2019 Inside Baseball Coaches Clinic Features UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI Coach Chad Caillet
Over a decade, Chad Caillet not only has helped mine prospects for the Southern Miss baseball program, but also polished their offensive and defensive skills once they've arrived.
Chad Caillet, who enters his 11th season as Associate Head Coach in the Southern Miss baseball program, serves as the team's recruiting coordinator while also working with the Golden Eagles' offense and infield defense. In 11 seasons at Southern Miss, the Golden Eagles have played in six NCAA Regionals, one NCAA Super Regional and the 2009 College World Series. This past year, after the team registered a school-record 50 victories en route to leading Conference USA in almost every offensive category, Caillet earned the C-USA Assistant Coach of the Year award.
Caillet, who came to Southern Miss after a brief stint at McNeese State, was an assistant at Southeastern Louisiana University for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. Prior to SLU, Caillet spent four years at Meridian Community College, including one season as its head coach. Other coaching stops included a year at both Mississippi College and Millsaps College after he broke into the coaching ranks with a year-long stint at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Caillet also coached two summers in the Cotton States League, including leading the Meridian Marauders to the league championship as manager.
As a player, Caillet was an all-district infielder at Hahnville (La.) High and went on to play for Copiah-Lincoln, before finishing his career at Southern Miss as an infielder under Coach Hill Denson. He earned both his bachelor's degree (1998) and his master's degree (2000) from Southern Miss. Caillet is married to the former Jessica Compretta of Bay St. Louis, Miss., and they have a daughter, Carsyn, and a son, Coby.
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