Southeast Whitfield High School

SE.CoachGrayCoach’s Corner
Coach Sean Gray

Q: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: We have a very experienced senior class, and the team has great potential to be very successful.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Staying healthy and playing great on defense and special teams.

Q: Who will be your key leaders on the team?

A: Taylor Shirah (Sr., LB), Chandler Feralin (Sr., OL), Cody Gillean (Sr., LB), Jacob Cloer (Sr., OL), and Landon Eaton (Jr., QB). Screen Shot 2016-08-26 at 9.33.32 AM

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: Last season, we played the best defense this program’s seen in 23 years. We return several key players from that defense.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: We had two of our biggest wins in years over Northwest Whitfield and Ridgeland. Hopefully, we can make that happen again this season.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: We have to show up with our A-game every Friday night. If not, things get ugly.

Q: How would you characterize your team’s speed?

A: We won’t be as fast as we have been the last two years. However, Landon Eaton (Jr., QB) and Brian Parks (Sr., DB) both run a 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds, which should make some sparks fly when they break free with the ball.

Coach’s View

This team has a ton of potential. Our current senior class started out four years ago as the best freshman team at Southeast Whitfield in the last 10 to 15 years. We have a chance to be very good on defense, but our offense is still inexperienced. We lost four All-Region players to graduation in 2015. That’s tough, but we can provide our offense with time to mature if we play good defense early.


Photos by Tony Smith


Landon Eaton

Landon Eaton

Cody Gillean

Cody Gillean

Taylor Shirah

Taylor Shirah

Chandler Feralin

Chandler Feralin

Jacob Cloer

Jacob Cloer

Brian Parks

Brian Parks

Christian Martinez

Christian Martinez


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