ICC to honor Eaton, Burhorn as 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

By Adam Gore/ICC Sports Information Department



FULTON – Itawamba Community College is proud to announce Mike Eaton and Chuck Burhorn as its 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.

Eaton, who currently serves as administrative assistant to the President, posted a 111-64-7 record as head football coach of the then Itawamba Junior College (IJC) and now Itawamba Community College Indians from 1976-1992.

The Indians won eight North Division championships, played in four bowl games and won two state championships (1977, 1990) during the Eaton era. He coached more than 20 professional players including Ernest Dye, Tim Bowens and Norman Hand.

A native of Ripley, Eaton has also served as assistant football coach, health instructor, director of Student Activities, athletic director, assistant dean of Students, dean of Students and vice president of Student Services.

The former Ripley High School football coach (73) also won a state title with the Indians as an assistant coach in 1975.

The Fulton native is also a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Hall of Fame.

The ICC Family is also proud to announce the induction of former basketball great Chuck Burhorn of Leakesville.

A highly-decorated graduate of Amory High School, Burhorn played center at IJC for fellow Hall of Fame member Coach Buster Davis in 1963 and 1964, the season the Indians finished the regular season with an undefeated record.

After graduating IJC, he earned his B.S. from the University of Mississippi and the juris doctorate from Jackson School of Law and currently serves as an attorney.

This year’s inductees will be recognized during halftime against Mississippi Delta and will be honored during a special ceremony before the game n the first floor of the Student Services Building at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday.

Other ICC Athletic Hall of Fame members include: Aaron C. “Butch” Lambert (91), James “Booty” Sloan (91), Kindle “Bud” Davis (92), Windle “Buster” Davis (92), John Arnold (93), Dotsy Norwood Williamson (93), H.D. McGee (94), Randy McCoy (94), Larry Gann (95), Billy Q. Caples (95), Joe Ferguson (96), Joe Neal Grisham (96), F.G. Wiygul, Jr. (97), Pete Randle (97), S.E. Sullins (98), Nanci Gray (98), Ben Jones (99), Jimmy Guy McDonald (99), Jimmu Walden (00), Basketball’s “Team of the Century” (00), Gerald Goodman (01), Mark Bray (01), Mike Justice (02), Bonnie Sappington (02), Mac Curlee (03), Curt Monroe (03), Roy Cresap (04), Jeanie Lloyd Dale (04), Wayne Booker (05), Joey Cox (05), Robert and Helen Logan (06), Missy Farrar (06), Mark Burleson (07), Linda Partlow (07), Dan Bishop (08), Jimmy Taylor (08). Paul Johnson (09), Billy Tibbett (09), Tim Bowens (10) and Ernest Dye (10).