Coach Grant Barber will be coaching his second season for the Sox, and he has been a tremendous asset to have a young, energetic  and knowledgeable young coach leading our players.  Below are his stats and bio from his playing days while he was at D2 powerhouse Mississippi College.

2019
Started all 45 games…hit .300 on the season with 51 hits and 22 RBI…registered a season-high three hits three teams with the last coming against Valdosta State…had a season-best two RBI six times with the last coming against Delta State…posted 14 games with multiple hits.

2018
Assisted the Choctaws in winning the Gulf South Conference Championship and earn berth into the NCAA Division II South Regional…All-GSC Second Team…GSC All-Academic Team…GSC Honor Roll…started 50 games with a .316 batting average and .403 on-base percentage…recorded a season-high, four-hit performance twice…posted a season-best, four, three-RBI efforts…notched 18 multiple hit efforts and nine multi-RBI performances.

2017
All-GSC First Team…only player to start all 48 games for the Choctaws…hit .297 on the season…totaled 46 hits, including four doubles and two triples…was 8-for-9 in stolen bases…tallied 23 RBI…posted 13 multiple hit efforts and five multiple RBI performances…recorded a season-high three hit outing against West Georgia and matched the mark against UAH…recorded a two RBI effort vs. Lindenwood and equaled the feat four times during the season with the last coming against West Florida in GSC Tournament.

BEFORE MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
played at UMS-Wright Preparatory for Kevin Raley…the 2016 AL.com Coastal Baseball Player of the Year…hit .458 his senior season with 32 stolen bases and 51 RBI…member of 2016 4A State Champion…three-time all-state and all-county selection…named R. E. Hanks Male Athlete of the Year at UMS-Wright…received captains award his final two years…member of National Honor Society and Headmaster’s List.

PERSONAL
son of Jana and Doug Barber… born on July 1, 1997.