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Fireside Chat – June 24, 2019 – Director of Athletics, Mike Kinnison

Joining President LaForge is Mike Kinnison, Director of Athletics at Delta State.

For 26 years, Mike Kinnison served as coach of the Statesmen baseball. Coach Kinnison was tapped as the sixth Athletic Director in Delta State’s history in November, taking over for Dr. Ronnie Mayers, and continued to coach the Statesmen in the 2019 season. Earlier this month, he made the decision to move forward with his athletic director responsibilities full-time. Let’s reflect on Coach Kinnison’s illustrious career as the skipper for the DSU baseball program.

  • In his 23 seasons as a head coach, Coach Kinnison guided the Statesmen to the 2004 NCAA Division II national title, six College World Series appearances, six NCAA South/South Central Regional championships, and eight Gulf South Conference titles.
  • In 2004, he earned the ABCA “National Coach of the Year” award after leading the Statesmen to the program’s first-ever NCAA Division II National Championship.
  • He has also been named the Gulf South Coach of the Year six times and appropriately named “Coach of the Decade” by the GSC in 2010.

In other news on campus, you still have time to register for summer session II. Registration closes next Tuesday, July 2.

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