David Wheeler High School Column May 15, 2012

By David Wheeler/NeMissPreps.com

I would like to think I have tooted the horn my fair share of the time about the winningest high school coaches in the major sports in Mississippi – Jim Drewry in football, Norris Ashley in basketball, and Rex Berryman in baseball.

And the big thing is that they all accomplished those marks at Northeast Mississippi schools.

But after noticing that the Pontotoc Lady Warriors won the Class 4A State Track Championship Monday, let me attempt to do my share of tooting for a coach that perhaps does not get enough recognition for the state championships he has won – Mike Bain.

Since beginning his teaching career at Pontotoc in 1976 (you do the math on how long that is), Bain has won 43 state titles as a coach.

43!

Words do not do justice to that number.

A total of 11 of those are with track, while 33 are with cross country.

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