Abiathar “Abby” Bishop – Coach / Basketball

  • A South High School and University of Southern Mississippi graduate and basketball star
  • Recruited to play basketball at USM while playing for the the US Marine Corp in an All-Navy tournament
  • Recognized as a Helms All-American in 1951 and 1952, inducted into USM Sports Hall of Fame
  • Coached basketball at St. George and St. Elizabeth for 35 years, winning two state championships
  • Won more than 70% of game coached
  • Coached two Roundball Classic Games at Civic Arena in the ’60’s

*Deceased  –  Acceptance and speech by Brett Bishop, Abby’s youngest son.