Josh Hoffpauir – Head Coach
Hoffpauir is entering his third season as head baseball coach of the Pearl River Community College Wildcats after serving three seasons as assistant head coach under former Wildcat mentor, Jamie McMahon. In his five seasons coaching at PRCC, 39 Wildcats have furthered their playing careers at Universities. Hoffpauir is a 2001 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where he earned a master’s degree in coaching and sports administration. He was hired as a McMahon assistant prior to the 2008 season. Prior to arriving at The River, he spent a year at Holmes Community College where he served as the recruiting coordinator and hitting coach. In his only season at Goodman, the Bulldog squad boasted a team batting average over .300, while stealing an impressive 137 bases. Before landing his Holmes job, he coached at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005 and 2006, serving as an assistant coach for two years where he worked with infielders, hitters, and base running. Hoffpauir also served as the first base coach and coordinator of USM baseball camps. Hoffpauir started his professional baseball career in the Oakland A’s organization in 2000 and was named the Arizona A’s Most Valuable Player. During his professional baseball career he had stints with the Oakland A’s, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers organizations. He played for Northwestern State (La.) his first three collegiate seasons before transferring to Southern Miss.
Kyle Lindsey – Assistant Coach
Lindsey is entering his third season as pitching coach at Pearl River Community College. In his first season, five pitchers moved on from PRCC to pitch at a University. In his second season, the lone sophomore on the pitching staff signed with a Division 1 program, while one freshman also moved on to a Division 1 school. The Purvis native was a standout right hander for the 2007-2008 Pearl River squads where he earned first team NJCAA All-American honors as a sophomore before continuing his collegiate career at the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a former standout shortstop-pitcher for the Tornadoes and was instrumental in PHS winning back-to-back MHSAA Class 3A state championships in 2004 and 2005. Lindsey headed to PRCC after his high school graduation. His sophomore season, the Wildcats won the MACJC South Division title and finished second in the state and Region 23 tournaments. Besides his All-American accolades, Lindsey was also the national Division II strikeout leader his sophomore season. After signing on with then-head coach Corky Palmer’s Southern Miss squad, he was an integral part of the Golden Eagle squad earning a 2009 College World Series berth. Before coming to PRCC, Lindsey served as pitching coach at his alma mater Purvis High School in 2010. Lindsey works with PRCC Wildcat pitchers and recruiting. He received his Bachelor and Master of Science from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Jeff Long – Assistant Coach
Long is in his 2nd stint with Wildcat baseball program, after serving as an assistant coach under Jamie McMahon in 2008-2009. He played collegiately at William Carey University from 2001-2004, where he ranks 2nd all time in games played (196). While playing a WCU, Long helped lead the Crusaders to 3 Conference Championships and 2 Regional Runner-ups (2003-2004). His senior season, the 2004 Crusaders finished the season ranked 9th nationally. Following his playing career, Long immediately began coaching where he served as an assistant coach under Bobby Halford at William Carey University from 2005-2007. He spent 2010 as assistant coach at Mississippi Gulf Coast CC, where he tutored hitters and infielders. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of English from William Carey University.