Gazebo Gazette

The Long Beach School District is pleased to announce Connor Douglas as its new Head Varsity Baseball Coach.  Douglas was voted in unanimously by the school board tonight after Superintendent Dr. Jay Smith made his recommendation.

Coach Douglas has spent the last seven years as the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at 6A Warren Central High School where he compiled a 142-66 record and won the division championship in 2015 and 2016 while competing in the baseball power house 6A District 4 Division. In the five years prior to Coach Douglas taking the reins, the Vikings had managed to have only one winning season.  Douglas led Warren Central to playoff appearances in each of his years as head coach from 2013 to 2019.

In 2017, Coach Douglas was selected to coach the Crossroads Diamond Club 5A/6A All Star Team.  The Vicksburg Post also recognized Coach Douglas as Coach of the Year in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Coach Douglas was selected from 26 applicants who applied for the vacancy after Coach Shane Rutledge resigned to accept an administrative position within the school district.

“I was very pleased to have 26 high quality applicants, several of whom were already head coaches. Had we received 126 applications, Coach Douglas would have still been my selection,” said Dr. Smith.

“He is a class act, will be welcomed in the Long Beach community, his experience and love for coaching kids will be appreciated by myself, our school administration and our school board,” said Smith.