Sept. 16, 2010
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- The Southern Miss M-Club Alumni Association will formally induct its Class of 2010 on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Southern Oaks House and Gardens located on Richburg Road in Hattiesburg at 1 p.m.
All Tickets are $30 per person for the luncheon and must be purchased in advance. For more information, please contact Joe Bryant at 601-544-6410 (email@example.com) or Vic Purvis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hall of Fame inductees include Mark Carmichael (Football, 1979-82), Charley Dedwylder (Football-Baseball, 1959-61), Jennifer (Jen) Ford (Softball, 1999-2000), Larry Hancock (Football 1962-63), Kevin Mangum (Athletic Trainer, 1978-81), Butch McKenzie (Tennis, 1980-83), Bill Selby (Baseball, 1991-92), Rhett Whitley (Football, 1978-81) and John White (Men's Basketball, 1984-88), who was voted in on the 2009 ballot.
The M-Cub will have a reception for inductees in the M-Club Room on the campus (located on the west side of the Athletic Center) from 4-6:30 p.m. on Friday.
MARK CARMICHAEL (LINEBACKER 1979-1982)
Was a four-year letterman at linebacker and an important part of the specialty teams from 1979 to 1982...Was a starter in 1982...His play on the special teams helped the Golden Eagles to be regarded as one of the best and most feared teams in the kicking game...As a sophomore (1980) he finished the year with 28 tackles and was credited by the coaching staff with four big plays which included three pass deflections...As a junior (1981) he was second on the team in tackles with 123 and had a fumble recovery, a quarterback sack and a pass deflection...As a senior he had 79 tackles and had caused four fumbles and had two pass deflections...Finished his career with 237 tackles...Helped to lead team to 1980 Independence Bowl and 1981 Tangerine Bowl.
CHARLES DEDWYLDER (RECEIVER 1959-1961)
Was a three-year letter winner and a two-year starter for Coach Pie Vann from 1959 to 1961 as a two-way end...In 1959 he caught five passes for 78-yards (15.6-yard average) and a touchdown and returned one kick-off as a valuable reserve...In 1960 he moved into the starting lineup and finished second on the team in pass receiving with 10 catches for 115-yards (11.5-yard average)...AS a senior in 1961 he led the team in pass receiving with a career high 20-catches for 276-yards (13.8-yard average) and two touchdowns...On defense he was widely recognized as one of the team's top pass rushers and defenders against the run during his career and a valuable player on the specialty teams.
JENNIFER (JEN) FORD (SOFTBALL 1999-2000)
A two-year letter winner in softball ... Member of the 1999 and 2000 World Series teams ... Helped to revive the Southern Miss softball program ... NFCA All-South Region ... All-Conference USA First Team Selection in 2000 and Second Team in 1999 ... NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team ... Ranks top 20 in all-time batting average (.333), hits (128), doubles (25), home runs (18), runs batted in (108) and slugging percentage (.574) ... Finished her career with a .333 average ... Named to the in-season all-tournament teams ... Batted .411 in her first season with 60 runs batted in ... Had a career fielding percentage of .998.
LARRY HANCOCK (FOOTBALL 1962-1963)
Was an outstanding lineman from 1961 to 1963...Was a valuable part of the 1962 team that won the UPI College Division National championship that finished with a 9-1 record...His most valuable assets were his speed and quickness that caused problems for opponents...Had an innate love of the game and was a versatile player who excelled in many different roles for the team...His leadership abilities had a great deal to do with the team's success...The three seasons that he played the team was 22-6-1...Since finishing up his career at Southern Miss he has remained active in many different ways in supporting the university and the athletic department.
KEVIN MANGUM (ATHLETIC TRAINER, 1978-1981)
Was a student athletic trainer for Southern Miss from 1978 through 1981 under the tutelage of Hall of famers Jim Gallaspy and Larry "Doc" Harrington...Following graduation he spent time as a trainer at Southwest Mississippi Community College and an additional two seasons as a full-time trainer on the Southern Miss staff...Following an internship with the new Orleans Saints of the NFL, he joined the Saints on a full-time basis and has returned with the team the past 29-years...Was a part of the Saints Super Bowl championship following the 2009 season.
BUTCH MCKENZIE (TENNIS 1980-1983)
A four-year letterman ... Recorded the third highest number of wins in a single season with 27 ... Had two season with 20 or more wins in a season ... Ranks in the 10 with the season best singles winning percentage with 81.8 ... Ranks fourth all-time in total singles' wins with 74 ... Ranks fifth in single-season doubles' winning percentage at 69.2 ... Finished his career third on the all-time doubles' wins list with 58 ... Is third on the all-time career list in doubles winning percentage at 65.2 percent.
BILL SELBY (BASEBALL 1991-1992)
Was an outstanding second baseman and third baseman for the Golden Eagles during the 1991 and 1992 seasons...Had a .363 career batting average during his career with the Golden Eagles...Had 55 career doubles to rank among the school's all-time leaders...Hit .387 during the 1992 season, tying for the 7th best mark in school history...Holds the school record for doubles in a season with 31 in 1991 and is tied for the school record for home runs in a season with 23 during the 1992 campaign...His 183 total bases during 1992 is the second best in school history, while his .824 slugging percentage that same year is also second best ever at Southern Miss....Has an ABCA All-American in 1992 and was also selected to the all-Metro Conference team in 1992...Was drafted in the 13th round of the 1992 Major League baseball draft by the Boston Red Sox and during his professional career has played with the Red Sox, Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds.
JOHN WHITE (BASKETBALL 1984-1988)
A four-year letterman and a three-year starter for the Golden Eagles from 1984 to 1988 ... Helped Southern Miss win the1987 NIT Championship ... Ranks 17th on the all-time scoring list with 1,331 points ... Scored a career-high 41 points against Virginia Tech, the second best single game performance...Was a player that performed his best in pressure situations and hit several game winning or game tying shots in his career...Was a tremendous defensive player as well who usually drew the assignment of guarding the other team's top scorer...At 6-6 had the ability and talent to play every position on the court and be effective both inside and from the perimeter...Played several season overseas in Europe following his career at Southern Miss.
RHETT WHITLEY (DEFENSIVE END 1978-1981)
Was a four-year lettermen at defensive end for the Golden Eagles from 1978 to 1981...Was a starter from 1978 to 1980...Was a second team all-South Independent selection in 1981...As a freshman he recorded 65 tackles and was credited by the coaching staff with eight big plays...In 1979 he had 47 tackles and 13 big plays that included three interceptions...In 1980 he had 73 tackles and nine big plays that included three tackles for losses, two quarterback sacks and an interception...AS a senior he had 52 tackles and seven big plays that included four quarterback sacks and a tackle for a loss...In his four-year career he recorded 144 solo tackles and 93 assists for a total of 237 tackles...He also recorded four tackles for losses, recovered two fumbles, had six quarterback sacks and four interceptions during his career...Help lead the team to a pair of bowl appearances, the 1980 Independence Bowl and the 1981 Tangerine Bowl...One of the captains of the 1981 team.