LBMS Coaches

8 months ago

James Hodge

LBMS Head Football Coach

Coach Jayme Hodge is in his 5th season at Long Beach as Head Middle School Football and Track Coach and his 12th year teaching and coaching overall. Previously Coach Hodge spent a year at Bay High as the Varsity football Wide Receivers and Defensive Backs Coach. He started his coaching career at Picayune Memorial High School where he would work under Hall of Fame Coach Dodd Lee for 6 years from 2012-2018 as Wide Receivers and Assistant Defensive Backs coach. He also was the Head Coach of the Picayune Junior High team in 2015 and the defensive coordinator for the Junior High from 2012-2014. Coach Hodge was a part of numerous district championships as well as a South State Championship, Junior High Championship in 2013, and State Championship in 2013. Coach Hodge was also an assistant varsity softball coach at Picayune from 2012-2017 working with the outfield and pitchers. He also was a Co-HC of the Junior High team from 2012-2014. He was a part of a South State championship for softball in 2017. Coach Hodge graduated from St.John High School in 2005 where he played football for Hall of Fame Coach Buddy Singleton and baseball under the guidance of former Long Beach and Ms State Alumni Chris Reinike as his pitching coach. He graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Sports Coaching Education. Coach Hodge is an avid Alabama Crimson Tide fan.. His favorite teams are Alabama and anyone playing LSU or Auburn. He also loves the Atlanta Braves, New Orleans Saints, and Kansas City Chiefs. He is married to the former Laura Mackay of Pass Christian and they have two children Aiden and Emma.





james.hodge@lbsdk12.com

Payton Tillman

LBMS Head Coach: Volleyball, Softball

I have had the privilege to help students unlock their personal potential as athletes and young adults going on year number seven. Within those seven years, I have made four high school state championship appearances as well as clinched one middle school conference championship. As a full-time job as a teacher, I get to touch many lives of students not only in the classroom but also as a softball and volleyball coach. My players educational and athletic experience has unparalleled longevity and I want to be just a small part of making it a positive one.

payton.tillman@lbsdk12.com

Chase Curlee

LBMS Boys Basketball Coach

 “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” The point: Stay focused on the task at hand rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.” 

Coach Curlee is in his 5th year of coaching and teaching at Long Beach School District. He currently teaches at Harper McCaughan as a Special Education teacher. Coach Curlee has served as both the boys and girls basketball coach at Long Beach Middle School. This year he will be the head boys basketball coach at LBMS as well as helping with the LBHS boys basketball team.

chase.curlee@lbsdk12.com

Stacey Buckley

LBMS Girls Basketball

stacey.buckley@lbsdk12.com

Nancy Miller

LBMS Dance Coach

 I grew up cheering for Long Beach School District for my entire academic career. I was also part a cheerleader for the Back-to-Back State Champion LBHS Cheer Team both years. Go Bearcats!! I also grew up dancing at a local dance studio and have been trained in multiple types of dance such as ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop. I am now a dance teacher at that dance studio, and I’m excited to bring my training expertise to the dance team. I love game days, pep rallies, and performances, and some of my fondest childhood and school memories center around them. It’s an honor to be a part of the dance team! 

nancy.miller@lbsdk12.com

Chelsea Brisolara

LBMS Cheer Coach

My name is Chelsa Brisolara-Huguet, but my cheerleaders call me Mrs. B. I am the head coach for the Long Beach Middle School Cheerleading Team. I grew up and cheered throughout my entire academic career here at Long Beach. It is an honor to be able to coach and pour into a program that gave me so much growing up! My favorite memories from cheering include Friday night football games, homecoming week and of course, competing and winning a state championship! Being a cheerleader taught me responsibility, positivity and teamwork and I work hard to instill those same values into the cheer team today! 

chelsea.brisolara@lbsdk12.com

Shane Pollan

LBMS Head Baseball Coach

Shane Pollan is a first year tight ends coach and will also be serving as an assistant secondary coach at Long Beach High School. Pollan was named the Middle School Head Baseball Coach for Long Beach Middle School. He will be teaching Social Studies/Physical Education at the high school. Pollan is a native of Natchez, MS where he attended Adams County Christian School. He graduated from Holmes CC where he played tight end. Pollan graduated from Delta State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science Education. He played tight end for the Statesmen. He played a 6th year of eligibility at Belhaven University as a tight end. 

anthony.pollan@lbsdk12.com

Erik Johnson

LBMS Boys Soccer Head Coach
LBHS Boys Soccer Assistant Coach




eric.johnson@lbsdk12.com

Tims Quinn

LBMS Girls Soccer Coach

This is my 5th year as an 8th grade inclusion teacher. I was a member of the USAF, attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC,) and received my teaching license through Teach Mississippi Institute (TMI) at the University of Mississippi. This is my first year as girls head soccer coach and as an assistant football coach.