Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Famer
Mike McIntyre of Wesson is a new member of the Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame.
McIntyre is a 1967 graduate of Co-Lin where he was outstanding in football and track. An All-State offensive guard for two years, he was named to the Mississippi Junior College All-Star Football Team and was a starter for the South All-State Team.
In track and field, he was an All-State medalist in discus and shot put and a member of the 1966 State Runners-Up team and 1967 State Championship team. He competed in the Senior Adult division of the State Games of Mississippi and earned multiple medals in discus and shot put from 1993-2007 when he was a gold medalist in both events.
McIntyre received his B.S. and MBA from the University of Southern Mississippi. He completed additional studies at USM, Mississippi College, Memphis State University, University of Utah, University of South Carolina, and University of Texas-Arlington.
McIntyre served as chair of the Business Division at Co-Lin and was an economics instructor for 42 years. McIntyre also served as advisor for Co-Lin’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, in which his students won 67 state awards and 18 national awards, including four National Championships. He was inducted into the Phi Beta Lambda Hall of Fame in 2014.
He coached men’s and women’s tennis at Co-Lin for 38 years and was a certified USPTR Tennis Teaching Professional. McIntyre was named MACJC Coach of the Year seven times and NJCAA Region 23 Coach of the Year four times. His career dual match record stands at 458–105, and his teams won seven state championships, 15 runner-up finishes, had 66 individual state and 59 individual NJCAA Championships, with over a dozen teams ranked in the National Top 25.
Named Mississippi Association of Coaches Coach of the Year in 1986, 1989, and 1990, McIntyre received the MACJC Leadership and Service award in 1991. He is a former president of the MACJC Tennis Coaches Association and member of the NJCAA Region 23 executive board. He also served as MACJC State President and Tournament Director from 1985-1990. McIntyre was inducted into the Co-Lin Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.
McIntyre and his wife Diane have one son, Michael, Jr. (Amy), and one granddaughter, Kylie Grace..