Jack Cressend – Founder / CEO

Jack Cressend founded the Knights program in 2007 and  is the Owner/CEO of Knights Knation Baseball. He oversees all aspects of the Knights program and is an incredible resource to Knights players and families. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program after spending the last 27 years as a player, coach…

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Mike Sepcich- Director of Program Development

Mike Sepcich has been an integral member of the Knights’ program for the past 7-years, serving not only as a head coach in our high school program but also assisting with various aspects of the Knights day-to-day operations and program development.  He works closely with Knights’ President Jack Cressend. Mike has more than 20 years…

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George Lampard – Program Advisor

George Lampard is a 1993 graduate of Mandeville High School where he helped lead the baseball team to three district championships. He made All-District and All-Parish his junior and senior years. He played baseball for Loyola University for two years and graduated in 1997. He began coaching with the Knights youth program in 2014 and…

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Chip Wade – Program Advisor

Chip Wade joined the Knights program in 2020 as a program advisory and coach. He will oversee the growth of the North Mississippi market and contribute to the growth of the program overall through region. Chip has known Jack Cressend since 1995 when the two played together for the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod…

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Wes Carr- Program Advisor

Wes Carr is a 1992 graduate of Mandeville High School and was a 5 year letterman in baseball and basketball. In 1997, he graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in Kinesiology. Prior to his first year in college, he began coaching youth baseball along side Coach Jimmy McCarthy.  He joined the coaching staff…

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Chad Durbin- Program Advisor

Chad Durbin played professionally for 19 years including 11 years in Major League Baseball  for the Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers , Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies. The highlight of Durbin’s career came in 2008 when he was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies who won the World Series. Durbin attended Woodlawn High School, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was drafted by the Kansas City…

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