January 23, 2012

Former Centenary Baseball Star Becomes Youngest Division I Head Coach

Michael Tompkins
Michael Tompkins, the second-year assistant coach at Alabama A&M, had his career plan all figured out. He'd get a few years under his belt as an assistant coach, move around some and, with any luck, a he'd get his shot at head coaching position right about the time he turned 29 or 30 years old. On Jan. 5, those plans went out the window.

It was then that Tompkins was told by A&M head coach Ed McCann that he was thinking about resigning for health reasons. Tompkins was concerned about McCann's health ... then was worried about who would lead the baseball program. It was the man in the mirror, all of 24 years old -- a designation that makes him the youngest baseball coach in Division I.

Click here to read the full release on NCAA.com.

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