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Read about Mississippi’s educators and student achievements in the state.

According to Coach Grant Teaff, “The best teachers coach their students, and the best coaches are great teachers.” 

Teaff should know, since he is a College Hall of Fame Coach who spent most of his career at Baylor University, racking up some great wins and impressive stats. Probably none of those numbers were more impressive to Teaff than his 10 wins against rival University of Texas while coaching the Baylor Bears. 

Mike Rodriguez, former Senior Advisor to the Executive Staff of the United States Tennis Association(USTA), will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2024 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition on July 9-11 in Phoenix, AZ. The event is presented annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

I went to school in Vardaman, Mississippi, from seventh through twelfth grade, and those years provided me with some of the greatest memories of my life. That school also gave me some lifelong friends who would stand beside me and fight for me even today, 44 years after graduation.