Brumfield named Bogalusa’s new football coach

Published 12:48 am Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Bogalusa High School has named Adam Brumfield its new head football coach.
“I’m excited about it,” Brumfield said. “I look forward to the challenge. I think we’ve got some good kids here and we have some talent. I’d like to get Bogalusa back to where it was when it was in its prime. Its going to take a lot of hard work and there’s a process that we’re going to have to go through, but that’s what my goal is, to get Bogalusa back to where it used to be.”
Bogalusa athletic director Michael Cummings said everyone at the school is excited about Brumfield.
“It seems like he’s wanting to prove himself as a head coach. That’s something we’re looking for, somebody that will put the time in, be here for a long time and help bring Bogalusa football back to where it used to be,” Cummings said.
Brumfield brings 14 years of coaching experience to Bogalusa. Brumfield has head coaching experience in other sports, but this is his first time to be a head coach in football.
He has been an assistant football coach all 14 years of his career.
Brumfield’s career began at Franklinton High School, where he spent 10 years coaching multiple positions on the offensive side of the ball. He was also the tennis coach at Franklinton.
Brumfield left Franklinton to move back home to Tylertown, Miss., to be with his mother, following his father’s passing. He then spent one year each with Dexter and Tylertown. Both schools are in Tylertown, in the Walthall County School District. He was the offensive coordinator, strength and conditioning coach and head baseball coach at each school.
Brumfield came back to Washington Parish two years ago and has been at Varnado ever since.
At Varnado, Brumfield served as the strength and conditioning coach, the offensive coordinator, head track/field coach and head powerlifting coach.
In all, Brumfield has spent 12 of his 14 years of coaching in Washington Parish.
“I think it helps a lot. I’m really familiar with the kids in the parish, seeing that I’ve coached at two of the schools in the parish already,” he said. “I’ve spent 12 of my 14 years in Washington Parish. I think I’m familiar with our type of kids. I’m also familiar with some community people that I think will help as well. I’m excited to be here working in the parish.”
Brumfield coached powerlifting at Varnado and the team was successful.
This year, the Wildcats finished third in Division V and had three top three finishers, including two state champions, a runner-up and a Most Outstanding Lifter.
In 2017, two Varnado lifters were top three with one capturing a state title and another taking third place.
Brumfield said there are plans to begin a powerlifting team at Bogalusa this year.
“I hope to bring some of that success that we had at Varnado in powerlifting on to Bogalusa,” he said. “I think it also helps with your football team. I think it puts weights as more of a priority in their eyes. It gives kids another reason to be excited about the weight room, which pays off during the year for football.”
Bogalusa’s scrimmage is Aug. 16 at Fontainebleau at 6 p.m. The Lumberjacks will compete in the Washington Parish Jamboree at Pine on Aug. 24 and open the regular season the following week.