made it official, which it did in a 4-0 vote.
The process to hire Adkins only took about three weeks and even though Trussell didn't want to rush things, he wanted to get someone in place in time to help manage the summer league schedule.
Adkins certainly seems to be the right choice for SHS.
Trussell said one of the main things he was looking for in a baseball coach was someone who related to the players. In some of the interaction that Adkins has had with the Jackets over the summer, it appears that he communicates with them very well.
It will be interesting to see how SHS looks next spring with Adkins in charge.
In about another month, Trussell will see the Jackets compete for the first time in football as athletic director.
Starkville went all of the way to the Class 6A State championship game under head coach Chris Jones last season and another successful season is anticipated.
If the Jackets can make another run at a title, it
would be the start of another great athletic year and a possible path to that AllSports Trophy in Class 6A that Trussell desires.
Danny P. Smith is the sports editor and columnist for The Starkville Daily News. The opinions in this column are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SDN or its staff.