This Black College Nines podcast features former Southern University baseball player and Major League outfielder Reginald D. Williams, named head baseball coach at Alcorn State University last month.
Williams will start a new chapter of Alcorn State baseball. The former Southern Jaguar baseball player was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1985 and spent four seasons with the organization before signing with the Cleveland Indians in 1988. The Dodgers’ Rookie of the Year in 1986 continued his playing career in the minor leagues with the Pirates in 1989, the Rangers in 1990, and four years in the Cincinnati Reds organization. He served as development coach for the Reds minor league Class A club, the Daytona Tortugas. Williams spent seven seasons in the Milwaukee Brewers’ farm system as a baserunning and outfield coordinator before coaching Class A Brevard County and Rookie Helena.
Coach William’s goal is to move the program forward by developing young men to strive for excellence on and off the field, get a college education, and build a championship program.
The podcast centers on Williams’ building the Braves into SWAC conference champions and leading Alcorn to the NCAA World Series in Omaha.