After 15 years, 305 wins, 165 losses, 9 trips to the state playoffs, 7 district championships and one state title, Biloxi baseball coach Chuck Butler was fired. His 2002 Indians compiled 12 wins and 10 losses, 5 and 3 in the Division 8-5A ranks before he was asked to leave.
Butler took over the Indians baseball program in 1987 and brought them instant success, but in recent years Biloxi's baseball fortunes haven't been as successful. Insiders said parents weren't satisfied and wanted the administration to make a coaching change.
Assistant coach Kevin Burdine was named interim head coach. Kevin played both football and baseball for the Biloxi Indians in high school and was named 1982 Most Valuable Player for Biloxi's baseball team and named Most Valuable Offensive Back in the Shrimp Bowl.
He attended Tulane University on an athletic scholarship. He graduated from Tulane and earned a bachelor of science degree in secondary education at Southern Miss. He coached football and baseball at Mercy Cross High School and was the Crusaders head baseball coach in 1993. He's been serving as Butler's assistant coach for 9 years.