BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - During the 2018 HoopsFest, event organizers honored longtime WLOX sports director A.J. Giardina with the HoopsFest High School Athletic Achievement Award. The award recognizes A.J.'s 39 years of covering and promoting South Mississippi sports.
In a brief acceptance speech, A.J. thanked players, coaches and fans from across the area, calling the Mississippi Gulf Coast his home.