Earl P. King, Jr. speaks at the King Center dedication ceremony on October 12 at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Perkinston Campus.

Dedicated to a Lifelong Lover of All Things MGCCC

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College named the Athletic Complex at the Perkinston Campus after Earl P. King Jr. on October 12. The complex, now called the King Center, was dedicated during a formal ceremony before Thursday’s home football game against the Southwest Mississippi Community College Bears.

Dr. Mary S. Graham, president of MGCCC, said,

Mr. King is not only a generous donor to the MGCCC Foundation, he has also served on the Foundation board and is a very active participant and fan of all things Gulf Coast. We are so pleased to dedicate this building in his honor.

About Earl King

King attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College from 1963-1965 on a full athletic scholarship. He played offense and defense on the football team and was also on the track team. He received All-State Honorable Mention his freshman year and First Team All-State his sophomore year.

King was inducted into the MGCCC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004; received the college’s Spirit of Gulf Coast Award in 2007; and was named to the MACJC Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. He received the In the Blue Award at the 2016 MGCCC Scholarship Gala.

Founder of King Trucking Inc. in Louisiana, King also served on the MGCCC Foundation Inc. Board of Directors from 2005-2010. He has generously donated to the Foundation to provide student scholarships for many years.

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