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Former JPS High School Coach Earns National Recognition with Distinguished Service Award

November 9, 2022

Herman Sanders


Former Wingfield High School Basketball Coach Herman Sanders has been named the recipient of the 2022 National High School Athletic Association’s Distinguished Service Award. Sanders was well known for his success coaching basketball at Wingfield, where he guided the boys’ basketball team to six district championships and a South State Championship. The Falcons posted a record of 370-193 during his tenure as head coach.

During his coaching career, Sanders also served as the head coach for the South in the 2007 Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star Boys Basketball game. He was named assistant coach for Mississippi in the 2011 Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Boys Basketball game and the head coach for the Mississippi team in the 2012 Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Basketball game.

While at Wingfield from 1993 to 2016, Sanders served as assistant principal, athletic director, and as coach for football, track, and basketball.