Cecil Ray Cossey

Head Coach


Coach Cossey, a 1998 Hamburg High School graduate and member of the 1997 state runner-up team, is entering his 13th year of coaching and his 6th season as Head Coach for the Lions.

Coach Cossey is pictured with his wife, Misty, who is the librarian at Noble/Allbritton Elementary in Hamburg, and their three daughers: Hannah (10), Hayley (10), and Sarah Beth (8).

In his five seasons at Hamburg, the Lions have a record of 42-21 including 6 playoff wins and playoff appearances in each of his first 5 seasons.

The 2016 team was the first group of Lions to advance to the third round of the playoffs since 1997. The 2016 Lions were also the second team in Coach Cossey's tenure to break the school record for points in a season. The 2016 Lions scored a total of 472 points breaking the previous record of 416 points scored by the 2014 Lions.

He began his coaching career at South Garland High School, under former Lions Head Coach Mickey Moss, where they advanced into at the least the second round of the playoffs each year. Coach Cossey then coached under Bill Timmons, another former Lions Head Coach, at Hot Springs High School where they won two state weightlifting championships. He spent four years in Louisiana at Parkway High School in Bossier City and Northwood High School in Shreveport. He was a part of the first playoff win in Parkway history and helped lead Northwood to its first back to back district championships, as well as the first playoff win in over 10 years.

At both stops in Louisiana, Coach Cossey also helped break school records on offense for points scored in a season.

Richard Griffith

Offensive Coordinator


Coach Griffith is entering his first year with the Lions and will serve as the Offensive Coordinator.

Bio coming soon!

Mike Lloyd

Defensive Coordinator

Defensive Line

Coach Lloyd enters his 6th year at Hamburg. He has 31 years experience at four different schools: Camden Fairview, Hooks, Texas, Texarkana, and Hamburg. Coach Lloyd is also the Lions Head baseball coach.

A native of Crossett, Lloyd is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello and earned a Masters at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He played baseball in college at Garden City Community College in Kansas and at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, earning All-AIC honors.

Lloyd is married to the former Julie Ann Brandon of West Monroe, Louisiana. They have four children: Brandon (25), Jason (21), Chris (17), and Lindsey (17).

Caleb Morgan

Offensive Line

Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Coach Morgan returns for his 5th season in Hamburg. A native of Dermott, he attended high school at Monticello where he fell in love with football and weight lifting. Coach Morgan played college football at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, where he rotated snaps at both center and guard. He graduated in 2013 with a bachelors in PE and Health.

His previous experience includes two years at Wynne High School for a combined 23-5 record, and a 5A State Runner-up season. Prior to Wynne, he volunteered for four years at Monticello, where he helped lead the Billies to their 2009 State Championship.

Coach Morgan is joined by his wife, Lauren, who is an instructor of Biology Labs at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Darrick Tucker


Special Teams Co-coordinator

Coach Tucker returns for his 5th season with the Lions, his 2nd as the linebackers coach. He also serves as the Head softball coach.

He is a graduate of Hamburg High School. He was also a member of the 1997 Hamburg Lion conference championship and state runner-up football team.

Coach Tucker graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education.

Coach Tucker is pictured with his wife, Tai, and their two children: Quin and Ciara.

Shawn Mattice

Wide Receivers

Shawn Mattice will be entering his 3rd year at Hamburg and his 2nd year on the senior high staff.

He is a 2004 graduate of Bastrop High School where he played on the offensive line. He was a 4 year letterman on the baseball team where he led the conference in batting average his senior year.

Mattice was an assistant baseball coach for Bastrop High School for 2 years.

Mattice graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration in 2015. He is currently enrolled in the MAT program at Grand Canyon University.

Shawn’s girlfriend, Alyson Dawson, is also a teacher for Hamburg School District. She is currently a Pre-K teacher.

Devin Cecil

Defensive Backs

Special Teams Co-coordinator

Coach Cecil enters his 3rd year with the Hamburg Lions transitioning to the defensive side of the ball.

He is from Hamburg where he was a 3 year starter and letterman for the Lion football team, a 4 year starter and letterman for the baseball team, and earned all-conference honors in both sports his senior year of 2006.

He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 2013 with a Bachelors of General Studies, majoring in Health and Physical Education while minoring in Natural Science.

Coach Cecil and his wife Brittany were married in June 2016. Brittany also teaches 2nd grade at Noble/Allbritton in Hamburg. The Cecils are expecting their first child in Winter 2017.

Spencer Hartley

Junior High
Head Coach

Coach Hartley is entering his first year with the Lions and will serve as the Head Junior High Coach.

Bio coming soon!

Jacob Holland

Junior High
Assistant Coach

Coach Holland is entering his 2nd year with the Lions and will serve as the Defensive Coordinator for the Junior High.

Bio coming soon!