The momentum is building as we look to the future of our athletic program. In September the School announced plans for a 10 acre expansion with the Let’s Do This Campaign. Last week Coach T, celebrated his 100th Mount Vernon win leading our boys basketball program, and earlier this week an unprecedented 38 Middle School swim and dive team student athletes qualified for state.
Today, Mount Vernon Athletics is excited to announce the appointment of Terrence Edwards as new Head Football Coach in advance of the 2024 – 2025 season. Coach Edwards, a distinguished athlete and coach with an impressive track record, will lead Mount Vernon’s football program, emphasizing skill development, health & well-being, and the leadership growth of student-athletes.
Head of School, Kristy Lundstrom said, “Coach Edwards brings both personal experience as a former professional athlete, and a proven commitment to fostering a team-first culture as a coach. His dedication to creating an athletic community grounded in empathy, respect, integrity, resilience, excellence, and fun aligns seamlessly with Mount Vernon’s core values.”
Before coaching, Edwards excelled in an athletic career, achieving first-ballot induction into the Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame. As a star quarterback and defensive back, he won two state titles at Washington County High School. At the University of Georgia, he became the all-time leading wide receiver in catches, yards, and touchdowns. Transitioning professionally, Terrence showcased his skills with the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL, earning Hall of Fame induction honors in 2017 after retiring in 2013.
Edwards has actively shaped the future of football talent and mentored young men through his wide receiver academy. He dedicated six years to coaching at Pace Academy, serving as the wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator, imparting his knowledge and expertise to aspiring athletes. Most recently, Coach Edwards led 7A Milton High School to a 2023 State Championship, showcasing his ability to bring out the best in his players while serving as the passing game coordinator and coaching wide receivers.
Former UGA Football Coach Mark Richt spoke about his character and talent, “Terrence got my attention with his work ethic. Even when he was coached to give us more than what he had, he responded in a very positive way. When leaders give that kind of effort, it’s contagious. He was raised right by his family who have a strong reputation for their character. As coaches, we were trying to treat the players like our sons – socially, emotionally, and academically. He wants the same from all of his players…to grow up and be great men.”
Mount Vernon Athletic Director, Brad Dehem, said “Mount Vernon Athletics is excited about the prospect of extending the success of the Football program, which has seen eight consecutive seasons of reaching the playoffs. We look forward to an exciting and prosperous journey under Coach Edwards’ leadership.”
Coach Edwards officially starts in June but you may him cheering on the Mustangs court side. If you see him please give him a warm Mount Vernon welcome!