Museum Moments at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany on Thursday, March 15, will feature the author and the principal character of the book “Cactus Jack: Against All Odds.”
This interesting story will be told by writer Walter D. Hubbard of New Albany, with an appearance by the main character of his book, his father-in-law, Jack Carlisle. Carlisle, also of New Albany, is a winning coach with a tremendous amount of grit and determination. Selection to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame is only one of the many honors he accumulated during his career as a teacher and coach.
The story is about Coach Carlisle’s distinguished 61 year teaching career, his Mississippi high school football record of 262-70 and 17, as well as the “number of hearts he changed along the way.“ Stories and testimonials illustrate how players took their sweat equity with them long after old-school football.
The public is invited. A light lunch provided by New Albany Garden Club will be served beginning at 11:30. The program will begin at noon.
For more about Cactus Jack Carlisle: http://nanewsweb.com/cactus-jack/
Jill N. Smith
Union County Heritage Museum
114 Cleveland Street
New Albany, Mississippi 38652