2018 Baseball Coaches
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Brent Lavallee
Head Coach - 2nd Season
Alma Mater: LSU Shreveport
Phone: 318-210-1998

Brent Lavallee enters his fifth season as a full-time coach for the Pilots Baseball Program and his first as the Head Coach. This will be Coach Lavallee's seventh year overall as a member of the coaching staff at LSU Shreveport as he spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons as the Graduate Assistant.

During his previous four seasons as the Pilots Pitching Coach, his staff garnered top ERA in school history with a 3.09 in 2015 and the third highest of 3.46 in 2014. His 2013 staff set the school record with 15 shutouts. In his seven years at LSUS as a coach, Lavallee has helped the Pilots to an overall record of 270-91 (.747), three regular season conference titles (2011, 2012, 2014), five conference tournament titles (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016) and two appearances in the Avista-NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho.

Lavallee has coached four players that went on to sign major league deals beginning with Logan Norris (Colorado Rockies in 2013), Jared Mortensen (Tampa Bay Rays in 2013), Jared West (Seattle Mariners in 2015) and Kevin Williams (Tampa Bay Rays in 2016). In addition to the major league contracts nine players have went on to sign professional contracts:

2016-Reed Lavallee-Trois-Rivieres Aigles (Can-Am League)
2015-David Diaz-Rockford Aviators (Frontier League), Vaqueros de la Laguna (LMB)
2014-Ridge Gonsoulin-Las Vegas Train Robbers (Pecos League)
2014-Caleb Olson-Las Vegas Train Robbers (Pecos League)
2013-Kyle Pearson-Ft. Worth Cats (American Association), Team USA (Men’s Slow Pitch)
2012-Brandon Cooksey-Bisbee Blues, Taos Blizard, Garden City Wind (Pecos League)
2012-Matt Lackie-Amarillo Sox (American Association)
2012-Jake Kight-Edinburg Road Runners (United League)
2011-Kevin Smith-El Paso Diablos (American Association), Rockford RiverHawks (Frontier League)

Lavallee is no stranger to the NAIA or LSUS baseball as he was on the Pilots roster for five straight seasons, including a medical red-shirt season, and as a coach for the past two seasons. He came to LSUS as a 17-year-old freshman and played in a total of 200 games throughout his four seasons. Multiple knee surgeries forced him to miss the 2008 season, his senior year, but he came back for the 2009 campaign and finished second on the team in home runs (18) and RBIs (78). His spectacular 2009 season earned him numerous awards: Gulf Coast Athletic Conference All-Conference for the second time in his LSUS career, 2nd Team All-Louisiana, NAIA All American Honorable Mention, 1st Team All-Canada, Delta Sports Amateur Athlete of the Year, and runner up for the Canadian College Baseball Player of the Year.

Lavallee's playing career coincided with a 165-74 record for at LSUS and he was a part of the school's first Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) regular season championship in 2005. In all, he played on three GCAC Tournament championship teams as well as playing in four NAIA Regional Tournaments, reaching the finals twice. He ranks 3rd on the all-time LSUS list in games played (200), 4th in doubles (41), 2nd in home runs (28), 2nd in runs batted in (142) and 4th in hit-by-pitch (41).

Coach Lavallee was born and raised in North Delta, British Columbia, Canada. He is the son of Wes and Tammy Lavallee and has two brothers, Millan and Reed. Brent played baseball, hockey and swam competitively while growing up and attending the Seaquam Secondary School. He played high school baseball for Ari Mellios on the North Delta Blue Jays of the British Columbia Premier Baseball League.

He is happily married to the former Katherine Rockwell of Shreveport and the two of them are the proud parents of Griffin (3).

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Mitch Huckabay
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: LSU Alexandria
Phone: 817-727-9209

Mitch Huckabay is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Pilot baseball team.
Prior to coming to LSUS, Huckabay spent two years as a Graduate Assistant as Southern Arkansas University where he served as the infield coach and assisted with the offense. He contributed to SAU’s Great American Conference championship in the 2017 season and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology. 

Huckabay was a four-year college baseball player with a career that began at Northwestern State University and finished at LSU-Alexandria.
In the 2015 season for LSUA, he capped his career with a bevy of individual awards. Among those awards, Huckabay was named an All-Red River Athletic Conference First-Team Second Baseman as well as being awarded as the conference’s gold glove award winner at second base.

Later, Huckabay would upgrade that gold glove award to the national level as he won the NAIA Rawlings Gold Glove Award at Second Base as he posted a 1.000 fielding percentage for the season. Huckabay was also named to the 2015 All-Louisiana Second-Team by the Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association.
Huckabay earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications in the spring of 2015 from LSUA.

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Caleb Cline
Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: William Penn University
Phone: 515-249-5233

Caleb Cline begins his first season with the LSUS baseball coaching staff. He comes to Shreveport after spending the past two seasons as the Graduate Assistant at the University of the Southwest as he obtained a Master’s in Business Recreation/Sport Administration. Coach Cline will be primarily the defensive coach working with the infielders and outfielders.

Cline began his collegiate playing career at Southwester Community College in Creston, Iowa, earning all-conference honors as a utility player. Then he transferred to William Penn where he was a part of the 2013 Midwest Collegiate Conference Championship squad while studying Sports Administration with an emphasis on Physical Education.

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