Stevon Moore brought a wealth of SEC and NFL experience back home when he returned to Stone County to coach at Mississippi Gulf Coast. He’s been the defensive backs coach since 2002 after two seasons a volunteer coach.
Moore has coached four players at Gulf Coast who have gone on to play defensive back in the NFL, including safety Justin Evans. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted him in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the 50th overall pick, making him MGCCC player drafted highest in school history. The other six defensive backs are Tramaine Brock (San Francisco 49ers), Don Jones (Cleveland Browns) and Tramain Jacobs (New York Giants). Almost 200 Gulf Coast players have gone on to four-year schools since 2006.
Moore parlayed an All-SEC career at Ole Miss into an 11-season NFL career with the Jets, Dolphins, Browns and Ravens. He was a four-year starter in Oxford, including being named a freshman All-American, and was inducted into the Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.
In 97 NFL starts while playing 122 games, Moore intercepted 10 passes and had 55 tackles. He had 115 tackles in 1992 and had five picks in 1995. He won the Ed Block Courage Award in 1998.
Moore lettered in baseball, track, basketball and football at Stone High from 1980-1984. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland-University College.
Moore is married to his wife, Jondena, and he has five children Stevon Howze, 31, Darrmal Moore, 26, Malik Moore, 21, Tavia Moore, 18, Tavon Moore, 18.
- Defensive Back coach at MGCCC since 2002
- Volunteer Coach at MGCCC, 2000-2001
- University of Mississippi 2009 Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
- Bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland-University College, 2003
- Eleven seasons in the NFL with New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens, from 1989-1999
- Part-time scout for New England Patriots
- Received Ed Block Courage Award, 1998
- Named All-Southeastern Conference cornerback, 1988 & 1986
- Freshman All-American, 1985
- Four-year starting cornerback at University of Mississippi from 1984-1988
- Lettered in baseball, track, basketball and football at Stone High School from 1980-1984