William Carey
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BobbyHalford
Head Coach
28th Season
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).
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bobby Halford
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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
21
61.8 %
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1995
47
16
74.6 %
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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
63.2 %
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2000
36
21
63.2 %
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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 =

 
 
 
 
Roster
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
2Sean HodgesJR2B/SSR/R5-11185Vancleave, MS
3Richard HensarlingFROFL/R6-2175Lafayette, LA
4J.C. CassidyJRSSR/R5-10170Ocean Springs, MS
5Tyler BonaventureJR2BR/R5-11185Brusley, LA
6Harrison FosterFRCR/R6-1200Birmingham, AL
7Tre KeyesJROFL/L5-10180Raleigh, MS
10Clint AmbroschJRCR/R6-1190Clarksville, TN
11Casey WellsJRPR/R6-1180Laurel, MS
12Alex LahaskySR3BL/R5-10175Overland Park, KS
13Daniel MargheimJRPR/R6-2175Alexandria, LA
14Cody DeckwaJRPR/R6-1205Slidell, LA
15Scott FabreJROFR/R6-1215Lafitte, LA
16Brandon JonesSRPR/R5-11180Leroy, AL
17Cade LeblancJR1B/PL/L6-2215Baker, LA
18Josh WoodJRPR/R6-4230Kenner, LA
19J.D. LittleSOP/1BL/L6-5230Destin, FL
20D.J. JohnsonSOIF/OFR/R5-10170Mobile, AL
21Michael CoelhoSOPR/R6-0185Niceville, FL
22Vito PernaJRRHPR/R6-5235Laurel, MS
23Nick LoweFRCR/R6-0190Satsuma, AL
24Landon BristerJRPR/R5-11170Houston, MS
26Aaron BradyJROFR/R5-10175Ellisville, MS
27Miguel QuezadaSR3BR/R6-0180Santiago, Dominican Republic
28Jeremy FergusonJROFL/L5-11170Ponotoc, MS
29Carlos CastroSR1BR/R6-2210Carolina, Puerto Rico
30Chris HannigJR3BR/R5-11205Tuscaloosa, AL
31Cullen BabinSRPR/R5-11180Houma, LA
32Hunter PhillipsJRPR/R6-0200Niceville, FL
33Mitch BohonSR1B/3BR/R6-2220West Point, MS
34Logan CliftonFR2B/SSR/R6-0180Satsuma, AL
36Simon RyalsFRPR/R6-1175Sumrall, MS
37Jake FabreSRPR/R5-11175Houma, LA
38Connor OlivIerFRPR/R6-0180LaCombe, LA
39Jackson PoseyJRP/3BR/R6-4220Sumrall, MS
40Aaron HarwellFR3BR/R6-2190Semmes, AL
Bobby Halford - Head Coach - 28th season
Ben Smith - Assistant Coach - 5th season
Matt Carter - Grad Assistant - 3rd season
 
 
Baseball
Overall Conf. Streak
36-23 19-11 Lost 2
 
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