In the fall of 2006, Brain Dozier packed his bags to leave his home in Fulton to further his academic and athletic career at the University of Southern Mississippi. Thirteen years later, Dozier became a World Series champion with the Washington Nationals.
Four hundred ninety-one strikeouts, 396 runs batted in, 67 homeruns, 40 wins, one conference title; looking at the numbers, the Southern Miss baseball team had a successful season in 2019. After ending their season in Baton Rouge at their fourth consecutive regional tournament, the Golden Eagles are back and ready for a fifth.
If you were a football fan at Southern Miss in the 1970s, odds are you’ve run into Ray Crawford, also known as “Two Bits.” Ray “Two Bits” Crawford has been a legend among Southern Miss sports fans for decades.
It is said that behind every great man is a strong woman. What is not said is that behind every great coach is an independent woman. For coaches Jay Hopson, Buster Faulkner and Tim Billings that is exactly who is behind them.