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Gulfport’s Steve Smith will speak at Ohr Museum

Former Baylor coach Steve Smith, a Gulfport native, will speak Friday at the Ohr’O’Keefe Museum.
Former Baylor coach Steve Smith, a Gulfport native, will speak Friday at the Ohr’O’Keefe Museum. Baylor University

Former Baylor baseball coach Steve Smith, a Gulfport native, will be the guest speaker Friday at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum in Biloxi.

Smith will discuss his playing and coaching career at the Our Love Affair with Baseball series. The $10 luncheon includes admission to the multimedia exhibit.

Smith quarterbacked Gulfport High to the 1977 Big 8 Conference championship and also played baseball for the Admirals.

Smith also played at Mississippi College, both as a quarterback and pitcher. At Baylor, he led the Southwest Conference with a 1.72 ERA. He was a fifth-round pick of the San Francisco Giants in 1983.

Smith, 55, was an assistant coach at Mississippi State from 1990 to 1994 and he was Baylor’s coach from 1995 to 2015.

James Jones: 228-896-2320, @_jkjones

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