From 1974-76, Mark Bray attended Itawamba Community College
where he played football. His honors included all-state, J.C.
all-star game, MJCA best offensive lineman for the north division
and junior college all-American center.
He earned both the Bachelor of Science and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University.
He has 23 years of coaching experience including assistant coach at Clarksville, Tennessee High School and Houston High School. He has been head coach at Vardaman High School since 1985. His 16-year coaching record includes 116 games won and 68 lost. His teams have won one MHSAA golf state championship, eight football division championships and one regional championship.
His individual coaching honors include Mississippi Association of Coaches Golf Coach of the Year for 1984-85; assistant coach for the Mississippi All-Star Game in 1994, assistant coach for the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game in 1999 and the Division-Region Coaching Staff of the Year for six years.