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Steven Campbell Jr. is the new athletic director at MGCCC

PERKINSTON, MS (WLOX) -

Steven Campbell Jr. attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and played his high school football at Stone High.  He later played tight end, center and long snapper for his dad Steve Campbell, who was the head coach at MGCCC for ten years.

On Thursday, MGCCC announced that Steven Campbell Jr. will take over as the Bulldogs athletic director.

"I'm very excited, " said Campbell.  "It's a tremendous opportunity, a tremendous challenge.  I'm happy to be able to come back home and be a part of the Bulldog family again."

When Steven played for his dad at MGCCC, the Bulldogs captured two Mississippi Bowls and the 2010 MACJC championship.

Campbell said, "The school has such a great history of success.  That's very attractive.  There are top-of-the-line facilities, second to none in community and junior college.  It's my home.  I'm a Bulldog at heart and wouldn't want to be anywhere else."

Campbell earned NJCAA All-Academic honors at MGCCC and received his bachelor's degree in economics at Ole Miss.  He later was on the coaching staff at Central Arkansas and completed his master's in business administration.

Campbell said, "We want to continue successfully graduating our student-athletes.  We want to win championships on the field, as well."

He was a member of the 2016 Virginia Tech coaching staff and served as the Hokies special teams quality control assistant coach.

Dr. Ladd Taylor, Perkinston Vice President said, "We are excited to bring Steven back to Gulf Coast.  He knows our history and culture having lived and played there.  He's going to be an outstanding athletic director."

Last year Gulf Coast sent 38 players to continue their athletic careers at four-year schools.

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