Todd Johnson

School – LeTourneau University 1998
Position – Ole Miss Campus Director
Year – FCA staff since 2009
Hometown – Nashville, TN
Location – Oxford, MS

Bio - Todd grew up in Nashville, TN, and has been involved with FCA on the middle school, high school, and college levels. He played college baseball at Dallas Baptist University (1993-1994) and LeTourneau University (1995-1997) and was an all conference shortstop during his collegiate career. He graduated from LeTourneau University in 1997 with a Bachelors degree in Physical Education.

In 1998, Todd worked as a house parent for troubled teens at Heartlight Ministries in Hallsville, TX. In the summer of 1999, he joined staff with Athletes in Action and coached the Central American Collegiate Baseball Team for five years. Todd also served as the National Recruiting Director for Athletes in Action as well as basketball and baseball chaplain for Wright State University in Dayton, OH. In the fall of 2004, he accepted the position as head baseball coach at Northwood University in Cedar Hill, TX, and coached for 3 years. Todd graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Masters degree in Christian Education in May 2009 and joined FCA staff as full time Ole Miss Campus Director in August 2009.

Todd and Jennifer have been married since 2007 and have two children. Their family resides in Oxford, MS.

Sammie Smith

School – Florida State University
Position – Director of Character Development for Ole Miss Football
Year – FCA staff since 2012
Hometown – Apopka, FL
Location – Oxford, MS

Sammie is from Apopka, Florida, where he was a standout 230-pound running back with sprinter’s speed. Sammie’s talents awarded him a scholarship to play for Coach Bobby Bowden at Florida State from 1985-1988. In 1987, Sammie set the FSU rushing record with 1,230 yards. This record stood until Warrick Dunn broke it in 1995.

Sammie was drafted as the ninth overall pick of the 1989 NFL Draft. While at the summit of his athletic career, his life began to unravel. In 1990, Sammie lost his 2- month-old son Jerrod to sudden infant death syndrome. Then in 1996, Sammie was convicted on two accounts of possession and distribution of cocaine and served seven years in federal prison. When Sammie was at his lowest point, he surrendered his life to Christ and things have never been the same.

“That first night, I sat in the county jail and had a chance to really look at the previous six or seven years,” Sammie said. “It was at that point that I trusted Jesus to forgive and change me. I promised Him that when all was said and done, I will get out and do the things I know God would have me to do.”

Sammie’s story is one of redemption. He knows what it is like to hit bottom; but he also knows what it like to get a second chance to live with purpose. Since being released from prison, Sammie has shared the message of Jesus Christ with thousands at churches, civic organizations, and through FCA. In 2012, Sammie joined the FCA staff as the representative for Lake County, Florida. In this role Sammie has shared the hope of Christ with the youth and coaches in the community where he grew up. Now Sammie will have the opportunity to share his story of redemption with student athletes and coaches at Ole Miss.

Scott Weathersby

School – University of Mississippi 2015
Position – Area Representative
Year – FCA staff since September 2015
Hometown – Hattiesburg, MS
Location – Oxford, MS

Scott grew up in Hattiesburg, MS, and has been involved in sports ever since he can remember. He has been involved with FCA while at Ole Miss where he served as President in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. He played college baseball at Ole Miss from 2011-2015 and was part of the 2014 College World Series team. In 2015, he got nominated as a finalist for the Boo Ferris award, given to the best collegiate baseball player in the state. He graduated in 2015 and received his bachelors degree in Biology.

In June of 2015, Scott was drafted in the 10th Round by the Houston Astros. He played from June through September in Short Season single A in Albany, New York. Since his return in the middle of September, he has been on staff with FCA at Ole Miss as well as working along side high schools and middle schools in Lafayette, Panola, and Tate counties. Scott will leave in March to return to play for the Astros and will serve on staff as he returns in September.

Scott and Rachael got married in July of 2014 while still in college. Rachael is currently in Accelerated Nursing School at Ole Miss. The family resides in Oxford, MS.

Peggie Gillom-Granderson

School – Ole Miss 1980
Position – Ole Miss Women’s Life Coach
Year – FCA staff since 2009
Hometown – Abbeville, MS
Location – Oxford, MS

Bio - Peggie Gillom-Granderson is a Mississippi native who grew up in nearby Abbeville. She earned her bachelor's degree in Social Work from Ole Miss in 1980. Peggie is the Ole Miss all-time leading scorer and rebounder in women's basketball.

After her career at Ole Miss, she played one year of professional basketball before going into the coaching profession. Peggie spent 16 seasons as an assistant coach on Van Chancellor's Rebel coaching staff from 1981-1997. Prior to returning to Ole Miss in 2003, she was the head coach at Texas A&M University. She was also an assistant coach for the 2000 Women’s Basketball Olympic team.

In 1996, Peggie was inducted into the Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame and is a 1997 inductee of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame for the last five years. The Gillom Sports Center at Ole Miss was named after Peggie and her sister, Jennifer, in 2000. Peggie joined FCA staff in October 2009 and serves as part time chaplain for the Ole Miss women’s teams. She also leads women’s bible studies here on campus for the student athletes.

Peggie married Anthony Granderson in 2005, and the couple resides in Abbeville, MS.