The Holmes Community College baseball program has added two new assistants. Dylan Belanger and Jack Edmonson have joined the Bulldog family.
Belanger comes to Goodman from Hinds Community College, where he was the graduate assistant pitching coach during the 2016 season. The Eagles clinched an MACJC playoffs spot and all four sophomore arms signed to continue their career at the NCAA Division I level. This staff had four All-MACJC selections and an All-Region 23 performer this past year.
During the 2015 season, Belanger served as the pitching coach at Mississippi Delta Community College. The Trojans made an appearance in the MACJC playoffs Belanger's first year in Moorhead. Two pitchers continued their playing careers at Delta State University the following season. Prior to joining MDCC, Belanger served as the pitching coach at Neville High School in Monroe, La. for the previous six seasons, where in 2012, the Tigers made it to the semi-finals and in 2014 advanced to the high school state championship. During his time at Neville, over twenty players moved on to play at the next level.
His coaching experience also includes serving as associate head coach for Monroe Baseball for the previous five summers serving as the team's pitching coach, as well as third base coach. The 2014 Team won the state tournament and also advanced to the Dixie Majors World Series in Ozark, Ala. with a third place finish.
Belanger, a native of New Orleans and graduate of the University of Louisiana-Monroe, will assist with the recruiting efforts along with coaching first base on game days for Bulldogs. Belanger is a member of the Mississippi Coaches Association as well as the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Prior to coaching at Delta, Edmonson coached at East Central Community College from June 2011 thru May 2013. At ECCC, he was responsible for coaching outfielders, hitters, and the strength and conditioning program. He also coached at Delta during the 2011 season.
Edmonson earned his bachelor's degree from Mississippi Valley State University in 2011, where he was a starting first baseman for the Delta Devils in 2009-10. He received a bachelor's degree in health, physical education and recreation in May 2011.
His coaching experience also includes serving as head coach of the Mississippi Prospects Team during the summers of 2010 and 2011. He was head coach of the Cotton States Performance Sports Team in Jackson during the summer of 2009, 2012, and 2013. Edmonson was a standout infielder on the ECCC baseball team, earning the Warrior award in 2008-09 and most improved player in 2007-08.
He received an Associate of Arts in Physical Education from ECCC in 2009. Edmonson is a product of Nanih Waiya High School.