The Bad Boy’s Top 10 list of 2011 local sports stories

The Bad Boy’s Top 10 Grand Strand sports stories from 2011, along with Honorable Mentions:

HM:    Waccamaw Coach / Surfside resident James Brown rides his bicycle over 1200 miles from Waco, TX to Surfside over 3 weeks to raise over $15,000 for the Ashley G Foundation (one of his former State Champion tennis players at Waccamaw HS, who passed away from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2008)…

HM:    FCS Senior Scout Bowl moves from Upstate NY to Myrtle Beach, which the North wins over former CCU Coach David Bennett-led South squad 7-3…

HM:    Surf & Turf Kickoff Classic announced that will bring National Prep FB powers to MB Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium for next six years…

HM:    John Trussell steps down as NMB Basketball Coach, replaced by Frank Moorhead…

HM:    Socastee football wins first home playoff game in school history over Berkeley…

HM:    David Bennett goes Viral with his “Cats & Dogs” Rant…

#10:    Billy Hurston steps down as the only Head FB Coach ever at St. James, replaced by highly successful coach from Virginia Mark Fischer…

#9:    Coastal Carolina baseball plays AL Champion Texas Rangers in MB…

#8:    Conway’s Chuck Jordan serves as Head Coach of SC Shrine Bowl team…

#7:    Coastal Carolina basketball wins BSC Regular Season, hosts Conference Tournament & goes to the NIT for second straight year…

#6:    St. James Sharks win first Baseball State Championship battling elimination for three straight weeks…

#5:    Myrtle Beach Girls basketball wins 2nd Straight State Championship, 3 Sr’s all sign with Coastal Carolina…

#4:    Coastal Carolina basketball upsets LSU & Clemson within same week…

#3:    MBHS football State Championship game streak ends at 3 in a row, while they end eventual AAAA State Champ Byrnes’s 70-game home winning streak…

#2:    Coastal Carolina basketball NCAA investigation of Desmond Holloway, fight & dismissal of Mike Holmes & ACL injury to Kierre Greenwood derails a special season and the nation’s longest 22-game winning streak…

#1:    Coastal Carolina shockingly fires David Bennett after 7-4 season, hires former CEO of TD Ameritrade Joe Moglia as his replacement.

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