Mississippi State baseball

Ron Polk, left, visits with former Mississippi State player and all-time hits leader Jake Mangum in the dugout in 2019.

Ron Polk is planning a return to the Mississippi State athletic department as a special assistant to the athletic director in the area of emphasizing coaching relationships. The school confirmed the news late Wednesday afternoon.

"This is a great day for the Hail State Family to welcome Ron Polk back home," MSU Athletic Director John Cohen said in a school press release. "His experience, institutional knowledge, passion for Mississippi State and the high level of respect he holds around college athletics will be a tremendous resource to our coaches, student-athletes and entire athletics program."

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