High School Sports

It's official: Lofton tabbed to lead Biloxi High baseball

The Indians have their coach.

The Biloxi school board approved Eddie Lofton as the high school's next baseball coach on Tuesday, athletics director Tom Gladney said.

Lofton moves to the Coast after leading Clinton High for 10 years.

According to the team's MaxPreps.com page, Lofton led the Arrows to a 23-9 overall season. Dating back to 2008, Lofton has posted a 169-91-1 overall record and claimed six district championships.

Lofton replaces Kevin Burdine, who, along with his staff, resigned in late May.

The long-time Biloxi coach has since been hired at Bay High.

According to Clinton's website, Lofton graduated in 1992 from Oak Grove, where he lettered in baseball, basketball and football. After attending Pearl River Community College and Jones County Junior College, Lofton attended Mississippi State and graduated in 1997 with a BS in education with emphasis in science and kinesiology. Lofton has also earned his Masters of Science at Southern Miss in athletic administration.

Prior to taking over Clinton's program, Lofton led Mendenhall and Seminary.

Lofton is joining a Biloxi team (22-13) that made a deep run through the Class 6A post-season before losing in three games to Oak Grove in the South State series.

The Indians graduate six seniors but return a handful of underclassmen who contributed heavily to the team's run.

The Indians will officially announce Lofton during a press conference Wednesday.