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Sumrall retires at Jones JC

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 1, 2013 at 7:12 am •  Published: May 1, 2013

ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Jones County Junior College has a new women's basketball coach for the first time in 14 years.

Sandra Sumrall, who has led the program since the 1999-2000 season, announced her retirement Tuesday.

Kelton Thompson, who had served as associate head coach for the Bobcat men's basketball team this past season, will take over as head coach of the Lady Bobcats.

Sumrall had a record of 211-127 at JCJC. The Lady Bobcats won three state championships during Sumrall's tenure. Before arriving at JCJC, Sumrall was an assistant at West Jones, serving as head coach 1982-99. Including her tenure at West Jones, Sumrall has a career record of 574-263.

Thompson was an assistant coach at St. Stanislaus from 2001-06. He served as head coach at Bay St. Louis High School from 2006-12.