Itawamba taps Terrill
From Staff Reports
Jan. 18, 2002
Hinds Community College defensive coordinator Jeff Terrill was named the new head football coach at Itawamba Community College Tuesday.
Terrill replaces Jay Miller, who was 56-37 in nine seasons with the Indians. During Miller's leadership, ICC won the MACJC North Division championship three times (1994, 1995, and 2000). In 2001, however, the Indians went 3-6 for their first losing season since 1984.
Terrill comes to ICC with 13 years of coaching experience on the juco level. While at Hinds, the Eagles were 73-17 and won five MACJC state championships.
He was also a head coach at Kosciusko High School, where his teams were 61-21 over a seven-year span.
Terrill was the defensive coordinator at East Mississippi Community College from 1981-86. He also played at EMCC.
Rayborn inks with MCC
Adams County Christian School senior Christopher Rayborn signed a baseball scholarship with the Meridian Community College Eagles Tuesday.
Rayborn said he chose MCC because of its tradition of appearing in the JUCO World Series.
Peavey picked to lead PRCC
Tucker Peavey has been named the new head football coach at Pearl River Community College.
A 1986 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, comes to PRCC from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette where he was the offensive line coach.
Prior to his three years at ULL, he was assistant head coach and offensive line coach at the University of Louisiana-Monroe.
While at ULM, the school achieved several landmark wins with the victims including Mississippi State, Kentucky, and Hawaii.
Peavey is a native of Brookhaven. He began his full-time coaching career at Petal High School before going to LSU as a graduate assistant from 1988-90.
He later became offensive coordinator at Itawamba Community College for one year before joining the staff at ULM.
Peavey played football and baseball at Copiah-Lincoln Community College for two years.
Peavey was one of 22 junior and senior college assistants and high school coaches who applied for the job.
Peavey replaces Scott Maxfield, who resigned after one year to accept a similar position at Blinn Junior College in Brenham, Texas. The Wildcats were 7-2 in 2001, but failed to make the state playoffs.
PRCC talking baseball
Pearl River Community College hosted a baseball dinner/auction Saturday beginning with a chicken and fish buffet.
First-year Wildcats' coach Jay Artigues talked about the prospects for the 2002 season.
Among the items auctioned were a Nolan Ryan baseball, a Barry Bonds rookie card, and a Willie Roaf football.
Proceeds will go toward improving the baseball facilities on the Poplarville campus.
Among the speakers at the PRCC coaching clinic on Sunday were USM head coach Corky Palmer, Belhaven College coach Hill Denson, and Artigues.
Northeast honors Adrian Smith
Northeast Mississippi Community College honored former Tiger standout Adrian Smith during Monday's game with Itawamba Community College. Northeast retired Smith's No. 10 during the ceremonies.
At Northeast, Smith averaged 22 points for his two seasons. He was named all-state, all-region, and All-American.
Smith played for legendary Adolph Rupp at the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of the 1958 national championship team called the "Fiddlin' Five" by Rupp.
Smith went on to play 11 seasons of pro basketball for the Cincinnati Royals and the Golden State Warriors of the NBA, and the Virginia Squires of the now-defunct ABA.
He was the MVP of the 1966 NBA All-Star Game, which included the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, Jerry Lucas, and Bill Russell. Smith scored 24 points and had eight rebounds in that contest.
He also won a gold medal in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.
Smith, 65, is a bank vice-president and now resides in Cincinnati.
Cooper impressed with ICC's win
Itawamba Community College men's basketball coach Marty Cooper was elated with his team's 84-81 MACJC North Division win over Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville Monday night.
The Indians improved to 9-3 overall and 3-0 in the North Division with the win.
Tallahassee's Wilson out for year
Sophomore guard Tai Wilson of Tallahassee (Fla.) Community College suffered a season-ending knee injury on Nov. 20.
Wilson was averaging 10.2 points per game prior to tearing her anterior cruciate ligament.
She was the 2001 Florida state tournament MVP as Tallahassee finished third in the NJCAA Women's National Basketball Championship, losing 105-96 to eventual champion Cloud County (Kan.) in the semifinals. Wilson scored 26 points against Cloud Countyh and was selected to the all-tournament team at the nationals.
She is being recruited by the University of California and Penn State.