Bobby Halford Photo

1 Bobby Halford

Head Coach 28th season

Bio

Head coach Bobby Halford is entering his 27th season as the skipper of Crusader baseball.
 

Last season the Crusaders went 31-27, finished as runner-up in the SSAC Tournament, and advanced to the opening round of the 2012 NAIA National Tournament.
   

After a standout prep career at Meridian High, Halford arrived on the Carey campus in the fall of 1971 and roamed the outfields for Crusaders for four season playing for legendary Crusader coaches John O'Keefe and John Stephenson.
   
In 1976-77, Halford joined the Carey coaching staff as an assistant coach under Stephenson for baseball and became the first head coach of the women's basketball program. Halford roamed the sidelines for 10 seasons going 152-112 and led the Lady Crusaders to the 1982-83 GCAC championship.  Three former players, Wanda Ard, Kathy Swilley, and Tommie Beasley, moved on to play professional basketball in the Women's American Basketball Association.
   
Halford served as the assistant baseball coach for eight seasons. During his time as an assistant the Crusaders won three GCAC championships, captured the 1978 NAIA regional tournament and advanced to the 1978 NAIA World Series.
   
In 1986 Halford was named the head baseball coach and began to rewrite the Carey record books. Halford's Crusaders have captured 16 GCAC championships, 6 NAIA District 30 Championships and participated in 17 NAIA Regional Tournaments. Eight times Halford has been named GCAC Coach of the Year. Twice the Crusaders have advanced to the Opening Round of the NAIA National Tournament. Over 35 former players have moved on to pro ball and several have moved into the coaching ranks.
   
Halford completed his undergraduate degree in education from William Carey in 1976 and finished his master's degree in education in 1977.
   
During his time at WCU Halford has served as Athletic Director from 1984-1987 and he currently serves as an instructor in the department of education.
   
Halford has been married to his wife Kathy for 35 years, and they have four daughters (Kelly-33, Brittany-31, Leslie-24, and Lori-22) and three grandchildren (Allie-5, Ava Katherine-2, and Emily-1).
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1986
34
22
60.7 %
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1987
30
17
63.8 %
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1988
25
23
52.1 %
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1989
27
21
56.3 %
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1990
39
12
76.5 %
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1991
29
20
59.2 %
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1992
38
13
74.5 %
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1993
38
20
65.5 %
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1994
34
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61.8 %
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1995
47
16
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1996
34
17
66.7 %
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1997
43
19
69.4 %
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1998
38
21
64.4 %
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1999
36
21
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2000
36
21
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2001
38
23
62.3 %
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2002
31
23
57.4 %
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2003
29
19
60.4 %
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2004
43
18
70.5 %
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2005
32
25
56.1 %
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2006
32
23
58.2 %
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2007
29
29
50.0 %
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2008
36
22
62.1 %
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2009
36
22
62.1 %
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2010
31
27
53.4 %
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2011
31
27
53.4 %
Overall
 
 
 
 
1556
871
64.1 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NAIA National Champions &
NAIA World Series $
NAIA National Tournament !
District 30 Champions *
GCAC Champions %
GCAC Tournament Champions #
NAIA Regional Tournaments @
GCAC Regular Season Champions ^
Southern States Atheltic Conference Runner-Up =

2013 Baseball Roster
# Name Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown
2 Sean Hodges JR 2B/SS 5-11 185 Vancleave, MS
3 Richard Hensarling FR OF 6-2 175 Lafayette, LA
4 J.C. Cassidy JR SS 5-10 170 Ocean Springs, MS
5 Tyler Bonaventure JR 2B 5-11 185 Brusley, LA
6 Harrison Foster FR C 6-1 200 Birmingham, AL
7 Tre Keyes JR OF 5-10 180 Raleigh, MS
10 Clint Ambrosch JR C 6-1 190 Clarksville, TN
11 Casey Wells JR P 6-1 180 Laurel, MS
12 Alex Lahasky SR 3B 5-10 175 Overland Park, KS
13 Daniel Margheim JR P 6-2 175 Alexandria, LA
14 Cody Deckwa JR P 6-1 205 Slidell, LA
15 Scott Fabre JR OF 6-1 215 Lafitte, LA
16 Brandon Jones SR P 5-11 180 Leroy, AL
17 Cade Leblanc JR 1B/P 6-2 215 Baker, LA
18 Josh Wood JR P 6-4 230 Kenner, LA
19 J.D. Little SO P/1B 6-5 230 Destin, FL
20 D.J. Johnson SO IF/OF 5-10 170 Mobile, AL
21 Michael Coelho SO P 6-0 185 Niceville, FL
22 Vito Perna JR RHP 6-5 235 Laurel, MS
23 Nick Lowe FR C 6-0 190 Satsuma, AL
24 Landon Brister JR P 5-11 170 Houston, MS
26 Aaron Brady JR OF 5-10 175 Ellisville, MS
27 Miguel Quezada SR 3B 6-0 180 Santiago, Dominican Republic
28 Jeremy Ferguson JR OF 5-11 170 Ponotoc, MS
29 Carlos Castro SR 1B 6-2 210 Carolina, Puerto Rico
30 Chris Hannig JR 3B 5-11 205 Tuscaloosa, AL
31 Cullen Babin SR P 5-11 180 Houma, LA
32 Hunter Phillips JR P 6-0 200 Niceville, FL
33 Mitch Bohon SR 1B/3B 6-2 220 West Point, MS
34 Logan Clifton FR 2B/SS 6-0 180 Satsuma, AL
36 Simon Ryals FR P 6-1 175 Sumrall, MS
37 Jake Fabre SR P 5-11 175 Houma, LA
38 Connor OlivIer FR P 6-0 180 LaCombe, LA
39 Jackson Posey JR P/3B 6-4 220 Sumrall, MS
40 Aaron Harwell FR 3B 6-2 190 Semmes, AL

Coaching Staff

Bobby Halford Photo
Head Coach
28th season
Ben Smith Photo
Assistant Coach
5th season
Matt Carter Photo
Grad Assistant
3rd season