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Coastal Alabama Community College Names Brent Shelton as Head Baseball Coach of the Sun Chiefs

Aug 26th, 2021 Featured

BAY MINETTE, Ala. - Coastal Alabama Community College Athletic Director, Daniel Head, announced Friday the appointment of Brent Shelton as Coastal Alabama Sun Chiefs head baseball coach.

"We are excited about having Brent Shelton on board to lead the Sun Chief baseball program,” said Head. “He has a very impressive background in baseball, having coached in High School, Junior College, and Division 1 levels along with experience as a professional baseball scout."

Prior to joining Coastal Alabama Community College, he was a scout for the Minnesota Twins Baseball Franchise in the North/Central Florida region. While scouting for the Twins, Shelton signed Nick Gordon, an MLB 1st round draft pick in 2014, and Brian Navaretto, who made his MLB debut last season for the Miami Marlins.

Shelton is a former assistant baseball coach for the University of Southern Mississippi. While coaching there, several student-athletes received academic All-American and All-Conference honors, as well as, first- and second-team All-CUSA athletic honors. 

“I am excited for the opportunity to lead the Sun Chiefs baseball program into a new era that will continue our long tradition of excellence,” said Shelton. “I believe a lot of the pieces are in place for this program to compete for conference, state, and national championships.”

The Sun Chiefs open up their 2021 Fall season on September 10th at Bishop State Community College.