STARKVILLE – John Cohen now has his pitching coach.
On Wednesday, the new Mississippi State baseball skipper announced the hiring of Butch Thompson, a Amory native who has spent the past three years on Tom Slater’s staff at Auburn, serving as both recruiting coordinator and pitching coach.
Prior to Auburn, he was an assistant at Georgia under Dave Perno. At those stops, 20 of his pitchers were selected in the Major League draft.
“It quickly became obvious that Butch Thompson was our man,” Cohen said. “He’s a Mississippi native who has been familiar with the Bulldog baseball tradition since an early age. …