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The man behind successful trend Coach McPhee-McCuin is setting

KELLY MCCUIN, left, exudes congeniality. His character is perfect for the role he plays in being the pillar of support behind his wife, the noted Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin. The man who plays such a giant role, is pictured at left, with his father-in-law, the legendary Coach Gladstone “Moon” McPhee, center; and veteran media/sports personality Fred Sturrup.

The “Woman Behind the Throne” has been more of a commonplace phrase for centuries. However, down through the years, in all world societies there have been those men who made stalwart contributions to the success of their female partners. In Mississippi recently to interact with key Ole Miss personnel at the University of Mississippi and…
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Coach Yo crafting Rebels’ progress chart with NCAA berth in mind (2)

Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin

The only item needed for a near-perfect situation at the University of Mississippi for Women’s Head Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin is a turned-around program for the Lady Rebels. Coach Yo is in a pressure-packed situation whereby Ole Miss Nation is depending upon her to take the program back to the glory days, when the Lady Rebels…
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Ole Miss Athletics Director Bjork believes in Coach Yo

ROSS BJORK, Ole Miss Director of Athletics, pictured with Ole Miss Women’s Head Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin.

On April 6, 2018 at the fabled Pavilion in Oxford, Mississippi, the center piece of activities on the University of Mississippi campus, Director of Athletics Ross Bjork emphasized the winning tradition associated with Grand Bahama native Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin. He was announcing the hiring of Coach Yo as the head of women’s basketball at the…
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Soccer icon Dick Wilson passes

CAVALIER COACH – Dick Wilson, standing at extreme left in back row, is pictured with his Cavalier squad during the 1970s.

Noted politician/businessman, and my long-time friend, Leslie Miller, called recently to inform that Richard “Dick” Wilson was experiencing a serious health challenge. Then, he updated the news and said Wilson’s vital organs had shut down. Of course, as I expected, the morning thereafter, he gave me the sad news. Wilson had died. “Dick was an…
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