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.
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 his first as the Defensive Coordinator. 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).
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 currently entering his 3rd year on staff with the Mosley Dolphins.
Coach Davis resides in Panama City with his wife Kristy and their three children Carleigh, Choloe and Jaxon.
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.
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
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.
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.
Coach Chris Harris is entering his 8th season as a coach at Mosley where he has worked as the head coach for Junior Varsity. Chris has also recently taken on the role of head coach of the Freshman team of 2023 Dolphins.
Originally from central Florida, his family has deep roots in Bay County and he moved permanently to the area in 1995. His coaching experience covers a span of thirteen years in football, baseball and soccer at the youth and middle school levels. He met his beautiful wife, Jennifer Atkinson Harris, a graduate of Mosley High School, in 1997. They have three sons, two attending Mosley and one at University Academy.
Chris is the owner of a local small business, Quality Gates and Openers, Inc.
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.
Coach Shawn C. Mallord is entering his 4th season as a coach for the Junior Varsity at Mosley High School. He also works with the Freshman Offensive/Defensive Lines. Born and raised in Panama City, he is a graduate of Mosley and is raising his three children in Bay County with his lovely wife, Jessica. His oldest son and daughter attend Mosley and his youngest daughter is a student at Bay Haven. He has been coaching youth and middle school football for eight 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.
Coach Robert Carter is entering his 2nd year as the Junior Varsity Wide Receivers Coach for Mosley High School. He is also now working with the new Freshman team for 2022.
Originally from Miami, Florida Coach Carter graduated from Rutherford High School in 1999.
He is looking forward to this season with the Dolphins.
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 is in his 19th year as the certified athletic trainer for Mosley High School.
Morris moved to Panama City from New Orleans 19 years ago. During his career, he has worked at every level of athletic training, including the New Orleans Saints NFL team, United States Olympic Committee, and Division 1 NCAA athletics.
He has a degree in Exercise Physiology from Southeastern Louisiana University and is a nationally certified athletic trainer.
Morris is employed by Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center, who provides all of the athletic trainers to Bay District Schools.