Dear Dolphins -

I am honored and extremely excited to be headed into my third year as the head coach at A. Crawford Mosley High School. We are doing things in a purposeful, thoughtful way that is instilling in the players the mindset to embrace hard work and competition. That will be our identity. We will be known as the team that is disciplined, outworks everyone else, and is always in a position to win. Those wins are not guaranteed, but the only way for us to have the best chance at success is to be willing to work hard every day.

That discipline and hard work includes off the field. We preach every day to the players to understand the value of making good decisions; doing the right things; and being a good person. Those players that are accountable to themselves are the ones that perform on the field. It’s not by chance that a well-disciplined athlete that takes his responsibilities in the classroom and in the community seriously, do well on the field. Those are the characteristics I expect in myself, my coaching staff, and each player, that represents A. Crawford Mosley Dolphins.

I have been deeply humbled and very excited by the amount of support I, my wife, Kristen, and our three boys, have received since being named head coach. I can’t say thank you enough to the alumni, local businesses and organizations, school staff, and player families who have stepped up and offered support in so many ways. Keep it coming!

By doing the little things right every day, we will take this football program where it deserves to be. With the support of our fans, we will return to the prominence of being a district powerhouse. I will settle for nothing else.

Tommy Joe Whiddon

Head Coach

Whiddon Family

Tommy Joe Whiddon

Varsity Head Coach

Tommy Joe Whiddon


  • B.A. Jacksonville State University  (2007)
  • M.P.A. Jacksonville State University (2010)


  • Jacksonville State, Safety (2003-2007)
  • Ohio Valley Conference Champions  (2003 & 2004)
  • Niceville High School, QB (1999-2003)


  • Jacksonville State University, GA (2007-2010)
  • Auburn University, Defensive QC (2010-2011)
  • Jacksonville State University, TE, ST, Recruiting (2011-2013)
  • Niceville High School, OC (2013-2019)
  • Booker T. Washington High School, HC (2019-2021)
  • Mosley High School, HC (2021-present)

Lyle Messer

Defensive Coordinator

Coach Lyle Messer

Coach Lyle Messer is entering his 23nd year coaching high school football in the Panhandle of Florida. This is his 2nd season at Mosley High School and he is excited to be a part of the Dolphin Family.

Coach Messer has been married to his wife Jennifer Messer for 23 years and they have three children (Levi 20, Lawson 17, Brooklyn 14).

Seth Davis

Special Teams Coordinator

Coach Seth Davis

Coach Seth Davis is a 2009 Graduate of Dale County High School in Midland City, Alabama where he also played football and baseball. In 2011 he joined the United States Army as an Airborne Infantryman. Upon completion of Basic Combat Training and Airborne School his first duty assignment was Vicenza, Italy in the 173rd Airborne Infantry Brigade where he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. He currently is an Army Recruiter for the Panama City Recruiting station. He also runs a Team-Building Program for the Army for High Schools and Colleges throughout the Southeast Region of the United States. He is currently enrolled at Columbia Southern University Pursuing a Degree in Organizational Leadership. Coach Davis returned to his alma mater Dale County High School where he coached in 2014. He is  entering his 3rd year on staff and is the Special Team's Coordinator and Assistant OL Coach.

Coach Davis resides in Panama City with his wife Kristy and their three children Carleigh, Choloe and Jaxon.

Clint McCrory

Offensive Line

Coach Clint McCrory

Coach Clint McCrory is a 1982 graduate of Mosley High School where he lettered in football and was a key member of the 1981 State Runner-up team. He was a member of the Troy State University 1984 and 1986 National Championship Teams. Coach McCrory brings 37 years of football coaching experience to Mosley and has had success at each of his coaching stops.

Coaching experience:

87-90 - Troy State
90 - Zion Chapel HS
91-02 - Rutherford HS
02-03 - Highland Home HS
03-04 - Red Level HS
05-20 - Niceville HS
21-Present - Mosley HS

Sean Maddox


Coach Sean Maddox

Sean is a 2016 graduate of Mosley High School where he started on the offensive line throughout his career in the green and orange. He was then able to walk on and play at Troy University for Head Coach Neal Brown. During his first two years at Troy, his teams won two bowl games and a conference championship.

Sean is excited and grateful for the opportunity to build on Mosley’s bright future.

Will McCrory

Defensive Tackles

Coach Will McCrory

Coach Will McCrory is entering his 4th year of coaching. Will attended Birmingham-Southern College where he was a four-year letterman for the football team and obtained a B.S. in History.

Graduated from Birmingham School of Law where he obtained a Juris Doctorate.

Robert Carter

Running Backs

Coach Robert Carter

Coach Robert Carter is entering his 3rd year on the Mosley Coaching Staff.  He is the Varsity Running Backs Coach and also works with the JV and Freshman teams.

Originally from Miami, Florida Coach Carter graduated from Rutherford High School in 1999.

He is looking forward to this season with the Dolphins.

Chris Golden

Defensive Ends

Coach Chris Golden

Chris has been coaching football for 4 years.  This is his second year at Mosley where he coaches Defensive Ends.  He is a Mosley High School Chemistry teacher.  He is married to Megan and has one child, Emma Grace.

Jamey Holsombake


Coach Jamey Holsombake

Jamey is entering his first year on the Mosley High School coaching staff. He is a 2004 graduate of Mosley where he was a multisport athlete and a member of the 2002 State Champion baseball team.  He is a local contractor and owner of Southern Living Homes.  He is married to Leah who is a teacher at North Bay Haven.  They have three children; JP, 9th grade at Mosley, McKinley, 7th grade and Avery, 3rd grade, both at North Bay Haven.

Anthony Keys

Defensive Backs

Coach Anthony Keys

Coach Anthony Keys is a native of Panama City, FL. He is a graduate of Rutherford High School and has coached both football and baseball for several years in the community.

Coach Keys is the proud owner of RS Services Painting Company. He enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and traveling. Coach Keys loves to encourage local youth and help them build healthy habits on and off the field.

Shawn Killets

Defensive Backs

Coach Shawn Killets

Shawn is originally from West Palm Beach, FL.  He graduated with a business degree from Troy State University.  He then earned a master's degree from NOVA Southeastern University. This is his first season coaching at Mosley High School. He has 28 years of coaching experience.  Shawn has been married to Trish for 20 years and has 3 children: Karch, Canyon & Gabrielle.

Shaun Barnette

Freshman Team

Coach Shaun Barnette

Coach Shaun J. Barnette is entering his 5th season, now serving as the Freshman Running Backs Coach at Mosley High School. Originally from Chase City, Virginia, he moved to Lynn Haven due to military reassignment with the United States Air Force in 2014. Since arriving in Bay County, he has coached youth football with Pop Warner and the Panhandle Youth Football Association before joining the Mosley Junior Varsity staff.

He and his lovely wife Consuelo have a child attending Mosley High.

Shawn Mallord

Freshman Team

Coach Shawn Mallord

Coach Shawn C. Mallord is entering his 5th season as a coach for the JV and Freshman teams. Born and raised in Panama City, he is a graduate of Mosley High School and is raising his three children in Bay County with his lovely wife, Jessica. He has been coaching youth and middle school football for 9 years. While earning his MBA, he was the athletics equipment manager for FAU. Shawn works for a national construction company and feels fortunate to work and live in the community that he grew up in.

Mike Pierce

Freshman Team

Coach Mike Pierce

"Big" Mike is new to the Mosley coaching staff this year, but not new to Mosley High School.  He recently graduated in the spring of 2023 and played defensive line for the Dolphins for the past 4 years.  This is his first year coaching high school football and he will be working with the Freshman team.

Doug Moore

Team Chaplain

Doug Moore

Doug Moore is the student pastor at Emerald Coast Fellowship in Lynn Haven where he leads the WRECK Student Ministry.

The WRECK ministers to teenagers from almost every middle and high school in Bay County.

Doug is married to Carrie and they have three sons.

Ray Morris

Team Sports Medicine

Trainer Ray Morris

Ray Morris is in his 20th year as the athletic trainer for Mosley High School.

Ray is the Sports Medicine Coordinator for HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital who provides all of the athletic trainers for Bay District Schools, GCSC, and the Publix Sports Complex. During his 28 years as a certified athletic trainer,

Ray has worked at a variety of levels including the NFL, USA Olympic Committee, the Special Olympics, Ironman, and NCAA Division I athletics.

Ray covers all of the athletic teams for the Mosley Dolphins.