Holmes CC assistant coach taken in United Football League Draft


A Holmes Community College assistant football coach has been drafted by a team in the United Football League.

Damion Willis was drafted by the Memphis Showboats in the 8th round of Monday’s draft.

The United Football League is a new league formed by the combination of the XFL and the USFL.

Willis previously played for the Seattle SeaDragons of the XFL during the 2023 season.

Prior to playing in the XFL, Willis played in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos, New York Giants, the Washington Football Team and the Pittsburgh Steelers

Willis played his college football at East Mississippi CC before finishing his career at Troy University.

Following his playing career, Willis was hired as wide receivers coach at Holmes CC in 2022 under first year head coach Marcus Wood, who coached Willis during his time at East Mississippi.

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