Mississippi College head women’s basketball coach Greg Long, along with athletic Director Mike Jones, have announced the hiring of Maggie Proffitt as the women’s basketball assistant coach. The Columbus, Miss. native comes to Clinton after serving as an assistant at Division II Ouachita Baptist University.
WHAT COACH LONG SAID
“When I thought of an assistant coach I had a number of people come to mind. I wanted someone I knew, was loyal, hungry, talented and operated with respect and integrity. Maggie checked all my boxes. I am so excited that she has decided to come home to Mississippi and be my assistant coach here. We are lucky to have her.
She will be a tremendous example for these players and representative for MC. I have enjoyed watching Maggie grow over the years dating all the way back to when she was a freshman at Columbus High School and had the pleasure of coaching her for two seasons at Central Arkansas where she developed into one of the best players in school and conference history.
After going overseas to play professionally, she had the opportunity to spend a couple of seasons with two different dynamic coaches and she learned a lot. She continues to grow and is quickly becoming one of the best young coaches in women’s basketball.”
WHAT COACH PROFFITT SAID
“Being able to come back to your home state is a great feeling and I am excited to have the opportunity to work at this top-notch institution. I cannot wait to get to Clinton and help to contribute to an already established basketball tradition. I want to thank Dr. (Blake) Thompson and Coach (Mike) Jones for this incredible opportunity and cannot wait to get to work. Their competitive drive and the history of success here at MC is inspiring, and I look forward to being a part of this team.
I was fortunate to get to win two conference championships under Coach Long as a player and am now looking forward to continuing this success here at Mississippi College. I know that we will not only have exceptional young women competing on the basketball court, but also in the classroom and community.”
THE PROFFITT FILE
Proffitt played collegiately at the University of Central Arkansas from 2013-17. She helped lead the Sugar Bears to back-to-back Southland Conference Championships and NCAA Tournament berths during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 campaigns. She is a three-time, All-Southland and All-Academic Southland Conference selection, the only player in UCA history to accomplish the feat in consecutive years. She holds the UCA Division I record for 3-pointers and ranks second in UCA D1 history in scoring.
Following her successful four seasons in Purple and Gray, Proffitt played professionally overseas for the Bender Baskets in Grunberg, Germany. She was the fourth-leading scorer in the 11-team division, where she averaged 16.4 points while leading the division in 3-point shooting at 39 percent.
Following her time overseas, Proffitt returned to the States to begin her collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant for historic women’s basketball powerhouse Louisiana Tech University during the 2018-19 season under co-head coaches Brooke and Scott Stoehr. After her time with the Lady Techsters, Proffitt joined Robert Dallimore’s OBU coaching staff for the 2019-20 season.
Proffitt earned her Bachelor of Science from Central Arkansas in 2017 and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Sports Administration at Louisiana Tech.
Mississippi College is a private Christian university located in Clinton, Mississippi with an enrollment of over 5,000 students. MC recently finished their transition process back to NCAA Division II and the Gulf South Conference and began competing for conference and national championships in the 2016-17 academic year.
The athletic department sponsors 17 intercollegiate athletic programs: Baseball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Football, Golf, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Softball, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field, Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field and Volleyball.Tagged with: D3 GSC