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New State Director Announced

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New State Director Announced


For Immediate Release
April 11, 2017

Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102, or Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 104,

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Announces New State Director for Mississippi

Standout Football Player and Coach Bill Buckley Has Served FCA for 22 Years

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.orgSoutheast Central Region is announcing today that Bill Buckley has been named the state director for Mississippi.

Buckley was a record-setting wide receiver at Starkville High School and Mississippi State University. As a first-team All-SEC performer, he led the conference in receiving for two years. He was drafted by the New York Jets as the No. 7 receiver in the nation. After his football career, he served a 15-year tenure as a high school and college coach.

An FCA staff member for 22 years serving in three different Mississippi districts, Buckley has been a football chaplain since 2005, most recently at Mississippi State University. He is also a writer and speaker with a passion for Mississippi coaches and athletes. Buckley’s own story as a prodigal son is one of the redemptive power and the love of Christ.

Buckley is married to Mary Parker Buckley, an accomplished Mississippi artist, and they have three children and 11 grandchildren.

The Southeast Central Region, under the guidance of Vice President of Field Ministry Del Wright, includes Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. Buckley is the fourth state director for FCA in Mississippi history, serving after Gary Beets, Bill Buckner and Josh Gilreath.

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To interview a representative from Fellowship of Christian Athletes, contact Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102, or Beth Harrison at 610-584-1096, ext. 104,