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Lions Mitchell Thornton Promoted to Assistant Head Coach

Coach Caleb Ross continued his busy off season of personnel changes by promoting Offensive Lion Coach and Lion great Mitchell Thornton to Assistant Head Coach and Run Game Coordinator as well as continuing his duties as the Offensive Line Coach. Thornton, a 2009 graduate and three year football letterman of Prattville High School, has been on the current Lion's staff since 2018. He is married to Sarah Thornton, have two wonderful boys: Mitchell Justin Thornton Jr. (M.J.) and Malachi Jaxson Thornton.

Coach Mitchell Thornton's Bio


  • Prattville High School-Class of 2009

  • Faulkner University-Bachelor’s in Math Secondary Ed.-2013

  • University of West Alabama-Master’s in Instructional Leadership-2019

Coaching Career

Faulkner University

  • 2013: Graduate Assistant Coach

Dothan High School

  • 2014-2015: Varsity O-Line Coach

  • 2016-2017: Asst. Head Coach/Varsity O-Line Coach

Prattville High School

  • 2018-2019: Varsity OL Coach

  • 2020-present: Asst. Head Coach/Run-Game Coord./OL Coach

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