William Carey University added eight inductees to the Sports Hall of Fame during the fifth annual induction ceremony and dinner at Southern Oaks House and Gardens in Hattiesburg on Saturday, March 28.
The inductees included Steve Knight, Bobby Halford, Dan Jennings, Forrest Stevenson, Howard Moore, Janet McNease Green, Rickey Coleman and Rick Ferrell.
Knight, director of athletics and head men's basketball coach at Carey, played baseball and basketball of the University of Southern Mississippi from 1974-1978 before playing two seasons with the Seattle Mariners. In 1981, he became a graduate assistant coach for basketball and baseball at Carey and was named head coach of the men's basketball team in 1982. In 33 seasons as head coach, he has won 610 games and multiple conference and district championships. He is the state's all-time winningest basketball coach at a four-year institution. Knight has also been selected to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015.