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ICC To Host July Baseball Showcase
Release Date:7/28/2014
Itawamba Community College

FULTON, MS – Itawamba Community College baseball coach Rick Collier announced the Indians’ Baseball Showcase for upcoming high school seniors and juniors will be Wednesday, July 30th at historic Roy Cresap Field on the Fulton Campus.

Registration is $20.00 and begins at 10:00 a.m. Individuals interested in participating in the in Showcase are responsible for bringing a valid physical form and their own practice gear. Catchers are responsible for bringing their own catching equipment.

For more information on the Showcase contact Coach Collier at 662-862-8118 or via email recollier@iccms.edu or Coach Justin Bryant at 662-862-8298 or via email jcbryant@iccms.edu.

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Morris Excited To Join Old Friend On NEMCC Hoops Staff
Release Date: 7/24/2014
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Miss. - Kyle Morris is enthusiastic about reunifying with a longtime companion and joining one of the most tradition-rich men’s basketball programs in the Magnolia State.

Morris, who brings an intense and dynamic attitude to the court, has been selected as the new assistant coach for Northeast Mississippi Community College beginning with the upcoming 2014-15 campaign.

“It’s a big hire in a lot of different areas,” said Tigers headman Cord Wright. “First and foremost from the recruiting side of it, he’s really good. He’s active, stays on it and that’s one of the biggest things in recruiting is just being consistent and working at it. That’s one area that he’s going to bring a lot of help to with the state being opened up.

“Secondly, he does a really good job with individual workouts and making the players better. Recruiting them is huge, but making them better while they’re here is the next step. I’m very excited and I think that within a year or so once we get this thing rocking and rolling that everybody will see the excitement that I feel now.”

Morris enters his eighth season in the coaching profession at Northeast following successful stops at his collegiate alma mater, the University of Pikeville (Ky.), and the University of North Alabama.

“I’m very honored and humbled,” Morris said. “I’ve known coach Wright for the past six years. He helped me get in the business and kind of jump-start my career. I wanted to come over here, accept the challenge and I’m looking forward to getting going.

“My main duties are just making the players that we have here better by making sure they stay in the classroom and making sure they graduate. Also, recruiting is going to be huge, especially the next two years, and making sure we sign the right student-athletes.”

Morris landed his first position as an assistant coach at Pikeville during the 2007-08 season. He guided the Bears to a solid 22-9 record and fourth-place finish in the Mid-South Conference.

Pikeville compiled an impressive 14-game winning streak that spanned three months. The Bears defeated their opponents in that stretch by an average score of 77-53.

Under the tutelage of Morris, Jeff Ferguson was named a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Honorable Mention All-American while William Harris, Justin Hicks and Morris each earned all-conference honors.

After an outstanding campaign at Pikeville, Morris travelled further south and accepted a post at North Alabama. He served as an assistant coach for the next six years and aided in the Lions’ return to countrywide prominence.

Morris and Wright worked together in Florence, Ala., from 2008-10. The duo pushed the Lions to a pair of Gulf South Conference (GSC) Tournament appearances at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven and also instructed Kenny Johnson, who is one of only four men’s basketball players in North Alabama history to receive All-American status.

The 2010-11 edition of the Lions tallied a 13-16 mark, but still had two athletes in Ricky Davison and Marcus Landry tabbed to the All-Gulf South Team with Wes Long obtaining GSC East Division Freshman of the Year recognition.

North Alabama improved to 15-12 one season later with sweeps of league rivals Delta State University, Valdosta State (Ga.) University and the University of West Georgia. Beaumont Beasley and Theron Jenkins, which both averaged 16 points per outing, grabbed All-Gulf South Team prestige for their actions during that campaign.

Morris, whose hometown is Dayton, Ohio, left his imprint on North Alabama’s history books by guiding the Lions to back-to-back National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Tournaments in his final two years on the sidelines inside Flowers Hall.

Following an eight-game winning streak to open the season, North Alabama drew an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament with a 19-9 record and 12-6 mark versus conference foes. The Lions were eliminated in the opening round by NCAA South Regional host Florida Southern College.

North Alabama eclipsed the 20-win plateau during the 2013-14 campaign with victories in nine of their final 10 league contests. The Lions used that momentum near the end of the year to capture the sixth Gulf South Tournament championship in program history.

Rashaun Claiborne nearly notched a double-double with 28 points and eight rebounds in North Alabama’s title matchup against Christian Brothers (Tenn.) University. Claiborne was designated as the Most Valuable Player of the event while teammate Bruce Adams garnered Gulf South All-Tournament Team accolades.

The Lions, with Morris on the bench, entered the NCAA South Regional in Lakeland, Fla., as the No. 4 seed. North Alabama outscored the University of Tampa (Fla.) 47-37 in the second half to claim a close triumph and advance past the first round for the initial time since 2008.

Former Northeast guard Tyler Pritchard started and Adams dropped in a team-high 21 points, but the Lions could not overcome Tuskegee (Ala.) University in their second round game and were eliminated from the tournament.

After the conclusion of the season, Claiborne was chosen to participate in the 2014 Reese’s NCAA Division II All-Star Game in Evansville, Ind. at the Ford Center. He is one of only four players ever from North Alabama to compete in this event.

Overall, North Alabama amassed a record of 101-70, or a winning percentage of 69 percent, during Morris’ tenure at that institution. His primary responsibilities with the Lions included developing exercise routines, individual skill development, recruiting and to monitor the academic progress of their student-athletes.

Morris lettered at Pikeville for three years and was named an Academic All-Mid-South Conference selection. Before his collegiate career began, he won three Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Ohio state championships for Dayton Salvation Army.

In his spare time, Morris works a variety of basketball camps across the nation, including at the University of Dayton (Ohio), the University of Tennessee, Wright State (Ohio) University and Capital (Ohio) University.

Morris’ background in community service is extensive. He organized a Red Cross blood drive while at North Alabama, volunteered at both the Salvation Army and the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) and spoken to junior high school students during Red Ribbon Week about the dangers involved with drugs and alcohol.

A graduate of Springboro (Ohio) High School, Morris holds a Bachelor’s degree from Pikeville and a Master’s degree from North Alabama.

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Patterson Fulfills Lifelong Dream By Signing With NEMCC
Release Date: 7/29/2014
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Miss. - Bridgejae Patterson’s longtime goal of playing basketball at the collegiate level will finally come to fruition this fall at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

Patterson became the latest addition to Lady Tigers’ 2014-15 signing class when she inked her National Letter of Intent (NLI) with the ten-time Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) state championship program.

“We had to upgrade our front line and Bridgejae was a target for us,” said Northeast head coach Brian Alexander. “Obviously her size sticks out and she can run with the guards. The last piece is she can catch. Anytime you have bigs that can run and catch you can do a lot with them.

“Those are three major pieces and she’s a good person with a good family. Character is a big emphasis for us and we’re happy she’s here.”

Patterson lettered for two seasons at Prattville (Ala.) High School under the direction of coach Virginia Barber and in that span compiled a number of solid statistics in the paint.

The 6-3 standout averaged a double-double as a junior with 10.3 points and 14.4 rebounds per game. Patterson also used her athleticism to block two shots each outing with an incredible total of 62 on the campaign.

She notched double-doubles in 14 of the Lady Lions’ 29 matchups, including in seven straight contests during a pivotal period of the 2012-13 season. Prattville won five region matchups in that stretch by close margins of less than 10 points.

The Lady Lions swept the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Area 7, Class 6A regular season and tournament championships with Patterson in the post to qualify for the state playoffs for the second time in three years.

Patterson scored 18 crucial points and added 17 boards to help Prattville narrowly defeat Oak Mountain (Ala.) High School 63-61 in the sub-regional round to advance to the AHSAA Class 6A Central Regional at Alabama State University’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome.

She recorded a phenomenal game against Stanhope Elmore (Ala.) High School earlier in the campaign as well. Patterson tallied career-highs of 25 points, 31 rebounds, 19 offensive boards, 12 made field goals and five blocks in a 72-57 victory over the Lady Mustangs.

Patterson broke out during her sophomore year as a Lady Lion with six double-doubles and averages of 9.5 points and nine rebounds per contest.

“I always dreamed of doing this,” Patterson said. “It’s exciting. Making it to the next level is something I always wanted to do. I didn’t think I was going to make it but I did.

“I see us going far and making it to the top like we always talk about. I want to make my points and rebounds and get a win each game.”

During her outstanding career, Patterson registered 19 games in which she scored 12 or more points and 17 contests where she grabbed at least 15 rebounds. The forward also had seven matchups in which she blocked more than three shot attempts.

Patterson accounted for 20 double-doubles during 57 appearances in a Prattville uniform with solid averages of 9.3 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.7 blocks, 1.2 steals and 0.4 assists.

She led the Lady Lions to a combined record of 29-25 between her sophomore and junior seasons with totals of 528 points, 634 boards, 401 defensive rebounds, 95 blocks and 71 steals.

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Former Redskin Moore To Tackle Tigers' Defensive Backs
Release Date: 7/31/2014
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Miss. - Kareem Moore hopes to pass along his passion and extensive knowledge of the sport of football as he starts a new post at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

A lively and ambitious Moore has been hired as an assistant coach for the four-time Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division champion Tigers beginning with the approaching 2014 season.

“I feel like Kareem has a lot to bring us,” said Northeast headman Ricky Smither. “He’s a younger guy with a lot of enthusiasm. He’s a great man and he cares about the kids. It’s a win-win situation for us and I’m proud to have him.”

Moore plans to use the experience that he acquired playing professionally for the National Football League’s (NFL) Washington Redskins to properly instruct the Tigers’ talented group of defensive backs.

“I’m very excited to be a part of the Northeast family. Coach Smither and the guys have more than welcomed me and had me feeling good like I’m at home,” Moore said. “I’m ready to get out there and work to see if we can put together a great nucleus of players. I just think it’ll be a smooth transition and we’ll be all right.”

Moore starred for three years in Washington and appeared in 42 total regular season games and nine preseason contests. He put together a solid career at free safety under the tutelage of head coaches Jim Zorn and Mike Shanahan.

The Tupelo native saw action in 14 matchups during his rookie campaign of 2008. Moore made his NFL debut in front of a home crowd at FedEx Field versus Arizona on September 21 and one week later tallied a season-best three tackles in a two-point victory at Dallas.

He earned his inaugural start in the final game of the year at San Francisco. Moore made a solo tackle and one assisted takedown in a close loss to the 49ers inside Candlestick Park.

Moore remained in a predominantly backup role in 2009 but showed his potential as the season progressed. He grabbed his first interception in the NFL and also made one pass deflection against New Orleans on December 6.

The 5-11, 217-pounder compiled a break out performance versus Dallas during a nationally televised Sunday Night Football game on NBC. Moore recorded a personal best nine tackles, seven of them unassisted, against the Cowboys on December 27 and from that point moved into the starting lineup for the duration of his career.

He developed into one of the Redskins’ top tacklers in 2010 with 40 solo stops and 64 combined tackles. Moore also batted down five pass attempts and hauled in one interception during a week three contest at St. Louis.

Moore notched a season-high eight tackles on the turf of Detroit’s Ford Field on October 31. He had five or more takedowns in 10 of his 12 outings that campaign, including six against Philadelphia on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

He totaled 115 tackles, 77 solo and 38 assisted, eight pass deflections, two interceptions and two forced fumbles during his time representing the burgundy and gold in Washington.

The Redskins selected Moore with the 180th pick in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Nicholls State (La.) University, where he etched his name into its history book as a two-year starter.

Moore tied the school record for most touchdowns scored on interception returns in one game with two against Northwestern State (La.) University in October 2007 and also set the mark for the highest average yards gained per interception in one season at 37.2.

He earned All-American honors from the Associated Press (AP) as a senior and was named the Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year after registering 46 solo tackles and 27 assisted stops for a total of 73.

Moore, who was also a second-team All-State selection by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA), played a pivotal role for the Colonels on special teams as well and averaged 9.1 yards each punt return.

As a junior, Moore received the Southland’s Newcomer of the Year award and was also second-team all-conference. He participated in the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game at the Sun Bowl and was a team captain for Nicholls State during his final collegiate campaign.

Moore’s community service file is considerable throughout the nation. He has served as a coach for the Boys and Girls Club and the Collierville, Tenn., Soccer Association.

He is the founder of the Moore 4 Kids Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that improves the athletic, mental and psychological aspects of young men in under deserved communities.

Through the association, Moore has partnered with the people of Ashburn, Va., Memphis, Tenn., Okolona and Washington to devise successful grant funded football camps and clinics. He encourages continuous volunteer participation as well to support youth development.

Giving back to the community is of the upmost important to Moore, who also aims to be a positive role model to Northeast’s players.

“I think it’s very important because I had a lot of mentors growing up whether it be my mom, my dad or a mentorship program at my high school,” said Moore. “People came and helped me along the way and I feel like I just need to pay that back to everybody else.”

Moore holds an Associate’s degree from Itawamba Community College and a Bachelor’s degree in family and consumer science from Nicholls State.

He and his wife Amelia have three children, Kamren, Kayson and Kaitlyn, and are members of Main Street Church of Christ in Okolona.

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ECCC Warrior Golf Classic Winners
Release Date: 7/14/2014
East Central Community College

These golfers representing SouthGroup Cox of Carthage claimed top honors in the 13th annual Warrior Golf Classic, sponsored by the East Central Community College Alumni Association. The talented linksters posted an 18-under par 54 on the Oaks Course at the Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, located on the Pearl River Resort in Choctaw. The four-person team includes (from left) Jimmie Bell and Jimmy Brown, both of Carthage; Pat Hardage (fourth from left) of Carthage and Bob Jordan (far right) of Kosciusko, who received the championship award from ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart. This year’s four-person scramble netted $9,850 for student scholarships, according to event coordinator Dr. Stacey Hollingsworth, executive director for Foundation and Alumni Relations. (EC Photo)

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ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
Release Date: 7/9/2014
East Central Community College

DECATUR – Seven East Central Community College athletic teams were recognized for academic excellence in 2013-14 by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart said the academic honors reflect the type of athletic program the College strives to achieve each year.

“I want to congratulate and thank our coaches and our student-athletes for their efforts in the classroom this year,” said Dr. Stewart. “They performed the EC Way - Excellence with Class, and I am so proud of each of them!”

The Lady Warrior fast-pitch softball team achieved a 3.54 grade point average and finished second in the nation.

Kristin Chaney serves as head coach.

The Lady Warrior soccer team had a 3.51 GPA and finished second nationally.Gray Massey serves as head coach.

The Warrior soccer team achieved a 3.16 GPA and was ranked fourth nationally.Kenneth Thompson is head coach.

The Lady Warrior tennis team earned a 3.58 grade point average and finished fourth in the nation.

The Warrior tennis squad posted a 3.25 GPA and was ranked 14th nationally.Both programs are led by head coach Robert Thompson and adjunct coach Dianne O’Neill.

The Warrior baseball team finished 13th nationally with a 3.23 GPA.Neal Holliman serves as head coach.

EC’s golfers posted a 3.14 GPA and placed 17th nationally.

Chris Clark is head coach.

For more information on ECCC’s athletic programs, contact Chris Harris, Dean of Personnel Services and Athletics, at 601-635-6401 or email charris@eccc.edu.

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Co-Lin Soccer To Host Annual Alumni Match On Aug. 16
Release Date: 7/31/2014
Copiah-Lincoln Community College

WESSON, Miss. – The Copiah-Lincoln Community College women's and men's soccer programs will host an alumni soccer match on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Co-Lin Soccer Field on the Wesson campus. All former players are invited and encouraged to participate in the event. The women's match will be held at 3 p.m. with the men following at 5:30 p.m.

“I am excited about hosting our third annual “Black and Blue” Alumni Match," said third-year Co-Lin soccer coach David Strother. "We had a terrific turnout last year and it’s great to see all of ourformer players catching up with one another." Anyone interested in participating in this year's alumni game should contact CoachStrother at (601) 643-8469 or email david.strother@colin.edu

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Co-Lin Soccer To Host Annual Alumni Match On Aug. 16
Release Date: 7/31/2014
Copiah-Lincoln Community College

WESSON, Miss. – The Copiah-Lincoln Community College women's and men's soccer programs will host an alumni soccer match on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Co-Lin Soccer Field on the Wesson campus. All former players are invited and encouraged to participate in the event. The women's match will be held at 3 p.m. with the men following at 5:30 p.m.

“I am excited about hosting our third annual “Black and Blue” Alumni Match," said third-year Co-Lin soccer coach David Strother. "We had a terrific turnout last year and it’s great to see all of ourformer players catching up with one another."Anyone interested in participating in this year's alumni game should contact CoachStrother at (601) 643-8469 or email david.strother@colin.edu

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Utility Athlete Szekely Overjoyed To Join Tigers
Release Date: 7/30/2014
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Miss. - Kaitlin Szekely is filled with enthusiasm and pure joy about the decision she made to begin her collegiate softball career at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

Szekely became the newest Tiger after she signed her National Letter of Intent (NLI) with the seven-time Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division champions.

“Kaitlin is a strong armed kid that plays shortstop, second base and outfield,” said Northeast head coach Jody Long. “She fits into what we were trying to do in our signing class this year of adding multiple kids that can do multiple things.”

Szekely helped Independence High School steadily improve during each of her four years on the varsity squad. The Lady Wildcats fielded a winning record during her freshman campaign and eventually qualified for the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 3A playoffs in her junior and senior seasons.

“I’m pretty excited and ecstatic about it,” Szekely said. “When I visited here it felt like home and I just felt comfortable coming here. I have tons of excitement and I’m ready to get here and start playing.”

The utility athlete garnered her first ever start against Strayhorn High School in February 2011 and had a solid game. Szekely recorded her initial multiple hit performance with one walk and a run scored in a 7-4 victory by Independence.

She found success against Strayhorn’s pitching staff once again only days later. Szekely went 3 for 5 with a pair of RBIs and a clutch triple to guide the Lady Wildcats to a wild 13-12 win.

Szekely wrapped up her freshman year with a .340 batting average and .392 on-base percentage. She had 16 hits with nine runs and stole four bases in 18 outings.

She increased her numbers tremendously during a sophomore campaign in which she wielded a .391 batting average with 27 hits, 29 runs scored and 13 walks. Szekely also struck out only four times in 82 plate appearances.

Szekely increased her speed and skill on the base paths as well and successfully stole 17 times in 18 attempts. She matched a personal best twice that season by swiping three bags against both Clarksdale High School and Potts Camp High School.

She recorded possibly the best game of her days in an Independence uniform versus MHSAA Division 3, Class 3A rival Byhalia High School in 2012. Szekely set career-highs with four runs scored, three hits, three RBIs and two doubles in a run-rule triumph over the Lady Indians.

With a pair of huge victories against Byhalia, the Lady Wildcats snapped their postseason drought during Szekely’s junior year. Independence met Alcorn Central High School in the opening round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs.

Szekely led the Lady Wildcats to their second straight MHSAA Class 3A postseason berth as a senior. She gave Independence an early lead in game two of their best-of-three series against North Pontotoc High School with a RBI double down the left field line.

An error moments later allowed Szekely to touch home plate to put the Lady Wildcats ahead 2-0, but the Lady Vikings came from behind to win the matchup and eliminate Independence from the playoffs.

“I’ve just always wanted to play college softball,” said Szekely. “It’s what I’ve been working for my whole life. I want to help the team whenever they need it and hopefully get a state championship.”

Szekely competes in the summer with the Mississippi Mayhem, which is based in Olive Branch. The team contends in the 18-under division of the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Class B.

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Doubles Standout Rencher Inks With Lady Tigers
Release Date: 8/1/2014
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Miss. - Brittney Rencher plans to extend her good fortune on the tennis courts to the collegiate level as she starts her career at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

Rencher signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to become the first member of the Lady Tigers’ exceptional 2014-15 recruiting class.

“We’re looking forward to the additional assistance that Brittney will provide to us,” said Northeast head coach Ben Shappley. “Brittney specializes in doubles and we’re excited about the help she will give us. We have high hopes for her.”

Rencher was a founding member of Kossuth High School’s tennis program as a sophomore in 2012 and has started under the direction of coach Ginger Mattox for each year since then.

She and her partner Marlee Sue Bradley compiled a phenomenal 11-1 record during the 2014 regular season at No. 2 doubles. The duo led the Aggies to the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Division 1, Class 3A championship.

Bradley and Rencher did not lose to a league opponent last campaign. The pair also claimed marquee victories against Baldwyn High School’s Alise McCreary and Dawn Jackson (6-1, 6-0) and versus Callie Tennyson and Brittany Ortiz of Tishomingo County High School (6-2, 6-2).

The combo was the runner-up in the girls double event at the MHSAA Division 1-3A Tournament to Kossuth teammates Rachel Winters and Taylor Heavener. Bradley and Rencher defeated Belmont High School’s Kristina Taylor and Olivia Wigginton 6-3, 6-4 to reach the title matchup.

Kossuth defeated North Pontotoc High School 5-2 in the opening round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs and hosted Cleveland East Side High School at Corinth’s Crossroads Regional Park in the quarterfinal round.

Bradley and Rencher downed the Trojans’ Olecia James and Chauntelle Hutton by a clean sweep of 6-0, 6-0 to help the Aggies advance to the state semifinals with a 5-2 triumph.

The colleagues faced South Pontotoc High School’s Lauren Heath and Haylee Finley in one of the best prep matches of the year in the Magnolia State. Bradley and Rencher took the first set 7-6, but lost the second 5-7 and the tiebreaker 3-10 to end the season in the MHSAA Class 3A North Half championship contest.

Bradley and Rencher qualified for the MHSAA Class 3A State Tournament as individuals and were ranked as the No. 9 overall seed. They faced Mooreville High School’s Myriam Sanders and Shelby Miller at the Ridgeland Tennis Center on May 1.

“It feels great. I want to bring a great sense of sportsmanship and just bring all I have and do the best I can,” Rencher said. “I’m very excited about the season and what everybody has in store.”

Rencher was heavily involved with multiple activities at Kossuth and was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), the Math and Science Club, the Spanish Club and the National Honor Society.

She also gives back to the community on a consistent basis by serving in a mentoring program, coordinating a blood drive at Kossuth and volunteering at the annual Corinth Coca-Cola Classic 10K Run.

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Hinds CC Hires Willie Calvin As Assistant Men’s T&F Coach
Release Date: 7/10/2014
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – Willie Calvin, a former men’s track and field star at Hinds Community College, has returned to Raymond and will now serve as an assistant coach for the nationally renowned Eagles program.

Calvin, a Greenville native, recently earned his Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, N.C. He won the Mississippi Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year Award as a senior at Greenville Weston High School after winning state championships in both the high jump and long jump in 2009.

Calvin, a Hinds student-athlete from 2009-2011, was a two-time United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-American after posting two eighth place finishes in the high jump with a leap of six feet, eight inches at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Indoor and Outdoor Nationals as both a freshman and sophomore.

He then moved on to NCCU, where he was a two-time 2x Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) high jump champion.

For more on Hinds track and field go to www.hindsccsports.com.

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