The JCJC Cecil Cooley Memorial Baseball Scholarship awarded to Mason Strickland
Written By: Teresa McCreery
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Date Submitted: 2015-09-30 12:55:26
Strickland is the middle son of Mike and Angela Strickland who said they were glad Mason was able to receive this baseball scholarship at Jones.
“It's Cecil's way of saying, ‘I'm still here!’” said Mike Strickland. “Cecil recognized Mason’s baseball talents early on and looked forward to watching him play at JCJC.”
Coach Ostrander said Cooley could be found in many baseball parks in the Pine Belt. He said Cooley knew the players and supported all of them. Eloise Cooley shared her husband loved baseball and Jones.
The Cooley’s were married 51-years and have two sons, Steve, who coaches baseball for Sumrall High School and Jason, is a business instructor for Co-Lin Community College. The 78-year old, Cecil Cooley succumbed to pancreatic cancer in March 2015.