Norman Joseph takes the reins of the McGill-Toolen Catholic football program

Mobile, AL – McGill-Toolen Catholic became the second Alabama gulf coast program to reach into the college ranks for the next head football coach.  (Gulf Shores hired former Austin Peay, Louisiana and UNA head coach Mark Hudspeth) The Yellow Jackets named former Mississippi College, Louisiana College and Belhaven College head coach it’s 27th leader on the gridiron during a Friday morning press conference in Mobile. 

The Vicksburg, MS native spent the 2020 season as an assistant at Baton Rouge, AL powerhouse Catholic High School.  

Joseph will replace former Jackets coach Earnest Hill who resigned to take a position on the University of South Alabama coaching staff.  Hill lead McGill to a 40-8 record including a trip to the AHSAA Super 7, a pair of region titles and a 28-3 mark in region play over four seasons. 

After completing an All-American playing career at Mississippi State University, Joseph entered the college coaching ranks spending time as an assistant at Vanderbilt, Northeast Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Northwestern State, Northeast Louisiana, Southern Mississippi, San Jose State, Midwestern State, and Southern University.  

At Joseph’s first head coaching position, a three year stint at Belhaven College in Jackson, MS, he became the only coach in NAIA history to produce both a 1,000 yard rusher and a 1,000 yard receiver in a program’s first two years of existence.  He lead the Blazers t a 16-15 record over three seasons.  His last two head coaching positions were a one year stint at Louisiana College (5-5) and nine seasons at NCAA Division III program Mississippi College.  He lead the Choctaws to a combined 42-50 record highlighted by a trip to the second round of the NCAA postseason in 2009.  

Joseph’s career head coaching record currently stands at 63-70 over 13 seasons.