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Mentor Of Champions: Jones County Junior College coach turns football players into pros

Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi is known for its football program and having many successful players move on to D1 schools, including the University of Mississippi, the University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, and South Carolina. This fall, the Jones County Bobcats won the Mississippi Bowl Game against Eastern Arizona.

Who is behind this success? Steve Buckley, 55, of Petal, Mississippi has been the Jones County Junior College Football Team coach for the last three seasons. Buckley played football at Southern Miss. and graduated in 1985. Soon after, he began his coaching career. He has previously coached for Petal High School, George County High School, Louisiana State University and Southern Miss.