2019-20 Coaching Staff

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Jeffrey Mann
Head Coach

This is Coach Jeffrey Mann's third season as the IAHS softball coach.  Coach Mann was at Houston the past two years as the Head Slow Pitch and Fast Pitch Coach.  He had a combined 78-34 record in his 2 seasons as the Slow and Fast Pitch Coach.  While at Houston Coach Mann's teams made the playoffs in Slow Pitch and Fast Pitch both years and won the division in slow pitch both years.  In 2014, Coach Mann's Fast Pitch team won the North Half Championship but lost the State Championship game.  Coach Mann teaches PE at IAC.  He has his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Mississippi State University. Coach Mann"s hometown is Mooreville, Ms.  He is married to Olivia Mann of Mooreville and they one son, Nolan.


Shaun Nichols
Assistant Coach

Coach Nichols graduated from Tremont High School and the University of North Alabama. While at the University of North Alabama, he worked as an assistant with the football team for 2 years. He began his teaching/coaching career at Smithville in 2006. He began teaching at Itawamba Agricultural High School in 2008 where he has taught in the History Department.  During this time, he has also worked as an assistant coach in the football and baseball programs. He has also worked with the FCA group during his tenure at I.A.H.S. 


Blair Sheffield
Assistant Coach

Coach Sheffield is a graduate of IAHS and attended Itawamba Community College.  He earned his bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University.    Coaching Experience:  22nd year coaching in Itawamba County; 19 years coaching football; 2 years coaching tennis; softball and basketball.  He is married to Suzanne Sheffield who is the Office Manager at G&O Supply Inc.  They have three daughters, Sydney Riley (20), Katie Sheffield (15) and Riley Sheffield (15).  Coach Sheffield is a member of Bethel Baptist Church.