Coach Farris Talks Baseball
Today’s guest speaker at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum’s “Our Love Affair with Baseball” luncheon was Coach Cooper Farris.
Farris is originally from Corinth, Mississippi but moved to the Coast when his father took a coaching job with MGCCC. Farris played baseball at Gulf Coast and Delta State as a young man before eventually following in his father’s footsteps as the head coach of the Bulldogs baseball team.
Farris went on to lead the Bulldogs to 698 wins, 15 JUCO South State titles, two state championships and a trip to the 1991 NJCAA World Series. “It’s a love affair, you know. Everyone on the Coast is, there’s not a lot of people I know that don’t like baseball. Everyone’s coached it or played it in little league. Everyone has an opinion about it. That’s what makes this sport so great,” said Coach Farris.
WXXV is a proud sponsor of the luncheon.
One of next week’s guests is one of Farris’ former players, Major League All-Star Matt Lawton.