PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - When the Resurrection High School baseball team hits the playing field in 2017, the Eagles will have a new-look from the roster to the playing field.
In May former Pascagoula head baseball coach Johnny Olsen was named the new baseball coach at Resurrection High School.
He says when the Eagles open the 2017 high school season, they will be playing on a new field. The new baseball facility along with a softball complex is under construction.
Olsen said, "We raised some money. The city put some money into it and Steve Jordan who owns Turf Masters has really stepped up and he's responsible for most of this."
Olsen replaced Stan Hatcher in May and while Resurrection has cracked the playoffs the last two seasons, Olsen is ready to pump it up and cultivate more success on the diamond.
"Baseball has been real close and we just want to take it a step up."
Resurrection athletic director Dennis Dobbs says Olsen has been on his radar for a long time, ever since Johnny stepped down at Pascagoula in 2010..after claiming 562 wins in 26 seasons.
Dobbs said, "I know that he's got quality plans and quality ethics and the kids really love him. He has developed so many ball players in this area that have gone on to great things and we're just blessed to have him."
Olsen hopes to have Resurrection chasing a Class 1A state baseball title in the near future, much like the football, volleyball and soccer teams have done in recent years.