PERKINSTON, MS (WLOX) - Mississippi Gulf Coast men's soccer coach Chris Handy ended the signing period with 10 players.
Lady Bulldogs head coach Jackie Rhodes inked five players.
Under coach Handy, the Bulldogs advanced to the MACJC semifinals last season and he believes his latest signees will help propel MGCCC even further.
He said, "If I were to describe this class in one word it would be versatile. There are only one or two players on this list that I could guarantee what position they will play. It is very exciting as a coach to know you have so many versatile players to work with when putting together a line up of next year."
Here is a list of the players who inked on the dotted line:
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. High School Club
Tylor Davis F 6-0 165 West Harrison FC United
Austin Miller D 5-11 175 St. Stanislaus FC United
Caleb Counselman F 5-9 165 Pass Christian FC United
Jared Cumberland MF 5-10 150 Gulfport FC United
Mathew Edwards D 5-11 175 Pass Christian Gulf Coast United
Ronald "Gage" Johnson MF 5-8 140 Ocean Springs FC United
Gage Switzer MF 5-6 140 Gulfport FC United
Windham Whatley MF 5-8 150 Florence Rush
Case Sloan D 5-10 150 Stone FC United
Jonathan Page MF 5-11 153 West Harrison FC United
Gulf Coast women's coach Jackie Rhodes is confident the five players signed so far will help her team.
"I think this is one of our strongest classes since I've been here, "Rhodes said. "It's a solid offensive class w brought in to try to create more offensive threats. Our defense was pretty solid last years, and we're adding some defensive players, but overall we want to create more offense."
Rhodes is also targeting international players to add to her signing class. They'll be added at a later date.
Player Pos. Ht. High School Club
Tekiyah Cooper D 5-3 Stone FC United
Lauren Massey MF 5-6 Oak Grove BRILLA
Riann Brock D 5-9 Oak Grove
Shannon Swilley MF/F 5-6 Pass Christian Gulf Coast United
Casey Lafontaine MF/D 5-4 Pass Christian Gulf Coast United