Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has athletic facilities better than any community college in the state of Mississippi. The school is committed to providing the best support for its student-athletes, as evidenced by plans for a new basketball arena and the King Center, which opened in 2016.
The Weathers/Wentzell Center opened in 1957 and been the home of teams that have won 16 state championships, six region crowns and one national title.
The Weathers/Wentzell Center will be renovated in 2018, with a new facade to better integrate the building in the campus' architecture and a new entrance foyer to better greet players, coaches and fans.
MGCCC expects to build a new basketball arena in the next three years. It will be across the street from the King Center and the Athletic Performance Facility, along a new campus entrance road from U.S. 49.
The King Center contains the MGCCC Athletic Department offices. Classrooms are used by the entire student body, and all sports take advantage of the spacious Encore Rehabilitation/Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists Training Facility.
The training facility has the latest rehabilitation technology to treat bumps and bruises and get players back on the field quickly and safely.
There are multiple taping tables to get players ready for games and practices.
Eight different treatment tables are available for rehabilitation.
A cold tub helps rejuvenate bodies and get players ready for the next practice.
The Athletic Performance Facility has all the best equipment to get our student-athletes ready to play.
Strength training, injury prevention and speed development are goals of the MGCCC weight program.
Gulf Coast's core beliefs are developed from the ground up.