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Richy Harrelson, “The Bazooka from Iuka,” took on the role as head coach of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s baseball program beginning in 2016.

The 2018 season is his third as the Tigers’ commander-in-chief. Harrelson has won over 20 games during each of his initial two years in charge of a program that is on the verge of new heights upon the completion of the “Field of Dreams” stadium campaign.

Harrelson has instructed three Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State selections, including two-time selection Bailey Walker. Another All-State selection in Tucker Childers returns this year after hitting 10 home runs during his freshman campaign.

He also has a track record of placing student-athletes at the highest level of amateur baseball, including over the last two years Taylor Bobo at the University of Memphis (Tenn.) and Ryan Wesson at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Harrelson was alongside former Tigers headman and current athletic director Kent Farris for much of his success at Northeast, including in 2008 when the Tigers recorded a 32-18 record and finished as the MACJC North Division runner-up.

That team also qualified for the MACJC State Tournament and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 23 Tournament with Harrelson serving as pitching coach.

Following a successful first stint at Northeast, Harrelson accepted a position at the University of Southern Mississippi and guided them to their first-ever NCAA Super Regional in 2009 after downing host Georgia Tech to win the NCAA Atlanta Regional.