Growing up in Mandeville, Louisiana, just over an hour down the road from Biloxi, Patrick Clay jumped at the chance to return closer to home and work on the Coast.
Patrick joined the WLOX team in March 2017 as a Sports Anchor/Reporter following two previous stops in Louisiana, KALB in Alexandria and KNOE in Monroe. He spent over two years at KNOE, helping earn two consecutive Best Sports Show honors by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters.
Knowing he wanted to be a sports journalist from a very young age, Patrick fostered his love for the industry at St. Paul's School in Covington, LA before graduating from LSU in May 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and a concentration in Broadcast. He also sharpened his skills through an internship with WWL-TV in New Orleans.
Patrick is happily married to Marina Gelpi Clay, who also works in the industry as a news producer. Having visited the Biloxi area several times growing up, Patrick is very excited to become a bigger part of this community. If you see him around town, don't hesitate to say "Hi" and talk a little sports!
For 30 years, you wouldn’t find Jim Brown anywhere near a bowling alley, sidelined with knee issues dating back to his days as a high school football player. But, one knee replacement surgery and one employee bowling night later, Brown found himself back in the game.
After seven years of grinding away in the Minors, Luis Aviles Jr. is finally seeing his hard work pay off, earning the first Midseason All-Star selection of his career. However, Aviles finds far more motivation from a source much closer to home.
On the eve of his first career All-Star Game appearance, Shuckers reliever Luke Barker joins WLOX to discuss his performance this season, life outside of baseball and a not-so-secret obsession with Lord of the Rings.
Former West Harrison and MGCCC outfielder Brandon Parker was selected in the 10th round (307th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in the 2019 MLB Draft. He entered the draft as the #28 JUCO prospect according to Perfect Game Baseball.
It’s the end of an era for Gulf Coast athletics.Well, really, two eras.The Bulldogs say goodbye to two longtime head coaches, Kenneth Long and Wendell Weathers, who both announced their retirement on Tuesday (May 28).
Six South Mississippi squads remained alive entering the third round of the MHSAA Baseball Playoffs, and all six enjoyed homefield advantage to start their best-of-three series. When the dust settled Friday (May 2), three find themselves one win away from reaching South State.
The Lady Bulldogs are South State bound!After dropping game two in extra innings, Vancleave rallied to outlast West Lauderdale 4-1 in their series-deciding game three, punching their ticket to the 2019 Class 4A South State Championship Series.
While seven of our South Mississippi softball squads got to kick back and enjoy Easter thanks to a bye in the play-in round of the MHSAA Playoffs, others - like Gulfport - had to fight through the weekend to keep their seasons alive.