(Southern Miss, 1998)
Chad Caillet is in his fifth year as an assistant coach for the Southern Miss
baseball program. Caillet’s duties include
working with the Golden Eagle offense, as
well as the infielders on defense, and serve
as recruiting coordinator.
During his time for the Golden Eagles,
the team has seen great success both offensively and on defense. The team broke
five offensive records in his three seasons,
including runs scored (516), RBI (478), batting average (.324), Hit batsmen ( 101) and
on-base percentage (.422), while also leading the country over the last two seasons in
double plays turned ( 83 - 2009; 84 - 2010).
Heading into the 2012 campaign, the
Golden Eagles’ recruiting coordinator landed the No. 3 class by Baseball America and
No. 13 by Collegiate Baseball., marking the
highest class he has assembled in his time
with the program.
In his first season as recruiting coordinator
in 2009, he landed the nation’s No. 23 ranked
class, marking the first time the Golden Eagles
ever pulled in a nationally ranked class.
In his second season, he reeled in the
nation’s No. 21 ranked class for 2010.
In his first four seasons as an assistant
coach he has helped lead Southern Miss to
NCAA Regionals four times, a NCAA Super
Regional, and the 2009 College World
In 2009, he also saw three different
position players drafted into professional
baseball and Bo Davis earned All-American
Honors, while freshman outfielder Kameron
Brunty earned freshman All-American honors.
Entering 2009, two members of Caillet’s
first recruiting class have
earned preseason All-
American honors, Brunty
and B.A. Vollmuth.
at Mississippi College and Millsaps College,
after getting his start with a year-long stint
at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. His
coaching resume also had him work two
summers in the Cotton States League. His
second summer was in the role of manager
for the Meridian Marauders, which won its
first league championship.
As a player, he was an all-district
infielder at Hahnville High in Louisiana and
went on to play for Copiah-Lincoln, before
finishing his career at Southern Miss as an
infielder under head coach Hill Denson.
He earned both his Bachelor’s degree
(1998) and his Master’s degree (2000) from
Southern Miss. Caillet is married to the
former Jessica Compretta of Bay St. Louis,
Miss., and they have one daughter, Carsyn
and a son, Coby.