Head Soccer Coach, Elementary P.E.
Jake Benton graduated from Northwest Rankin in 2008 and helped the team to a state championship his senior year. Jake was voted best offensive player at NWR and was selected first team all-state in 2008 as a senior. Coach Benton began his college career at Tyler Junior College in Texas as a red shirt freshman. He then transferred to Jones County Junior College where he played one season as the team captain and received all-star and all region player. After Jones, Coach Benton transferred to Belhaven University where he finished out his last three years, making it to the Sweet 16 each season. At Belhaven, he received the Champions of Character award for two seasons. Coach Benton is married to his wife, Bet, and they have one daughter, Sawyer. He is currently the Head Boys and Girls Soccer Coach at Hartfield, as well as the Elementary P.E. teacher.