches Government and World History at SSC.


Chase Cooley

Defensive Coordinator | Linebackers Coach

Coach Chase Cooley is entering his first year as the defensive play-caller in 2023. Coach Cooley is a graduate of East Central. Coach Cooley comes to Saint Stanislaus from Pearl River Community College, where he served as both linebackers and defensive backs coach. In 2022, PRCC posted the #1 scoring defense in MACCC. Coach Cooley plans to draw experience from his time at PRCC as he takes over the defense for the Rock-A-Chaws. 


Seth Rugg

Special Teams Coordinator | Wide Receivers Coach

(228) 467-9057

Coach Seth Rugg was named the Special Team Coordinator in 2021. Coach Rugg is a graduate of Forrest County Agricultural High School, where they won the 2013 4A State Championship. From there, he would play collegiately at Arkansas Baptist. Coach Rugg previously coached at Purvis High School as special teams coordinator, and junior high offensive coordinator (18-20). Coach Rugg looks forward to carrying on the great Rock-A-Chaw tradition.


Mark Logan ’86

Defensive Backs

mlogan@ststan.com  
(228) 467-9057 x 533

Coach Mark Logan is entering his 22nd year as a teacher and football coach. Coach Logan was a three-sport athlete at SSC. Coach Logan has served as defensive coordinator for 10 years, including the 2009 State Championship team, and has coached defensive backs for the past 6 seasons. Coach Logan also won two 4A state championships in baseball for the Rock-A-Chaws (‘10, ‘15) Coach Logan and his wife, Kristi have two sons, Luke and Easton. 


Richard Davidson

Offensive Line Coach


(228) 467-9057

Coach Richard Davidson is entering his second year as the offensive line coach at Saint Stanislaus. Coach Davidson played football for the University of Southern Mississippi and in the Arena Football League. Coach Davidson and his wife, Penny have three children, Carter (‘22) Alston (‘26), and Claire.


Blake Grant

Defensive Assistant


(228) 467-9057

Coach Blake Grant is entering his second year with the Rock-A-Chaws. Coach Grant coaches on the defensive side of the ball primarily working with defensive backs. Coach Grant played corner at the University of Virginia. Coach Grant and his wife, Jessica have three children, Sam (‘26) Leighton, and Ayla.


Hogan Benvenutti ’20

Defensive Line


(228) 467-9057

Coach Hogan Benvenutti is entering his third year at Saint Stanislaus as a D-line coach. A graduate from Saint Stanislaus in 2020, Coach Benvenutti was a First Team All-Region 8 4A Defensive Lineman. Coach Benvenutti and his wife Breanna are expecting their first child in December. 


Stace McRaney

Jr. High Head / Athletic Director

smcraney@ststan.com
(228) 467-9057 x 600

The SSC Director of Athletics has been with Saint Stanislaus for 26 years and has been the head junior high baseball coach for 14 years and the head junior high football coach for 13 years. Coach McRaney has been in education for 33 years in total. This is his 16th year as the SSC Director of Athletics.

Coach McRaney is a 1990 graduate of Millsaps College earning a BA in History while playing football for the Majors.  He received his Master’s Degree in Catholic School Leadership from the University of San Francisco in 2007. 

From 1995-1999, he was the Saint Stanislaus head varsity baseball coach. In past years, he has also served as assistant varsity football coach, assistant varsity baseball coach, head junior high basketball coach, assistant varsity soccer coach, and head varsity soccer coach.

Coach McRaney served in the role of dean of students at SSC from 2005 to 2008 and has taught various levels of social studies classes over the years. 

He and his wife, Paula, have been married for 31 years.  Their son, Patrick, is a 2015 graduate of SSC and their daughter, Meredith, is a 2018 graduate of Our Lady Academy. 

2023 Roster

NumberNamePositionYear
1Ian Gonzalez RiozQB/DB2024
2Ben BrewerWR/DB2025
3John Scott StassiDB/WR2024
4Evan NoelK/QB2025
5Ethan GallowayWR/DB2024
6Jaxon WestTE/LB2024
7Jaden TranDB/WR2024
8Finn WillifordWR/DE2025
9Joshua HartlQB/DB2024
10Elijah LabrosseWR/DB2026
11Isaiah HaynesRB/LB2024
12Heith ShinnDB/RB2024
13Sam GrantQB/DB2026
14Jet SierraRB/LB2027
15Parker StewartQB/LB2027
17Levi GreenWR/DE2024
18Lance VaughnRB2025
19Micah BishopWR2025
20Adam OliverDB/WR2027
21Paul DavisonRB/LB2025
22Chesley RhodesDE/RB2024
23Henry NunmakerRB/DB2025
25Christian HaasWR/DB2026
28Lucas HumphriesWR/DB2026
30Collin RummelDB/WR2026
32Max RhodesRB/LB2026
33Tripp LeeDB/WR2026
34Christopher FaillaDB/WR2026
35Conner AmburgyLB/TE2026
40Aidan MakamsonLB/TE2026
41Preston KieferDB/WR2027
43Tucker HockertRB/LB2027
48Nico BarvieTE/LB2027
50Robert KergosienDL/OL2025
51Jackson WoodLB/RB2027
52Nick ShannanLB/RB2025
53Drake SchmittOL/LB2027
54Benjamin CappellTE/LB2024
55Spencer CornellLB/OL2024
56Peter HanlonOL/DL2025
58Charles BrownDL/OL2024
60Aiden WhiteOL/DL2025
64Ayden BoushieOL/DL2027
65David GremillionOL/DL2025
66Garren CoueyOL/DL2026
68Salvatore RiccardiOL/DL2027
71Jacob BradfordDL/OL2024
72Andrew WhitneyOL/DL2025
74Alston DavidsonOL/DL2026
88Brayden McDonaldLB/TE2026
95Sam LeJeuneDL/OL2027

2023 schedule

Date OpponentTimeLocationSite
8/18 D’Iberville (Jamboree)6:00 p.m.HomeSSC
8/25Forrest Co AHS7:00 p.m.HomeSSC
9/1Bay High7:00 p.m. AwayBay High 
9/8Moss Point7:00 p.m. AwayMoss Point 
9/15Pass Christian7:00 p.m.HomeSSC
9/22Escambia High7:00 p.m. AwayEscambia High
9/29*Stone High – Homecoming7:00 p.m.  Home SSC
10/6*Tylertown7:00 p.m. HomeSSC
10/13*St. Patrick7:00 p.m. AwaySt. Patrick 
10/20*Perry Central – Senior Night7:00 p.m.HomeSSC
10/26*West Marion7:00 p.m.AwayWest Marion

*District Game 

Special Events: 
Homecoming – September 29
Senior Night – October 20