Met dank aan Ron Polk
Ronald George (Ron) Polk (born January 12, 1944) was a long-time head baseball coach at Mississippi State and is considered the “Father of SEC Baseball”.
He is by far the winningest coach in school and SEC history in all sports.
- In 31 seasons as the coach, he has to date compiled a 1139-590-2 (.667) record.
- His career record stands at 1373-702-2.
- He currently ranks 8th on the all time wins list, and ranks 5th in terms of victories among active coaches.
- His teams have won five SEC championships, including four SEC tournament championships.
- His teams have made it to the NCAA tournament 23 times, and have reached the College World Series 8 times.
On March 27, 2008, he announced his resignation, effective the end of the 2008 season.
- From 1972 to 1975, he served as the head coach at Georgia Southern.
- From 2000 to 2001, he coached at Georgia.
- He has also served as an assistant coach at Arizona, and New Mexico.
On July 28, 2008, Polk was announced as a volunteer assistant coach for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers baseball squad. The Blazers are coached by Polk’s former MSU assistant Brian Shoop.
On March 24, 2009, Polk, along with former Mississippi State player, Rafael Palmeiro, was elected to College Baseball’s Hall of Fame.