Steve Cooley is in his first summer with the Knights in 2021. He is a 1990 graduate of South Jones High in Ellisville, Ms. Coach Cooley signed a baseball scholarship with Jones Junior College where he was a catcher. He received Team All-state honors, 1st Team All Region 23 and Team MVP. In 1992, signed to play at Mississippi College where he finished his playing career and Graduated with a Bachelor in Science degree in Health Education and Administration with a minor in Biology from Southern Miss.
Coach Cooley is entering his 25th season of coaching high school baseball and 14th season as on assistant at Sumrall High. Throughout his coaching career, he has helped many players reach the collegiate and professional levels. Coach Cooley has been a part of 9 Mississippi South State Championships, 6 State Championships, 1 USA Today National Championship 2010, 2 Max Prep National Championships where they won 67 consecutive games. Holds 3 State records for Team Batting Average .431(2010), .395(2009), and .374(2008). We are excited to have Coach Cooley with Knights Knation this summer!