Coach Rebecca Tillman has coached middle school girls and boys basketball, helped
establish the middle school softball conference on the coast, and currently serve as the
Head Coach for the high school softball and volleyball teams.
Coach Tillman has over 18 years of experience coaching the Lady Bearcat Teams. She
has led these teams to five State Championship appearances, as well as winning
numerous District and South State Championships.
While attending MGCCC, Tillman played basketball and softball where she received the
All Conference Award two years in a row. She continued her education at the
University of Southern Mississippi and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree. In 2007,
she graduated from William Carey College with a Masters in Education.
Rebecca Tillman is married to Donald Tillman Jr. from Long Beach, MS. Together they have two
sons, Colton and Brendon Tillman, and two daughters, Payton and Jordon Tillman.
Assistant Volleyball Coach
Melanie Hymel is in her 19th year of coaching and teaching, currently serving as a Special Education Teacher at Harper McCaughnElementary and as Long Beach High School’s Head Bowling Coach and Assistant Volleyball Coach.
For the last 12 years, Coach Hymel has also served as the JV Volleyball and Varsity Assistant Coach, with recent varsity teams making annual playoff appearances and making it as far as South State in 2019 and 2020.