SMITH

Starkville Daily News - - SCORE­CARD -

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.

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