ECCC notes

Former ECCC Football Players Invited to Campus Event

Former East Central Community College football players are encouraged to attend the first annual meeting of Warrior Football Alumni and meet new head coach Ken Karcher.

The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013, in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the Decatur campus. Refreshments will be provided.

Coach Karcher said the special program is being held “to celebrate East Central’s football past and its bright future.”

The new Warrior head mentor also plans to reach out to the football alumni for support.

“The success of any great organization is built on the quality of people that make up the team,” said Coach Karcher. “Since being hired on Jan 26, 2013, I have spent time sharing the vision, mission and goals for the East Central football program. My desire is to create an environment that encourages alumni to be a part of building something special.”

For more information and to RSVP for the meeting, contact Coach Ken Karcher, 601.635.6107.


ECCC Hosts Junior High Girls’ Basketball Camp June 9-12

Area young female athletes will have an opportunity to sharpen their basketball skills by attending the annual Junior High Girls’ Basketball Camp scheduled June 9-12 at East Central Community College in Decatur. Activities will be held in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building.

Lady Warrior head coach Crandal Porter serves as coordinator for the four-day clinic, which is designed for girls in grades four through eight.

“We want to provide not only instructional camp in the fundamental skills of basketball, but also to promote an enjoyment for the game,” said Porter, who recently completed his first year as EC head coach.

Registration is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9, followed by practice sessions from 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Three practice sessions will be held Monday and Tuesday, June 10-11, from 8 to 11 a.m., 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

A final session is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 12.

Cost is $155 for full-time campers and $120 for day campers. All checks should be made payable to ECCC Women’s Basketball Camp.

Fees include meals (day campers will be provided the noon and evening meals only), dormitory room for full-time campers, accident insurance and camp T-shirt.

Full-time campers must provide linens, blankets and pillows.

A camp bank will be provided for concessions, pizza and snacks.

A deposit of $40 may be made in advance to satisfy registration with the balance due at the beginning of camp.

Parents and friends are welcome to attend any and all sessions.

For more information contact Coach Crandal Porter at ECCC, 601.635.6243 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 243. His e-mail address is


EC Softball Camp Scheduled June 3-5

The annual East Central Community College Softball Camp will be held June 3-5, 2013, on the Decatur campus.

Activities are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day of the instructional clinic, which is designed for third-through sixth-grade students. Cost is $60 per camper, which includes insurance and a camp T-shirt.


Lady Diamond Warrior head coach Kristin Chaney, assistant Courtney Nunn and several team members will provide instruction.


For more information, contact Coach Kristin Chaney, 601.635.6301 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 301. Her e-mail address is