William Carey’s Bobby Halford named Coach of the Year


Following the January 21st tornado in Hattiesburg, William Carey became the central focus of damage and destruction. Almost five months to the day, the resilient university is back to making headlines for its athletic dominance.
Yesterday, William Carey Head Baseball Coach Bobby Halford was named NAIA Coach of the Year. His 2017 Crusaders were one of his best teams yet, winning 45 games en route to their third all-time appearance in the Avista NAIA Baseball World Series.
Halfrod’s been the skipper at Carey for 32 years and ranks fourth amongst the league’s active coaches with more than 1100 wins.
This is the first time any head man of the Crusaders has won Coach of the Year. There are 181 member schools that field a baseball team in the NAIA.