MERIDIAN, Miss. -- Southeast Lauderdale High School announced the appointment of Calvin Hampton as the new head football coach. A 1998 graduate of Meridian High School, Coach Hampton returned to his alma mater as head football coach of the Meridian High School Wildcats.
As head coach, Coach Hampton posted a record of 10-4 in 2016 and led the football program to the 2nd round of the 6A playoffs. The wildcats returned to post season play in 2017 following a regular season record of 7-7. Coach Hampton’s team made an impressive run to the South State Championship that year with upset victories over Gulfport and Petal high schools. Hampton posted a record of 21-18 in three seasons at Meridian.
Southeast Lauderdale has a record of 29-53 over the last eight seasons. The Tigers last had a winning season in 2011.