Holmes inducts six into 2016 Sports Hall of Fame
On Thursday, April 21, the Holmes Community College Alumni Association held a banquet to honor the 2016 Sports Hall of Fame inductees at the Frank Branch Coliseum in Goodman.
The six inductees who were recognized Thursday night included: Angela Bounds-Stevenson ('06) of Pearl River, Louisiana, basketball; Shaston Coleman ('93) of Ackerman, football; Michael Ellis ('95) of Vaiden, baseball and football; Clarence Harmon, Jr. ('75) of Kosciusko, football, baseball, track; William Farris Jenkins ('67) of Kilmichael, baseball, and Don Wynne ('67) of Lexington, basketball.
Angela Bounds-Stevenson of Pearl River, Louisiana, was a member of the women's basketball team. She was named Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year and received the Offensive Award in 2005, was chosen to the Region 23 All-Region team and All-State team both years as a Bulldog. Following her 2005-06 season, she was selected to the NJCAA All-American 2nd Team, named Best Offensive Player, and asked to play in the 2006 All-Star game. Bounds-Stevenson was a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, maintained a 3.4 GPA, and was inducted to the Holmes Hall of Fame as a sophomore. She furthered her basketball career at the University of Mobile where she received her bachelor's in human performance and exercise science and her master's from Alabama State University in school counseling.
Shaston Coleman of Ackerman was inducted for his football accomplishments as a Bulldog. A Region 23 All-Region Team member, he was named to the All-State squad in 1993 and selected as Most Improved Player in 1992. Coleman's accomplishments continued at Mississippi State University and the National Football League, signing with the Chicago Bears. Coleman declared that he, "truly enjoyed every day," at Holmes Community College.
Michael Ellis of Vaiden excelled in both football and baseball for the Bulldogs. He was named to the All State 2nd Team for football, as well as the MS JUCO All-Star game. Ellis continued his football career at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and graduated in 1999 with a degree in civil engineering. The best thing about his Holmes days? Ellis didn't hesitate. "Meeting my wife, Elizabeth Mosby Ellis.''
Clarence Harmon, Jr.
Clarence Harmon, Jr. of Kosciusko impressed fans with his baseball, track and football talents. He was named Most Valuable Player for two of the sports and won the state championship in track during the spring of 1975. Harmon went on to play for the Mississippi State University Bulldogs and later signed a pro football contract with the National Football League's Washington Redskins.
William Farris Jenkins
William Farris Jenkins of Kilmichael is a 1963 graduate who was previously named to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame for his coaching accomplishments. He was inducted to Holmes' Sports Hall of Fame for his two-year baseball career as a Bulldog. Jenkins furthered his education at Mississippi State University and went on to become a teacher and coach for over 40 years.
Don Wynne of Lexington is a 1967 Holmes Junior College graduate who was a basketball standout for the Bulldogs. Wynne competed as starting five both his freshman and sophomore years, was named to the Dean's Academic List, and to Who's Who in American Junior College. Wynne remained a Bulldog, heading to Mississippi State University where he completed his bachelor's degree in business. He currently runs his own business in Brandon, Sonny's Bar-B-Q.
Prior to the 6 p.m. banquet, inductees enjoyed an informal welcoming reception at the president's home at 3 p.m., where they received framed sports photos from their days as a Bulldog. Afterwards, inductees and their families enjoyed a performance by Connection! show choir and tours of campus until time for the banquet.
The new inductees have not only achieved success on athletic fields, but success in their careers and even more, they have proved to be great ambassadors for Holmes.
For more information about Holmes alumni events and the alumni association, contact Hilliary O'Briant at 662-472-9134 or email@example.com.