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STM product Wright
named head coach

BOONEVILLE, Miss – . Former St. Thomas More basketball standout Cord Wright has recently become the third college head coach out of coach Danny Broussard’s Cougars program when he was named as the new men’s basketball coach at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

Wright followed brothers Bobby Champagne and Roy Champagne as head college coaches. Bobby is the head coach at North Alabama, while Roy is the head coach at Lee Junior College in Baytown, Texas.

Ironically, Wright coached under Bobby Champagne at North Alabama as a graduate assistant from 2003-05 and then as an assistant coach 2005-10. Since 2010, Wright served as an assistant coach at UL Monroe.

After his playing days at STM, Wright played two years at Danville Area Community College from 1997-99, where he ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA in 3-point shooting as a sophomore. He then completed his college playing days at Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C., from 1999-2001.

Carencro’s Gotch
sets new record

LUBBOCK, Texas – Former Carencro High standout Jarvis Gotch set a new school record at South Plains Junior College in Levelland, Texas and posted one of the nation’s best numbers in the process with a 26-10 in his second attempt in the long jump.

Gotch had been chasing previous school record holder Aaron Smith’s 2006 mark of 26-feet, 4.25 inches for much of the season and just barely missed breaking it when he soared to 26-01.00 April 13. Gotch beat that record in his first attempt of 26-7 at the meet at Texas Tech in Lubbock, and then reached 26-10 on his second try for the second best leap in the nation this year.

“It feels great, finally going over eight-meters, I’ve been waiting for this for a long time,” the sophomore jumper said.

Gotch later led off the Texans’ 4×100-meter relay that went on to break the school record for the third time and narrowly missed dipping under 39 seconds in the event.


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