Steve Knight, was honored by the university in a reception hosted by William Carey president Dr. Tommy King.
"Well, it's the only place that I know as far as a coach so I feel like in all that I do, I represent this university and to be the first inductee from this school is an honor and hopefully they'll be many more," said Knight.
He is one of six people selected for induction in the 2015 class of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.
The Crusaders athletic director is the state's all-time winningest basketball coach at the same four-year institution with 590 wins.
Last season, Knight lead the Crusaders basketball team to a Southern States Athletic Conference championship with a 28-3 overall record.