GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Athletic Director and head football coach Mike Justice said Gulfport has a lot to offer. Over the years Gulfport High School has developed one of the premier baseball programs in the state.
"We feel good about what we do at Gulfport and we feel like we can attract the very best people and we have," Justice stated.
He would introduce Nicholls State assistant baseball coach Jamie McMahon as the Admirals new head baseball coach.
Justice said, "We want to bring people in here that understand that and want to be a part of us and want to do what we want to do and we want them to bring their expertise here as coach McMahon will do and fit in to what we're doing here. And at this time if you'll come up a second."
Jamie McMahon said, "Me being in Mississippi I've always heard about Gulfport and me recruiting in the area the last 12 or 13 years, I've always had to go watch Gulfport play each year because they have always fielded good players."
McMahon, an 1993 Oak Grove High School graduate played on a state championship team that posted a 31 and 1 record.
He played junior college baseball at Meridian, college baseball at William Carey and coached at Meridian Community College,. He was an assistant under Jay Artigues at Pearl River Community College from 2002 until 2005 and took over as the Wildcats head coach from 2006 until 2010.
This past season he served as assistant coach at Nicholls State.
McMahon closed by saying, "There's a lot of talent, each year here at Gulfport. So, I'm just excited with the opportunity with the kids I know we have coming back, to try to help build this program a little bit higher."
Justice also announced that Brad Hodge is the new Fast Pitch Softball head coach and that Admirals assistant soccer coach, Henrik Madsen, takes over the head coaching duties.