George Sekul


Born: October 5, 1937

Hometown: Biloxi, MS

Year of Induction: 2002

 

High School Career

Notre Dame High School, Biloxi, MS (1952-1955)

• All Gulf Coast Conference Quarterback (’54, ‘55)

• Three year letterman in basketball

• Played in 1955 Mississippi High School All Star Football Game

 

Junior College Career

Perkinston Junior College, Perkinston, MS (1955-1956)

• First Team Mississippi Junior College All State quarterback (’56)

• Honorable Mention Junior College All American (’56)

• Played in National JUCO All America Game (’56)

 

College Career

Mississippi Southern College, now USM (1957-1958)

• Southern Mississippi – team season record 8-3 (’57)

• Quarterback and Safety

• Honorable Mention Small College All American (’57, ‘58)

• Southern Mississippi, team season record 9-0 (’58)

• 5 shutouts, school’s only unbeaten, untied team

• Senior Bowl (‘59)

 

Professional Career

• CFL Saskatchewan and Hamilton (1959)

• Mobile Buccaneers (1959)

 

Coaching Career (1961-1991)

• Backfield Coach at Perkinston Junior College, Perkinston, MS* (’59-’65)

• Head Football Coach, MS Gulf Coast Junior College, Perkinston, MS (’66-’91)

- Record: 205-77-5

• Two National JUCO Titles (’71, ‘81)

• Eight Mississippi JUCO Titles (’66, ‘67, ’71, ‘74, ’80, ‘82, ’84, ‘86)

• Track Coach, MS Gulf Coast Junior College (1966-1991)

• Five State Track JUCO Titles (’62, ‘68, ’70, ‘79, ’80)

*Name changed to MS Gulf Coast Community College in 1987

 

Special Dedication

• Field House at Gulf Coast Community College named the S. George Sekul Fieldhouse on October 21, 2000

 

Hall of Fame Memberships

• City of Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame (’66)

• University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Hall of Fame (’68)

• Gulf Coast Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame (’74)

• National JUCO Athletic Association Hall of Fame (’96)

• MS Gulf Coast Community College Athletic Hall of Fame (’99)

• MS Gulf Coast Community College Alumni Hall of Fame (2000)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (2002)

 

Did You Know?

Former Governor Kirk Fordice appointed George Sekul, whose family business was part of Biloxi’s seafood industry, to the Gulf States Marine Commission in 1993.

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