November 12th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

An already remarkable career on the diamond added another chapter on Monday, Nov. 12, as Delta State University President William N. LaForge tapped Statesman baseball head coach Mike Kinnison to lead the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Kinnison, the sixth director of athletics in the school’s history, replaces Ronnie Mayers, who is retiring on Dec. 31 after 42 years of service to the Statesmen and Lady Statesmen. In his 22 seasons as head coach, Kinnison has guided the Statesmen to the 2004 NCAA Division II national title, six College World Series appearances (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2017), 14 NCAA South Regional appearances (1999-2005, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018), 11 GSC Western Division titles (1997-2005, 2007-2008), six NCAA South/South Central Regional championships and seven Gulf South Conference titles. – Read More.

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