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John Carr
John  Carr

Director of Football Operations

John Carr joined head coach Todd Monken's staff as Director of Football Operations in June 2013. Carr joined the staff with a wealth of knowledge at both the high school and college ranks. As Director of Football Operations, Carr is in charge of all aspects of team travel, event operations, fundraising, clinics and camps.

Carr came to Southern Miss from Ouachita Parish High School where he served as the head coach from 2005-13. In that span, Carr built Ouachita into a perennial state playoff team and amassed a record of 72-28 over his seven years. Since taking over the program, over 30 of Carr's former athletes signed scholarship offers with collegiate programs.

In 2005, Carr led the Lions to the Class 4A Louisiana State semi-finals and had quarter-final appearances in 2006, 2008 and 2012.

Prior to taking over the head position at Ouachita, Carr was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at East Mississippi Community College for one season (2004-05). Along with his coaching duties, Carr wore multiple hats, serving as the program's sports information director, financial aid director and academic advisor.

Carr's coaching background goes back to the conclusion of his college playing days at Louisiana Tech. A two-year letterwinner for the Bulldogs, Carr earned his bachelor's of science in health and physical education from Louisiana Tech and earned his master's of education in administration and supervision from Louisiana-Monroe in 2001.

He is married to the former Paige Hammonds and the couple has two daughters, Anna and Emma. Carr's father, Roger, also played wide receiver in the NFL for 10 seasons with the Baltimore Colts, Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers.

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