Upton named Brookhaven Academy baseball coach

Published 12:01 am Sunday, May 26, 2019



NATCHEZ — Natchez native and Cathedral graduate Caleb Upton has been named head baseball coach at Brookhaven Academy.

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The Cougars are coming off back-to-back MAIS AA baseball championships.

“I am very excited about taking over at Brookhaven Academy,” Upton said. “I am stepping into a great storied program in a great community with great people. The baseball program has experienced a lot of success in the past couple years, and I am hoping to continue that trend in the upcoming seasons.”

Upton, 25, recently completed his second season as a graduate assistant coach for Hinds Community College, working as a catcher’s coach and assistant batting coach. Upton also worked in the Sports Information Department at Hinds Community College.

Upton graduated from Mississippi College in 2017 with a degree in mathematics. He also has an associate’s degree from Hinds Community College in education he earned in 2014.

After playing baseball for the Mississippi College Choctaws, Upton said he stayed on as a volunteer assistant coach for head coach Jeremy Haworth for a year.