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Mike Jones to be Inducted into Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame for Co-Lin

Mike Jones (’73) of Madison, Mississippi, will be inducted into the Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday, April 25 at the Hinds Community College Clyde Muse Center in Pearl.

Jones graduated with an associate degree from Copiah-Lincoln Community College, where he played baseball and basketball. He continued his education at Mississippi College, where he earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree. During his time on the Choctaw baseball team, he was named to All Conference.

He returned to Co-Lin as the head basketball coach from 1985 to 1988 before taking the head basketball job at Mississippi College, where he remained for the rest of his career. He held the title of head basketball coach from 1988-2002 and 2006-2008. He also served as athletic director at MC From 2002-2006 and 2008-2021.

Jones guided the Wolves to two National Junior College Athletic Association National Tournament appearances and was named MACCC Coach of the Year twice. His record during his time at Co-Lin stands at 112-20. At MC, he had a home winning streak from 1995-1999, won the 1995 Gulf South Conference Champions and had seven appearances in the NCAA Tournament. He was a three time American Southwest Conference Coach of the Year and a Five time ASC Champion. He posted an overall record at MC of 342-127. Of all his years coaching, Jones favorite were the two years he was able to coach his grandson, Zach Jones, at MC.

Jones was inducted into the Co-Lin Hall of Fame in 1996, the Mississippi College Hall of Fame in 2002, and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.

Jones and his wife, Jane, have two children, Michael Jones Jr. and Amanda Rae Jones Sisson (Taylor) and six grandchildren, Zach Jones, 23, Ansley Jones, 19, Will Jones, 16, Charlotte Jane Sisson, 10, Rhett Sisson, 7 Ward Sisson, 4. is an online news website covering Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.

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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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