Mississippi Valley State has parted ways with head baseball coach Milton Barney.
First reported by Kendall Rogers of D1Baseball, Barney leaves the Diamond Devils program after just one year in Itta Bena, posting a 15-37 overall record and a 7-23 mark in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.
SOURCES: @ValleyStateBSB has parted ways with head coach Milton Barney, @d1baseball has learned. Barney spent one season at Mississippi Valley State, as the Diamond Devils finished the season with a 15-37 overall record and 7-23 mark in the #SWAC.
— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) May 23, 2023
While no reason for Barney’s departure has been released by the school, Twitter users have expressed their displeasure with the move by MVSU.
Their recruiting class was unreal too. Multiple PG8 and above, multiple upper 8 to low 9 arms. Juco commits from top 5 programs. Talk about a huge swing and miss on @MVSUDevilSports.
— Kenny Hawkins (@BlackCoachK) May 23, 2023
Brutal. That guy had created some really good momentum too.
— Elite Baseball Club (@elitebbclub) May 23, 2023
Strange. Thought this was an improved team from last year.
— Gavin F. King (@gfkingesq) May 23, 2023
One season….and fired. At Valley
Who would want to coach there? It’s not a destination coaches put on their wishlist. But, after one season they start over. Unless there is more there, I don’t get it
— Ryan (@RyanW131313) May 23, 2023
MVSU will now turn towards finding its eighth head coach in the 67-year history of the program.
Stay up to date with all of Mississippi’s latest news by signing up for our free newsletter here.
Copyright 2023 SuperTalk Mississippi Media. All rights reserved.