“It’s a lot to handle. Not a lot of people can do this at one time, juggle everything. So, being able to do all this and showing them, you know, that if you have your mind set on something you can always do it.”
The Hinds Community College athletic programs have a long standing tradition of success, and due to our student-athletes and coaches wanting to uphold this success, a wide variety of emotions and abilities come out when these young men and women are on the playing fields, courts and courses.
Community college athletic programs may not be as extravagant as 4-year universities, but they do have a lot of advantages. Because of scholarships, community college athletes have access to higher education at little or no cost and—if successful—they get the opportunity to continue their education and athletic career at a university. This is true for former Hinds Community College track and field star Robert Wells.
Sometimes the human side of athletics peeks through.
Most sports photos are taken to capture the heat of competition or height of action during an important play or game. But, sometimes, a photo is taken that catches a moment when the coach or player breaks their game face and posture, if only for a moment, to express an emotion they are feeling as a result of a well-executed plan, a victory or moment of frustration or disappointment. And once in a while, a lens is pointed in the direction of that moment.
The 2015 fall semester at Hinds Community College is chock full of activities, especially in the areas of football and men’s and women’s soccer.
As I mentioned in my two previous blog posts, I have two jobs here on the Hinds Community College campus. I currently serve as the college’s Sports Information Director, as well as an assistant coach with the Hinds baseball program.