It is a big risk to hire an unproven coach.
The Ackerman Indians took that risk this past season as it hired Patrick Nutt to lead their baseball team. In the end, that risk paid off hugely, as the Indians finished 15-11 overall and won Class 2A, Region 5, District 4 with a 9-1 record.
Nutt was recognized as Starkville Daily News High School Baseball Coach of the Year for that accomplishment.
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