PERKINSTON — The Mississippi Association of Coaches has named Mississippi Gulf Coast's Kenneth Long its 2017 Community College Softball Coach of the Year.
Long's Lady Bulldogs team finished 40-14, their third straight 40-win season. They were MACJC regular-season and tournament runners-up, finishing one win short of a trip to the national tournament.
He passed 500 wins early in the season, the most ever among MACJC fast-pitch softball coaches. Long's career record stands at 531-202 (.724), having taken over the job at Perkinston in 2002. It was the second year of fast-pitch softball at MGCCC.
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