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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Jimmy McCarthy is a 1991 graduate of Mandeville High School and played 4 years of high school baseball. He was part of the first team in Mandeville history to make it to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs.  Jimmy began coaching in 1992 for Gary Cannizaro in the Mandeville Baseball Association and coached several future…

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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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Chris Pool is a 1997 graduate of Saint Paul’s High School, and after graduation, he played four years for Coach Jim Page at Millsaps College. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Millsaps in 2001, Pool began educating and coaching at St. Scholastica Academy in Covington, Louisiana where he continues to teach…

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Chad Raley joined the Louisiana Knights in the winter of 2016 as the Director of Baseball Operations/Player Personnel.  Prior to joining the Knights, Raley spent 7 years directing the nationally recognized Marucci Elite program.  Raley started Marucci Elite in the summer of 2009 and the program quickly became one of the top organizations in the…

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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 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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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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Bob Keller currently serves as the Director of Alabama Operations for Knights Knation Baseball.  After a storied college coaching career and two year scouting stint with the Seattle Mariners, Keller joined Knights Knation in September of 2020. Keller helped South Alabama capture its 16th Sun Belt Conference championship and 26th NCAA Regional appearance in 2016.…

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