Carly Powers graduated from Messick High School in 1972 and received a football scholarship to play Offensive Guard for the University of Southern Mississippi. Coach Powers has served Briarcrest for over 27 years and led as Athletic director for over 16 years. Briarcrest has seen many successes under Coach Power’s leadership…over 11 State Championship titles, 4 time Best of Preps honors, 3 time Spring Fling Host and numerous student athletes who have gone on to play at the collegiate level or higher. Coach Powers played a key role in the transition of Briarcrest to the Houston Levee campus where our athletic facilities are recognized as one of the premier, state of the art facilities in the region. He is a member of the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association, National Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Athletic Directors Association.