Southern Miss Track Coach To Represent Mississippi At US Transplant Games
Stephen, in his fifth year on the coaching staff at Southern Miss, is responsible for coaching the throws and multi-events. He has coached the Conference USA record holder in the both the decathlon (Jason Wilson) and women’s heptathlon (Hope Sinclair-Singleton).
A former standout in the decathlon at
“One look at these competitors, and it makes it clear that transplant recipients are not only survivors, but also go on to lead active and normal lives,” Stephen said. “On the other hand, they are a wake up call for potential organ donors. Their newly improved quality of life should motivate people to seriously consider organ donation.”
Jan Morrison of the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency said, “The U.S. Transplant Games are not just about competition and winning. All the competitors are winners in the game of life. After receiving life saving organ transplants, their mission now is to build awareness around the nation. These competitors are a light at the end of the tunnel for those with failed or failing organs who feel like their lives are over.”