Karen Taylor

Karen Taylor – “KT” to many of her friends – was an star Tiger basketball player who then attended Jackson State University where she was a member of teams that won the Southwestern Athletic Conference (“SWAC”) tournaments in 1982, 1983 and 1984, and the SWAC championship outright in 1982 and 1983. She was selected to

Gina Green Taylor

Gina Taylor received all district honors in softball for three years at Moss Point and played on teams that won state championships and were national runners-up. She was All-Conference at Panama City’s Gulf Coast Community College, and she was named to the All-Gulf South Conference Team each year she played for Livingston University (now University

Tommy Seaman

Seaman was a three-sport star, playing baseball, football and basketball for the Tigers. He also played basketball and baseball at Perkinston Junior College (now Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College), and baseball 14 years for the Pas-Point Merchants semi-pro team.

Earl Sanders

Sanders excelled as a pitcher for the Moss Point Tigers before playing 3 years for Jackson State University. At JSU he was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference hitter of the year and pitcher of the year. He was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round of the 1986 MLB draft and signed

Carlton B. Reese

Reese excelled in football for the Monarchs before receiving a full scholarship to play football at Alcorn A&M College (now Alcorn State University) where he was captain of the team and a four-year letterman. As a senior, Carlton won all-conference honors and was named a small college All-American in 1959. While at Alcorn, Reese also

Bessie Henry Polk

Bessie Lou Polk’s family moved to Moss Point when she was 13 years old. She was a decorated track runner and also led the Monarchs basketball team to the 1952 Gulf Coast Conference championship. She then played basketball for the Alcorn A&M College (now Alcorn State University) team that won the 1953 South Central Athletic Conference championship

Richard Earl (Richie) Perkins

Perkins was the Tigers’ football quarterback and baseball infielder. After graduating, he went to Ole Miss where he lettered in baseball for the years 1962, 1963 and 1964 and served as President of the Business School. He played third base for the 1964 Ole Miss team that won the SEC and played in the College

Willie Frank Molden

Molden was well known for his outstanding football skills as a defensive tackle for the Monarchs. He attended Jackson State College (now Jackson State University) on a football scholarship and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1965 NFL draft, and also by the Houston Oilers in the American Football League (now American Football

Jimmy McArthur

A Big 8 Conference basketball star, McArthur led the 1958 Tiger team to a 28-0 undefeated regular season before going on to be a standout in the Mississippi All-Star game, pulling down 28 rebounds in a winning effort for the South team. The 6’5” basketball center held the single game scoring record of 53 points

Robert C. Khayat

Robert Khayat excelled in football, basketball and baseball at Moss Point. He then starred in football and was named All-SEC in baseball at Ole Miss, playing in the baseball College World Series and the college football All-Star game against the NFL Champion Baltimore Colts. As a placekicker, Robert led the nation in scoring by a

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