Coaching Staff

The 2018 Season

Jeff Ellison
Head Coach
Played college football at McMurry University. Began his coaching career in 2002 as a student assistant for the War Hawks. Ellison spent time at Lubbock Estacado, Breckenridge, and Pilot Point. He also served as offensive line coach at GP North Shore for seven years.
Ellison joined the Mojo football coaching staff in 2013.

Thad Fortune
Offensive Coordinator

Vance Washington
Defensive Coordinator

Sergio Franco
Receivers

Brian Cameron
Linebackers

Kirk Thurman
Running Backs

Eric Jonas
Defensive Line

Chase Weatherly
Offensive Line

Ron King
Safeties

Raul Sanchez
Cornerbacks

Permian Traditions

– Rattling the wooden planks in the bleachers at Barrett Stadium.
– Black/White Game that featured graduating Seniors vs the next year’s team.
– Student Body Right… Student Body Left.
– The guy in the stands with the bugle playing “Charge”.
– Cow bells clanging in the stands.
– Fans staying until the end of the game, even on lopsided games.
– Making opposing Blue-Chip college prospect players look really overrated.
– Going to the state playoffs year-after-year.
– Having one of the smallest teams, with the biggest hearts in the state.
– Halftime adjustment, and dominating the 2nd half with defense.
– Having more fans on our side of the stands than the opposing home team.
– Several motor homes parked at every game we played, home or away.
– 18,000 Permian fans, and the band playing “Hawaii 5-0” in Texas Stadium.
– Kurt Kiser of KOSA-TV saying “and that’s a MOJO touchdown!”.
– Opponents chanting “No Mo Mojo” or “Mojo Who?”.
– Hearing the opponent fans silenced by mid-fourth quarter.
– People asking “What is a MOJO”, just to find out four quarters later.
– Black and White streamers on mile marker signs on every road game.
– Counting how many cars had Mojo on them on the road games.
– Zentner’s Daughter with the crowd before a game in San Angelo.
– K.C. Steak House in Big Spring before the game against the Steers.
– Standing by the Fieldhouse burning an orange candle for the Angelo game.
– 100+ Pepettes wearing their black & white candy striped sweaters.
– Watching a band perform in black and white, including the drum majors.
– Majorettes outfitted in shiny silver, with the knee high boots.
– A massive marching band that stretched from end-to-end of the field.
– The band in the halls of Permian after the pep rally on game day.
– Hearing this thunderous band as it came out of the tunnel at Texas Stadium.
– The Black-N-White Santa outfit worn by the Panther.
– Dr. Rowntree’s black and white Christmas tree.
– Big wooden yard signs in front of the players’ houses, except crosstown week.
– Seeing only Permian signs on the Eastside of Odessa.
– Hearing about the one bad call that cost OHS the game… year-after-year.
– Dr. Rowntree’s back door – medical treatment with no waiting.

Game Itinerary

DATE OPPONENT VENUE TIME
08/31 Desoto Ratliff 7:00
09/07 El Paso Franklin Cougar 7:00
09/14 Southlake Carroll Dragon 7:00
09/21 Intl School Broward (FL) Ratliff 7:00
09/28 Los Fresnos Ratliff 7:00
10/12 Odessa High* Ratliff 7:30
10/18 Amarillo Tascosa* Bivins 7:00
10/26 Midland High* Ratliff 7:30
11/02 Frenship* Ratliff 7:30
11/09 Midland Lee* Grande 7:30
  
*** STATE PLAYOFFS ***
11/16 Bi-District Playoff:
El Paso Coronado
Ratliff 7:30
11/23 Area Playoff:
Arlington Lamar
Wildcat 3:00
12/01 Regional Playoff
12/08 State Quarterfinal
12/15 State Semifinal
12/22 State Championship
  
KEY: District Game* / Home Game / Homecoming