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Rudolph Sellers
Hometown: Ellisville, MS
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Coach Rudolph Sellers was an outstanding championship basketball coach at Hub (Columbia), Broome (Lucedale), Home (Wiggins), Lucedale, and George County High Schools. His full name is Louie “Rudolph” Sellers who is a native of Ellisville and a graduate of Ellisville AHS in 1950. He received his higher education degrees from Jones Junior College and Southern Miss and launched his 38-year coaching career in 1957. He coached boys & girls basketball at Hub, Broome, and Home for 3 seasons before taking a year off and then returned to coaching in 1961 at George County High as the school’s first girls basketball coach. Coach Sellers guided the Lady Rebels hoops squad to 6 division titles, 2 state runner-up finishes (1979 & 1980), and the 1976 Class 2A state championship. His boys squads won 3 consecutive division titles and 42 consecutive division games from 1986 to 1988 with appearances in the state tournament in 1988 & 1991. He coached the 1990-91 boys team to a record of 31-4 and a top ten finish in the state. His girls teams compiled a record of 502-301 while his boys teams were 231-162 for an overall total of 733 wins and 463 losses for a 61% winning mark. From 1958 to 1993, his Rebel hoops teams captured 63 invitational tournament championships. He paced his teams to 20 or more wins in 14 seasons and 30 or more victories in 5 seasons. His teams captured 14 division titles and advanced to the state tournament on 14 occasions. Coach Sellers coached All-State performer Janice Lawrence who played at Louisiana Tech and was MVP of the U.S. gold medal team in the 1984 Summer Olympics. He also coached Eric Moulds who played football for Mississippi State and the Buffalo Bills. He was named coach of the year in the division or conference 12 times and served as South All-Star coach in 1976. He penned articles about free throw shooting and the press offense for The Coaching Clinic in 1977 and was listed in the 1988-89 First Edition Who’s Who of American High School Basketball Coaches He is a longtime member of the MAC who served as President of the Gulf Coast Conference and was a member of the MAE-NEA and the National Federation (NFICA).