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1997 Alumnus of the Year - Tim Gray

Gray graduated from Jefferson College in 1980 with an Associate of Arts Degree. He received a Bachelor's degree in English/ Education from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas while continuing a collegiate basketball career that started at Jefferson under Mark Bernsen. After course work at Wichita State University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Gray earned a Master's degree from Webster University. He is currently working on a doctoral degree in Higher Education at St. Louis University.

Gray has been the head basketball coach at Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Missouri for the past 11 seasons. Since 1993, the Mineral Area Cardinals have been ranked in the top twenty in the nation five times, in the top ten three times, and won several regional and conference championships. Gray has been named Coach of the Year four times since 1990, and Region 16 Coach of the Year in 1997. His program has a 100 percent graduation rate, eight academic All-Americans, and three All-Americans.

From 1984-1995, Gray taught in the English department at both MAC and Central Methodist College. He has since become the Director of Student Activities at MAC.

Gray lives in Farmington, with his wife Kelley, a Festus native who also attended Jefferson College, and their five year-old son, Justin. He is involved in several community charities and organizations.

"I am very proud to be a graduate of Jefferson College. I was not a college athlete who was required to attend a community college because of poor grades, but I chose that route, and it was the best decision of my life. Both Northwest High School and Jefferson College provided me with an educational base for success second to none. I currently work at a community college partly because of my positive experiences at Jefferson."



 
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