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ECCC announces coaching changes; football league holds registration

By Staff
Special to The Star
Aug. 15, 2001
DECATUR The East Central Community College Board of Trustees named an interim head baseball coach and accepted the resignation of the school's basketball coach during their monthly meeting Tuesday.
Jake Yarborough has been named interim baseball coach for the Warriors. A graduate of East Central Community College, Yarborough served as assistant coach to head coach Jamie Clark, who lost his battle with cancer earlier this summer.
Prior to joining the ECCC staff, Yarborough served as head coach at Taylorsville High School. He is also a former graduate assistant coach at Delta State University. In addition, he is a former assistant coach at Union High School and a student assistant at ECCC.
Yarborough is a graduate of Union High School, ECCC and Delta State, where he received his bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's in physical education.
Meanwhile, East Central is now looking for a new men's head basketball coach.
Jay Bowen has resigned to become an assistant men's basketball coach at Austin Peay University in Clarksville, Tenn. Bowen, who was in his second tour of duty at ECCC, compiled a 34-45 record during the past three seasons. He previously led the Warrior teams from 1989-1991, in which time his teams posted a 30-21 record. His 1990-1991 team went 21-6.
ECCC President Dr. Phil Sutphin said a search for a new coach would begin immediately. Applicants for the position should contact Terry Underwood, athletic director, at 635-2111.
Youth football registration Thursday
Youth football registration for boys playing in Meridian and at Southeast Lauderdale will be held Thursday at the Frank Cochran Center, starting at 6 p.m.
The league will also be signing up cheerleaders as well.
Teams will be divided into three categories:
Rookies: 8-9 years old in the third and fourth grades, under 120 pounds;
Midgets: 10-12 years old in the fourth through sixth grade, under the league determined weight;
Pee-wees: 10-12 years old in the fourth through sixth grade, over the league determined weight.
Registration is $45, and players should bring a birth certificate.
Fall baseball league registering
Registration is under way for fall baseball at John Moss field.
You may pick up a form at Judge Little, or come by the John Moss baseball field Saturday from 2 p.m.-5 p.m., or next Tuesday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Games will be played on Monday and Tuesday nights.
The registration fee is $35. For more information, call Johnny Warren at 482-0778.