(The following press release and photo were submitted from JCJC)
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College has a new athletic director.
Joel Cain, who has been assistant athletic director for the past three years, is now the Athletic Director, according to JCJC President Dr. Jesse Smith.
He replaces Katie Herrington, who had served as Athletic Director from 2006-18. Herrington, however, will remain at Jones fulltime as chairman of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPR) Department and will teach several classes.
Also, Chris Robinson will remain as head softball coach of the national champion Lady Bobcats, but will also become Assistant Athletic Director.
All of these changes were effective July 1.
Cain is excited to become the JCJC athletic director.
“I am extremely grateful to Dr. Smith and the Board of Trustees for the opportunity to inherit the Athletic Director position from Coach Katie Herrington,” he said. “I have been able to work alongside Coach Katie for the last three years as the Assistant AD which has been extremely beneficial in this transition.
“I will be surrounded by great professionals, all of which share the common mindset of success. We believe in success in the classroom, success in athletics and success in life. Jones is blessed with amazing administrators, faculty and staff that are all willing to go above and beyond in order to allow our student-athletes to be successful. I am also very fortunate to inherit some exceptional coaches. All of our coaches are not only great coaches of the respective sport, but also they are great coaches of life. They work hard in recruiting great athletes who are also great young adults.”