Former Southern Miss Slugger Now Volunteer Assistant at Gulfport
From a familiar face to a new one in the Gulfport baseball program, former Southern Miss slugger Chase Scott is now a member of the Admirals coaching staff.
The one they call ‘Squirrel’ says he got on the team in August as a volunteer assistant. After playing his final game with Southern Miss at the Tallahassee Regional back in June, Scott was unable to land any kind of free agent opportunity in the minor leagues.
Determined not to let his veteran knowledge of the game go to waste, the once Golden Eagle utility man decided to impart some wisdom on the next generation to keep baseball at the forefront. “I thought things were going to work out, but they ended up not. I was kind of disappointed, but I turned the page and I enjoy coaching now. I know too much about the game not to share it with the kids coming up now. Played my first game at three and then ended at 23. So, I really couldn’t,” said Scott.
Scott hit 11 homeruns during his two years in Hattiesburg and led the Golden Eagles in hit by pitches with 13 as a senior.