PA’s Gaspard resigns Alabama post

Published 7:29 pm Monday, May 30, 2016

Port Arthur native Mitch Gaspard on Monday resigned as head baseball coach at Alabama after seven seasons.

Gaspard, who turned 51 on Thursday, built a 234-193 record with the Crimson Tide, including a 32-26 mark this season. Four times Gaspard took Alabama to an NCAA regional, one of those times resulting in a Super Regional in 2010.

Alabama missed a berth in the NCAA tournament this season, but defeated then-No. 8 Ole Miss in three games in April.

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Gaspard graduated from Thomas Jefferson High and played at LSU and the University of Houston before earning his bachelor’s degree from what is now Louisiana-Lafayette in 1988. He was an assistant at Louisiana, Northwestern State and Alabama before becoming NSU head coach from 2002-07 and returning to Alabama as an assistant. He became the Tide’s head coach in September 2009.

— I.C. Murrell

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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