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Table of Contents Letter from President Dr. Johnny L. Allen, Ed.D.....................................4 2013-14 Tiger Roster..............................................................................21 Northeast Board of Trustees...................................................................5 2013-14 Tiger Player Bios.................................................................22-23 Letter from Athletic Director David Robbins............................................6 Athletic Director David Robbins Biography.............................................7 Lady Tiger Head Coach Brian Alexander Biography................................8 Tiger Head Coach Cord Wright Biography...............................................9 Lady Tiger Assistant Coach Paul Nixon Biography...............................10

2013-14 Tiger Preview...........................................................................24 2013-14 Lady Tiger/Tiger Geographic Roster........................................25 Bonner Arnold Coliseum Feature......................................................26-27 2012-13 Lady Tiger Statistics.................................................................28

Tiger Assistant Coach Nick Coln Biography..........................................11 2012-13 Tiger Statistics..........................................................................29 Athletic Trainer Hope Barnes Biography...............................................12 2013 NEMCC Sports Hall of Fame...................................................30-31 Cheerleading Coach Karri Davis Biography.........................................12 2012-13 Athletic Year in Review.............................................................32 Sports Information Director Blake Long Biography...............................13 Mascot History......................................................................................13 Athletic Support Staff............................................................................14 Retired Jerseys....................................................................................15 Fight Song............................................................................................15 NEMCC All-Americans.........................................................................16

2013-14 Cheerleaders...........................................................................33 Social Media...........................................................................................34 Athletic Contact Information...................................................................35 WNAU Advertisement/Broadcast Schedule...........................................36 JUCOWeekly.org Advertisement............................................................37

2013-14 Lady Tiger Preview.................................................................17 Sodexo Advertisement...........................................................................38 2013-14 Lady Tiger Player Bios......................................................18-19 NEMCC Advertisement..........................................................................39 2013-14 Lady Tiger Roster...................................................................20 2013 Basketball Schedule......................................................................40

2013-14 Program Credits

Keldrick Lesley Soph., Booneville

Angelia Allen Soph., Belmont

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The 2013-14 Northeast Mississippi Community College Basketball Media Guide was produced in the Public Information Office of the college under the direction of Associate Vice President of Public Information Tony Finch and Sports Information Director Blake Long. Layout and design was handled by Michael H. Miller.

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Letter from the President Dear Friends of Northeast:

Thank you for your support of the athletic efforts of Northeast Mississippi Community College. Each coach and each athlete has worked hard to ensure that our teams are ready to give performances that make you proud to be a “Tiger Fan.� Northeast exists to provide educational, recreational and social resources for students and supporters to grow and enjoy their accomplishments.

While you are on campus, I hope you have a safe and enjoyable visit. I trust you will use this opportunity to get to know our students, coaches and staff. We are always ready to assist you to enjoy your time with us.

Thank you for everything that you do to encourage and support our efforts. We are always glad to have you on our campus.

Sincerely, Johnny L. Allen President 4

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Board of Trustees T. Jack Ramsey

Troy Holliday

Chairman Tenure of Service: 1983 Tishomingo County/ Banker

Ken Basil

Tenure of Service: 2008 Union County Superintendent of Education

Tonya Butler Farris Tenure of Service: 2012 Alcorn County Businesswoman

Sam McCoy

Tenure of Service: 1988 Prentiss County Businessman

Alvie Blakney

Tenure of Service: 2011 Tishomingo County Retire Businessman

Douglas Jackson

Tenure of Service: 1995 Tippah County Retired Educator

Gina Smith

Tenure of Service: 2012 Alcorn County Superintendent of Education

Vice Chairman Tenure of Service: 1964 Tippah County Businessman

Bill Breedlove

Tenure of Service: 1999 Prentiss County Businessman

Tracie Langston

Tenure of Service: 2004 Prentiss County Businesswoman

Luzene Triplett

Tenure of Service: 2002 Prentiss County Retire Educator

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John O. Cunningham Secretary Tenure of Service: 1995 Prentiss County Businessman

Randle Downs

Tenure of Service: 2012 Prentiss County Superintendent of Education

Ben McClung

Tenure of Service: 2013 Tishomingo County Superintendent of Education

Vance Witt

Tenure of Service: 2007 Union County Businessman

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Letter from the Athletic Director Parents, Fans, Supporters, Alumni; On behalf of the Athletic Department at Northeast Mississippi Community College, I want to welcome you to this athletic event. We hope that your visit today will create an interest that will encourage you to come back. As we strive for excellence in the classroom and in the athletic arena, we would like to encourage every one of you to become involved in all aspects of our athletic department. As we try to reach the highest level with all of our sports programs we must continue to work very hard to be the very best we can be. We are looking for all avenues of resources to build on our already competitive programs. Within the last five (5) years, we have steadily improved every one of our athletic teams. We now have great leadership in all of our athletic programs and we are very excited about what the future holds for all of them. We would like to invite you to become a part of our Athletic booster club and help us as we strive to reach the highest level. Our goal is to educate our student/athletes to a level that will put them at the very top in their perspective sport. In addition, we want our athletes to be some of our most productive citizens. Again, welcome to the NEMCC campus and we hope you have a very enjoyable visit and we welcome you back at any time either to visit our campus or to attend another athletic event. Thanks! David Robbins Athletic Director, NEMCC 6

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Athletic Director David Robbins

David Robbins Longtime Northeast Mississippi Community College employee David Robbins moved into a new role in the spring of 2013 when he accepted the position as the new athletic director and dean of students. He took over for NEMCC Hall of Fame coach and longstanding athletic director Ricky Ford, who transitioned into the duties of executive vice president of the college. Athletics at Northeast have excelled in the first year of the Robbins era. Brian Alexander’s women’s basketball team finished as the runner-up in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) State Tournament and qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 23 Tournament to get his tenure started the right way. The Tiger baseball program under the direction of Kent Farris continued the great streak of fortune for Northeast sports this year. The Tigers won their first MACJC North Division title since the 1991-92 campaign and hosted Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in a first round playoff series. Jody Long and the Northeast softball squad clinched another spot in the MACJC State Tournament, while the Tiger football team claimed their seventh MACJC North Division runner-up finish with Ricky Smither at the helm. Before taking over for Ford, Robbins served as the school’s men’s basketball coach for eight years. When he accepted that position at Northeast in the spring of 2005, he enthusiastically accepted the challenge of returning the tradition-rich program to a place of prominence in the state and nation. With an emphasis on doing things the right way on and off the floor, the Tigers recorded their first winning season since the 1999-2000 season at 15-9. After stumbling in 2006-07 with nine freshmen and only four sophomores on the court, Robbins and company burst onto the MACJC scene in 2007-08. The Tigers went 15-10, 7-5 during the regular season and captured a runner-up finish in the MACJC North Division. After making semifinal runs in the State and Region 23 tournament, Robbins led the 2008-09 Tiger basketball team to a 12-13 record, and the 2009-10

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team to a 12-11, 7-5 record. On the hardwood in 2010-11, David Robbins led the Tiger basketball team to appearances in the MACJC State Tournament and the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament after finishing as the North Division runner-up with a 7-5 mark in the North Division and an 11-14 mark overall. The Tigers found the same opponent awaiting them in both the state and region tournaments – 19th-ranked Pearl River Community College – and the Tigers gave the Wildcats a run in the state tournament before falling in overtime 92-83. Robbins’ team reached the national rankings during the 2012-13 season as the Tigers started the season strong and posted a 7-1 mark at the Christmas holiday break and carried a 10-2 overall record into the January 18, 2012 NJCAA Top 20 poll where the Tigers were ranked thirteenth in the nation. Northeast continued to build on its early success and finished the year with a 14-9 mark and tied for fourth in the North Division but lost out on a tiebreaker with Itawamba for a spot in the MACJC State Basketball Tournament. However, the Tigers did have three players selected to the MACJC All-State team with Acie Vance (Ripley), Lavon Hooks (Atlanta, Ga.) and Jermaine Hollimon (Memphis, Tenn.) all receiving postseason accolades. Vance was the North Division’s leading scorer with 16.9 points per game and finished second in the MACJC while Hooks led the North Division and the MACJC with 8.6 rebounds per game. Hollimon and Cedric Janes of Dyersburg, Tenn., were also selected to play in the MACJC All-Star game in Decatur. Before returning to his alma mater, Robbins spent 14 seasons as head boys basketball coach at Corinth High school. During that time, Robbins led the Warriors to a 310-147 overall record, including four 30-win seasons, eight 20-win seasons, nine Alcorn County championships (seven straight from 1999-2005), three Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) North Half titles and three MHSAA State Championship trophies. Robbins’ teams appeared in five MHSAA State

Tournaments and eight North Half Tournaments en route to a 44-15 record in post season play, a .745 winning percentage In only his second season at Corinth, Robbins guided the Warriors to the State Championship and a 36-5 overall mark, a school record for wins in a season. He became the winningest coach in Warrior history with win number 267 in 2003 and picked up his 300th triumph with a 50-46 victory over Ripley on Jan. 11, 2005 Robbins was named the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2003, and was selected to coach in the 2002 Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) North vs. South AllStar Game. Initially, Robbins also served as a physical education instructor, but left the classroom to become athletic director in 2002. A Tippah County native, Blue Mountain High School graduate and former basketball player and team captain at then-Northeast Mississippi Junior College, Robbins worked at Northeast, assisting both former men’s basketball coach Harvey Childers and Ford, the women’s headman (1987-89). His duties included on-the-floor coaching and recruiting in-district as well as out-of-state players. Robbins also worked as an assistant director of student activities at Northeast (1987-91). Robbins earned an Associate in Arts Degree from Northeast in 1985, a Bachelor of Science degree from Millsaps College in 1987 and a master’s degree from Mississippi College in 1989. Robbins played two seasons for the Millsaps Majors and was selected the 1987 team captain. David and his wife Pam have three children, Brandon, Mary Beth, and Brody.

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Women’s Head Coach Brian Alexander

Brian Alexander

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When Northeast began the search for a new women’s head basketball coach, it turned to the professional ranks and hired Northeast alumnus and Tupelo Rock-N-Roller’s head coach Brian Alexander. Upon the hiring announcement on April 20, 2011, Alexander became the only head coach in the history of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) to have previous professional head coaching experience. Alexander can also claim the accomplishment of being the only MACJC coach to take two different programs to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournament – Northeast’s men in 1994-95 and the Itawamba Community College men’s team on two separate occasions – 2006-07 and 2007-08. During his first season in Booneville, the Lady Tiger basketball team adapted to Alexander’s style of play and ended up giving Copiah-Lincoln Community College a run during the first round of the MACJC State Tournament. Northeast qualified for the MACJC State Tournament in Fulton with a dramatic 104-102 overtime win against Mississippi Delta Community College on Sophomore Night at Bonner Arnold Coliseum. Northeast not only became a force on the hardwood, but also stewards in the classroom as well with Anna Brooke Page and Bree Harris selected for NJCAA Student-Athlete Academic Awards at the end of the season. In addition to the NJCAA Student-Athlete Academic Awards, a handful of Lady Tigers were also inducted as members of the Iota Zeta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and Page and Jackson signed to play on the four-year level at Blue Mountain College and William Carey University, respectively. His second campaign saw the Lady Tigers push farther into postseason play. After recording a third place finish in the MACJC North Division, Northeast caught fire at the MACJC State Tournament and ran the tables to the championship game at Pearl River Community College. The Lady Tigers swept by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Jones County Junior College in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, respectively, 8

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before falling to Copiah-Lincoln in the championship contest. One week later, the Lady Tigers made their first appearance in the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament under the direction of Alexander. A late comeback forced overtime in the opener against Mississippi Gulf Coast, but the Lady Bulldogs concluded Northeast’s season with a two-point win. Freshman guard Angelia Allen was named to the All-Region 23 Tournament team as well as garnering first-team all-state honors. Alexander also sent his first student athlete on to the NCAA Division I level after Talisa Boyd signed at McNeese State University. Throughout his career, Alexander has played a vital role in seven programs that have set school records for victories and won championships. Overall, Alexander has helped his teams win 14 championships, make 20 postseason appearances, and been on staffs that have been named Coach of the Year eight times. The coaching veteran has spent eight of his seasons working as an NCAA Division I assistant at the University of Southern Mississippi, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Campbell University. From 2006-2009, Alexander worked as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for both the women’s and men’s squads at Itawamba. Alexander assisted Itawamba to five MACJC North Division Championships (2007M, 2008W, 2008M, 2009W, 2009M), two MACJC State Championships (2008W, 2008M), two NJCAA Region 23 Championships (2007M, 2008M), two appearances at the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchison, Kan. (2007M, 2008M), five coach of the year awards, and two final national rankings (2007M No. 14, 2008M No. 5). From 2003-2006, Alexander worked at Campbell as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Fighting Camels. In 2005-06, Campbell broke school season records for most three-pointers made and offensive scoring average. They finished first in the Atlantic Sun Conference and second in the nation. Campbell’s impressive turnaround was recognized nationally as head coach Robbie Laing was named the Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year by CollegeInsider.com. From 2001-2003, Alexander worked two years at Southeastern Louisiana University as an assistant

School/Organization NEMCC Tupelo Rock-N-Rollers Itawamba Community College Campbell University Southeastern Louisiana University University of Southern Mississippi Columbus High School NEMCC coach. The 2002-03 Lions club broke a school record for victories in the Southland Conference for the second year in a row. During Alexander’s time at Southeastern Louisiana, he worked under Billy Kennedy, who is now a head men’s coach in the Southeastern Conference at Texas A&M University. From 1998-2001, Alexander worked three seasons at the University of Southern Mississippi. During the 2001 season, the Eagles posted a 22-9 record and won their first Conference USA National Division and regular season championships en route to a berth in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT). While at Southern Miss, Alexander helped develop four All-Conference USA selections, including Vandarel Jones, the 2001 C-USA Defensive Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year. From 1996-98, Alexander served as assistant coach at Columbus High School under headman Sammy Smith. The 1997-98 team advanced to the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) North State Tournament. During Alexander’s two-year stay, the program compiled a 41-13 overall record. From 1994-96, Alexander spent two seasons as a student assistant at Northeast working for NEMCC Hall of Fame coach Mike Lewis. Northeast won the 1995 MACJC North Division Championship and the NJCAA Region 23 title. That club also earned a berth in the 1995 NJCAA National Tournament and finished tenth in the nation. While at Northeast, Alexander worked with Dontae Jones, the 1995 National Junior College Player of the Year, who went on to Mississippi State University and was a first-round pick of the New York Knicks in the 1996 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft. Alexander earned his A.A. degree from Northeast, his B.S. degree from Mississippi State, and his M.S. and Ed.S. from the Southern Mississippi. He earned his Ph.D. in Community College Leadership from Mississippi State. Alexander is married to the former Cassie James of Ripley. The couple have three children, Kinsley, Colson and Noah.

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Men’s Head Coach Cord Wright

Cord Wright Northeast Mississippi Community College has turned to a community college product to replace longtime men’s basketball coach David Robbins. Cord Wright, a Lafayette, La., native, has been named the college’s new men’s basketball coach. Wright replaces Robbins, who accepted the role of Dean of Students and Athletic Director during the spring 2013 semester. He comes to Northeast from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he served as an assistant coach on Keith Richards’ staff for three years. However, Wright knows the community college environment and northeast Mississippi region very well. Before joining the Louisiana-Monroe staff, Wright served as an assistant coach at the University of North Alabama under headman Bobby Champagne. While with the Lions, Wright helped North Alabama earn a pair of berths in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Division II Tournament. In 2006, Wright and the Lions earned bid into the NCAA’s South Regional – the first appearance by North Alabama in the NCAA Tournament since 1996. Wright helped guide the Lions back to the NCAA Tournament one year later when they ad-

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vanced to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight after posing a 27-9 record. Under Wright’s tutelage, a quartet of North Alabama players were elected to the All-Gulf South Conference first team including standout Kenny Johnson, who earned the league’s Player of the Year award in 2008-09. In addition to four first-team honorees, five Lions were named to the All-Gulf South Conference second team and three earned Academic All-Gulf South Conference recognition under Wright’s leadership. Before becoming a full-time assistant with the Lions in 2006, Wright spent a pair of seasons as a graduate assistant (2003-05) on Champagne’s staff while earning a master’s degree in health promotions and human performance. Wright coached at Spartansburg Methodist College for one season before joining the staff at North Alabama and got his coaching start as a student assistant coach at his alma mater – Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C. During his time playing at Limestone, Wright was named an All-Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference (now Conference Carolinas) selection and an all-conference academic honoree during

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his two years with the Saints. In addition to his All-CVAC selections for his work on the hardwood and in the classroom, Wright led the Saints in scoring and rebounding in his two years at the South Carolina-based school while earning a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a minor in biology. Wright got his collegiate playing career started at tradition-rich Danville Area Community College where he starred for the Jaguars from 1997-99. During his time at Danville Area, Wright was a threat beyond the arc for the Jaguars and was ranked as the second-best three-point shooter in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as a sophomore. When not busy coaching, Wright works a variety of basketball camps throughout the country including at locations in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Wright is a founder of the “Yours in Hoops” basketball camp. Wright, a graduate of St. Thomas More High School, is a dedicated family man. He and his wife Kelly have two sons, Cooper and Cannon.

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Women’s Assistant Coach Paul Nixon

Paul Nixon

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After twelve years away from his home state, Paul Nixon has returned to Mississippi to reunite with an old friend and help a tradition rich hoops program continue to excel. Nixon, who has 20 years of NCAA Division I coaching experience, brings a wealth of knowledge to the Northeast Mississippi Community College women’s basketball program as its new assistant coach beginning with the 2013-14 season. Nixon looks to settle down in the Magnolia State after serving in different coaching positions in six separate states across America. His coast-to-coast travels include stops at Vanderbilt, Marshall, Nevada, Southern Miss, Indiana and Columbia. The Jackson native gained valuable knowledge of the game of basketball while working as a student assistant and manager for both the men’s and women’s programs at Vanderbilt University. He attended practices each day and performed various tasks over the course of each session. During his final year in Nashville in 1993, the Lady Commodores finished with a 30-3 overall record and won the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Tournament title for the first time in school history. Vanderbilt ran the table through the NCAA Tournament and qualified for the NCAA Women’s Final Four. The Lady Commodores would lose their opening game in Atlanta, however, to eventual national champion Texas Tech University. Upon his graduation, Nixon turned his focus solely to the women’s game. The success he saw at Vanderbilt transitioned into his first full-time coaching position as an assistant at Marshall University. He quickly became known for his recruiting prowess while in Huntington, W.Va., after bringing back-to-back Southern Conference Freshmen of the Year in Natal Rosko and Kristina Behnfelt to campus during the 1995 and 1996 campaigns. 10

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The 1997 edition of the Thundering Herd won the SoCon Tournament championship and qualified for what is still the only NCAA Tournament appearance in school history. Nixon journeyed out west in June of 1997 to become an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Nevada. The Wolf Pack finished 19-9 during his first season, which was at the time the best record the program had ever compiled. He again brought to the basketball court some of the best young talent while in Reno, Nev., and was instrumental in inking 2000 Big West Conference Freshman of the Year in Kate Smith, who later in her career became an All-American. Nixon made a move that brought him closer to his family at the turn of the new century when he accepted a job at the University of Southern Mississippi. With the same responsibilities he had at Nevada, Nixon delivered the same results. The 2000 recruiting class for the Lady Eagles was ranked as one of the top 40 in the nation. The fresh faces made a quick transition to the collegiate level and helped Southern Miss earn a postseason bid to the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). Nixon’s prosperity in finding great student athletes to play on the hardwood continued on to his final stop as a Division I assistant coach at Indiana University. He compiled a top 25 class of incoming players during the 2003-04 campaign with the Hoosiers, the best of his career. After three seasons in Bloomington, Ind., Nixon accepted the first head coaching position of his career at Columbia University in New York City. His accomplishments while instructing the Lions are numerous. He left the Big Apple after eight seasons as the school’s all-time Division I wins leader and also has the most career Ivy

School/Organization NEMCC Columbia University Indiana University University of Southern Mississippi University of Nevada-Reno Marshall University League wins as a women’s hoops coach in Columbia history. Under the direction of Nixon, Judie Lomax became the first Lion to be named Ivy League Player of the Year in 2010. Lomax is also the only player ever in NCAA Division I to lead the nation in rebounding in consecutive seasons. Sara Yee earned back-to-back conference Defensive Player of the Year honors from 200910 while learning under the tutelage of Nixon. The 2010 squad that featured both Lomax and Yee finished 18-10, which still stands as the most victories by Columbia at the Division I level. Overall, Nixon coached seven players that were named to the All-Ivy League team eleven times and also recruited four athletes which were named to the conference’s All-Rookie squad. Nixon earned a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt and completed a Master of Science while working at Marshall. He also graduated during the inaugural year of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s (WBCA) Center for Coaching Excellence while at Columbia in 2011. Nixon has been a member of the WBCA since 1993. The Mississippian has not only had the chance to travel around the United States, but also other parts of the world as well. Nixon served as head on-court instructor for the largest basketball coaches clinic ever held in east Africa, in the country of Uganda, in May 2012 through International Sport Connection, a division of Sport United. While working for Indiana he was selected to be an assistant coach on the Big Ten Conference’s all-star team that toured Australia in the summer of 2004. At Northeast, Nixon will focus on instructing the post players and will serve a crucial role in the recruitment of future Lady Tigers.

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Men’s Assistant Coach Nick Coln Years 2010-Present 2009-10 2002-09

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School/Organization NEMCC Olive Branch HS Alcorn Central HS

Nick Coln Nick Coln, who is one of the most prolific scorers of all-time in this area, will continue to help the Tiger basketball team under the direction of first-year headman Cord Wright during the 2013-14 campaign. He enters his third season of walking the sidelines at Bonner Arnold Coliseum as an instructor to student athletes. A former Northeast player himself, Coln served as a volunteer assistant in 2010-11 and officially joined the coaching staff a year later with current athletic director and former hoops skipper David Robbins. The Glen native serves a dual role in Booneville and instructs the men’s golf team during the spring semester. Coln’s linksters were very consistent in his first season as head coach in 2013. The Tigers finished in eighth place in three of their six Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) tour stops. Northeast shot a 635 total score and finished only four strokes out of the eighth spot in the MACJC State Tournament at the Dixie Golf Course in Laurel. Freshman golfer Blake Farris tallied a twoday score of 154 and just missed qualifying for the National Junior College Athletic Association

(NJCAA) Region 23 Tournament. Farris lost a tiebreaker to Hinds Community College’s Caleb Terry and Jones County Junior College’s Zach Toney. Coln comes from Olive Branch High School where he led the Conquistadors to a 21-8 overall mark and a 4-2 record in league play during the 2009-10 season. Olive Branch advanced to the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A state basketball playoffs. Coln helped lead the Northeast men’s basketball team to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament at the Sports Arena in Hutchinson, Kan., during his sophomore season in 19992000 under the direction of NEMCC Hall of Fame coach Mike Lewis. During that year at Northeast, Coln averaged 16 points per game, was 40-percent from beyond the three-point arc and finished with an eight-assist per game average in 36 outings with the Tigers. However, it was inside the friendly confines of the Alcorn Central High School gymnasium that Coln made a name for himself. Coln, who played for Alcorn Central from 1992-97, became Alcorn County’s all-time leading male scorer with 2,364 points during his

varsity career and, while with the Golden Bears, he also set school records for points (794) and three-pointers made (119). He set a school single-game record with 52 points against Potts Camp High School during his senior season in 1996-97. While at Alcorn Central, Coln also excelled on the track and still holds the school record in the triple jump at 41-feet, 8-inches. Coln returned to his home town to coach Alcorn Central after the graduating from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and led the Golden Bears to a 24-9 mark during the 200304 season. While at Louisiana-Monroe, Coln earned his stripes and was the eighth-ranked junior in the nation in three-point field goals made per game and the twenty-sixth ranked player overall nationally with an average of 3.0 three-pointers an outing during the 2001 campaign. Coln finished his two-year career in Monroe, La., fifth all-time with 157 three-pointers in 432 attempts and is second behind Larry Carr in players who registered just two years with the Indians (now Warhawks). When not on the hardwood at LouisianaMonroe, Coln earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education and Health.

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Athletic Trainer Hope Barnes

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A north Mississippi native enters her second year as Northeast Mississippi Community College’s athletic trainer in the 2013-14 academic year. Hope Barnes, a native of Nettleton, agreed to become Northeast’s head athletic trainer in August 2012. Barnes graduated from Nettleton High School in May 2009 and was a member of both the Lady Tiger cheerleading squad and powerlifting team, which helped set the stage for the Lady Tigers Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) powerlifting state championship just a year later. After her varsity career, Barnes carried her talents to the University of Southern Mississippi where she helped with various Golden Eagle and Lady Eagle sports including the successful USM football team. Before moving to Hattiesburg, Barnes was also awarded the Haskell Scholarship, which was named by Amory native and Hollywood veteran Sam Haskell for his mother and is given to a senior at each of the Monroe County schools plus selected seniors at Amory High School. The Haskell Foundation chooses Haskell Scholarship recipients and awards are based upon student achievement, academics, activities and other criteria.

finished her degree in three years including all prerequisite work while splitting time with the Golden Eagle and Lady Eagle sports along with Oak Grove High School. In May 2012, Barnes graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training. At the USM, Barnes was a member of various clubs and organizations including Eagles for Life, the Legacy and the Student Sports Medicine Association. Even after graduation, Barnes was instrumental in helping high school athletes by serving as one of the athletic trainers for the youth football camps at Southern Mississippi.

Hope Barnes At Nettleton High School, Barnes was also a part of the nurse mentorship academy that partnered with the North Mississippi Medical Center to train certified nursing assistants (CNAs). While at the University of Southern Mississippi, Barnes carried on her high academic standards and

Cheerleading Coach Karri Davis Karri Davis returns for her second season as the Northeast Mississippi Community College cheerleading coach as the start of the 2013-14 academic year. After taking over mid-year during the 2012-13 season, Davis looks forward to a full year with the cheerleading team. Davis came to Northeast as a seasoned veteran in athletics and the Booneville resident looks forward to expanding the talents of the 12-member squad. Prior to coming to Northeast, Davis accumulated over 13 years of experience in both the higher education and state government. Davis brings not only a common sense approach to the Northeast cheerleading club but looks forward to applying her business background to fostering a learning environment between the squad members. Davis plans on making the cheerleading team more visible throughout the Booneville and Prentiss County communities. Davis is married to Tiger assistant football coach, Greg Davis, and the pair has two sons – Reed and Rece. 12

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Sports Information Director Blake Long

One of northeast Mississippi’s native sons has returned to the area to take over the role of Assistant Public Information Officer and Sports Information Director at Northeast Mississippi Community College. Blake Long, a native of Tishomingo County, accepted the position in August 2013 – taking over from M. Joseph Miller, who had held the title for the previous five years. Long is no stranger to the northeast Mississippi region or Northeast Mississippi Community College and graduated from the Booneville-based college in 2011 with an associate of arts degree with an area of concentration in communication… mainly journalism and other related programs. During his time at Northeast, Long was instrumental in helping to get the student newspaper, The Beacon, back in print and served as the periodical’s sports writer during his time in Booneville. When not writing for The Beacon, Long dedicated his time to the Northeast baseball team serving countless hours in the field house at Harold T. White Field at Booneville City Park as the team’s top-ranking manager. While Long was a member of The Beacon’s staff, he was awarded the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi’s (CPRAM) annual scholarship based on his writing capabilities and recommendations by current CPRAM members. Long parlayed his managerial skills with the Northeast baseball team on the four-year level where the Tishomingo County High School graduate served as a manager for the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) women’s softball program for two years. During his time under Windy Thees at Ole Miss, Long had the pleasure of visiting almost

While most of Long’s work featured mainly var-

sity athletes, Long ventured from the high school realm to aid the newspaper in its coverage of the local junior college sports scene as well. Long is a graduate of Tishomingo County High School where he starred on the baseball diamond for his father and long-time Brave baseball and softball coach Jerry Long.

Blake Long

every venue in the Southeastern Conference – with the exception of the University of Florida and University of Kentucky complexes – and clocked miles across the country with one of the top softball programs in the Magnolia State. Long earned his Bachelors of Arts in Journalism with an emphasis in print journalism and a minor in history while at the University-based college and used his experience in the sports world to begin a stringer career for various local media outlets. One of Long’s main writing positions was a contributing sports writer role with the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in Tupelo where the Northeast alum was able to gain valuable skills and expertise such as multi-tasking, meeting deadlines, teamwork and leadership attributes. During his time with the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal and its parent company Journal Inc., Long had the opportunity to cover a variety of sporting events throughout the northeast Mississippi region from swimming to ice hockey to the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s (MHSAA) Bowling State Championships.

Under his father’s tutelage, Long helped lead the Brave baseball team to the MHSAA Class 4A North Half Championship Series against Vicksburg in the spring of 2008. When not working, Long enjoys the annual “Long Family Vacations” where the Tishomingo County native and his family visit various sporting icon arena such as the Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Long Family Vacations have also seen the TCHS graduate end up on the west coast and earned him one of his more prized stories – being able to interview former New Albany High School catcher Eli Whiteside as Whiteside and the San Francisco Giants made a push for a World Series Championship. In total, Long has visited all 48 continental states during the “Long Family Vacations.” Long is a member of Maud Church of Christ. Long is engaged to former Lady Tiger softball player Leslie Hendrix and the pair is planning a June 2014 wedding.

“TIGERS”

When Northeast was founded in 1948, Bonner Arnold served as physical education instructor, men’ basketball coach and athletic director. Arnold and legendary University of Kentucky Wildcat men’s basketball coach Adolph Rupp were friends and as a result of this friendship and the success of the Kentucky basketball program, Arnold wanted the school’s athletic teams to sport a similar nickname. “Fighting Tigers” was adopted as the school’s mascot.

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Later, the school’s athletic program grew to include men’s and women’s varsity sports. “Fighting” was dropped and the teams became known as the “Tigers” and “Lady Tigers.”

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Athletic Support Staff (People Behind The Scenes) Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students/ Athletic Director

S u p p o r t Chassie Kelly

S t a f f B i o g r a p h i e s

Jeremy Kennedy

Athletic Facilities Head Equipment Manager Matt Werner

Voice of the Tigers

Operations Manager

WNAU 1470AM

Sodexo USA Don Knowles

Bus Drivers Phillip Moore (left) Marvin Ozbirn (right)

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Retired Jerseys

Northeast athletic department officials have announced the retirement of nine jerseys worn by former Tiger athletes who played or are currently playing on the professional level.

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David “Nub” Strickland (‘55) Holly Springs Denver Broncos (NFL)

Adrian Smith (‘56) Kirksey, KY Cincinnati Royals (NBA)

Mike Williams (‘81) Atmore, AL Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)

Jackie Perry (‘86) Jackson, TN Int’l Women’s Basketball League

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Jerome Woods (‘93) Memphis, TN Kansas City Chiefs (NFL)

Mitch McNeely (‘94) New Albany Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)

Dontae Jones (‘95) Nashville, TN New York Knicks (NBA)

Michael Boireau (‘98) North Miami, FL Minnesota Vikings (NFL)

Qyntel Woods (‘02) Memphis, TN Portland Trailblazers (NBA)

Boa-Viagem, Portugal

Go, Fight, Win “Go --- Tigers, We’re behind you. Fight --- till the battle’s over. Win --- for --- the pride of Northeast Gain the Victory! Go!......................... Fight!..................... Win!....................... N.E.M.C.C. Lyrics by former Northeast director of bands and ‘74 alumnus Ricky Bishop. Sung to the tune of “The Victors,” (L.Elbel) the University of Michigan fight song.

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All-Americans Throughout the history of Northeast Mississippi Community College, superior athletes have been named to the All-American team, the highest honor bestowed upon any player. Recipients of this honor are chosen by the 23 regional directors of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Their selection for the All-American team, second team and honorable mention are made only after careful evaluation of the hundreds of nominations which are submitted by community/junior college coaches from across the country. We are proud to salute those who brought honor to themselves as young men and women and to Northeast Mississippi Community College for the time to come.

Baseball

2007 Kelly Hankins Infielder Distinguished Academic All-American Mooreville

2008 Chase Porch Designated Hitter Third Team East Union

Fast-Pitch Softball

2008 Callie Weaver Shortstop NFCA All-American Houston

2001 Lori Wilson First Base All-American Blue Mountain

2013 Andrea Cutts Utility All-American Ackerman

2002 Jessica Spain Shortstop All-American NFCA Louisville Slugger Booneville

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Football 1956 Jerry King Running Back All-American Chattanooga, Tenn

2003 Jocelyn McGolrick Pitcher NFCA All-American Richmond, BC, Canada

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2003 Charity Graham Outfielder NFCA All-American 2nd Team Mantachie

2004 Josie Lindgrin Pitcher NFCA All-American 2nd Team Vancouver, BC, Canada

2004 Paige Wright Shortstop All-American Southaven 2004 Staranna Fraizer Outfielder Third Team NFCA All-American 2nd Team New Albany 2007 Shanika “Boo” Randle Outfielder NFCA All-American Houston 16

2011 Deion Belue Defensive Back Honorable Mention Deshler, Ala.

1968 Gaylon Baird Forward All-American Myrtle

2012 Jonathan Harrison Punter First-Team Belmont

1982 Maurice Stafford Forward Honorable Mention Biggersville

2012 Lavon Hooks Defensive End Honorable Mention Atlanta, Ga.

1984 Anthony Anderson Guard Second Team New Albany

1987 Sherry Slayton Forward All-American Belmont

Golf

1989 Anthony Gamble Forward All-American Booneville

1987 Phyllis Stafford Center All-American Biggersville

2007 Chase Williams All-American Corinth

1969 Donnie Clayton Tight End Honorable Mention Ripley 1977 Larry Parker Running Back Honorable Mention Rogersville, Ala. 1977 Barry Todd Defensive Back Second Team Memphis, Tenn.

1959 Vincent Del Negro Forward All-American Springfield, Mass.

1990 Craig Lauderdale All-American Booneville

1969 Johnny Buskirk Quarterback Honorable Mention New Albany

2003 Brandi Vondenstein Third Base Honorable Mention NFCA All-American Rayne, La.

2010 Antonio Foster Offensive Lineman Honorabal Mention Valdosta, Ga.

2010 Blake Hatfield All-American Booneville

Men's Basketball 1950 Gene Garrett Guard All-American LaCenter, Ky.

1979 Maury Hill Defensive Back Second Team Ripley

1951 Ken Lindsey Forward All-American Booneville

1980 Paul Rhodes Defensive Lineman Second Team Kossuth

1954 Charles “Doodle” Floyd Forward All-American Water Valley, Ky.

1980 Anthony Norman Running Back Honorable Mention Morrow, Ga.

1956 Adrian “Odie” Smith Guard All-American Kirksey, Ky.

1989 Clay Johnson Guard All-American Booneville 1995 Dontae Jones Forward All-American Nashville, Tenn. 1998 Tim Cole Guard All-American Memphis, Tenn. 2000 Eric Batchelor Forward All-American Memphis, Tenn. 2002 Qyntel Woods Forward All-American Memphis, Tenn.

Slow-Pitch Softball 2000 Stephanie Stubblefield Infielder All-American Ecru

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Women’s Basketball 1986 Jackie Perry Forward All-American Jackson, Tenn. 1986 Kunshinge Sorrell Point Guard All-American Booneville

1988 Evelyn Thompson Forward All-American LaGrange, Ga. 1998 Tiffany Sitton Forward All-American Glen 2001 Tamica Pierce Forward All-American Decatur, Ga. 2004 Marqueciqa Thomas Forward All-American Jackson 2006 Jessica Hooker Forward All-American Brownsville, Tenn. 2006 Krystal Robinson Forward All-American Covington, Tenn.


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Lady Tigers look to capitalize on 2012-13 success

Six years have come and gone since the storied Northeast Mississippi Community College women’s basketball program last won a state championship. Third-year head coach Brian Alexander aims to end that drought this year after making a run to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) State Tournament title game last season with a very young lineup. Only two sophomores departed from that squad which lost to Copiah-Lincoln Community College, who finished the year ranked No. 23 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) poll, for the crown and made an appearance in the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament at Mississippi College’s A.E. Wood Coliseum. With a year of collegiate on court experience under their belts and having achieved success in critical contests early in their careers, Alexander expects great things out of his seven returning players. “Certainly since I’ve been here, as far as on paper before we go into a season, this is the most talented team we’ve had,” Alexander said. “We’ve had holes in different places the last two years. We’re coming into this year with each of the holes filled now. We just think this could be a very special year. “Hopefully these sophomores will be a leader for the new freshmen we have and come into this league and do something positive.” Angelia Allen stepped up into the role as a torchbearer and lead woman for the Lady Tigers after a highly successful opening college campaign in 2012-13. She was named to the MACJC All-State first team after leading Northeast with 15.2 points per game. The Belmont native won two Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 3A state championships in 2010 and 2012 and transitioned that prosperity and high level of play on the court to some of the Lady Tigers’ biggest matchups last season. She scored 25 points in a MACJC State Tournament big semifinal victory over Jones County Junior College and dropped in 24 during a heartbreaking overtime defeat at the hands of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament. “We’re looking for big things from Angelia. Our team will start with her, there is no question about it,” said Alexander. “She is a really good player and a really good person to go on

Tupelo’s Antionette Riddle returns to the Lady Tigers after helping lead Northeast to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College’s state runner-up title during her freshman year. top of that. She is also our team-leader and our sissippi Gulf Coast in the MACJC State Tournaheartbeat. ment quarterfinals. “Sometimes she can run a practice without “She is clearly one of the better post players me being out there. She’s one of those exten- in the state,” Alexander said, “and is working resions from the coach that you really want.” ally hard.” Joining Allen and bringing experience to the Perimeter shooting was a must have for Altable as well top-notch athleticism at the guard exander in the 2013 recruiting class, and with position is Kiki Gwyn and Antionette Riddle. the likes of Daisha Williams (Columbus), Teresa Gwyn’s ball handling skills and feet speed Mays (Oakland, Tenn.) and Jasmine Allen of outweigh her scoring capability, but the Kossuth Booneville, the fifth leading scorer in Mississippi High School graduate showed her gusto during as a senior, joining the Lady Tigers for the upthe postseason. coming campaign, he feels good about that part She dropped in a career-high eight points in of Northeast’s game this year. the MACJC State Tournament semifinal triumph “We’re just really excited about this freshover Jones County, and calmly drained two free man class,” said Alexander. “We feel like clearly throws to send the Northeast’s NJCAA Region we’ve added some strokers in the perimeter.” 23 Tournament opener against Mississippi Gulf Perhaps the most thrilling part of this squad Coast to overtime. to Alexander is the potential of nearly every athRiddle is another Lady Tiger that averaged lete to play multiple positions on the court. double figures in points as a freshman with “The majority of the girls can play three or 10.9. She proved her sporting prowess by win- four positions, so we can line them up in all kind ning a MHSAA Class 6A state championship in of formats and formations,” he said. “You might the track and field category of triple jump at Tu- see Riddle at the three or the four. Angelia Allen pelo High School. can play all five.” Replacing Talisa Boyd, who continued her Expect a high-powered offense and tough collegiate career at the NCAA Division I level at defense by the Lady Tigers when attending McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La., games at Bonner Arnold Coliseum or on the may be tough, but Alexander believes he has road. the solution in LaTonya Gadison. “We want people that come to the game to Gadison, from Rosedale, saw plenty of play- know that it’s going to be something to see,” ing time and recorded some impressive perfor- said Alexander. “So we’re going to play fast, mances as a freshman, including a 15-point, and we’re going to press. We’re going to get it 10-rebound double-double outing against Mis- up and run and have fun with it.”

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No. 10 Lexy Lindsey 5-6 Freshman Guard Golden Red Bay HS

No. 11 Kiki Gwyn 5-2 Sophomore Guard Corinth Kossuth HS

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No. 12 Antionette Riddle 5-9 Sophomore Guard Tupelo Tupelo HS

No. 14 Ayana Ragin 5-10 Freshman Forward Baldwyn Baldwyn HS

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No. 15 Daisha Williams 5-8 Freshman Guard Columbus Columbus HS

No. 20 LaTonya Gadison 5-10 Sophomore Forward Rosedale West Bolivar HS

No. 22 Teresa Mays 5-10 Freshman Guard Oakland, Tenn. Wooddale HS

No. 25 Angelia Allen 5-9 Sophomore Guard Belmont Belmont HS

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No. 32 Kay K Tate 5-8 Sophomore Guard Dyersburg, Tenn. Dyersburg HS

No. 33 Aushiana Ivy 5-10 Freshman Guard Tupelo Shannon HS

No. 35 Jasmine Allen 5-8 Freshman Guard Booneville Booneville HS

No. 42 Katie Foster 6-0 Freshman Forward Burnsville Alcorn Central HS

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Women’s Head Coach: Brian Alexander (3rd year - Mississippi State University) Women’s Assistant Coach: Paul Nixon (1st year - Vanderbilt University)

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Women’s Student Assistants: Kierra Erby, Daniel Rowland Statistician: Megan Roth

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President: Dr. Johnny L. Allen, Ed.D. (9th year - Mississippi State University) Athletic Director: David Robbins (1st year - Millsaps College) Sports Information Director: Blake Long (1st year - University of Mississippi) Head Equipment Manager: Matt Werner (1st year - NEMCC) Athletic Trainer: Hope Barnes (2nd year - University of Southern Miss)

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Antionette Riddle

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Tupelo

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Ayana Ragin

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Forward

Baldwyn

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Daisha Williams

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Columbus

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LaTonya Gadison

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Rosedale

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Teresa Mays

5-10 Freshman

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Oakland, Tenn.

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Angelia Allen

5-9 Sophomore

Guard

Belmont

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Kay K Tate

5-8 Sophomore

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Aushiana Ivy

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Tupelo

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Jasmine Allen

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Booneville

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Katie Foster

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Men’s Head Coach: Cord Wright (1st year - Limestone College) Assistant Coach: Nick Coln (3rd year - University of Louisiana at Monroe) Manager: Johnathan Scales

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Tyre Mallard

6’4” 183 Freshman Guard

Caledonia

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Cannon Edwards

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Petal

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Marcus Hogan

6’4” 215 Freshman Guard

Jackson

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Ladarius Waits

5’11” 168 Sophomore Guard

Olive Branch

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Dimario Jackson

5’10” 160 Freshman Forward

Brusly, La.

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Darius Leach

5’8” 145 Sophomore Forward

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El Paso Johnson-Pitts 6’5” 202 Freshman Guard Millington, Tenn.

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Reggie Patterson

6’3” 183 Freshman Guard

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Keldrick Lesley

6’1” 150 Sophomore Guard

Booneville

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Dexter Stafford

6’4” 187 Freshman Guard

Biggersville

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Romeo Johnson

6’5” 225 Sophomore Center

Oxford

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Ben Seely

6’9” 250 Freshman Forward

Hamilton

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Chris Echols

5’11” 183 Freshman Forward

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Caledonia Petal Provine Olive Branch

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No. 0 Al Azulphar 6-11 250 Freshman Center Norwalk, Conn. Brien McMahon HS

No. 1 Tyre Mallard 6-4 183 Freshman Guard Caledonia Caledonia HS

No. 3 Cannon Edwards 6-3 175 Freshman Guard Petal Petal HS

No. 5 Marcus Hogan 6-4 215 Freshman Guard Jackson Provine HS

No. 10 Ladarius Waits 5-11 168 Sophomore Guard Olive Branch Olive Branch HS

No. 11 Dimario Jackson 5-10 160 Freshman Forward Brusly, La. Brusly HS

No. 12 Darius Leach 5-8 145 Sophomore Forward Booneville Booneville HS

No. 20 El Paso Johnson-Pitts 6-5 202 Freshman Guard Millington, Tenn. Millington Central HS

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No. 22 Reggie Patterson 6-3 183 Freshman Guard Baldwyn Baldwyn HS

No. 23 Keldrick Lesley 6-1 150 Sophomore Guard Booneville Booneville HS

No. 24 Dexter Stafford 6-4 187 Freshman Guard Biggersville Biggersville HS

No. 25 Romeo Johnson 6-5 225 Sophomore Center Oxford Oxford HS

No. 30 Ben Seely 6-9 250 Freshman Forward Hamilton Hamilton HS

No. 33 Chris Echols 5-11 183 Freshman Forward Lamar H.W. Byers HS

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No. 35 Cameron Shorty 6-5 212 Sophomore Guard Senatobia Senatobia HS

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Tigers look to go in the “Wright” direction

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One of the most tradition rich men’s basketball programs affiliated with the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) comes under the direction of a new head coach as the 2013-14 season tips off. Cord Wright follows in the footsteps of NEMCC Hall of Fame coaches such as Bonner Arnold, Harvey Childers and Mike Lewis to become the next headman of the Tigers. Wright hit the ground running upon his hire to complete the recruiting class for this year. He feels that assistant coach Nick Coln and himself compiled a winning roster in the short time allotted after he started. “I think we’ve done a decent job with what was still available, and there was a good core of guys left over,” said Wright. “It’s going to be a process for us, but we have a good group of guys. Just being able to come together, chemistry is gonna be big for us.” Eight men return from the 2012-13 edition of the Tigers that finished 9-13 and missed postseason play for the second straight campaign. While that translates to the majority of the roster returning for their sophomore seasons, experience is something the group does lack. Leading scorer Acie Vance and top rebounder Tadarious Coburn are gone from last year’s team, as are the squad’s three other top shooters. Wright can see the success inside this octet of athletes from their days on the prep level, but translating it to the junior college court could take a bit of time once the schedule begins. “They all come from good high schools that have traditions of winning, whether it’s Booneville or Baldwyn, so they have winning instilled in them,” said Wright. “Last year they were talented, but they didn’t get a whole lot reps. So early it’s going to be getting them adjusted.” Keldrick Lesley is the top returner in the categories of points per game (4.4), rebounds per outing (2.6) and steals per contest (0.6). The sophomore, who was named the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Player of the Year in 2012 while at Booneville High School, has guided the Tigers inside and outside the gymnasium. “He’s really taken on a leadership role with this group,” Wright said of the former Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 3A state champion. “He’s not an extremely vocal guy, but he leads by example. “He plays hard and is shooting the ball good. He can really guard, defend and should be a 24

double figure scorer for me.” Romeo Johnson (Oxford) also saw some minutes as a freshman down low and is a guy in Wright’s eyes that can cause some trouble for the opposition at that position. “Romeo is a really, really good scorer,” he said. “He’s an undersized post, but he causes mismatches and problems with his size and strength.” Another big man on the roster that will take the floor at Bonner Arnold Coliseum for a second year is Cameron Shorty of Senatobia. Wright expects the mixture of Johnson and Shorty to be a strong one moving forward. “Cameron is a very capable player and has a nice 15-foot jump shot,” said Wright. “He plays hard and will be a good one-two combo with Romeo Johnson. I’m looking for those two to fill the four-spot in the post.” Northeast features a guard-laden roster for the upcoming campaign. The incoming duo of Cannon Edwards and El Paso Johnson-Pitts should help spark the performance around the arc for the Tigers. Edwards and Johnson-Pitts both led their respective prep squads in scoring as seniors. Edwards averaged 13.5 points at Petal High School, while Johnson-Pitts dropped in 11.4 per matchup at Millington Central (Tenn.) High School. “Shooting is one of the premier skills of the game right now,” said Wright. “Cannon has got tremendous range and is a catch-and-shoot guy. If he’s open, he knocks it down. “El Paso is the type of guy that can score in different ways. He’s able to step out and shoot the three, and then he’s able score off offensive rebounds and in transition.” Newcomers Marcus Hogan (Jackson) and Dimario Jackson (Brusly, La.) should receive plenty of playing time early as well as seasoned sophomore and Olive Branch native Darius Leach. The athlete that may stick out the most on the court is Al Azulphar. The 6-11, 250-pound center from Norwalk, Conn., brings size in the key that Northeast fans have not seen in some time. “With his size alone, he should be able to average a decent amount of points in this league,” Wright said. “Whether he’s a shot blocker or not, he’s able to allow us to pressure out more on the perimeter. Right now, he’s on pace to be a good player.”

Booneville’s Darius Leach brings a high-flying presence to Cord Wright’s first year as Tiger head coach. Two more local freshmen that bring successful backgrounds to the program are Reggie Patterson of Baldwyn and Biggersville’s Dexter Stafford. Tiger fans can anticipate a high pace offensive attack in the coming seasons as Wright begins to mold the group around his coaching philosophy. “I’ve got a scorers mentality. That doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re going to transition that this year,” Wright said, “but once we get going I want to be an up tempo type of team.” “The framework of what I’m trying to do is there. I love to shoot the three, but it’s like in football when you’ve got to run before you pass sometimes. We’ve got to throw it inside, but I’m really confident we can do what I want to do in terms of pushing the basketball.”

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State-by-state breakdown

Connecticut .................1 Louisiana..............1 Mississippi............22 Tennessee................3

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Connecticut (1) Al Azulphar

Geographical Roster (Men)

Louisiana (1) 11 20 22 32

Dimario Jackson

Tennessee (3)

(Men)

El Paso Johnson-Pitts (Men) Teresa Mays (Women) Kay K Tate (Women)

Mississippi (22) 11 24 42

Alcorn (3) Kiki Gwyn Dexter Stafford Katie Foster

(Women) (Men) (Women)

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Bolivar (1) LaTonya Gadison (Women)

10

DeSoto (1) Ladarius Waits

(Men)

3

Forrest (1) Cannon Edwards

(Men)

5

Hinds (1) Marcus Hogan

(Men)

25

Lafayette (1) Romeo Johnson

(Men)

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33

Marshall (1) Chris Echols

(Men)

30

Monroe (1) Ben Seely

(Men)

12 14 22 23 35

Prentiss (5) Darius Leach (Men) Ayana Ragin (Women) Reggie Patterson (Men) Keldrick Lesley (Men) Jasmine Allen (Women)

Lee (2) Antionette Riddle (Women) Aushiana Ivy (Women)

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Tate (1) Cameron Shorty

(Men)

Lowndes (2) Tyre Mallard (Men) Daisha Williams (Women)

10 25

Tishomingo (2) Lexy Lindsey Angelia Allen

(Women) (Women)

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Home Sweet Home: Bonner Arnold Coliseum

Bonner Arnold Coliseum, home to the Lady Tiger and Tiger basketball team, underwent intensive changes during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 season with renovations completing in August 2009. Northeast invested nearly $1.5 million into renovation Bonner Arnold Coliseum that has seen its share of memorable events.

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Northeast Mississippi Community College’s home for its men and women’s basketball teams underwent extensive changes prior to the 2009-10 season and former men’s basketball coach David Robbins’ Tiger team christened the newly-renovated Bonner Arnold Coliseum with a 91-87 win over Northwest-Shoals (Ala.) Community College on November 5, 2009. Bonner Arnold Coliseum, home to both the Lady Tiger and Tiger basketball teams, underwent intensive changes during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 season with renovations completing in August 2009. Northeast invested nearly $1.5 million into renovation Bonner Arnold Coliseum that has seen its share of memorable events. During the 1999-2000 season the Lady Tigers and Tigers re-established Bonner Arnold Coliseum as one of the toughest basketball venues among Mississippi’s community/junior colleges by claiming both the women and men’s North Division titles for the first time since the end of the 1992-93 season. The two teams finished the 1999-2000 campaign with a combined record of 27-4. The Tigers went on the capture the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) State Championship in front of the home crowd as they did in 1994. 26

The Lady Tigers won back-to-back-to-back North Division crowns during the 2004, 2005 and 2006 seasons while posting a 28-4 mark in the legendary building. Built in part by the Northeast Mississippi Junior College Trades Training group, Bonner Arnold Coliseum opened its doors in 1951. Dur-

ing the three previous years, the Lady Tigers and Tigers played their home games at the old Booneville High School gymnasium. From November 1988 to February 1990, the Tigers put together a 29-game home winning streak at Bonner Arnold Coliseum, which included a National Junior Colleges Athletic

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Association (NJCAA) Region 23 Tournament championship in March of 1989. Hinds Community College snapped the streak in the 1990 State Championship game. In the early 1970s, Bonner Arnold Coliseum was completely renovated. The most significant addition during that renovation was twelve air conditioning units. In 1988, 1,000 chair back seats were installed on the east side of Bonner Arnold Coliseum that were the original box seats at the University of Mississippi’s Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Bonner Arnold Coliseum’s most recent updates include the repair and renovation of the men and women’s dressing rooms along with the painting of interior and exterior trim. A new roof was installed on the building to go along with a repair to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. Bonner Arnold Coliseum’s exterior also got a facelift with tuck-pointing and repair to mortar joints in the brickwork. Fans will also notice two changes to the coliseum’s inside. Both sides of the gymnasium have been equipped with padded chairback seating donated by the University of Mississippi. The floor of Bonner Arnold Coliseum was also updated with repair to the hardwood and the playing surface was completely refinished with a new paint job. When set up for basketball, BAC will accommodate 1,000 spectators on each side of the floor and 600 in the pullout bleachers traditionally set up on the north end. The south end will seat 400 in folding chairs, bringing capacity to 3,000. Although the three-court facility was designed primarily for basketball, Bonner Arnold Coliseum is used for commencement exercises, assemblies, concerts and the District 4 Science Fair. Bonner Arnold Coliseum also houses the offices of the head men’s basketball coach Cord Wright and assistant men’s basketball coach Nick Coln.

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Combined Season Stats

Record: All Games Conference Non-Conference #

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Player

Overall (14-10) (6-5) (8-5)

Home (10-3) (4-2) (6-1)

Away (4-6) (2-3) (2-3)

Neutral (0-1) (0-0) (0-1)

TOTAL 3-PT REBOUNDS GP GS MIN AVG FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT R/G PF 23 24 23 18 3 23 20 9 23 23 7 2 11 24 10

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537 1316 .408 68 234 .291474 768 .617 333 607 940 39.2 510245 536

28278 1616 67.3

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520 1275 .408 92 329 .280410 665 .617 285 586 871 36.3 545177 604

31250 1542 64.3

SCORING Points per game Scoring margin FIELD GOALS-ATT Field goal pct 3 POINT FG-ATT 3-point FG pct 3-pt FG made per game FREE THROWS-ATT Free throw pct REBOUNDS Rebounds per game Rebounding margin ASSISTS Assists per game TURNOVERS Turnovers per game Turnover margin Assist / turnover ratio STEALS Steals per game BLOCKS Blocks per game ATTENDANCE Home games-Avg/Game Neutral site-Avg/Game SCORE BY PERIODS Opponents Northeast Mississippi Com

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NMCC

0.0 34 0.0 31 0.0 76 0.0 3 0.0 0 0.0 96 0.0 27 0.0 11 0.0 25 0.0 106 0.0 34 0.0 0 0.0 12 0.0 76 0.0 6

115 71 168 19 0 244 60 32 61 267 70 0 40 148 21

OPP

1616 1542 67.3 64.3 3.1 537-1316 520-1275 .408 .408 68-234 92-329 .291 .280 2.8 3.8 474-768 410-665 .617 .617 940 871 39.2 36.3 2.9 245 177 10.2 7.4 536 604 22.3 25.2 -2.8 0.5 0.3 278 250 11.6 10.4 28 31 1.2 1.3 0 0 13-0 10-0 1-0

.296 .437 .452 .158 .000 .393 .450 .344 .410 .397 .486 .000 .300 .514 .286

16 10 13 0 0 2 11 1 2 10 3 0 0 0 0

Date 11/05/12 11/08/12 11/12/12 11/15/12 11/26/12 11/29/12 12/03/12 12/11/12 12/13/12 12/13/12 01/17/13 01/22/13 01/24/13 01/28/13 01/31/13 02/04/13 02/07/13 02/11/13 02/14/13 02/18/13 02/21/13 02/25/13 02/27/13 02/28/13 03/07/13

70 30 31 10 0 6 24 9 10 31 10 0 2 1 0

.229 38 52 .731 .333 8 15 .533 .419 86 124 .694 .000 3 14 .214 .000 1 4 .250 .333 68 108 .630 .458 25 38 .658 .111 18 29 .621 .200 18 46 .391 .323127 195 .651 .300 29 41 .707 .000 0 0 .000 .000 12 22 .545 .000 32 62 .516 .000 9 18 .500

29 52 81 14 38 52 36 61 97 6 20 26 0 1 1 42 76 118 11 14 25 4 12 16 18 36 54 40 88 128 9 7 16 0 0 0 7 17 24 64 107 171 12 15 27 41 63 104

Opponent hEast Central aWallace aJCJC aEast Central hMeridian CC * aItawamba * hNorthwest hJackson State hGSCC aGSCC * hEast Miss Comm College * aCoahoma Comm College * hHolmes Comm College * aMS Delta Comm College * hItawamba hNorthwest hWallace * aEast Miss Comm College * hCoahoma Comm College * aHolmes Comm College * hMS Delta Comm College hMississippi Gulf Coast Co aJCJC aCollin nMississippi Gulf Coast Co

Score

3.5 2.2 4.2 1.4 0.3 5.1 1.3 1.8 2.3 5.6 2.3 0.0 2.2 7.1 2.7

63 56 57 18 0 49 26 10 34 62 21 0 17 77 19

WL

83-75 W 82-87 L 73-76 L 79-66 W 79-62 W 55-80 L 88-82 OT W 66-57 W 78-81 L 0-0 54-42 W 69-47 W 69-59 W 63-56 W 49-62 L 73-69 W 55-51 OT W 55-64 L 83-53 W 57-59 L 64-67 L 68-66 W 68-49 W 46-64 L 60-68 L

22 43 53 11 1 14 8 8 10 35 4 0 9 26 1

38 69 80 44 0 50 23 9 29 72 33 0 11 52 12 14

1 1 6 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 1

35 32 44 10 0 34 10 10 14 29 16 0 5 37 2

122 80 251 9 1 262 90 41 70 349 100 0 36 184 21

Record Attend 1-0 1-1 1-2 2-2 3-3 3-4,0-1 4-4,1-1 5-4 2-3 6-6 7-6, 3-1 8-6, 4-1 8-6, 5-1 9-7, 5-2 10-7,6-2 11-6, 6-2 14-7, 6-3 12-8, 7-3 13-7, 7-4 12-10, 7-5

Note:*denotes a conference game.

1st 2nd OT1 TOTAL 664 865 13 1542 745 851 20 1616

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A TO BLK ST PTS P/G

10 Katie Garvin 11 Kiki Gwyn 12 Antionette Riddle 14 Bri Hobson 15 Kierra Erby 20 LaTonya Gadison 21 Shrita Dixson 22 Kebrina Lucas 24 Von Hall 25 Angelia Allen 32 Kayk Tate 33 Aushina Ivy 35 India Howard 40 Talisa Boyd 45 Jermerica Moore TEAM

TEAM STATISTICS

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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

5.3 3.3 10.9 0.5 0.3 11.4 4.5 4.6 3.0 15.2 14.3 0.0 3.3 7.7 2.1


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Combined Season Stats

Record: All Games Conference Non-Conference #

Player

Basketball Overall (7-13) (4-6) (3-7)

Home (6-6) (4-2) (2-4)

Away (1-7) (0-4) (1-3)

Neutral (0-0) (0-0) (0-0)

TOTAL 3-PT REBOUNDS GP GS MIN AVG FG FGA PCT FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT R/G PF

11 Acie Vance 12 Darius Leach 14 Markeevius Brown 22 Ian Burress 23 Keldrick Lesley 24 Tadarious Coburn 30 Billy Jackson 33 Ladarius Waits 34 Romeo Johnson 40 Malcolm Hamilton 42 Johnnie McGhee 44 KeDorian Sullivan 50 Tyler Brunson 52 Marcell Lucas 54 Cameron Shorty TEAM

17 19 18 18 18 16 15 19 19 20 10 19 19 15 15

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0

497 1060 .469 96 259 .371346 552 .627 174 474 648 32.4 397240 372

55130 1436 71.8

Opponents

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530 1108 .478 156 394 .396334 511 .654 184 496 680 34.0 429154 339

25131 1550 77.5

TEAM STATISTICS SCORING Points per game Scoring margin FIELD GOALS-ATT Field goal pct 3 POINT FG-ATT 3-point FG pct 3-pt FG made per game FREE THROWS-ATT Free throw pct REBOUNDS Rebounds per game Rebounding margin ASSISTS Assists per game TURNOVERS Turnovers per game Turnover margin Assist / turnover ratio STEALS Steals per game BLOCKS Blocks per game ATTENDANCE Home games-Avg/Game Neutral site-Avg/Game SCORE BY PERIODS Opponents Northeast Mississippi Com

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

NMCC

77 10 20 9 29 61 11 14 28 36 11 78 82 20 11

160 26 47 28 59 132 36 34 65 78 22 132 167 46 28

OPP

1436 1550 71.8 77.5 -5.7 497-1060 530-1108 .469 .478 96-259 156-394 .371 .396 4.8 7.8 346-552 334-511 .627 .654 648 680 32.4 34.0 -1.6 240 154 12.0 7.7 372 339 18.6 16.9 1.7 0.6 0.5 130 131 6.5 6.5 55 25 2.8 1.3 0 0 12-0 9-0 0-0 1st 2nd 751 799 677 759

.481 29 .385 1 .426 14 .321 5 .492 10 .462 5 .306 5 .412 2 .431 4 .462 8 .500 3 .591 7 .491 3 .435 0 .393 0

Date 11/05/12 11/08/12 11/12/12 11/15/12 11/19/12 11/26/12 11/29/12 12/03/12 12/11/12 12/13/12 01/17/13 01/22/13 01/24/13 01/28/13 01/31/13 02/04/13 02/07/13 02/11/13 02/14/13 02/18/13 02/21/13

63 6 31 13 22 15 17 5 20 19 10 20 17 1 0

.460 .167 .452 .385 .455 .333 .294 .400 .200 .421 .300 .350 .176 .000 .000

66 89 .742 8 13 .615 1 5 .200 17 22 .773 12 26 .462 20 35 .571 12 16 .750 24 31 .774 13 24 .542 26 45 .578 3 4 .750 47 70 .671 68 125 .544 23 30 .767 6 17 .353

14 2 1 2 13 18 8 8 11 13 4 21 19 14 2 24

Opponent hEast Central aWallace St-H aJCJC aEast Central hGadsden State hMeridian CC * aItawamba * hNorthwest hWallace St-H aGadsden State * hEast Miss Comm College * aCoahoma Comm College * hHolmes Comm College aMS Delta Comm College * hItawamba hNorthwest hMissouri State University * aEast Miss Comm College * hCoahoma Comm College * aHolmes Comm College * hMS Delta Comm College

40 54 19 21 19 20 15 17 33 46 73 91 4 12 22 30 20 31 20 33 9 13 50 71 84 103 21 35 5 7 40 64

3.2 1.1 1.1 0.9 2.6 5.7 0.8 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.3 3.7 5.4 2.3 0.5

A TO BLK ST PTS P/G

31 19 28 21 29 35 11 25 22 37 9 75 41 9 4

39 17 8 22 21 19 8 32 5 14 3 21 27 4 0

66 31 14 21 25 21 12 33 11 34 10 28 52 6 5 3

0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 3 3 16 14 4 1

23 7 3 2 11 12 6 11 5 6 1 13 20 9 1

249 14.6 29 1.5 55 3.1 40 2.2 80 4.4 147 9.2 39 2.6 54 2.8 73 3.8 106 5.3 28 2.8 210 11.1 235 12.4 63 4.2 28 1.9

Score W L

Record Attend

88-83 53-76 66-75 94-69 78-98 69-66 64-68 95-92 62-80 0-0 62-76 63-75 78-68 62-82 75-74 76-80 62-68 44-77 92-82 75-79 78-82

1-0 1-1 1-2 2-2 2-3 3-3 3-4 4-4,1-1 5-6

W W W W

W W

W

L L L L L L L L L L L L L

6-6,1-2 6-6, 1-2 7-7, 2-3 7-7. 2-4 8-8, 3-4 8-9,3-5 8-10, 3-5 8-10, 3-6

M E N ‘ S

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S T A T S

Note:*denotes a conference game.

TOTAL 1550 1436

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NE welcomes five into Sports Hall of Fame

Northeast Mississippi Community College is proud to announce its latest class of honorees to be inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame. Harry Cosby, Myrl Crowe, Mike Lewis, Jerry Reno and Ray Scott became the sixth class to be enshrined during a ceremony in the Claude Wright Room of the Haney Union at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 5. The five gentlemen were recognized before the kickoff of the 2013 homecoming football game against Coahoma Community College on Saturday, October 5.

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Harry T. Cosby (Football 1976, 1977) Harry T. Cosby anchored one of the best defenses in Northeast Mississippi Community College football history while under the tutelage of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Hall of Fame coach W.B. (Bill) Ward. During his sophomore year of 1977, Cosby and the Tigers held opposing teams to only 10.9 points per game. That mark is good for the third best in a season at Northeast. The Tigers also posted three shutouts against Coahoma (32-0), Holmes (100) and Mississippi Delta (10-0), which is tied for the school record for most scoreless games for an adversary in one campaign. Only two other Northeast squads have posted a trio of shutouts – the first ever Tiger team in 1949 that finished as the Mississippi Valley Conference champion at 5-5-1 under Woody Johnson and the Horace McCool led 1956 group that posted a program-best 10 victories. Northeast finished with a winning record for the first time in nine seasons at 6-4 and as North Division runner-up in Cosby’s final year in Booneville. During the two-year span that the Iuka native starred on the gridiron at Northeast, the Tigers went a combined 10-10 with a 7-5 division record. Cosby continued his football career at East Tennessee State University from 1978-79. In his two years at Johnson City, Tenn., the Buccaneers went 11-11 and notched their first winning campaign in nine seasons. Among the list of those he played with at East Tennessee State is current Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith. Cosby graduated with a degree is general dentistry and still has a practice today in Tupelo. Ellis “Myrl” Crowe (Men’s Basketball 1953-54, 1954-55; Baseball 1955) Ellis “Myrl” Crowe began a career in the sport of basketball that would span six decades as a student at Thrasher High School before becoming a standout player at then-Northeast Mississippi Junior College. Crowe started at forward in both his freshman and sophomore campaigns for legendary Tiger coach Bonner Arnold and found great success over the two-year period. Both the 1953-54 and 1954-55 teams won the state championship. The Tigers made the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan., during his freshman campaign and finished in seventh place. He was named to the All-State team during his sophomore season of 1955 and also starred on the Tiger baseball squad as a pitcher that same year. After leaving Booneville, Crowe continued his basketball playing days at thenBethel College in McKenzie, Tenn., where he was named to the All-Volunteer State Athletic Conference team as a junior. Upon graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from Bethel, Crowe returned to the sport he loved as the head coach of Marietta High School’s basketball programs in 1957. 30

Fans there got an early taste of what would become one of the most successful careers in Mississippi’s storied basketball history when he led Marietta’s girls team to a North Half appearance in 1960. After five years in rural Prentiss County, Crowe moved to Kossuth High School where he rose to fame over the next 20 years. Over that period of time, Crowe captured numerous Alcorn County Tournament and invitational tournament crowns on both the boys and girls side of the game. The Aggies finished as the Mississippi Class A-AA state runner-up in backto-back seasons from 1965-66. The 1964-65 edition also won the Tombigbee Conference title. He made another North Half appearance with the Lady Aggies in 1974 and was named the conference Girls Coach of the Year in 1981. Following that season, he took a hiatus from coaching before returning to the Kossuth sidelines as girls only coach in 1988. He also had a stint as the headman of the girls program at Booneville High School. Crowe coached high school girls basketball for 31 seasons total, the first 26 with no losing seasons, and boys basketball for 19 years with only two campaigns without a winning record. Combining both sides, Crowe won more than 950 games throughout his illustrious career to become another Hill Country basketball legend. Mike Lewis (Baseball 1970, 1971; Head Men’s Basketball Coach 1992-2004) Mike Lewis continued the winning tradition that men’s basketball fans of Northeast Mississippi Community College have come to expect each season. Lewis compiled a 206-135 record in 12 years as the head coach of the Tigers. His tenure in Booneville saw the Alcorn County native win multiple awards and lead Northeast back to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournament. The 1994-95 edition caught on fire and won 16 of its last 20 games and qualified for the trip to Hutchinson, Kan., by winning the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament. Five years later, magic struck again for Lewis and Northeast. The Tigers swept through the 1999-2000 campaign as champions of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division, the MACJC State Tournament and the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament. Northeast’s second excursion to the NJCAA National Tournament under Lewis saw the Tigers finish in eighth place. After the season, Lewis was named the Region 23 Coach of the Year for guiding Northeast to a 30-6 overall record. Overall, he won four MACJC North Division Tournament titles (1993, 1994, 1995, 2000) and two MACJC State Tournament championships (1994, 2000) to go with his National Tournament appearances. Lewis rose to prominence on the baseball diamond and not the hardwood as a player. He was a main member of the 1970 Tiger team that won the Mississippi Community College Conference North Division title and lost in a one-game playoff to Perkinston Junior College. His prowess on the ballfield led Lewis to continue his playing career at Delta State University under legendary coach David “Boo” Ferriss. The 1972 Statesman team finished second in the Gulf South Conference Tournament and defeated NCAA Division I programs such as the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Mississippi. Lewis earned a Bachelor’s degree from Delta State and a Master’s degree from the University of North Alabama. Before becoming the headman of the Tigers, Lewis directed the programs

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Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Northeast Sports Hall of Fame 2008

David ‘Nub’ Strickland, Football W.B. “Bill” Ward, Football coach/Athletic Director Kenneth “Cat” Robbins, Basketball Coach Kenneth Lindsey, Men’s Basketball Chuck “Doodle” Floyd, Men’s Basketball Gene Garrett, Men’s Basketball Adrian Smith, Men’s Basketball Bonner Arnold, Basketball Coach/Athletic Director Harold T. White, Football/College President Earline “Woodsie” Woods, Supporter

Jim Drewry, Football

2009

Vincent Del Negro, Men’s Basketball Sherry Slayton, Women’s Basketball

2012

2012 Ricky Ford, Women’s Basketball Coach/Athletic Dir.

2011 Kunshigne Sorrell Howard, Women’s Basketball

2010

Audrey Covington, Women’s Basketball

Bandi Vondenstein Dannelly, Softball Malcolm Kuykendall, Alumni

2009 Harvey Childers, Men’s Basketball Coach

2008

2013

Harold T. White, Football/College President

2007

Mike Lewis, Baseball, Men’s Basketball Coach

Adrian Smith, Men’s Basketball

Larry “Jerry” Reno, Men’s Basketball

Bonner Arnold, Basketball Coach/Athletic Director

Ray Scott, Baseball Coach

W.B. “Bill” Ward, Football Coach/Athletic Director

Larry “Jerry” Reno (Men’s Basketball 1970-71, 1971-72) Jerry Reno was the latest in a long string of talented basketball players to enter the halls of then-Northeast Mississippi Junior College when he first stepped onto campus in 1970. The Ripley native earned respect quickly and was named team captain as a freshman. He served in the same capacity during his second season in Booneville. The 1970-71 edition of the Tigers under the direction of NEMCC Sports Hall of Fame coach Kenneth Lindsey finished with a 20-6 record, only two losses of which were in conference games. A high-powered Northeast offense eclipsed the century mark in points six times 90 or more in four other games. Northeast won the North Half title by defeating Mississippi Delta Junior College and earned the right to host the Mississippi Junior College State Tournament. The Tigers ran the tables to the championship game, but lost to Hinds Junior College to conclude the season. Reno was named second team All-State and led Northeast in free throw percentage and assists. He again led the Tigers in the same two categories as a sophomore in 197172 on the way to earning first team All-State honors.

S P O R T S

Kenneth Lindsey, Men’s Basketball

Ellis “Myrl” Crowe, Men’s Basketball, Baseball

of Alcorn Central High School, Biggersville High School and Water Valley High School. At Alcorn Central, Lewis led the Golden Bears to a 112-55 record, one Division 1-3A title, a Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 3A championship and three Tombigbee Conference crowns during his five-year tenure. In 1988, Lewis was named the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal co-Coach of the Year and was named Coach of the Year by the Clarion-Ledger and the Daily Corinthian. Lewis is currently the head boys basketball coach at Walnut High School. He and his wife Shirley have two daughters, Lesley and Lana.

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David “Nub” Strickland, Football

Freddie Copeland, Men’s Basketball

Harry T. Cosby, Football

Michael Grier, Football Kunshigne Sorrell Howard, Women’s Basketball Phyllis Stafford Dilworth, Women’s Basketball Jack Martin, Men’s Basketball David Carnell, Sr., Softball Coach/Athletic Director

2013

David Carnell, Sr., Softball Coach/Athletic Director

Johnny Buskirk, Football

Benjamin Guy Gardner, Men’s Basketball

Harvey Childers, Men’s Basketball Coach Gerald Caveness, Men’s Basketball Clyde Jones, Men’s Basketball Larry Parker, Football Evelyn Thompson, Women’s Basketball

2010

2011

Ricky Ford, Women’s Basketball Coach/Athletic Dir.

MACJC Sports Hall of Fame

Reno’s play on the court was so sharp that he earned a scholarship to thenBethel College in McKenzie, Tenn. Ray Scott (Baseball Coach 1992-2006) Ray Scott brought the Northeast Mississippi Community College baseball program back to postseason prominence during his 15 seasons as head coach. His very first team in 1992 won the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division for the first time in over 20 years. Ralph Johnson’s 1970 squad was the last before then to do so and went 8-41 with a loss to Perkinston Junior College in a one-game state championship playoff. The Tigers closed the regular season with eight straight wins and finished 2023 overall, 14-6 in the North. Scott’s Tigers earned the right to host Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in the MACJC State Championship series at Harold T. White Field. The Bulldogs won the series, but Northeast still qualified for a program first National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 23 Tournament. Eight years later, Scott broke the school record for wins in a season at the time with 26 victories on the way to another playoff bid. Ronnie Key’s 1989 troup held the previous mark with 24 wins. All told, Scott left the baseball diamond as the winningest headman in program history with 277 total triumphs. His teams earned five postseason berths, including three straight from 1999-to-2001. Northeast returned to the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament in 2004 in the final playoff appearance of Scott’s storied career. Scott earned an Associate’s degree from Northeast and both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Mississippi State University. He started his coaching career with baseball and football stints at Baldwyn High School and Corinth High School. He and his wife Wendy have two sons, current Tiger assistant Jon Andy and Jake.

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Athletics prove to be among the best in 2012-13

A t h l e t i c Y e a r I n R e v i e w

Whether it was on the gridiron, hardwood, diamond or courts, Northeast Mississippi Community College athletics continued to excel during the 2012-13 academic year. Northeast athletics enjoyed a successful 2012-13 with athletic teams bringing back a state runner-up title, a North Division championship and scoring memorable victories for the college. Leading the way for the Tigers and Lady Tigers during the 2012-13 year were Kent Farris’ baseball team and Brian Alexander’s women’s basketball team. Farris led the Tigers to their first Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division championship since 1992 and the Northeast baseball team advanced to the MACJC State Baseball Tournament in Poplarville after besting Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in a best-of-three opening round series at Harold T. White Field in Booneville. Northeast’s baseball Tigers were led by Falkner’s Will Robertson, who led the nation for part of the 2013 season in runs batted in (RBI) and finished in the top ten in the nation in RBI and on-base percentage. During the 2012-13 year, the Tigers pieced together an impressive streak of four straight weeks with a player being selected as the MACJC Player or Pitcher of the Week. Robertson started the trend after receiving the honor for games played April 1-7 while Southaven’s Justin Neal was honored twice by the state organization – first for games played April 8-14 and then for games played April 22-28. Baldwyn’s Tanner Gaines, a Mississippi State University transfer, helped continue the streak when Gaines was selected as the MACJC Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 15-21. After posting a 30-18 record and an 18-6 record in the North Division, five members of the Tiger baseball team went on to sign scholarships with four-year colleges and universities. Booneville’s Kyle Stephenson signed with the University of North Alabama while Neal inked with Christian Brothers University in Memphis. Biggersville’s Ethan Estes headed to the University of West Alabama while the Tiger duo of Kyle Robbins and Robertson both became Statesmen at Delta State University. On the hardwood, Alexander’s Lady Tigers (14-12) picked up momentum at the right time after finishing third in the North Division during the regular season. Northeast women’s basketball team knocked off a pair of South Division foes en route to the MACJC State Championship game against power Copiah-Lincoln Community College on February 28. Northeast dispatched Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 68-66 in overtime as freshman Kiki Gwyn (Kossuth) sank a pair of free throws with 2.5 seconds left in regulation to force the extra period and give the Lady Tigers a chance at the victory. After knocking off Mississippi Gulf Coast, Northeast rolled through Jones County 68-49 before dropping the MACJC State Championship game to Copiah-Lincoln Community College 64-46. With their run in the MACJC State Tournament in Poplarville, Northeast qualified for the National Junior Colleges Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XXIII Tournament held on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton and found a familiar opponent waiting – Mississippi Gulf Coast. Northeast would not be as lucky as it was in the first round of the MACJC State Tournament as the Lady Bulldogs ended the Lady Tigers season 68-60. Under Jody Long, the Lady Tiger softball team returned to the MACJC State Tournament in Perkinston after finishing in fourth place in the North Division. Long’s Lady Tigers posted a 23-15-1 record on the season, which included a few milestone moments. Northeast recorded its first tie in softball since converting to the sport in 2000-01 as the Lady Tigers tied Copiah-Lincoln on February 15 at the Rush Invitational in Meridian and Long’s Lady Tigers opened up their home schedule by knocking off perennial power and former NJCAA champion Muskegon (Mich.) 7-2 on February 23. Long reached a personal milestone late in the season as Northeast dispatched rival Itawamba Community College 8-2 on Tuesday, April 23 for his 200th collegiate coaching win. During the 2012-13 season, three Lady Tigers were selected as MACJC Softball Players of the Week with the Erin Dixson receiving the honor for her work during games played February 18-24, Andrea Cutts picking it up March 11-17 and Haleigh Moffett turning in a three home-run game against Mississippi Delta on April 13 to secure the award for April 8-14. Dixson was named the NJCAA Pitcher and Player of the Week for February 18-24 while Cutts picked up All-American status at the culmination of the season becoming the first Lady Tiger softball player to be named an All-American since Paige Wright was selected as an honorable mention selection in 2005. 32

Under the guidance of first-year head coach Ben Shappley, the Lady Tiger tennis team turned in one of its most successful seasons in recent history. Shappley guided the Lady Tigers to a 3-6 record on the court and saw the only Lady Tiger sophomore – Elizabeth Mitchell – advance to the second round of the MACJC State Tournament in Tupelo. Shappley’s Lady Tigers scored all three wins on the road with Northeast knocking off Holmes Community College in Goodman 7-2 on March 19 and Northwest Mississippi Community College 5-4 on April 11 in the final regular season match. Northeast’s first decision of the year came when the Lady Tigers upended Hinds Community College on March 4 at the New Albany SportsPlex after the Tiger and Lady Tigers moved their home matches to the SportsPlex due to resurfacing of the tennis courts on the Booneville campus. After a rough start to the 2012-13 year, the Tiger tennis team ended the 2012-13 season on a positive note with the Tiger notching their initial victory of the season against Northwest Mississippi Community College 7-2 in Senatobia. On the hardwood, David Robbins ended his coaching tenure and made the transition to Dean of Students/Athletic Director after leading the Tigers to a 9-13 record in the 2012-13 season. Robbins’ Tigers picked up win in each month of the season with five of the Tigers’ wins coming during the middle months of the year – December and January. Northeast knocked off Northwest Mississippi Community College in its home North Division opener 95-92 and then dispelled Gadsden State (Ala.) 91-84 before the holiday break. Northeast picked up where it left off with a 75-65 win at Meridian on January 7 and knocked two more North Division wins during the month. After beating Holmes Community College 78-68 on January 24, Northeast electrified the Tiger fanbase with a last-second win over rival Itawamba Community College 75-74 on January 31 in front of a packed Bonner Arnold Coliseum. On the gridiron, Ricky Smither’s Tigers continued to be competitive and battled for a spot in the MACJC State Playoffs. During the 2012-13 season, Smither’s troops posted a 3-6 record and picked up all three victories on the road with wins over Jones County Junior College 30-21 in Ellisville, Coahoma Community College 21-17 in Clarksdale and Mississippi Delta Community College 24-3 in Moorhead. At the end of the season, a pair of Tigers was named All-Americans by the NJCAA. Belmont’s Jonathan Harrison, the Tiger punter, was the first Tiger football player to receive first-team All-American status since running back Jerry King was selected as a first-team All-American in 1956 and defensive end Lavon Hooks of Atlanta, Georgia was named an honorable selection All-American at the culmination of the season as well. Eight Tigers signed scholarship offers at the end of the season including Donnell Chapman of Batesville who signed with Missouri Southern State University, Jay Jones of Horn Lake who signed with the University of South Alabama, Nick Thomason of Muscle Shoals, Alabama who signed with Louisiana Technical University, Jonathan Braddock of Ripley who signed with Southeastern Louisiana, J.R. White of Muscle Shoals, Alabama who signed with the University of North Alabama and Harrison who inked with the University of Central Alabama. Logan Stokes of Muscle Shoals, Alabama and Hooks both signed with schools in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) as Stokes agreed to become a Louisiana State University Tiger and Hooks headed to the University of Mississippi in Oxford Under the direction of first-year head golf coach Nick Coln, the Tiger golf team wrapped up its 2012-13 season at the MACJC State Golf Tournament at Dixie Golf Course in Laurel. Northeast finished the tournament in ninth place after posting a 321 on the first day and rallied for a 314 on the second day of competition. Corinth’s Blake Farris came on strong for the Tigers during the second MACJC tour stop of the year as the first-year Tiger golfer carded a two-day 160 to finish in a tie for eleventh overall after the two day event. Under the direction of first-year cheerleading coach Karri Davis, the Northeast cheerleading squad continued to provide positive support for the Tiger and Lady Tiger athletic teams whether it was on the gridiron or the hardwood, the Northeast cheerleaders continued to applaud the efforts of the Northeast athletic teams through the entire season.

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2013-14 Cheerleaders

Rebecca Lee Fresh., Biggersville Cheerleaders for the 2013-14 academic year include (front row l-r) Ashley Bullard of Booneville, Heather Holmes of Ackerman, Nikki Baird of Houston, Scarlett McCay of Booneville, Kelly Davis of Booneville, Kolbe McElwain of Falkner along with (back row l-r) Halie Carpenter of Leighton, Ala., Lexie Gamble of Booneville, Kayla Thomason of Olive Branch, Lindsay Clark of Olive Branch, Anna-Clar Wooley of New Albany and Meagan Martin of Selmer, Tenn. Rebecca Lee of Biggersville was selected as “Spirit the Tiger” mascot for the 2013-14 year.

Nikki Baird Soph., Houston

Ashley Bullard Soph., Booneville

Halie Carpenter Fresh., Leighton, AL

Lindsey Clark Fresh., Olive Branch

Kelly Davis Soph., Booneville

Lexie Gamble Fresh., Booneville

Heather Holmes Soph., Ackerman

Meagan Martin Fresh., Selmer, TN

Scarlett McCay Soph., Booneville

Kolbe McElwain Soph., Falkner

Kayla Thomason Fresh., Olive Branch

Anna-Clar Wooley Fresh., New Albany

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Social media

For fans that cannot make it to the games in Booneville or away contests, Northeast athletics and individual teams have made it easier for family, friends and fans to keep up with their favorite sport via various social media accounts.

Twitter:

S O C I A L M E D I A

@NEMCCTigers - General athletic news & live game updates for all nine intercollegiate athletic programs from SID Blake Long. Interact by using the hashtags #TigerPower and #NEMCC @NEMCCFootball - Tiger football team @NEMCCBaseball - Tiger baseball team @NETigerSB - Tiger softball team @NEMCCGolf - Tiger golf team @NEMCCcheer - Tiger cheerleading squad

Facebook:

For updates on each of Northeast’s athletic programs, including links to videos and news stories, like the Tigers at www.facebook.com/ NEMCCTigers Fans can also follow the Tiger softball team at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Northeast-Mississippi-Community-College-SoftballTeam

General Information:

As a reminder, general information about the college can be found at the Northeast website at http://www.nemcc.edu

Athletic News:

Athletic news will be posted at http://www.nemccathletics.com

Videos:

For those wishing for those wishing to view video highlights of Northeast athletics, videos can be found at http://www.youtube.com/ nemcctigers while news articles can be found at http://www.youtube.com/nemcctv You can also find short behind-the-scenes and game day videos on Vine by searching and following NEMCCTigers

Photos:

Small snippet photos can be found via Instagram at nemcctigers or at the web address http://www.instagram.com/nemcctigers Photos from athletic and campus events from staff photographer Michael H. Miller can be found on the college’s SmugMug site at http://nemcctigers.smugmug.com 34

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Quick Facts about Northeast Athletics Location........................................................................................................................................................Booneville, MS Founded.........................................................................................................................................................................1948 President..........................................................................................................................Dr. Johnny L. Allen, Ed.D.(7226) jlallen@nemcc.edu Athletic Director................................................................................................................................David Robbins (7241) wdrobbins@nemcc.edu Sports Information Director..................................................................................................................Blake Long (7448) bdlong@nemcc.edu Athletic Trainer................................................................................................................................... Hope Barnes (7286) hdbarnes@nemcc.edu Head Football Coach.........................................................................................................................Ricky Smither (7890) resmither@nemcc.edu Asst. Football Coaches.....Travis Macon (7587), Jonathan Webster (7575), Greg Davis (7580), Dustin Jones (7351), Mike Markuson (7890)

ttmacon@nemcc.edu; jjwebster@nemcc.edu; gadavis@nemcc.edu; dbjones@nemcc.edu

Head Men’s Basketball Coach.............................................................................................................Cord Wright (7241) cdwright@nemcc.edu Men’s Assistant Basketball Coach......................................................................................................... Nick Coln (7505) tncoln@nemcc.edu Head Women’s Basketball Coach.................................................................................................Brian Alexander (7887) bcalexander@nemcc.edu Women’s Assistant Basketball Coach...................................................................................................Paul Nixon (7887) penixon@nemcc.edu Head Baseball Coach..............................................................................................................................Kent Farris (7309) wkfarris@nemcc.edu Assistant Baseball Coaches......................................................................Richy Harrelson (7344), Jon Andy Scott (7223) rwharrelson@nemcc.edu; jascott@nemcc.edu Head Softball Coach................................................................................................................................Jody Long (7305) jwlong@nemcc.edu Assistant Softball Coaches........................................................................Jaisa Emerson (7218), Haylei Plummer (7317) jfemerson@nemcc.edu; hdplummer@nemcc.edu Golf Coach................................................................................................................................................Nick Coln (7505) tncoln@nemcc.edu Tennis Coach.......................................................................................................................................Ben Shappley (7242) bshappley@nemcc.edu Cheerleading Coach................................................................................................................Karri Davis (870-403-6980) kedavis@nemcc.edu Athletic Phone..............................................................................................................................................(662) 720-7302 Athletic Office Fax.......................................................................................................................................(662) 728-1165 Football Stadium...........................................................................................................................................Tiger Stadium Basketball Arena..........................................................................................................................Bonner Arnold Coliseum Baseball Field...................................................................................Harold T. White Field/Booneville Westside City Park Softball Field............................................................................................................Field 1/Booneville Westside City Park Golf Home Course........................................................................................................................Booneville Country Club Tennis Courts.................................................................................................................................Northeast Tennis Courts Athletic E-mail............................................................................................................................... wdrobbins@nemcc.edu National Affiliation......................................................................National Junior College Athletic Association/Region 23 State Affiliation......................................................................Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Colors..............................................................................................................................................................Black & Gold Mascot...........................................................................................................................................................................Tiger (All numbers carry a 662 area code and are led by a 720-prefix unless otherwise noted)

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WNAU AM 1470 Be sure to catch Northeast basketball games online at www.wnau1470.com or at 1470 on the AM dial

The Voice of The Tigers

WNAU taps thirty-two basketball contests for radio broadcasts

Fans of the Northeast basketball teams that cannot be in attendance at certain contests have a secondary option of keeping up with the action using their radio. For the second year in a row, WNAU 1470 AM out of New Albany will be the home for select Northeast hoops games over the airwaves during the 2013-14 campaign. The local station will broadcast a combined total of 32 regular season contests which begins Monday, November 11 when the Lady Tigers and Tigers host Columbia State (Tenn.) Community College. Four additional non-division dates are scheduled for transmission. Each of them are home contests, including a lone men’s outing against Dyersburg State (Tenn.) Community College on November 21 and the January 13 women’s only matchup versus Jackson State (Tenn.) Community College. Doubleheaders at Bonner Arnold Coliseum versus Gadsden State (Ala.) Community College on December 2 and Jones County Junior College on January 7 will air on WNAU-AM as well. Every Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division game is slated for broadcast, beginning on December 5 when Northeast hosts archrival Itawamba. After a great gridiron season in the booth, Jeremy Kennedy remains in his role as the Voice of the Tigers for the 2013-14 Northeast hoops campaigns. Tune in to Kennedy fifteen minutes before every tipoff for the pregame show by setting your dial to 1470 AM. Those that cannot pick up the broadcast in their area can still listen to the Lady Tigers and Tigers by webcast. A link to WNAU-AM’s live Internet stream is available on the Northeast athletic website, www.nemccathletics.com. 36

Broadcast Schedule

NOVEMBER 11

Columbia St.

21

Dyersburg St.%

5:30/7:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

DECEMBER 2

Gadsden St.

5:30/7:30 p.m.

5

Itawamba*

5:30/7:30 p.m.

9

at Northwest Miss.*

5/7 p.m.

JANUARY 7

Jones County

5:30/7:30 p.m.

13

Jackson St. CC$

16

at East Mississippi*

5:30/7:30 p.m.

21

Coahoma*

5:30/7:30 p.m.

23

at Holmes*

6/8 p.m.

27

Mississippi Delta*

30

at Itawamba*

7 p.m.

5:30/7:30 p.m. 6/8 p.m.

FEBRUARY 3

Northwest Miss.*

5:30/7:30 p.m.

10

East Mississippi*

5:30/7:30 p.m.

13

at Coahoma*

17

Holmes*

20

at Mississippi Delta*

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2013-14 Schedule

OCTOBER 6 15 22 29

Carrollton, Georgia Scrimmage vs. South Georgia St.! vs. Albany Tech.! vs. On the Rise Prep! Blue Mountain College! Blue Mountain College# at University of North Ala.#

2 4 7 11 18 19 21 25

at Dyersburg State% 6 p.m. at Gadsden St. 5:30/7:30 p.m. at Wallace St.-Hanceville^ 3/5 p.m. Columbia St. 5:30/7:30 p.m. Southwest Mississippi Classic Southern U.-Shreveport 1:30/3:30 p.m. Southwest Mississippi Classic Southwest Mississippi 5:30/7:15 p.m. Dyersburg St.% 7 p.m. at Columbia St. 5:30/7:30 p.m.

2 5 9 12

Gadsden St. Itawamba* at Northwest Miss.* at Jackson St. CC$

5:30/7:30 p.m. 5:30/7:30 p.m. 5/7 p.m. 6 p.m.

7 9 13 16 21 23 27 30

Jones County Wallace St.-Hanceville Jackson St. CC$ at East Mississippi* Coahoma* at Holmes* Mississippi Delta* at Itawamba*

5:30/7:30 p.m. 5:30/7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 5:30/7:30 p.m. 5:30/7:30 p.m. 6/8 p.m. 5:30/7:30 p.m. 6/8 p.m.

3 10 13 17 20

Northwest Miss.* East Mississippi* at Coahoma* Holmes* at Mississippi Delta*

5:30/7:30 p.m. 5:30/7:30 p.m. 6/8 p.m. 5:30/7:30 p.m. 6/8 p.m.

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

^ Men’s Game First * North Division Contest $ Women Only

1 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.

! Men Only Scrimmage # Women Only Scrimmage % Men Only

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