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Marcus Boyles
Hometown: Bay Springs, MS
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Coach Marcus Boyles is a 32-year veteran championship football coach who led programs at Pearl, Petal, Wayne County and Taylorsville. A native of Bay Springs, Coach Boyles graduated from Raleigh High and completed his education at Jones Junior College, Southern Miss, and William Carey.  He began his coaching career at Florence High as an assistant coach from 1989 to 1991.  He then worked as an assistant at Louisville from 1991 to 1993 before arriving at Taylorsville as a head coach and athletic director.  He guided his Tartars football teams to 5 district titles and state championships in Class 2A in 1994 and 1995.  His Taylorsville teams compiled an amazing mark of 67-4. He served as head football coach at Pearl for two seasons from 1998 to 2000 where his Pirate teams won two district crowns in Class 5A.  In two short years at Pearl, his teams rolled up a record of 20 wins and only 7 losses.  In 2000, he arrived at Wayne County as head coach and athletic director and guided his football squads to five Class 4A District titles and three state championships in 2002, 2003, and 2006. Coach Boyles led Wayne County to 127 wins and only 21 losses during his 11 seasons at the school.  He moved to Petal in 2012 again as head football coach and athletic director. Marcus coached Petal football to two Class 6A district crowns and a record of 80 wins and only 39 losses.   Now coaching at Meridian, entering the 2023 season, his teams have compiled a remarkable record of 294 wins and 71 losses.  Coach Boyles’ teams have played 9 times in state championship games, winning a total of 5 state titles in three different classifications.  He is one of the winningest football coaches in Mississippi high school history.  Coach Boyles is highly decorated as a coach of the year including the 2003 MAC Coach of the Year Award, the 2004 and 2007 MHSAA Coach of the Year Awards, and the 2004 NFHS Mississippi Coach of the Year.  He served as an assistant coach for the Junior National USA team in 2009.  Marcus served as an assistant coach in 1997 and as a head coach in 2002 in the Bernard Blackwell All-Star Classic.  Coach Boyles was an assistant coach in 1998 and head coach in 2008 in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Football Classic.  Coach Boyles is a longtime MAC member who has served on the MAC Board and was a member of the NFHS from 2003 to 2009.  He has given back to the profession as a clinic speaker at the MAC Clinic, Mississippi State, Auburn, LSU, Alabama, Louisville, and the Frank Glacier clinics.  As an athletic director, he was responsible for installation of synthetic turf on the football field, the softball fieldhouse, and the baseball indoor facility and fieldhouse at Wayne County.  At Petal, he used his administrative skills to help build a softball fieldhouse and a girls and boys soccer fieldhouse.  He spent 25 years as an athletic director at Taylorsville, Wayne County, and Petal leading large athletic staffs, budgets, and students.  He was named the administrator of the year at Petal for the 2018-19 school year.