buddy turnage - 17u American coach


Buddy Turnage is returning for his 3rd year coaching with the East Coast Sox.

In 2 years as a High School assistant coach and nine years as a High School head coach (current overall record 168-111, 60% winning percentage), the teams won two district championships, made two semifinal appearances, and broke school records for single season wins with 24 (Chalmette) and 28 (Belle Chasse). I was named District Coach of the Year twice, St. Bernard Parish Coach of the Year twice, Westbank Coach of the Year, and 4A Louisiana State Coach of the Year. In my seven years as the pitching coach at Loyola University of New Orleans, I led the pitching staff to 5 out of the 6 lowest ERAs in school history, while breaking the school record for wins with 35. During my tenure, I was part of two out of the three winning records since the program started up again in 1991.

In 10 years as a High School assistant football coach, the teams I coached won three district championships, had a 10-0 and 9-1 regular season, and won a State Championship.

In 2 years as a High School assistant basketball coach, the team went from 6 wins in year one to 18 wins in year two.

Colleges Players (I coached) have signed with:

  • Nicholls State
  • Pearl River Community College
  • Wallace of Dothan Community College
  • Delgado Community College
  • Baton Rouge Community College
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Tennessee Tech
  • Belhaven
  • LSU – A
  • William Carey
  • Louisiana College
  • Loyola University
  • University of Tampa
  • Mississippi State University
  • Nunez Community College
  • Brescia University
  • Co-Lin Community College
  • Centenary College

MLB Organizations Players (I coached) have been drafted by:

  • St. Louis Cardinals – David Lindsey
  • San Diego Padres – Luis Anguizola
  • Seattle Mariners – Nick Thurman
  • San Francisco Giants – Craig Westcott
  • Los Angeles Angels – Nick Flair
  • Minnesota Twins – Austin Barrios


Cincinnati Bengals – James Wright

Green Bay Packers/Indianapolis Colts/Washington Football Team/Arizona Cardinals – Jeremy Vujnovich