The apple doesn’t fall from the tree at Mississippi Gulf Coast which now has a National Coach of the Year to go along with a National Championship.
Today, second year Head Man Jack Wright took home the NJCAA honors after leading the Bulldogs to the program’s fifth national title last week.
Top ranked Gulf Coast took down Lackawanna in a battle of the unbeatens to complete a perfect 12-0 season.
Under the watch of Coach Wright, MGCCC also won its first state championship since 2010 and produced two All-Americans in Jackie Matthews and Chance Lovertich, the latter of which just broke a single-season school record with more than 2,800 yards.
He also oversaw the nation’s only defense to give up less than 200 yards per game.
Wright is now just the second junior college coach of all-time to win two national crowns at two different schools.