Southwest Mississippi Community College’s Homecoming Honorees


Southwest Mississippi Community College will honor 2018 Alumnus of the Year, Jeremy Holmes; Sports Hall of Fame, Kermit Davis; Foundation Hall of Fame, Pat Brumfield during homecoming festivities on Saturday, October 13, 2018.  Southwest will honor its alumni and foundation honorees during a ceremony at 3:00 p.m. held in the Horace C. Holmes Student Union Auditorium followed by a “Meet and Greet” in the HSU Lobby.  The honorees along with the 2018 Homecoming Court will also be recognized at half-time during the homecoming game.  (Pictures and bios. attached for each)

 

Homecoming 2018 will be Saturday, October 13.  A list of events for the day includes:

 

2 p.m. - Meet and Greet for the SMCC 1958 Championship Football Team

2 p.m. - Baseball Alumni Homecoming Event

3:00 PM    Alumnus of the Year/Sports Hall of Fame/SMCC Foundation Donor of the Year Induction Ceremony 

Holmes Student Union Auditorium (upstairs)         

4:00 PM     Meet & Greet Reception   Holmes Student Union Lobby

5:00 PM     Football Game Half-time Recognition of Honorees, Homecoming Court and performance by the SMCC Band

 

 

Born in McComb and raised outside of Magnolia, Pat attended Magnolia Elementary, South Pike High School and graduated from Parklane Academy in 1974. He won the History Award at South Pike, and the Literature Award at Parklane. He was named All District in basketball at Parklane. He attended Southwest Mississippi Community College in the fall of 1975 and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and ROTC. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1978 with a bachelor degree in business administration. He became President of his 52-year-old family business in 1987. He has served on numerous boards including the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, Trustmark Bank Advisory Board, the building committee, the Board of Trustees, and Chairman of the Pre-School of Centenary United Methodist Church. He has served as Chairman of the St. Alphonsus School Building Committee, the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Mississippi where he served two terms as president; the Fernwood Country Club Board, where he served as president; the Pike County Jail Committee, Pike County Economic Development Board, where he has served three terms as president; the McComb Rotary Club and took office as president the night his daughter was born 29 years ago; the Southwest Mississippi Community College Foundation where he is currently Treasurer. He and his wife are former Co-Presidents of the Pike County Arts Council. He is a long-time member of the Mississippi Petroleum Marketers Association and was named Small Business Person of the Year by the Chamber and was named Rotarian of the Year. He has been married to Tina Taylor Brumfield (SMCC Class of 1978) for 36 years and they have one daughter, Christina Mitchell and her husband Chris. Besides being involved in his family fuel business with locations in Southwest Mississippi and in Louisiana, he bought a PJ’s Coffee franchise and recently added Baskin Robbins to the fold, both places where he enjoys hanging out. He also enjoys providing young people with job opportunities and teaching them business and customer service. Pat was instrumental in creating Anna Drive off of Delaware Avenue and is currently involved with a great group of like-minded partners in the development of the FitLife Complex as well as the Golden Corral Commons development. He is frequently asked advice by young people and deeply enjoys helping them learn and grow professionally. His greatest drive is to help create opportunities to train and prepare the next generation for quality living in Southwest Mississippi. He and his family are long-time members of Centenary United Methodist Church.
Jeremy Holmes graduated from Tylertown High School in 1990. He attended Southwest Mississippi Community College and graduated in 1993 with an Associates of Arts Degree. In 1996, Jeremy graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Pharmacy. He currently serves as the President of Pigott Oil Company and Market Max Convenience Stores. Jeremy is married to Blaize Pigott Holmes and they have two children, Grant 14 and Hallie 11. In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys fishing, traveling, and flying. Jeremy soloed his first flight at age 16 and obtained his pilot license at age 17. Jeremy has served on the following boards: SMCC Alumni Association, Walthall County Crime Stoppers, Walthall County Chamber of Commerce, Walthall Economic Development Authority, Walthall County Airport Board, Tylertown Country Club Board, Pure Oil Company Board, and MS Petroleum Marketers Board. He currently serves on the SMCC Foundation’s board of directors. He is actively involved in his community and has served as a volunteer fire fighter for 10 years. He is always willing to contribute when there is a need at SMCC or any local schools. He supports growth and commerce in Walthall County and surrounding areas.
John Kermit Davis, Jr. is the son of former Mississippi State head coach, Kermit Davis, Sr.. He played for the Bulldogs and graduated from MSU in 1982, before beginning his coaching career at his alma mater as a graduate assistant. He and his wife, Betty, have two daughters, Ally and Claire. Kermit has worked hard, building quite a reputation and gaining the respect of his peers in the world of basketball, all through his own accomplishments. When he was hired as the head coach at Southwest Mississippi Community College in 1984, he became the youngest junior college coach in the nation at the age of 24. His youth served him well at Southwest, as he put together a 39-20 record in two seasons. His 1986 squad won 22 games, posting the school’s first 20-win season in 17 years! In two tours of duty as Idaho head coach in 1997 and from 1989-90, Davis compiled a 63-29 record, the best three-year total in the program’s history, and earned NCAA Tournament berths in 1989 and 1990. Davis took the helm at Idaho before the 1989 season after two years as an assistant coach under Tim Floyd, and at the time, was the youngest Division I head coach in the nation at the age of 28. After spending two seasons as the head coach at Idaho, Davis went on to become the head coach at Texas A&M for the 1991 campaign. From Texas A&M, Davis moved on to serve as associate head coach at Chipola Junior College for two seasons before ascending to the top spot for the 1994 campaign. During his season as the team’s head coach, Chipola finished the season ranked No. 4 in the national polls and posted a 27-5 record, giving the team the second-most wins in school history. From Chipola, Davis moved on to serve as associate head coach at Utah State from 1995-96 where he coached under Larry Eustachy, and went on to win the Big West championship in 1995. Before arriving at Middle Tennessee in 2002, Davis spent five season as the associate head coach at LSU under John Brady. With Davis assembling multiple top-five recruiting classes, the Tigers captured the SEC title in 2000 and reached the Sweet 16 for the first time in 13 years. A native of Leakesville, Mississippi, Kermit guided the Blue Raiders to league titles in seven of his last nine years in Murfreesboro, between Conference USA and the Sun Belt. Under his watch, Middle Tennessee made the 2013, 2016 and 2017 NCAA tournaments and defeated No. 2 seed Michigan State and No. 5 seed Minnesota in back-to-back seasons. He boasts five NCAA Tournament appearances as head coach between the Blue Raiders and Vandals. With a 25-8 record in 2018, Middle Tennessee reached the 24-win mark for the sixth time in the last seven seasons, which in turn led to six postseason appearances during that period. The Blue Raiders won consecutive Conference USA regular season titles in Davis’ final two years, posting a 33-3 mark in C-USA play. An eight-time conference coach of the year, Davis is 34th among active Division 1 Head coaches with 403 career wins, including stints at MT, Idaho, and Texas A&M. He ranks 11th nationally in winning percentages over the last three years and 13th over the last seven. After leading Middle Tennessee to conference championships and NCAA Tournament runs, Kermit Davis returned to his home state as the 22nd permanent head coach of the Ole Miss Basketball program in 2018.