A.J. Giardina inducted into Gulfport Sports Hall of Fame

LYMAN, MS (WLOX) - For the last 39 years, A.J. Giardina has covered athletes all across South Mississippi, taking pride in each of their accomplishments over the years. Saturday night, the WLOX sports director was honored with an achievement of his own.

A.J. was inducted into the Gulfport Sports Hall of Fame at the Lyman Community Center.

"It's a great honor to be recognized," Giardina said, who was quick to deflect the praise to the other inductees.

A.J. said he actually covered five of his fellow inductees throughout his many years at WLOX, calling it a special honor to be included with peers he respects so highly.

The fifth-annual Gulfport Sports Hall of Fame class includes:

  • Doug Barber
  • April Brown Barnes
  • Larry Benefield
  • Jim Bradley
  • Shelton Buckley
  • Bryan Caldwell
  • Donald "Duck" Evans
  • Phil Freightman
  • A.J. Giardina
  • Gary Holliman
  • Tom Luke
  • Andrea Morgan
  • Charles "Chuck" Morris
  • Brad Rhodes

Congratulations, A.J., from everyone at WLOX on this well-deserved honor!

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