Justin Hill rounds out McNeese baseball staff with addition of Miles Durham

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LAKE CHARLES – Head coach Justin Hill announced the addition of Miles Durham to his baseball staff as an assistant coach Monday afternoon to get set for the upcoming 2023-24 academic year.

“Miles’ success coaching hitters at both the professional and collegiate level was something that really stood out during this process,” said head coach Justin Hill. “Miles was a great player and has become a great coach. I know our players and staff are looking forward to working with him. I’m excited to add Miles and his wife Laura to our team.”

“I am excited and grateful to return to Louisiana and the Southland Conference as part of the McNeese staff,” said newly appointed Durham. “I am looking forward to contributing to the success of this program.”

Most recently, Durham was an assistant coach and high school recruiting coordinator at Texas Wesleyan University where he served for just over a year in the position after acting as a volunteer assistant coach for another year. While with the program, he helped them to 37-win season and a SAC Conference Championship. His assistance helped develop the SAC Player of the Year and an NAIA First Team All-American.

Prior to joining the Rams, he was the director of operations and commissioner at Dallas Classic Baseball for just over seven years. He helped develop and expand the organization where possible and create a better environment before departing.

Durham was a minor league coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates for two seasons after he concluded his playing career in the minors with the Pirates. He was selected to the Carolina League All Star team in 2009.

Durham graduated with his bachelor’s degree from UT-Arlington in University Studies, proceeding to work on his post-graduate degree in Kinesiology at Northwestern State and Texas A&M Commerce before being drafted in 2006.

While with the Demons, he played under Hill for the 2004 and 2005 seasons. During that period, they won a regular season championship in the Southland and received an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament.

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