The Ron Polk Ring of Honor welcomed three new members Saturday, March 27th, as Eric DuBose, Paul E. Gregory and Bobby Thigpen were inducted at Adkerson Plaza of Dudy Noble Field.
State’s career leader in strikeouts, the first head coach to lead the program to the College World Series and one of the best two-way players to wear the maroon and white all took their place among the programs most noteworthy in the Ring Honor, named after Coach Polk.
The Ring of Honor is named after legendary head coach Ron Polk, who served as the head coach at Mississippi State from 1976-97 and again from 2002-08. Affectionately referred to as the Godfather of Southeastern Conference baseball, Polk served 31 years as head coach in the conference, adding a stint at the University of Georgia (2000-01). The architect of five SEC championship teams and five SEC Tournament-title winning squads, Polk was a four-time SEC Coach of the Year and two-time national Coach of the Year honoree.
See the footage of the ceremony right here. Video is courtesy of Hail State Athletics.