Daryl Jones, Executive Director
Office number: 601-960-8825
Jackson native Daryl Jones became the Executive Director of Athletics on July 1, 2020. He directly oversees football, track & field, cross country, powerlifting and cheerleading. Other direct responsibilities include out of state travel, residential concerns, football stadiums, uniform approval, game schedules, and paraprofessional coaches. A detailed and meticulous leader, he is well respected among MHSAA officials, coaches, and school administrators. He has been instrumental in rebuilding football programs, renovating athletic facilities and most importantly, developing young men. Coach Jones has 28 years of teaching, coaching and administrative experience.
After taking over the helm of Jim Hill's football program in 1996, he guided the team to their first-ever state playoff win in 2001. The next year, the Tigers posted a regular season mark of 9 wins and 1 loss, their best record since integration. For the team’s accomplishments that season, Coach Jones was named Blitz 16 Metro Coach of the Year. He is credited with turning Jim Hill’s football program into one of the top teams in the Metro area.
Coach Jones returned to Jackson Public Schools in 2009, this time at Callaway High School. Under Coach Jones’ leadership, the Chargers made the playoffs three seasons. The 2013 Chargers finished the season 14-1 and were Region 2-5A Champions and 5-A North State runners-up. Coach Jones became one of only two coaches to be named Blitz 16 Metro Coach of the Year twice. He is the only coach to win this prestigious award at two different schools. Coach Jones was also selected as the Clarion Ledger Metro Coach of the Year and the Sports Zone WJTV Coach of the Year in 2013. He is a member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) and the Mississippi Athletic Administrators Association (MAAA). He currently serves as president of MAAA.
In July of 2019, Coach Jones successfully completed the NIAAA certification process to become a certified athletic administrator (CAA). Coach Jones completed his undergraduate degree at Jackson State University in 1989 while winning four SWAC football championships as a player. He finished his master’s degree in educational administration while serving as a graduate assistant football coach at Alcorn State University in 1995. He has worked as an assistant principal in the Jackson Public School District, Hinds County School District and Columbus Municipal School District.
Kennieth Green, Associate Director
Office number: 601-960-8825 ext. 5152
Mr. Kennieth Green, has served as the Associate Athletic Director since July 1, 2021. He directly oversees Soccer, Swimming, Baseball, Softball, Golf, Band, Speech & Debate, and Choir. Other direct responsibilities include Dragonfly coordinator, managing the athletic website, athletic publicity, athletic department technology, school booster club liaison, professional development for coaches, stadium safety plans, North Jackson field manager and overseeing school level athletic directors.
Mr. Green graduated from Clarksdale High School in 1995. In 1999, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Jackson State University. Mr. Green also earned a Master’s of Science degree in Biology from Jackson State University in 2002 and earned his Specialist’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005.
Mr. Green has 20 years of teaching and administrative experience. Mr. Green began teaching in the Canton Public School District in 2002 as a 6th-8th grade Science teacher. Mr. Green also served as a college instructor at Holmes Community College from 2004-2006, where he taught General Biology. Mr. Green began his administrative career at Jim Hill High School, where he served as the 10th grade Assistant Principal and School Level Athletic Director from 2006-2013. During his time as an assistant principal and school level athletic director at Jim Hill High School, the Jim Hill Boy’s basketball team won the 6A State Boy’s Basketball Championship in 2012. In January 2014, Mr. Green was promoted to principal at Murrah High School. He served as principal at Murrah High from 2014-2016. During his time as principal at Murrah High School, the Murrah Girl’s basketball team won the 6A Girl’s Basketball State Championship in 2016. Mr. Green has also served as the principal of Cardozo Middle School from 2016-2018 and the principal of Bailey APAC Middle School from 2018-2021. Under Mr. Green leadership in 2019, Bailey APAC was given the distinction as the #1 Middle School in the State of Mississippi.
Mr. Green is an active member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. where he serves his community through participating in providing annual scholarships to students, conducting annual ACT Prep Workshops in Science, conducting annual can food drives, and health fairs. Mr. Green is married to his wife Aarolyn and has three wonderful children; Kennieth Green II, Kennedy Green, and Kendell Green.
Alfred "Chuck" Wansley, Assistant Director
Office number: 601-968-4501
Summary of Duties:
- Schedule Meals for Team Travel
- Scheduling Team Transportation
- Christmas Basketball Tournament Coordinator
- Preliminary basketball schedule approval
- Fill Warehouse Orders
- Organize & Maintain Warehouse Inventory
- Hughes Field manager
- Live Streaming of Events
- Football Helmet Reconditioning
- Gymnasium Safety Plans
- Gymnasium Facility Maintenance
- Tryout Approval
- After School Workout Approval
- Game Ejections
- Oversee Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis
Oranette Purvis, Administrative Secretary
Office number: 601-960-8825
Ms. Oranette Purvis is the Administrative Secretary to the Executive Director of Athletics. As the administrative secretary, she is responsible for managing athletic event workers, paying officials, managing ticket sales reports, athletic facility repairs, purchasing awards, Go Fan game & scheduling set up, managing the correspondence and calendar for the executive director, and South Jackson Field manager.
Ms. Purvis is a native of Jackson, MS and a 1991 graduate of Provine High School. She attended Hinds Community College for her undergraduate studies. Ms. Purvis has over 23 years of experience in office management, human resources and budgeting. She joined the Jackson Public School District in 1999 as an office assistant at Van Winkle Elementary School where she worked from 1999 to 2006. In 2006, she was promoted to office manager at Marshall Elementary, where she served from 2006 to 2016. In 2016, Ms. Purvis was appointed as the administrative secretary in the JPS Athletic Department where she currently works. She enjoys the challenges and rewards that come with the daily operations of the athletic office.
Ms. Purvis is an active member of Zion Travelers MB Church where she serves her community through several church-related community programs. She is the proud mother of 2 children, a daughter, Ciara-Kiona, and a son, Orin. Outside of the office, she enjoys shopping, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Chad Dunson, Sports Facilities Maintenance
Office number: 601-960-8825
Summary of Duties:
· Maintain grounds in impeccable condition at all times (litter and debris control, custodial work, basic landscaping, etc.)
· Spearhead the clean-up after events
· Preserve all athletic fields and keep them in optimal condition
· Help establish and exemplify high efficiency standards of operations
· Maintain the structural and aesthetic integrity of the complex
· Maintain shrubbery and landscaping throughout the facility
· Perform general maintenance of sports equipment
· Prepare athletic fields for sporting events and rentals (this includes both field lining and equipment set up for soccer & softball fields)
· Provide excellent customer service (providing information and directions, enforcing regulations compliance, etc.)
· Prepare Sports Complex for sporting events and cleaning grounds, stands and bathrooms after events