By NEMS Daily Journal
Here’s an update on an area native that was suggested to us by a Daily Journal reader.
Jeff McKinney, whose Dalton (Ga.) High school team is unbeaten and two wins from a Class 3A
championship, was born in Tupelo and attended school at Booneville (Class of ’87), Northeast and Ole Miss.
He went on to coach at Myrtle (1991-97) and was on the staff for the Hawks’ state championship team in 1997.
He’s been head coach at Dalton for nine seasons. One of his standouts, junior daughter Chandler, was also born in Tupelo.