Coach Rob Sikes is ready for his next challenge. After serving as an assistant coach at St. Martin under Charlie Pavlus, Sikes is ready to rebuild the Moss Point Tigers high school basketball program. On Monday he was coaching his Tigers at the St. Martin Shootout.
Sikes said, "It's a dream come true. Anytime you get into any type of profession,your goal should be to move up. I always knew I wanted be a head coach. I wanted my own program. And being under Coach Pavlus at St. Martin I was able to learn a lot. Able to learn a lot from Seber Windham playing for him. My college coaches. I've been able to take that and made a melting pot of how I want to run my program."
Sikes began his high school career at Biloxi High School and later transferred to St. Martin. During his junior year in 2004-2005 season the 6-foot-8 standout helped guide the Yellow Jackets to their first District Championship since 1994 and during the 2005-2006 season St. Martin won it's first-ever basketball playoff game.
He signed with North Carolina-Wilmington and later played at Lincoln-Memorial and graduated from Delta State. Sikes said he didn't make the right choices while in college and he's learned from those mistakes and will now help mold the lives of young men at Moss Point.
"We need to go back to our roots, need to go back to the history, "said Sikes. "Moss Point has a lot of rich history in its basketball program and just reaching out to those guys, Devin Booker and Litterial Green, the guys that played before and had success here, "said Sikes.
Sikes wants to bring pride back to Moss Point and have his players invest in the community.
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