Joining President LaForge is Baseball Coach Mike Kinnison.
This year was a stellar year for the Statesmen baseball team who claimed their 14th Gulf South Conference title, advanced through the NCAA Regionals in Cleveland and had the honor of being one of the teams in this year’s Division II College World Series. In addition, first baseman Zack Shannon and head coach Mike Kinnison were named the American Baseball Coaches Association and National Baseball Writer Association player and coach of the year. In all, five Statesmen earned the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-South Region honors.
This is the seventh GSC title under the leadership of Mike Kinnison, and the Statesmen claimed back-to-back tournament championships for the first time since 2003. They are the only GSC school to win back-to-back tournaments since 2000.