BREAKING: Brooks Roberts no longer baseball coach at Starkville Academy

Brooks Roberts
Staff Writer

Starkville Academy confirmed on Monday night that Brooks Roberts was no longer the head baseball coach at the school.

The move comes after the Volunteers reached the AAA postseason and won District 2-AAA with a 9-3 record last season. Starkville Academy was 23-9 overall.

The Vols had a 7-2 district mark in 2017 under Roberts.

"He's done a great job for us the last two seasons," Starkville Academy Athletic Director Chase Nicholson said. "He's been a great assistant football coach and has done a lot of great things for us. We just felt like it was time to do something a little different."

During the season, the Vols had a six-game winning streak, which included a three-game sweep over district opponent Leake Academy and the first two wins in a series against rival Heritage Academy.

"Extremely thankful for the opportunity and have nothing but respect for SA and the administration. I'm excited about what's next," Roberts said in a statement.

In another Starkville Academy athletic move, Nicholson and Tony Stanford have switched roles. Nicholson will assume athletic director responsibilities, but Stanford will continue to serve on Nicholson's football staff as offensive line coach.

"The role has not changed that much," Nicholson said. "We've just switched titles. He will continue to help me and I will continue to help him. I'm still very blessed he decided to stick around a little longer."