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Parklane Academy, a parent-governed, college preparatory school, exists to challenge young Christian men and women to love others as themselves and to grow in knowledge and skill in order that they may serve others through their character and leadership.


Coach Austin Helus is from Yuba City, CA. He spent most of his younger years in Riverside, CA. He went to high school his 9th grade year at Arlington High School where he played football and ran track and field. After his freshman year, he moved to Clinton, AR and attended Clinton High School. There he was also a dual sport athlete and was awarded all district in football and track & field in 2010 and 2011. His senior year, the football team were conference champions with a 9-2 record.
After graduating high school, he joined the Arkansas Army National Guard as a field artilleryman. He attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR. There he completed his Bachelor of Science Education degree in Kinesiology with a minor in health education and military science. He commissioned in the Army National Guard as a second lieutenant through the ROTC program at Central Arkansas.
After graduation, he moved to Natchez, MS in 2017 to begin his coaching and teaching career at Cathedral High School. While at Cathedral, he coached Jr. High and High School football and strength and conditioning. He coached several position groups and was the Defensive coordinator for both teams. He taught 9th and 10th grade history while at Cathedral. In 2020 the team went 10-1 and the season was unfortunately cut short during the second round of the playoffs due to Covid-19. After the season he coached in the 2020 All- Star game as the defensive coordinator for the White team. His team won 28-21 in a thrilling back and forth game. He is now in the Mississippi Army National Guard as a Medical Operations Officer for the HHC 1-155th Armored Brigade Combat Team. He is currently enrolled in the Sports Coaching Education master’s program at The University of Southern Mississippi and is going to graduate December 2021.
He is engaged to Lauren McCann who is also joining the Parklane family teaching second grade. They have recently moved to McComb, MS with their three dogs Cash, June, and Devereaux.

Coach Helus has begun his first year at Parklane Academy this year. He is beginning his head coaching career as the head coach for the Junior High Football team, head track & field, and strength and condition coach. He is also the defensive backs coach and assistant defensive coordinator for the high school football team. He is teaching 8th grade United States History.

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Mrs. Clark will hold additional tryouts when school starts for those who didn't get to try out.


Mrs. Clark will hold additional tryouts when school starts for anyone wishing to participate.

At a Glance

  • K3-12 on one campus
  • 837 students
  • 33% of faculty have advanced degrees
  • All Superior Band
  • 36 Members ACT 25+ Club
  • 23 Athletic teams
  • 2018 JH Boys Basketball 4A D1 Champs
  • 2018 Fast Pitch Overall Champs

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