Media alert: Athletic Directors, Coaches to advocate for new state flag at State Capitol today

CONTACT:  Caron Blanton             


Athletic Directors, Coaches from Mississippi Public Universities


Hold press conference to advocate for adoption of a new flag for the State of Mississippi


Thursday, June 25, 2020, 11:00 a.m.


Second Floor Rotunda, State Capitol, 400 High Street, Jackson, Miss. 39201

Those representing Mississippi State University include:

John Cohen, Director of Athletics

Ben Howland, Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Mike Leach, Head Football Coach

Chris Lemonis, Head Baseball Coach

Nikki McCray-Penson, Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Samantha Ricketts, Head Softball Coach

Chris Woods, Head Track & Field Coach

The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning governs the public universities in Mississippi, including Alcorn State University; Delta State University; Jackson State University; Mississippi State University including the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Mississippi University for Women; Mississippi Valley State University; the University of Mississippi including the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and the University of Southern Mississippi.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 8:55 am