Head Coach Jeremy Haworth
Jeremy Haworth was named Mississippi College head baseball coach on Saturday, May 30, 2015.
In 2019, the Choctaws made its third straight Gulf South Conference appearance under Haworth's tutelage and ninth in program history. Seven Choctaws earned All-GSC honors, including Blaine Crim, who was named the conference's Player of the Year. Crim also notched three, all-South region honors and his second Google Cloud Academic All-American accolade. Crim later became the second player in school history to be selected in the MLB draft by the Texas Rangers in the 19th round. He, Chris Crosby and Ryan Lane finished ranked among the career leaders in the Choctaw record book.
Haworth led the Choctaws to the Gulf South Conference Championship in 2018 and earned a berth in the NCAA Division II South Regional for the first time in program history. The 2018 squad set the school record for innings pitched with 444.2 and 387 strikeouts.
Grant Barber, Blaine Crim, Billy Cameron and Kyle Smith were named to the All-GSC Team while Cameron and Crim received GSC All-Tournament Team with Crim being named the Most Outstanding Player for the Tournament.
Crim also received ABCA/Rawlings and D2CCA All-South Region Team, while he and Cameron were named NCBWA All-South Region Honorable Mentions.
In the classroom, Barber, Crim and Smith were named to the 2018 GSC All-Academic Team while 19 Choctaws were named to the GSC Academic Honor Roll. Crim was also selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-American Team.
In just his second season at the helm of the baseball program, Haworth led the Choctaws to their first postseason action since 2012 and its first GSC Tournament berth since 1996. MC compiled a 20-28 record and 15-17 in the GSC action.
The Choctaws placed four players on the All-GSC Team with Grant Barber and Hunter Wilson logging All-GSC First Team accolades while Casey Echols and Kyle Smith were tabbed All-GSC Second Team.
In his first season at MC, Haworth's Choctaws posted a 17-30 record and 7-25 in conference play.
Haworth comes to MC after a four-year stint as the head coach at Ouachita Baptist in Arkadelphia, Ark. While at OBU, a member of NCAA Division II and the Great American Conference, he compiled a record of 102-96-1 (.515) with a 57-50 (.533) mark in league play.
In 2015, Haworth led the Tigers to a 24-18 mark and a #2 seed in the GAC Tournament. For his efforts, he was named the Great American Conference Coach of the Year. OBU finished the season ranked 2nd in the league in ERA (3.79) and fielding percentage (.968). They were also 4th in the conference with a team batting average of .300.
Over his tenure, Haworth coached 17 All-GAC selections and had three GAC Pitchers of the Year (Davis Ward (2013 & 2014) and Connor Eller (2015)). Ward and Keegan Ghidotti were selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.
In four seasons, Haworth led the Tigers to the GAC Tournament on three occasions, including advancing to the championship game in 2012. He coached eight all-tournament selections, including a season-high five in 2012.
Before his time at Ouachita, Haworth served as an assistant coach at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock after a stint as a student assistant coach at UALR. Under his instruction, the Little Rock team batting average improved 14 points over the previous season and the Trojans posted the program's highest win total since 2003.
Before becoming a coach, Haworth was a standout on the Ouachita Baptist baseball team. He accumulated numerous awards during his playing career at OBU, including 2006 Second Team and 2007 First Team All-Gulf South Conference honors. He was also named the GSC West Division Player of the Year and was a Rawlings/ABCA NCAA Division II All-American in 2007.
A four-time GSC Player of the Week selection, he became the first player in GSC history to be named pitcher of the week and player of the week in the same week. He was also named Ouachita's most outstanding athlete each of his two seasons with the Tigers.
A product of Edmond Santa Fe High School, he began his collegiate career at Connors State College where he led the Cowboys to a regional championship and an appearance in the NJCAA College World Series.
In 2005, he moved on to Ouachita Baptist to finish out his college career and helped the Tigers to a 2007 GSC West Division Championship and a berth in the NCAA Division II Regionals.
Prior to joining the UALR coaching staff, Haworth served as an assistant coach for the Hot Springs Lakeside American Legion baseball team, leading them to an AA State Championship and a 20-10-1 record in 2008.
He also previously worked as the assistant coach for the Edmond Santa Fe American Legion team, helping guide them to a third-consecutive AAA State title and a record of 38-10 in 2005. He also served as the co-head coach of the Edmond Santa Fe High School freshmen squad in 2005. That year's team finished the season with a record of 24-2.
Haworth graduated from UALR in 2009 with a degree in health and exercise science.
He and his wife Emily have two daughters.