THE OFFICIAL SITE OF
Vancleave High School Athletics


HALL OF FAME

MYRON TILLMAN

BASKETBALL

*BASKETBALL – (4) YEAR LETTERMAN *OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE BASKETBALL PLAYER” (At VHS, Myron was known for his OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE skills on the coast. He was given the task of guarding the opponents best offensive player. Generally, defensive basketball players are not given credit for their outstanding play by the media. On December 20, 1951, Myron was acknowledged by The Chronicle Star Newspaper-Pascagoula for holding Pascagoula’s SUPERSTAR FORWARD to nine points. Vancleave went on to beat Pascagoula by nine points, 31-22.) *In 1954, he was announcer for the very FIRST Vancleave High School football team. KNOWN TO ALL AS “THE VOICE OF THE VANCLEAVE BULLDOGS” for (43) YEARS. *FOUNDER and FIRST PRESIDENT of the VANCLEAVE QUARTERBACK CLUB. *ACTIVE MEMBER of the VANCLEAVE LIONS CLUB. *FOUNDER and FIRST COACH of the VANCLEAVE LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL PROGRAM. *LIFELONG, LOYAL FAN and SUPPORTER of VANCLEAVE ATHLETICS.

MARY ELLEN TILLMAN

BASKETBALL

Vancleave High School Class of 1955 *BASKETBALL - (3) YEAR STARTER/LETTERMAN as a DEFENSIVE GUARD *1953 – VHS TEAM CAPTAIN *1954 – VHS TEAM CAPTAIN *AN OUTSTANDING “BALL HANDLER” and “DEFENSIVE BASKETBALL PLAYER” In the early beginnings of women’s basketball, the girls played three-on-three basketball in the State of Mississippi until the Rover System was introduced the 1969-70 season. Mary Ellen played three-on-three. The floor was divided into offensive and defensive halves. Each team had three guards who only defended and rebounded on their end of the floor while the three best scorers were used only on the offensive half of the court. As a guard, it was Mary Ellen’s responsibility to get the ball to her FORWARD TEAMMATES at half-court after the opponents had scored a basket. Her excellent dribbling skills and speed afforded her to avoid being trapped as she brought the ball up the court. On defense, with her quickness and speed, she played the one-guard at the top of the key. In a (1-2) Zone, the one-guards responsibility was to cover the ball from wing-to-wing. In a man-to-man defense, she was assigned to guard the opponent’s best shooter. As a testament to Mary Ellen’s defensive skills, her former VHS coach Ty Pearce said, “Mary Ellen is the BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER that I’ve ever coached or coached against.” Coach Pearce, formerly coached against Mary Ellen and her VHS teammates as the Head Coach at Broom School. TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: *1952 – LYMAN INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS *1954 – DISTRICT 8 B-BB SOUTH REGION TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS of JACKSON COUNTY and HARRISON COUNTY SCHOOLS. *1953 – VHS “MOST ATHLETIC GIRL” *1954 – VHS “MOST ATHLETIC GIRL”

WILBUR REDDIX

FOOTBALL

Elizabeth Keys High School Class of 1959 *FOOTBALL *MEMBER of the FIRST HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM at ELIZABETH KEYS HIGH SCHOOL in Ocean Springs in 1958. *1958 – EKHS “MOST VALUABLE PLAYER” *PLAYED RIGHT GUARD on DEFENSE and RIGHT TACKLE on OFFENSE. *HIS ATHLETICISM and STRENGTH ON THE GRID IRON QUICKLY LANDED HIM THE NICKNAME, “THE MIGHTY BOMBER.” WEIGHING 165 LBS., HE WAS KNOWN FOR “KNOCKING THE BIGGER PLAYERS ON THEIR BOTTOMS.” *HE PLAYED IN GAMES AGAINST PICAYUNE, WIGGINS, NICHOLS HIGH (BILOXI), and MAGNOLIA HIGH SCHOOL (MOSS POINT). *ONE OF THE BIGGEST PERFORMANCES WAS WHEN HE WAS MATCHED UP AGAINST VERLON BIGGS (JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY, NY JETS-SUPER BOWL III, WASHINGTON REDSKINS) WHERE HE FONDLY REMEMBERS “DROPPING A BOMB ON VERLON and TACKLING HIM TO THE GROUND.” *THOUGH THE TEAM WAS A NEW BEGINNING TEAM WITH USED EQUIPMENT FROM THE ALL-WHITE HIGH SCHOOL NEARBY THEY MADE THE MOST OF THEIR OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY THE GAME.

VYE STEELMAN

BASKETBALL

Vancleave High School Class of 1964 BASKETBALL *(4) YEAR STARTER/LETTERMAN *EXCELLENT BALLHANDLER, SCORER & PLAYMAKER (SHE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN HELPING HER TEAMMATES CAPTURE THE SCHOOLS’ FIRST DISTRICT BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP and THE SCHOOLS’ FIRST BASKETBALL TEAM TO ADVANCE TO THE SOUTH STATE PLAYOFFS.) BASKETBALL INDIVIDUAL AWARDS: *1962 VHS BASKETBALL “LEADING SCORER” *1963 VHS BASKETBALL “LEADING SCORER” *1963 ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM *1964 VHS BASKETBALL “LEADING SCORER” *1964 ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM *1964 PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE “MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER AWARD” BASKETBALL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: *1964 VANCLEAVE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS *1964 PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS *1964 DISTRICT CHAMPIONS *1964 SOUTH STATE PLAYOFFS *THE SCHOOLS FIRST BASKETBALL TEAM TO ADVANCE TO THE SOUTH-STATE PLAYOFFS TRACK - (1) YEAR LETTERMAN

WILLIE WILLIAMS

FOOTBALL

Vancleave High School Class of 1973 FOOTBALL *(3) YEAR STARTER/LETTERMAN *1971 OCEAN SPRINGS RECORD NEWSPAPER “ALL WEST JACKSON COUNTY TEAM” *1972 OCEAN SPRINGS RECORD NEWSPAPER “ALL WEST JACKSON COUNTY TEAM” *1972 FOOTBALL SEASON – 1,000 YARD-RUSHER (SECOND IN SCHOOL HISTORY) *1973 VHS “MOST ATHLETIC MALE” *SCHOLARSHIP TO ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY TRACK & FIELD *(3) YEAR LETTERMAN TRACK TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: *1970 PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS *1971 DISTRICT CHAMPIONS TRACK RELAY TEAM ACHIEVEMENTS/RECORDS: *1970 MILE RELAY - PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS - 1st Place *1971 440 YD RELAY TEAM – DISTRICT CHAMPIONS (44.8) *Record (Bennie Williams, Willie Williams, Joe Battle, Muzeel Fairley) *1971 880 YD RELAY TEAM – DISTRICT CHAMPIONS (1:33.5)*Record (Muzeel Fairley, Willie Williams, Joe Battle, Bennie Williams) *1971 MILE RELAY – DISTRICT CHAMPIONS (3:41.9)*Record (Muzeel Fairley, Willie Williams, Gilbert Fairley, Curtis Williams) *SIGNED A FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP to ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY

ALLEN WILLIAMS

BASEBALL, FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL & TRACK

Vancleave High School Class of 1981 FOUR SPORT STANDOUT ATHLETE *BASEBALL (4) YEARS-FOOTBALL (3) YEARS-BASKETBALL (2) YEARS-TRACK (2) YEARS BASKETBALL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: *1979 PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS TRACK & FIELD *1981 PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE - DISCUS (125’ 8 ½ “) 1st Place VHS FOOTBALL INDIVIDUAL AWARDS: *1978 OCEAN SPRINGS RECORD NEWSPAPER “BAY AREA SOPHOMORE of the YEAR” *1980 HONORABLE MENTION “ALL CONFERENCE” *1980 VHS MOST ATHLETIC” *1980 VHS MOST SCHOOL SPIRIT VHS FOOTBALL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: *1980 PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM (THE ONLY “UNDEFEATED” FOOTBALL TEAM IN SCHOOL HISTORY WITH A RECORD OF 10-0.) MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (PERK) 1983 MGCCC (PERK) FOOTBALL SEASON: *SECOND IN RUSHING (600 YARDS) ON THE #1 RANKED RUSHING OFFENSE IN THE NATION *1983 MACJC SOUTH DIVISION CHAMPIONS 1984 MGCCC (PERK) FOOTBALL SEASON: *1984 SOPHOMORE – “OFFENSIVE CAPTAIN” *1984 RUSHED FOR 1,044 YARDS (First Vancleave athlete to collegiately rush for 1,000 yards.) *MACJC ALL-STAR FOOTBALL TEAM *MACJC ALL-STATE FOOTBALL TEAM *NJCAA ALL-REGION XXIII FOOTBALL TEAM *NJCAA ALL-AMERICAN (Second VHS/MGCCC athlete to garnish this distinction.) 1984 TEAM (MGCCC) CHAMPIONSHIPS: *MACJC SOUTH DIVISION FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS *MACJC STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS *NJCAA EAST BOWL CHAMPIONS *NATIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 1984 MGCCC INDIVIDUAL AWARDS *MGCCC “MOST VALUABLE OFFENSIVE BACK *MACJC “MOST OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE BACK” *First MGCCC athlete to sign with a Big 10 University – Northwestern University *2005 MGCCC ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE - FOOTBALL (FIRST Vancleave athlete to be inducted into a collegiate Athletic Hall of Fame.)

MONTY NOBLITT

BASKETBALL & BASEBALL

Vancleave High School Class of 1989 BASKETBALL (3) YEAR LETTERMAN/STARTER - BASEBALL (2) YEAR LETTERMAN BASKETBALL *As a Junior (1987 – 1900), he led the team in both SCORING averaging (18.6) points per game and REBOUNDING with a (10.4) rebounds per game. *1988 VHS BOY’S BASKETBALL TEAM – “DISTRICT CHAMPIONS” *1988 – He led the only VHS Boys Basketball Team to the MHSAA STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT in SCHOOL’S HISTROY with a Record of 28 – 5. INDIVIDUAL BASKETBALL AWARDS: *1987 – Ocean Springs Record Newspaper “SOPHOMORE OF THE YEAR AWARD” *1987 *1988 *1989 – Ocean Springs Record Newspaper “ALL-BAY AREA TEAM” *1987 *1988 *1989 – ALL DEEP SOUTH CONFERENCE TEAM *1987 *1988 *1989 – ALL DIVISION 16-3A TEAM *1988 – ALL SOUTH STATE TEAM *1988 – ALL STATE TEAM *1988 *1989 SUN HERALD TOP TEN PLAYERS *1988 *1989 MISSISSIPPI PRESS TOP TEN PREP ATHLETES TEAM *1989 – DIVISION 16-3A “PLAYER OF THE YEAR” *1989 – OCEAN SPRINGS RECORD NEWSPAPER “PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD” *1989 – MISSISSIPPI SPORTSWRITERS “ALL STATE TEAM” *1989 – CLARION LEDGER TOP TEN RECRUITS *1989 – MISSISSIPPI ALL STAR BASKETBALL GAME *1989 – UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD COLLEGIATE BASKETBALL CAREER (3) YEAR LETTERMAN/STARTER @ GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY *1992 GSU – WON THE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP and ADVANCED TO THE NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT.

KATRINA HOWARD RICHARDSON

BASKETBALL & SOFTBALL

Vancleave High School Class of 1998 BASKETBALL (3) YEAR LETTERMAN/STARTER - SOFTBALL (2) YEAR LETTERMAN JUNIOR AWARDS: *1997 – HONORABLE MENTION ALL DIVISION 8-3A VHS BASKETBALL TEAM ACHIEVEMENTS - SENIOR YEAR (1998): *1998 – DISTRICT CHAMPIONS *1998 – SOUTH STATE RUNNER-UP *1998 – ADVANCED TO THE MHSAA STATE TOURNAMENT (The only VHS girls’ team to play in the State Basketball Tournament finished the Season with a Record of 22 - 8). SENIOR AWARDS: *1998 – ALL DISTRICT TEAM *1998 – DISTRICT 8-3A “MOST VALUABLE PLAYER AWARD” *1998 – ALL STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM *1998 – NORTH/SOUTH ALL STAR BASKETBALL GAME *1998 – SUN HERALD’S ALL COAST TEAM *1998 – MISSISSIPPI PRESS TOP TEN FEMALE ATHLETE POLL *1998 – VHS “MOST VALUABLE PLAYER AWARD” *1998 – VHS “TEAM LEADING SCORER” (Averaged 15 points per game, 2 assist & 1.5 steals per game) SENIOR GRADUATION AWARD - “THE BULLDOG AWARD”

SAM FOREHAND

BASKETBALL, TRACK & FIELD, & FOOTBALL

Vancleave High School Class of 1998 BASKETBALL (3) YEAR LETTERMAN *1996 – DISTRICT “HONORABLE MENTION BASKETBALL” TRACK & FIELD (3) YEAR LETTERMAN INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS/AWARDS: *1996 – SHOTPUT (DIVISION; REGION and SOUTH STATE CHAMPION) *1996 – DISCUS (DIVISION; REGION and SOUTH STATE CHAMPION) *1997 – SHOTPUT (DIVISION; REGION; SOUTH STATE) CHAMPIONS *1997 – SHOTPUT (2nd in the STATE) *1997 – DISCUS (DIVISION; REGION; SOUTH STATE; STATE CHAMPION) (One of only a few VHS athletes to ever win FOUR MAJOR TRACK MEET CHAMPIONSHIPS in a single-track season.) SPECTACULAR FEAT! *1998 – SHOTPUT (REGION; SOUTH STATE CHAMPION) *1998 – DISCUS (DIVISION; REGION; SOUTH STATE CHAMPION) *1998 – DISCUS (2nd in the STATE) FOOTBALL (3) YEAR LETTERMAN (1995 – 1996- 1997) *Helped the VHS FOOTBALL TEAM reach the PLAYOFFS for the first time in school’s history. * 3X – OCEAN SPRINGS RECORD “ALL BAY AREA TEAM” *1998 SUN HERALD “ALL COAST TEAM” *1998 MISSISSIPPI PRESS TOP TEN MALE ATHLETE POLL *1998 ALL MISSISSIPPI TEAM *1998 SUPER PREP & MAX PREP ALL AMERICAN *INVITE TO PLAY IN THE HIGH SCHOOL ALL AMERICAN GAMES IN HAWAII & AUSTRALIA *NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 25 RECRUITS IN THE SOUTHEAST *FIRST VHS ATHLETE TO PLAY ON THE 11th ANNUAL MISSISSIPPI/ALABAMA ALL STAR GAME, WHERE HE WAS SELECTED AS THE “MOST OUTSTANDING LINEMAN.” *RECRUITED BY OVER 100 UNIVERSITIES, AMONG THOSE NUMEROUS UNIVERSITIES WERE WELL NOTED DIVISION I-A SCHOOLS, INCLUDING LSU, CLEMSON, FLORIDA, FLORIDA STATE, NEBRASKA, and TENNESSEE. COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL CAREER/PROFESSIONAL INDOOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE *SIGNED A SCHOLARSHIP WITH LSU *LETTERED (1) YEAR AS A FRESHMAN REDSHIRT STARTER @ 6’ 7” – 300 LBS. TRANSFERRED TO TROY UNIVERSITY AFTER HIS FRESHMAN YEAR *PLAYED WITH THE MISSISSIPPI FIRE DOGS of the NATIONAL INDOOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE *PLAYED WITH THE GULF COAST STINGRAYS/PIRATES OF THE PREMIER SOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE - MADE THE “NATIONAL ALL-STAR GAME.”

CHAD PYLATE

FOOTBALL & BASEBALL

Vancleave High School Class of 2000 FOOTBALL (4) YEAR LETTERMAN *As a Senior, he rushed for 1,330 Yards; 17 Touchdowns *Recruited by several major college football programs, his passion was in baseball. FOOTBALL AWARDS: *1998 – VHS “MOST OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE BACK” *1999 – SUN HERALD “PLAYER OF THE WEEK” *1999 – SUN HERALD “ALL COAST FOOTBALL TEAM” BASEBALL (4) YEAR LETTERMAN *1998 – DISTRICT 8 “ALL DIVISION TEAM” *1998 – OCEAN SPRINGS RECORD NEWSPAPER “ALL BAY AREA TEAM” *1998 – OCEAN SPRINGS RECORD NEWSPAPER “SOPHOMORE of the YEAR” *1998 – VHS MVP (BATTING .348; 38 RBI; 7 HR; PITCHING RECORD 7-1) *1999 – ALL DIVISION 8-3A TEAM *1999 – SUN HERALD DIAMOND CLASSIC “ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM” *1999 – VHS SILVER SLUGGER AWARD (BATTING .434; 29 RBI) *1999 – EAST COAST PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL SHOWCASE (NEW YORK METS) *1999 – KIWANIS CLUB OF GULFPORT “ATHLETE AWARD” *2000 – ALL DIVISION 8-4A TEAM *2000 – VHS “PITCHER OF THE YEAR” *2000 – VHS “SILVER SLUGGER AWARD” *2000 – VHS MVP (BATTING .343; 2 HR; 23 RBI; 1.6 ERA; 95 STRIKEOUTS; 0 WALKS) *2000 – STATE GAMES *2000 – EAST vs WEST ALL STAR GAME *2000 – NORTH vs SOUTH ALL STAR GAME *2000 – CLARION LEDGER’S DANDY DOZEN *2000 – RANKED #8 TOP PLAYER IN THE STATE BY THE PERFECT GAME SCOUTING REPORT *SIGNED A BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP to FAULKNER STATE (AL) COMMUNITY COLLEGE *FIRST VHS ATHLETE TO BE DRAFTED IN A MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DRAFT, BY THE MINNESOTA TWINS in the 37th ROUND.

JOE HUBAL

BASEBALL & SOFTBALL

Vancleave High School Coach/Administrator (1989 - 2008) BASEBALL TEAMS ACHIEVEMENTS: *1990 – DISTRICT 8-3A Runner-Up *1991 – DISTRICT CHAMPIONS *1992 – DISTRICT CHAMPIONS *1993 – DISTRICT CHAMPIONS *1994 – DISTRICT CHAMPIONS *1994 – SOUTH STATE Runner-Up *1990 *1991 *1992 *1993 *1994 – SOUTH STATE PLAYOFFS *While serving as Baseball coach & Softball coach, and Athletic Director, he designed the current softball and baseball facilities. He assisted in the construction and maintenance of both fields. *1993 – 2008 PRINCIPAL, VANCLEAVE MIDDLE SCHOOL *2X – PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR, VANCLEAVE MIDDLE SCHOOL *2X – ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR, JACKSON COUNTY SCHOOLS *Prior to his time at Vancleave, he was a three-sport high school standout (football, basketball, & baseball) at Notre Dame High School in New Jersey. He played baseball at Delta State University and currently hold the record the most no-hitters in a season/career in DSU history and the Gulf South Conference to this day. A Hall of Fame inductee at Notre Dame High School and Delta State University. *Drafted by the Boston Red Sox a Pitcher. His professional baseball career was cut short by an injury. *As a teacher, coach, and administrator for 34 years. After spending 17 of those years at Vancleave Schools, he retired in 2008. Coach Hubal has been a blessing to the Vancleave community, students, and athletes.

FOOTBALL TEAM

FOOTBALL

1980 VANCLEAVE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM (2020 Vancleave Athletic Hall of Fame) 1980 PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS - UNDEFEATED SEASON (10 – 0) (Head Coach: Jack Shoemake - Assistant Coaches: Ode Burrell and Charlie Driskell) TEAM MEMBERS: Tommy Towles, Tommy Collom, Richard Warren, Erich Lehmiller, Kevin Edmonson, Joey Mallette, Michael Fountain, Manuel May, Rex Banks, Darrell Payton, Nerias Wright, Mike Harris, Benny Newton, Coach Jack Shoemake, David Alford, Terry Walters, Richard Ely, Kenny Goff, Johnny Briggs, Thomas Byrge, Phillip McMillan, Michael Alford, Patrick Jackson, Coach Ode Burrell, Coach Charlie Driskell, Ezell Buxton, Mark Warren, Eugene Reddix, Vic Bobinger, Jody Davis, Doc Reddix, Jon Freeman, Paul Towles, Allen Williams, Mike Seymour. *The only team in the history of Vancleave Football to achieve the perfection of an undefeated/untied football season. *The second team in the history of Vancleave Football to have an “UNDEFEATED” Conference Record. *Led by a senior class achieved an incredible 24 – 5 Record (winning 83%) over 3 varsity seasons, and the distinction of never losing to their “cross the river” rivals (East Central), nor allowing those rivals to score a single point over that period. *Offensively VHS was led by the Conference “MOST VALUABLE OFFENSIVE BACK” (MARK WARREN) and “MOST VALUABLE OFFENSIVE LINEMAN” (VIC BOBINGER). *Defense ruled the day for the Bulldogs though as they only gave up an average of 7.2 points per game, while scoring at a clip of 21.5 points per game. *The Bulldogs defense had an incredible 21 pass interceptions on the season. *VHS also had two players recognized as BURGER KING ALL-STARS (VIC BOBINGER, LINEBACKER and CARNELIUS “DOC” REDDIX, DEFENSIVE BACK). *VHS received 18 points in the AP Mississippi Prep Football Poll and is believed to be the most garnered by any Vancleave team in the pre-playoff era.

LULA DAVIS MOORE

BASKETBALL, TRACK, & TENNIS

Vancleave High School Class of 1936 * (3) SPORT STANDOUT in BASKETBALL, TRACK & TENNIS *BASKETBALL (4) YEAR LETTERMAN *1935 – Basketball Team Captain *1936 – Basketball Team Captain *TRACK (4) YEAR LETTERMAN *1934 – 200 YD RELAY TEAM “GULF COAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS” (Lula Davis, Aarona Goff, Verla Goff, Walene Ware) *1934 – GULF COAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TRACK TEAM (The school’s first track team title) * 1936 - Recipient of the school’s first LETTERMAN JACKET *1990 - Lula presented the Letterman Jacket back to the school because it was the first one ever presented to an athlete at VHS. The jacket is displayed in the Vancleave High School Gymnasium.

MARJORIE HAWLEY DELANCEY

BASKETBALL & TENNIS

Vancleave High School Class of 1947 A TWO-SPORT STANDOUT ATHLETE IN BASKETBALL AND TENNIS BASKETBALL (6) YEAR LETTERMAN * 1942 – AS A 7TH GRADER, MOVED UP TO THE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TEAM. * (6) YEAR STARTER AS A FORWARD * VHS GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TEAM CAPTAIN VHS AWARDS * 1947 - VHS BEST GIRL ATHLETE AWARD VHS ACHIEVEMENTS * AS A SENIOR, MARGIE COACHED THE GIRLS’ GRAMMAR SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM. COLLEGIATE CAREER AT GULF COAST JR. COLLEGE (PERKINSTON) * 1948 GULF COAST – BASKETBALL * A STARTER/LETTERMAN IN BASKETBALL AS A FORWARD GULF COAST – TENNIS * 1948 LETTERMAN IN TENNIS

LARRY MCMILLAN

FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, TRACK & BASEBALL

Vancleave High School Class of 1959 * (4) YEAR LETTERMAN/STANDOUT ATHLETE IN FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, TRACK AND BASEBALL. * AN OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE PLAYER IN BASKETBALL. BASKETBALL ACHIEVEMENTS * 1958 – GULFPORT INVITATIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM * 1958 SUB-DISTRICT BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS * 1959 SUB DISTRICT BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS FOOTBALL * 1958 – TEAM CAPTAIN * 1958 – ALL CONFERENCE (END) TRACK * IN TRACK, LARRY WAS A POLE VAULTER AND HIGH HURDLER. BASEBALL * A STANDOUT PITCHER AND THIRD BASEMAN ON THE DIAMOND.

GERALD CARLANDER

FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL & TRACK

Vancleave High School Class of 1964 * LETTERED (4) YEARS IN FOOTBALL, (3) YEARS IN BASKETBALL AND (4) YEARS IN TRACK. TRACK & FIELD * GERALD EXCELLED IN TRACK AS A MIDDLE-DISTANCE RUNNER, HOLDING THE MILE RUN RECORD IN CONFERENCE AND DISTRICT INTO THE LATE 1970’s. MILE RUN ACHIEVEMENTS (HE BELONGS TO AN ELITE CLUB OF INDIVIDUALS BEING CROWNED CHAMPION OF ALL-FOUR MAJOR TRACK MEETS, DURING A SINGLE-TRACK SEASON. IN 1964, HE WON THE “MILE RUN” IN CONFERENCE, DISTRICT, SOUTH STATE and STATE. AN AMAZING FEAT!) * 1964 – PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE CHAMPION (4:34.4) *Record * 1964 – DISTRICT 8 CHAMPION (4:45.0) *Record * 1964 – SOUTH STATE CHAMPION (4:44.0) * 1964 – STATE CHAMPION (4:40.4) (1964 – 1965) COLLEGIATE CAREER – GULF COAST JR. COLLEGE (PERKINSTON) * 1965 - HE RAN THE MILE IN A SEASON BEST TIME OF (4:12.0) GERALD IS ONE OF THE “ALL-TIME BEST MILERS” ON THE GULF COAST

NEBO CARTER

FOOTBALL & BASEBALL

Vancleave High School Class of 1965 * A (4) YEAR STARTER/LETTERMAN IN FOOTBALL AND BASEBALL FOOTBALL - (4) YEAR ALL- CONFERENCE SELECTION * 1961 – ALL CONFERENCE TEAM * 1962 – ALL CONFERENCE TEAM * 1963 – ALL CONFERENCE TEAM * 1964 – ALL CONFERENCE TEAM * 1964 – PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE “MOST OUTSTANDING LINEMAN AWARD” * THE FIRST VHS FOOTBALL PLAYER TO PLAY IN THE MISSISSIPPI HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR GAME. COLLEGIATE CAREER – (1965 – 1967) GULF COAST JR. COLLEGE - PERKINSTON * SIGNED A SCHOLARSHIP TO GULF COAST JR. COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM ACHIEVEMENTS * 1966 – MISSISSIPPI JR. COLLEGE STATE CHAMPIONS * 1966 – SHRINERS BOWL GAME NEBO WAS INDUCTED INTO THE 2009 MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE ALUMNI HALL OF FAME.

ROBBIE LYONS GOFF

TRACK

Vancleave High School Class of 1966 A (5) YEAR LETTERMAN IN TRACK – ROBBIE SET RECORDS IN (3) DIFFERENT EVENTS In 1961, as a 7th grader, Robbie began her track career at VHS running the dashes & relays. She was instrumental in the successes of the girls’ track teams from 1961 – 1965. She had speed and was extremely quick out of the starting blocks. From 1963 – 1965, she ran the “first-leg” on the relay teams. TRACK – 75 YD DASH (1) RECORD * 1962 DISTRICT – 75 YD DASH *RECORD (9.4) 300 RELAY & 200 RELAY STATS/RECORDS: 300 YD RELAY: (25) WINS (5) LOSSES (8) RECORDS 200 YD RELAY: (23) WINS (7) LOSSES (9) RECORDS TOTALS = (48) WINS (12) LOSSES (17) RECORDS (5) INVITATIONAL MEET RECORDS (4) CONFERENCE MEET RECORDS (3) DISTRICT MEET RECORDS (2) SOUTH STATE RECORDS (4) STATE RECORDS *1964 - 300 YD RELAY TEAM HAD A RECORD OF (8) WINS (0) LOSSES *UNDEFEATED *1964 - 200 YD RELAY TEAM HAD A RECORD OF (7) WINS (1) LOSS *Only loss was due to a disqualification *1965 – 200 YD RELAY TEAM HAD A RECORD OF (10) WINS (0) LOSSES *UNDEFEATED *1965 – 300 YD RELAY TEAM HAD A RECORD OF (9) WINS (1) LOSS *Only loss was due to a disqualification 1964 – 300/200 yd relay teams had a combined RECORD of: (34) WINS (2) LOSSES VHS TRACK TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: (13) INVITATIONAL MEET CHAMPIONSHIPS *1962 *1963 *1965 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS *1961 *1962 *1963 *1964 *1965 DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS *1964 *1965 SOUTH STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS *1964 *1965 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS *1965 VHS TRACK TEAM “UNDEFEATED” (10-0) *1963 SOUTH STATE – VHS TRACK TEAM 2ND Place *1963 STATE – VHS TRACK TEAM 3RD Place SOUTHERN AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION – TRACK & FIELD In 1965, Robbie was first-leg of the Dynamic AAU 440 YD RELAY TEAM, made up of (Robbie Lyons, Dianna Tillman, Carol Barnes, Judy Williams). THESE FOUR TEENAGED GIRLS, ALL SENIORS TO BE AT VANCLEAVE HIGH SCHOOL, SET A SOUTHERN AAU – 440 RELAY RECORD WITH A TIME OF (52.1). With this win, they advanced to the 1965 AAU NATIONAL TRACK & FIELD MEET in Worthington, Ohio. They competed under the name, “Mississippi Track Club.” Representing the State of Mississippi, placing … 6th in the NATION out of 47 teams. An AMAZING FEAT!!! (18) HIGH SCHOOL RECORDS (1) AAU RECORD (19) CAREER RECORDS (1) AAU NATIONAL RANKING – 440 RELAY TEAM – 6TH in the NATION

JUDY WILLIAMS

BASKETBALL & TRACK

Vancleave High School Class of 1966 A TWO-SPORT STANDOUT ATHLETE, LETTERING (4) YEARS IN BASKETBALL AND (6) YEARS IN TRACK. Individual Basketball Awards: * 1965 *1966 - Pascagoula River All-Conference *A VERSATILE PLAYER & AN EXCELLENT OUTSIDE-SHOOTER * 1965 *1966 - VHS Best Female Athlete * 1966 - Most Outstanding Basketball Player Award for the Pascagoula River Conference. * 1966 VHS Most Valuable Player Award Basketball Team Achievements * 1964 VHS Invitational Tournament Champions * 1964 *1966 Pascagoula River Conference Champions * 1964 District 8 Champion * 1964 *1965 *1966 South State Playoffs Track Stats Dashes Track Stats Relays * 75 YD DASH - (29) WINS (3) LOSSES (17) RECORDS * 300 YD RELAY – (30) WINS (8) LOSSES (9) RECORDS * 50 YD DASH - (30) WINS (5) LOSSES (15) RECORDS * 200 YD RELAY – (30) WINS (8) LOSSES (11) RECORDS SPRINT TOTALS: (59) WINS (8) LOSSES (32) RECORDS RELAY TOTALS: (60) WINS (16) LOSSES (20) RECORDS INDIVIDUAL TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS: *SHE IS ONE OF GREATEST ALL-TIME “SPRINTERS/ANCHOR-LEGS” IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI. *1965, SHE SET THE “75 YD DASH OVERALL STATE RECORD” WITH A TIME OF (8.5); SHE WAS CROWNED TITLE OF THE “FASTEST FEMALE IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI.” *1965, JUDY SET THE 50 YD DASH “STATE BB RECORD” WITH A TIME OF (6.0), THIS RECORD WAS STOOD FOR (9) YEARS. **Many of Judy’s RECORDS stood until the late 70’s. * (8) STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS SETTING (8) STATE RECORDS * (11) SOUTH STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS SETTING (6) SOUTH STATE RECORDS * (18) DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS SETTING (9) DISTRICT RECORDS * (14) CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS SETTING (12) CONFERENCE RECORDS * (68) INVITATIONAL MEET CHAMPIONSHIPS SETTING (17) INVITATIONAL MEET RECORDS TRACK TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: (18) Invitational Meet Championships * 1962 – 1963 – 1965 – 1966 Conference Champions *1964-300 Relay Team “UNDEFEATED” (8-0) * 1961 – 1962 – 1963 – 1964 – 1965 – 1966 District 8 Champions *1965-200 Relay Team “UNDEFEATED” (10-0) * 1964 & 1965 South State Champions * 1965 VHS GIRLS TRACK TEAM – UNDEFEATED SEASON with a Record of (10-0), * 1964 & 1965 State Champions * !963 *1966 SOUTH STATE VHS TEAM – 2ND Place *1966 STATE VHS TEAM – 2nd Place SOUTHERN AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNIION – TRACK & FIELD ACHIEVEMENTS/SAAU TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: * 1963 – *1964 – *1965 –* 1966 SOUTHERN REGIONAL AAU TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONS Mississippi AAU & Southern AAU RECORDS (4) MS AAU RECORDS *AAU Personal Best Times: 100 yd (11.2) – 50 yd dash (5.9) - 440 relay team (50.2) (6) SAAU RECORDS * 1965 – 440 YD RELAY TEAM MEMBERS: (Robbie Lyons; Dianna Tillman; Carol Barnes; Judy Williams) At the 1965 Women’s National AAU Track & Field Meet in Worthington, Ohio these four girls represented the State of Mississippi in the 440 yd relay. Competing under the name “Mississippi Track Club,” these girls all seniors to be at Vancleave High School were competing against not only the nations but the Western Hemisphere’s very best female athletes…placed 6th in the NATION! PHONOMENAL FEAT! *1966 (440 RELAY TEAM) SAAU relay team was made up the four fastest girls (Renee Mangum, Tylertown; Dianne Smith, Magee; Paula Carter, Forest Hill; Judy Williams, Vancleave) in the State of MS. As their anchor-leg, Judy and her teammates… placed 5th in the NATION! SPECTACULAR FEAT! SOUTHERN REGIONAL AAU AWARD * 1964 – 1965 – 1966 SAAU “MOST OUTSTANDING ATHLETE AWARD” * 1964 - Olympic Trials in Hanford, CA (100 METERS) JUDY WILLIAMS had a PHENOMENAL HIGH SCHOOL & AAU TRACK CAREER SETTING: (52) High School Records (10) AAU Records (62) CAREER RECORDS

BENNIE WILLIAMS

FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL & TRACK

Vancleave High School Class of 1971 A (3) SPORT LETTERMAN IN FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL AND TRACK. *1969 – VHS FOOTBALL TEAM “Most Valuable Player” *1969 – ALL-CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TEAM *1970 – VHS FOOTBALL TEAM “Most Valuable Player” *1970 – ALL-CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TEAM *1970 – “ALL-WEST JACKSON COUNTY OFFENSIVE TEAM” *1970 – WEST JACKSON COUNTY “OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR” (Ocean Springs Record Newspaper) *During the 1970 campaign, Bennie scored 94 points, gained 1,180 yds rushing with a (9.1) average, and covered 438 yards with pass receptions. He returned one punt for 40 yards and a touchdown. He returned 6 kick-offs for 271 yards and one touchdown. Also, he played on DEFENSE where he made 14 tackles, one recovered fumble and two pass interceptions. *THE SCHOOL’S FIRST 1,000 YD RUSHER VHS TRACK *1970 - CONFERENCE - 100 YD DASH (10.4) *Record *1970 - CONFERENCE - 440 Relay Team (45.3) *Record (Willie Newton, Muzell Fairley, Joe Battle, Bennie Williams) *1970 – DISTRICT - 100 YD DASH - 1st Place *1971 – DISTRICT - 180 LOW HURDLE (20.9) *Record *1971 – DISTRICT - 880 Relay Team (1:33.5) *Record (Joe Battle, Willie Williams, Muzell Fairley, Bennie Williams) *1971 – DISTRICT - 440 Relay Team (44.8) *Record (Bennie Williams, Willie Williams, Joe Battle, Muzell Fairley) *1971 – DISTRICT - 100 YD DASH (10.2) *Record TRACK TEAM *1970 PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS *1971 DISTRICT CHAMPIONS COLLEGIATE CAREER *FOOTBALL SIGNEE WITH GULF COAST JR. COLLEGE (PERKINSTON) *At Perk, he is the first VHS athlete to become a team member of a NATIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL TEAM. *Also, he was the first Vancleave High School athlete to sign a college scholarship in FOOTBALL at JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY.

MARY JEAN HARRIS

BASKETBALL

Vancleave High School Class of 1975 * (3) YEAR STARTER/LETTERMAN IN BASKETBALL *1973 “ALL-WEST JACKSON COUNTY TEAM” (Ocean Springs Record Newspaper) *1975 - ALL CONFERENCE BASKETBALL TEAM *1975 - VHS “LEADING SCORER” *1975 - VHS “LEADING REBOUNDER” COLLEGIATE BASKETBALL CAREER *SIGNED A (4) YEAR BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP TO TOUGALOO COLLEGE *(4) YEAR STARTER/LETTERMAN FOR THE TOUGALOO “BULLDOGS” *1978 Mississippi Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (MAIAW) CHAMPIONS (Tougaloo’s first Mississippi Small College Championship) *1978 AIAW Region III Small College Tournament @ Troy, AL - 4th Place in Regionals *1979 Mississippi Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (MAIAW) CHAMPIONS (Tougaloo’s second Mississippi Small College Championship) *1979 AIAW REGION III - *2nd Place in Regionals *1979 AIAW SMALL COLLEGE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT -- *5th Place (*Record 38 – 11)

CHRIS WHITE

FOOTBALL

Vancleave High School Class of 2007 A (4) YEAR STARTER/LETTERMAN IN FOOTBALL. * (267) VHS CAREER TACKLES * 2006 – REGION 7 “MOST VALUABLE PLAYER” * 2006 – RUSHED FOR (604) YDS (10) TOUCHDOWNS * 2006 – VHS “OFFENSIVE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER” * 2006 – VHS “DEFENSIVE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER” * PLAYED IN THE MISSISSIPPI/ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR GAME COLLEGIATE CAREER * SIGNED SCHOLARSHIP TO MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (PERK) * 2007 NATIONAL JUNIOIR COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS * 2007 – MACJC “ALL STATE” HONORS * 2007 – NJCAA FIRST TEAM “ALL AMERICAN” * MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY – FOOTBALL SIGNEE * ALL SEC HONORS * 2010 CONERLY TROPHY – “BEST PLAYER IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI AWARD” PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL CAREER * NFL DRAFT - BUFFALO BILLS - 6th Round - (6’ 2” – 241 lb) HE PLAYED FOR (2) YEARS for the BILLS * 2013 – TRADED BY THE BILLS TO THE DETROIT LIONS. HE WAS IMMEDIATELY RELEASED BY THE LIONS AND SIGNED WITH THE AFC POWER “NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS.” * 2014 – CHRIS WHITE joined an ELITE CLUB “SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS”

AARONA GOFF INABINETTE

BASKETBALL & TRACK

Vancleave High School Class of 1938 * A TWO-SPORT STANDOUT IN BASKETBALL & TRACK INDIVIDUAL TRACK AWARDS * 1934 – High Jump (4’ 5”) Regional Champion * 1934 – Broad Jump (15’ 1”) Regional Champion * 1934 – 50 YD DASH Regional Champion * 1934 – Relay Team (Regional Champion) (Lula Davis, Aarona Goff, Verla Goff, Walene Ware) * 1935 – Jackson County Track Meet (1st Place Broad Jump – 1st Place High Jump) TRACK TEAM ACHIEVEMENTS * 1934 – GULF COAST REGIONAL (CLASS B) CHAMPIONS (In the history of VHS schools’, this was the schools’ first track Team Championship trophy.) BASKETBALL TEAM ACHIEVEMENTS * 1938 – JACKSON COUNTY TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS VHS AWARDS * 1934 – VHS “MOST OUTSTANDING GIRL ATHLETE”

DAVID MILLS

FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, TRACK, BASEBALL, & TENNIS

Vancleave High School Class of 1957 * A (3) YEAR LETTERMAN AND STANDOUT ATHLETE IN FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, TRACK, BASEBALL AND TENNIS. FOOTBALL * 1954 - DAVID WAS THE SCHOOLS’ FIRST QUARTERBACK. BASKETBALL * IN BASKETBALL, HE WAS A VERSATILE PLAYER RUNNING THE POINT. ALSO, PLAYING FORWARD OR THE CENTER POSITION, IF NEEDED. TRACK * IN TRACK, HE RAN THE HURDLES AND A TEAM MEMBER OF THE 880 RELAY TEAM. BASEBALL * IN BASEBALL, DAVID WAS PITCHER AND PLAYED 3RD BASE. * DAVID WAS AN OUTSTANDING ALL-AROUND ATHLETE.

VERONA INABINETTE STACY

BASKETBALL & TRACK & FIELD

Vancleave High School Class of 1964 A TWO-SPORT STANDOUT IN BASKETBALL AND TRACK & FIELD (6) YEAR LETTERMAN * 1963 *1964 - VHS BEST FEMALE ATHLETE AWARD BASKETBALL (3) YEAR LETTERMAN/STARTER, SHE WAS AN OUTSTANDING GUARD * 1961 *1963 *1964 ALL CONFERENCE BASKETBALL TEAM ACHIEVEMENTS: * 1964 – VHS TOURNAMENT CHAMPS * 1964 – PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE CHAMPS * 1964 – DISTRICT 8 CHAMPIONS * 1964 – SOUTH STATE PLAYOFFS INDIVIDUAL TRACK *RECORDS: (17) RECORDS: (5) CONFERENCE (8) DISTRICT (3) SOUTH STATE (1) STATE * 1959 – DISTRICT - *50 YD DASH (7.0) *300 YD RELAY TEAM (36.5) - *200 RELAY TEAM (25.9) * 1960 – SOUTH STATE *BROAD JUMP (16’ 3”) * 1961 – DISTRICT *50 YD DASH (6.5) * 1962 – DISTRICT *BASEBALL THROW (181’ 2”) *BROAD JUMP (16’ 2 ¼ “) *50 YD DASH (6.4) * 1962 – SOUTH STATE *BROAD JUMP (16’ 9 ½”) * 1962 – STATE *BROAD JUMP (17’ 4 ¼ “) Verona is the first (B-BB female athlete) to Broad Jump over 17 ft. In the State of MS. (Bobbie Norma Rogers, (1937) Rosedale A-AA Record of 17ft. 9 ¼ in.) * 1963 – CONFERENCE *300 YD RELAY TEAM (37.4) *BROAD JUMP (15’ 3”) * 1963 – CONFERENCE * 200 YD RELAY (26.4) *1963-DISTRICT *200 YD RELAY TEAM (24.1) * 1963 - SOUTH STATE * BASEBALL THROW (219’ 6”) * 1964 – CONFERENCE *300 YD RELAY TEAM (36.0) *BASEBALL THROW (193’ 10”) TRACK TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS/ACHIEVEMENTS: * 1962 *1964 Conference Champions * 1959 *1960 *1961 *1962 *1963 *1964 District 8 Champions * 1964 South State Champions * 1964 State Champions * 1963 SOUTH STATE VHS TEAM – 2ND Place 1964 - 300 & 200 YD RELAY TEAM RECORD (15) WINS (1) LOSS (3) MEET RECORDS * ONLY LOSS WAS DUE TO DISQUALIFICATION IN 200 YD RELAY SOUTHERN AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION – TRACK & FIELD ACHIEVEMENTS MS AAU/SAAU INDIVIDUAL RECORDS: * 1963 – Mississippi AAU 50 YD Low Hurdles (7.85) *1964 – SAAU 50 YD Low Hurdles (7.7) * 1964 - OLYMPIC TRIALS in Hanford, CA (Javelin & 50 yd Low Hurdles) SOUTHERN AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: * 1963 - SOUTHERN REGIONAL AAU TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONS * 1964 - SOUTHERN REGIONAL AAU TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONS IN TRACK & FIELD, VERONA SET A CAREER TOTAL OF: (17) HIGH SCHOOL RECORDS (2) AAU RECORDS (19) CAREER RECORDS

DAVID CUNNINGHAM

FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL & TRACK

Vancleave High School Class of 1964 * A (3) SPORT STANDOUT AND A (4) YEAR STARTER/LETTERMAN IN FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL and TRACK. As a senior, he was the Most Outstanding Football Player in Conference and the Most Outstanding Basketball Player in Conference. In track, he belongs to an ELITE group of ATHLETES BEING CROWNED CHAMPION OF ALL-FOUR MAJOR TRACK MEETS IN ONE TRACK SEASON. In 1964, as a High Hurdler Champion, he won CONFERENCE, DISTRICT, SOUTH STATE and STATE. In the same year, as a senior, he won the Low Hurdles in CONFERENCE, DISTRICT, SOUTH STATE and placed 2nd in the STATE MEET. A SPECTACULAR FEAT!) FOOTBALL INDIVIDUAL AWARDS: * 1963 – PASCAGOULA RIVER ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM * 1964 – PASCAGOULA RIVER ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM * 1964 – PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE “MOST OUTSTANDING LINEMAN AWARD” BASKETBALL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: * 1962 – Vancleave Invitational Tournament Champions * 1962 – Singing River Conference Champions * 1963 – Sub District (2nd Place) * 1964 – Pascagoula River Conference Champions * 1964 – Sub District Champions BASKETBALL INDIVIDUAL AWARDS: * 1963 – PASCAGOULA RIVER ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM * 1964 – PASCAGOULA RIVER ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM * 1964 – PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE “MOST OUTSTANDING BASKETBALL PLAYER AWARD” TRACK TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: * 1962 – SINGING RIVER CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS * 1962 – DISTRICT CHAMPIONS * 1962 – SOUTH STATE (2nd Place) * 1963 – SINGING RIVER CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS * 1963 – DISTRICT CHAMPIONS * 1964 – PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS * 1964 – DISTRICT CHAMPIONS * 1964 – SOUTH STATE (2nd Place) TRACK INDIVIDUAL AWARDS/RECORDS: * 1962 – DISTRICT - 120 HIGH HURDLE CHAMPION * 1963 – SINGING RIVER CONFERENCE – 120 YD HIGH HURDLE CHAMPION * 1963 – SINGING RIVER CONFERENCE – HIGH JUMP * 1963 – DISTRICT – 120 YD HIGH HURDLE CHAMPION (16.7) *Record * 1963 – DISTRICT – HIGH JUMP *Record * 1964 – PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE – HIGH HURDLE CHAMPION (16.6) *Record - held until 1971 * 1964 – PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE – LOW HURDLE CHAMPION (22.0) *Record * 1964 – DISTRICT – HIGH HURDLE CHAMPION (15.8) *Record – still holding the record in 1976 * 1964 – DISTRICT – LOW HURDLE CHAMPION (21.7) *Record * 1964 – SOUTH STATE – HIGH HURDLE CHAMPION (15.65) *Record *1964 – SOUTH STATE – LOW HURDLE CHAMPION * 1965 –STATE - HIGH HURDLE CHAMPION * 1965 – STATE - LOW HURDLES (2nd Place)

CAROL BARNES WILLIAMS

BASKETBALL & TRACK

Vancleave High School Class of 1966 A (3) YEAR LETTERMAN IN BASKETBALL (4) YEAR LETTERMAN IN TRACK BASKETBALL TEAM ACHIEVEMENTS: * 1964 – VHS INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT CHAMPS * 1964 *1966 PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE CHAMPS * 1964 – DISTRICT 8 CHAMPS * 1964 *1965 – SOUTH STATE PLAYOFFS TRACK As a testament of Carol’s athletic ability and the strength of the VHS girls Track team, due to an injured teammate, she took over the “third-leg” position in the 300 & 200 yd relays at the 1964 South State & State Meets. Due to an injury, her amazing track career ended at the 1966 South State Meet. TRACK TEAM ACHIEVEMENTS: * 1964 “UNDEFEATED” 300 YD RELAY TEAM with a Record of (8 – 0). * 1964 200 YD RELAY TEAM suffered only one loss due to a disqualification. * 1965 “UNDEFEATED” 200 YD RELAY TEAM with a Record of (10 – 0). * 1965 300 YD RELAY TEAM had one loss, due to a disqualification. CAROL’S 300 YD RELAY TEAM & 200 YD RELAY TEAM STATS: * 300 YD RELAY TEAM – (17) WINS (2) LOSSES (7) RECORDS * 200 YD RELAY TEAM – (21) WINS (0) LOSSES (10) RECORDS COMBINED RELAY TOTALS: (38) WINS (2) LOSSES (17) RECORDS VHS TRACK TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: (16) INVITATIONAL MEET CHAMPIONSHIPS * 1963 *1965 *1966 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS * 1963 *1964 *1965 DISTRICT 8 CHAMPIONS * 1964 *1965 SOUTH STATE CHAMPIONS * 1964 *1965 STATE CHAMPIONS * 1963 *1966 SOUTH STATE VHS TEAM – 2ND Place * 1966 STATE VHS TEAM – 2nd Place SOUTHERN AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION – TRACK & FIELD In 1965, Carol was third-leg of the Dynamic AAU 440 YD RELAY TEAM, made up of (Robbie Lyons, Dianna Tillman, Carol Barnes, Judy Williams.) THESE FOUR TEENAGED GIRLS, ALL SENIORS TO BE AT VANCLEAVE HIGH SCHOOL, SET A SOUTHERN AAU – 440 RELAY RECORD WITH A TIME OF (52.1). WITH THIS WIN, THEY ADVANCED TO THE 1965 AAU NATIONAL TRACK & FIELD MEET IN WORTHINGTON, OHIO. They competed under the name, “Mississippi Track Club.” Representing the State of Mississippi, placing … 6th in the NATION out of 47 teams. An AMAZING FEAT!! *1965 SOUTHERN REGIONAL AAU TRACK & FIELD TEAM CHAMPIONS *1965 AAU NATIONAL RANKING (440 YD RELAY TEAM) - 6TH in the NATION (17) VHS RELAY TEAM RECORDS (1) SOUTHERN AAU RECORD (18) CAREER VHS/AAU RECORDS

DIANNA TILLMAN DAVIS

BASKETBALL & TRACK

Vancleave High School Class of 1966 A TWO-SPORT STANDOUT ATHLETE – LETTERING IN BASKETBALL (4) YEARS AND TRACK (4) YEARS INDIVIDUAL BASKETBALL AWARDS: * 1965 – ALL CONFERENCE * 1966 – HONORABLE MENTION ALL-CONFERENCE BASKETBALL TEAM ACHIEVEMENTS: * 1964 – VHS TOURNAMENT CHAMPS * 1964 *1966 PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE CHAMPS * 1964 – DISTRICT 8 CHAMPS * 1964 *1965 *1966 – SOUTH STATE PLAYOFFS (*1963 *1964 *1965 *1966) DIANNA’S RELAY TEAM STATS 300 & 200 RELAY TEAM STATS: (47) WINS (11) LOSSES (19) RECORDS *1964-300 YD RELAY TEAM “UNDEFEATED” IN A SINGLE-TRACK SEASON (8-0) *1965-200 YD REALY TEAM “UNDEFEATED” IN A SINGLE-TRACK SEASON (10-0) *1965 VHS GIRLS’ TRACK TEAM “UNDEFEATED” IN A SINGLE-TRACK SEASON (10-0) 300 YD RELAY TEAM STATS: 200 YD RELAY TEAM STATS: (21) WINS (5) LOSSES (8) RECORDS (26) WINS (6) LOSSES (11) RECORDS (2) INVITATIONAL RECORDS (5) INVITATIONAL RECORDS (3) CONFERENCE RECORDS (1) CONFERENCE RECORDS (0) DISTRICT RECORDS (2) DISTRICT RECORDS (1) SOUTH STATE RECORDS (1) SOUTH STATE RECORDS (2) STATE RECORDS (2) STATE RECORDS VHS TRACK TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: (16) INVITATIONAL MEET CHAMPIONSHIPS * 1963 *1965 *1966 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS * 1963 *1964 *1965 *1966 DISTRICT 8 CHAMPIONS * 1964 *1965 SOUTH STATE CHAMPIONS * 1964 *1965 STATE CHAMPIONS *1965 VHS GIRLS’ TRACK TEAM - UNDEFEATED TRACK SEASON (10- 0) * 1963 *1966 SOUTH STATE VHS TEAM – 2nd Place * 1966 STATE VHS TEAM – 2nd Place SOUTHERN AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION – TRACK & FIELD In 1965, Dianna was second-leg of the Dynamic AAU 440 YD RELAY TEAM, made up of (Robbie Lyons, Dianna Tillman, Carol Barnes, Judy Williams.) THESE FOUR TEENAGED GIRLS, ALL SENIORS TO BE AT VANCLEAVE HIGH SCHOOL, SET A SOUTHERN AAU- 44O RELAY RECORD WITH A TIME OF (52.1). WITH THIS WIN, THEY ADVANCED TO THE 1965 AAU NATIONAL TRACK & FIELD MEET IN WORTHINGTON, OHIO. They competed under the name, “Mississippi Track Club.” Representing the State of Mississippi, they placed…6th in the NATION out of 47 teams. An AMAZING FEAT!!! *1965 SOUTHERN REGIONAL AAU TRACK & FIELD TEAM CHAMPIONS *1965 AAU NATIONAL RANKING (440 YD RELAY TEAM) - 6TH in the NATION (19) VHS RELAY RECORDS (1) SOUTHERN AAU RECORD (20) CAREER VHS/AAU RECORDS

JOHN BATSON

BASKETBALL & FOOTBALL

Elizabeth Keys High School Class of 1968 *A (4) YEAR STARTER/LETTERMAN IN BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL. *A GRADUATE OF ELIZABETH KEYS HIGH SCHOOL, HIS TALENTS LED HIM TO A FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP AT MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY. *A (4) YEAR STARTER AT MVSU AS AN OFFENSIVE LINEMAN. *1971 – ALL (SWAC) SOUTHWEST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE “SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE” *1971 – ALL-STAR FOOTBALL GAME - John was selected to play in the first Black All Star Football Classic in history. The All-Star Game was held in the Houston Astrodome on December 4, 1971. It was staged as an annual fall event to showcase senior talent from predominantly Black Colleges and Universities. Also, a portion of the All-Star Game proceeds were used to help the Sickle Cell Disease Research and the Music Scholarship Fund and was billed as a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Special Event. *UPON GRADUATION IN 1972, FROM MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE COLLEGE, JOHN ACCEPTED A TEACHING-COACHING POSITION AT VANCLEAVE HIGH SCHOOL FOR TWO YEARS. PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL – NFL BALTIMORE COLTS *1974 NFL BALTIMORE COLTS - (6’ 2” – 245) ROOKIE FREE AGENT WITH THE BALTIMORE COLTS AS DEFENSIVE LINEMAN. AS A ROOKIE, HIS NFL CAREER WAS CUT SHORT DUE TO AN INJURY.

REGENA MCMILLAN

BAKSETBALL

Vancleave High School Class of 1974 BASKETBALL (4) YEAR STARTER/LETTERMAN – AN EXCELLENT SET-SHOT and JUMP-SHOT SHOOTER **SCORED OVER 1,500 POINTS IN HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL and SCORED OVER 1,000 POINTS on the COLLEGIATE LEVEL OF BASKETBALL; USING THE BOYS’ BASKETBALL & WITHOUT THE CONVENIENCE OF THE 3-POINT LINE. (FIRST VHS athlete to score over 1,000 points in HIGH SCHOOL & on the COLLEGIATE LEVEL of play.) * 1972 *1973 *1974 – All Conference Team * NAMED TO (19) ALL TOURNAMENT TEAMS IN HIGH SCHOOL * 1971 *1972 *1974 - All District Team *(2X) Ocean Springs Record Newspaper “Player of the Year” * 1971 *1972 - George County All-Tournament Team * 1971 *1972 *1973 - St. Martin All-Tournament Team * 1971 *1972 *1973 - D’Iberville All-Tournament Team * 1971 *1972 *1973 *1974 - Ocean Springs Record Newspaper “All-West Jackson County Team” * 1972 *1974 - Ocean Springs Record Newspaper “Most Outstanding Player of the Year Award” * 1973 - Durward Smith All-Star Team * 1972 *1973 *1974 – VHS Team Captain * 1971 *1974 – VHS BASKETBALL TEAM “Best Offensive Player Award” * 1972 * 1973 *1974 – VHS BASKETBALL TEAM “Most Valuable Player Award” * 1972 *1973 *1974 – VHS BASKETBALL TEAM “Leading Scorer” * 1972 *1973 *1974 – VHS BASKETBALL TEAM “Free Throw Award” * 1972 *1973 *1974 – Most Athletic Girl BASKETBALL (6) TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS/ (3) SOUTH STATE PLAYOFFS * 1971 *1972 – D’Iberville Tournament Champions * 1974 – Vancleave Invitational Champions * 1971 *1972 *1974 - South State Playoffs *1974 District 8 Runner-up * 1971 * 1972 – District 8 Champions * 1972 – Ocean Springs Tournament Champions TRACK & FIELD – (6) YEAR LETTERMAN SETTING a total of (6) RECORDS in the High Jump & Baseball Throw (2) Conference Records (3) District Records (1) South State Record * 1972 – South State Baseball Throw Record (227’ 8”) *Held the South State Record for (8) years. TRACK TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS * 1970 – Pascagoula River Conference Champions * 1974 – District 8 Champions VHS TRACK & FIELD AWARDS * 1971 *1974 - “Most Valuable Field Event” * 1972 * 1973 - “Most Valuable Track” VHS AWARDS * 1974 – Senior Graduation Award for the “Best Girl Athlete” COLLEGE CAREER - (4) YEAR STARTER/LETTERMAN BASKETBALL – PLAYED (3) SPORTS IN COLLEGE (1974/75 – 1975/76) Mississippi Gulf Coast Jr. College (Perk) averaging (15) pts. & (8) Rebounds per game *1975 MJCA All-State *1976 MJCA Honorable Mention All-State *1976 Most Athletic Girl *1976 Team Captain *1977 William Carey College – Basketball (2nd in Scoring & Rebounding) – Volleyball Team/Letterman *1978 University of Southern Mississippi “Lady Golden Eagle Basketball” (Walk-on Starter/Letterman and Team Captain) *1979 University of Southern Mississippi Women’s Softball Team (Runner up in State & Regional Playoffs) 1st Base/Letterman *1979 Women’s Professional Basketball Team Tryout with the Chicago Hustle & New Orleans Pride. *1981 Team Manager of the Vancleave Dixie Belles Softball (League Champions - State Champions – World Series) 29 Years (Teacher/Coach) Vancleave Schools (1980 – 2009) Basketball – Track – Cross Country – Softball *2009 – VMS Girls’ Basketball “Mid-Coast Conference Champions” *UNDEFEATED SEASON (12 – 0) Coach Mac guided her teams to numerous Conference and District Championships in Basketball, Track & Cross Country. A two-time Coach of the Year in Track and also a Teacher of the Year recipient. Her contributions in developing outstanding athletes and helping to ensure the successes in Vancleave Athletics are immeasurable. *2010 MGCCC ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE for WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (SECOND Vancleave athlete to be inducted into a collegiate Athletic Hall of Fame & currently, the only female athlete.)

WILLIE JACKSON

FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL & TRACK

Vancleave High School Class of 1977 * (4) YEAR LETTERMAN in FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL and TRACK FOOTBALL *AS A FRESHMAN, HE CONTRIBUTED TO VHS’ FIRST EVER CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP BY WINNING THE 1973 PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP. *1975 PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE “OFFENSIVE - MOST VALUABLE PLAYER” *1976 PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE “OFFENSIVE – MOST VALUABLE PLAYER” *1976 – VHS “OFFENSIVE – MOST VALUABLE PLAYER AWARD” *1976 ALL-WEST JACKSON COUNTY FOOTBALL TEAM *1976 OCEAN SPRINGS RECORD NEWSPAPER “OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR” COLLEGIATE CAREER *HE IS THE FIRST VHS ATHLETE TO SIGN A SCHOLARSHIP WITH A SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE TEAM (MISSISSIPPI STATE) DIRECTLY OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL. *AT MSU, WILLIE WAS A (4) YEAR LETTERMAN AND A (3) YEAR STARTER AT CORNERBACK, AND DEFENSIVE TEAM CAPTAIN. *WILLIE WAS THE FIRST VANCLEAVE ATHELTE TO BE SELECTED IN THE NFL DRAFT (1981 – DETROIT LIONS). *1981 NFL DRAFT (11th Round) DETROIT LIONS

ROBERT CLAPP

FOOTBALL & TRACK

Vancleave High School (Coach/Administrator 1959 – 1967) * Coached FOOTBALL and TRACK for (8) years. In Track & Field, he coached: * (7) Female Individual STATE CHAMPIONS *(4) Male Individual STATE CHAMPIONS * (4) Female Relay Team STATE CHAMPIONS *(1) Male Relay Team State Champions (11) FEMALE STATE CHAMPIONS (5) MALE STATE CHAMPIONS *(11) Female Individual South State Champions *(5) Male Individual South State Champions * (5) Female Relay Team South State Champions *(2) Male Relay Team South State Champion (16) FEMALE SOUTH STATE CHAMPIONS (7) MALE SOUTH STATE CHAMPIONS GIRLS’ TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS BOYS’ TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS (Stats are incomplete from 1959 – 1962) (Stats are incomplete 1959 – 1962) (18) Invitational Meet Championships (4) Conference Championships (4) Conference Championships (6) District Championships (8) District Championships (3) South State – 2nd Place Team Finishes (2) South State Championships (1) State – 2nd Place Team Finish (2) State Championships GIRLS TEAM RECORD: (49) TRACK MEETS (34) CHAMPIONSHIPS *COACHED (1) OVERALL STATE CHAMPION in 1965, Judy Williams in the 75 YD DASH (8.5) In 1965, Judy Williams garnished the title, “FASTEST FEMALE IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI.” *The VHS girls’ and boys’ track teams were dominate forces to be reckoned with year in and year out, on the Gulf Coast and in the State. He drove his teams all over the State of MS to compete against Mississippi’s Best Athletes. There were many individual and team records set by the girls’ and boys’ that stood until the late 1970’s and beyond. His athletes, individual and Team Championships/Records speak for themselves. *In 1964, 1965 and 1966, he coached Mississippi AAU Girls Track & Field. The Mississippi AAU Track Team won the 1964, 1965 and 1966 Southern Regional AAU Track & Field Championships. *In 1964, two of his female athletes (Judy Williams & Verona Inabinette) competed in the OLYMPIC TRIALS held in Hanford, CA. *In 1965, he coached the Southern AAU 440 YD Relay Team composed of four young girls (VHS athletes), all seniors to be at Vancleave High School (Robbie Lyons, Dianna Tillman, Carol Barnes, Judy Williams) running under the name of the MISSISSIPPI TRACK CLUB, representing the STATE of MISSISSIPPI at the NATIONAL AAU TRACK & FIELD MEET in Worthington, Ohio. They placed 6th in the NATION out of 47 teams. A SPECTACULAR FEAT! *In 1966, with Vancleave’s Judy Williams as anchor-leg, he led the Southern AAU 440 YD Relay Team composed of the four fastest female athletes in the State of Mississippi (Renee Mangum, Tylertown; Dianne Smith, Magee; Paula Carter, Forest Hill; Judy Williams, Vancleave) to a 5th place finish in the NATION. An AMAZING FEAT! *Coach Clapp’s dedication and service to Vancleave High School Athletics, helped bring notoriety to the STATE of MISSISSIPPI and the small community of VANCLEAVE.

STATE B BB TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

TRACK

1964 VANCLEAVE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ TRACK TEAM Coach: Robert “Bob” Clapp #1 – OVERALL TRACK TEAM in the STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TEAM MEMBERS: JUDY WILLIAMS DIANNA “DINY” TILLMAN VERONA INABINETTE ROBBIE LYONS CAROL BARNES CAROLE FLEMING LINDA FLEMING MARIANNE HOLMES SANDRA STOCKMAN CAROL SMITH THE 1964 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TRACK TEAM finished the season with a Record of (7) WINS (1) LOSS. The 300 & 200 yd relay teams were nicknamed “THE CINDER SISTERS” by local Sportswriters. The relay teams had a combined season Record of (16) RACES (15) WINS (1) LOSS. *Their only loss was due to a dropped baton. TEAM TITLES: *(4) Invitational Team Championships *District 8 Champions *South State B-BB Champions *State B-BB Champions CONFERENCE RECORDS: *Judy Williams 75 yd dash (9.0) *Judy Williams 50 yd dash (6.2) *300 yd relay team: Judy Williams, Dianna Tillman, Robbie Lyons, Verona Inabinette (36.0) *Verona Inabinette Baseball Throw (193’ 10”) DISTRICT RECORDS: *Judy Williams 75 yd dash (8.9) *Judy Williams 50 yd dash (6.3) SOUTH STATE RECORDS: *Judy Williams 75 yd dash (8.8) *Judy Williams 50 yd dash (6.25) STATE RECORDS: *Judy Williams 75 yd dash (8.9) *300 yd relay team: Judy Williams, Robbie Lyons, Dianna Tillman, Verona Inabinette (35.0) *200 yd relay team: Judy Williams, Robbie Lyons, Dianna Tillman, Carol Barnes (23.4)

MILE RELAY TEAM

TRACK

VANCLEAVE HIGH SCHOOL (DUDLEY TILLMAN - BRILL FAIRLEY - ALBERT GOSS - WAYNE DAVIS) *VHS – Class of 1966 *VHS – Class of 1965 *VHS – Class of 1965 *VHS – Class of 1965 1965 Mile Relay Team is the only boys’ relay team in the History of VHS sports to win ALL FOUR MAJOR MEETS in a single season of competition. These young men won CONFERENCE, DISTRICT, SOUTH STATE AND STATE, setting (5) meet records. RELAY TEAM MEMBERS: DUDLEY “Dud” TILLMAN – (Class of 1966) He lettered in the following sports: Football (3) years; Track (4) years; Baseball (2) years. In 1963, Dudley lettered as a Cheerleader. He and his first cousin became the schools’ first male football cheerleaders at VHS. Brill Fairley – (Class of 1965) He lettered in the following sports: Football (4) years; Basketball (4) years; Track (4) years; Baseball (1) year. *Outstanding All-Around Athlete Albert Goss – (Class of 1965) He lettered in the following sports: Football (4) years; Track (3) years. Wayne Davis – (Class of 1965) He lettered in the following sports: Football (4) years; Basketball (4) years; Track (4) years. *Outstanding Outside-Shooter in Basketball Known on the track circuit by Sportswriters as “THE IRON MEN.” These four young men distinguished themselves from all other VHS boys’ Relay Teams in the HISTORY of VHS track by winning CONFERENCE, DISTRICT, SOUTH STATE and STATE, in the same track season. They had a remarkable Record of (10) WINS (1) LOSS (5) RECORDS. In 1965, according to the number of students per school, there were (4) Divisions, “AA” being the largest Division. The 1965 Mile Relay teams’ only loss was to a “AA” school at a non-divisional track meet. Their season best time was (3:33.9) at the STATE MEET. They held the Pascagoula River Conference Record of (3:40.0) until 1976. Also, they held the District 8 record of (3:43.9) until 1971. *CONFERENCE - *DISTRICT - *SOUTH STATE - *STATE CHAMPIONS (The only Boys’ Relay Team in the History of Vancleave High School to win ALL FOUR MAJOR TRACK MEETS in ONE SEASON.) WEST BANK LIONS CLUB RELAYS CHAMPIONS …………………….. 3:39.9 JACKSON DAILY NEWS RELAYS CHAMPIONS ………………………… 3:35.8 *Record JACKSON COUNTY FIELD DAY CHAMPIONS ………………………….. 3:37.5 *Record PASCAGOULA RIVER CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS ………………….. 3:40.0 *Record (held until 1976) DISTRICT 8 CHAMPIONS ………………………………………………………. 3:43.9 *Record (held until 1971) SOUTH STATE CHAMPIONS ………………………………………………….. 3:35.7 *Record STATE CHAMPIONS ……………………………………………………………….3:33.9 RELAY TEAM RECORD: (10) WINS (1) LOSS (5) RECORDS *Only loss was @ Canton Relays

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