FEBRUARY 10 • 6:00 PM
STUDENT UNION BANQUET ROOM, PERKINSTON CAMPUS
51 MAIN STREET • PERKINSTON, MS 39573
|In the Blue – $25,000|
|Athletic Director’s Club – $15,000|
|Coaches’ Club – $6,000|
|Student Athletes’ Club – $3,000|
|Tickets – $50|
|Friends – Any Amount|
Special Guest Speaker
Tommy Snell built a golf dynasty at Gulf Coast which reached its pinnacle with the first team NJCAA Division Golf Championship in school history in 2018. A staunch lover of golf and coaching, Snell was not able to completely give up the game after retirement and now serves as MGCCC’s assistant golf coach.
His Bulldog teams finished in the top five at the NJCAA Tournament seven times between 2012 and 2019, with three more top-10 finishes. His teams won 11 of his final 12 NJCAA Region 23/District D tournaments, and more than 40 of his golfers went on to play at four-year schools. He retired as head coach following the 2021 season.
Snell started at Perkinston in 2000. His teams won seven MACJC championships and were runners-up seven times. He was inducted into the NJCAA Men’s Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2015 and was named the Mississippi Association of Coaches Community College Coach of the Year in 2016.
Gulf Coast has sent golfers to the national tournament every year since 2002, and Snell was named PING Coach of the Year in 2008 and the Dave Williams Coach of the Year for NJCAA Division II in 2018.
Prior to coming to Gulf Coast, Snell was the golf coach at St. John High School, where his team won five straight Class 2A state championships. He was a three-time Mississippi High School Activities Association Coach of the Year.
Snell is very active on the national golf scene as a United States Golf Association rules official and committeeman. He is a frequent rules official at NCAA championships and is on the NCAA Division I National Championship Committee. Also serving on the Golf Coaches Association of America National Championship Advisory Board, Snell brings his personal experience to the game. He was a U.S Open qualifying medalist in 1980 and winner of several amateur and professional tournaments.
A weekly columnist for the Sun Herald, Snell’s insights on the game of golf were a popular read for many along the coast. He also wrote articles for a variety of publications at the local, state, and national level.
Snell attended Gulfport East High School before graduating from Sam Houston High in Arlington, Texas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from The University of Southern Miss, graduating with highest honors. He also has a master’s degree from William Carey University.
Snell has been married to his wife, Charlotte, for nearly 40 years, and has four children. Charlotte also worked at the college until her retirement, last serving as Coordinator of Instruction and Student Services.