May 17, 2021
On Tuesday, May 11, Joey May stepped down as head coach of the Bevill State Community College Baseball Program to begin a new role with the College’s athletic department. May resumed his duties as head baseball coach at Bevill State in 2016 as the College re-introduced athletics. During his tenure as head baseball coach, May has strengthened the program and helped numerous players move on to continue playing baseball at a 4-year college. Coach May will now assist with academic advising, eligibility, and compliance for the entire athletic department which includes baseball, basketball, softball, tennis, and volleyball.
Joey May’s accomplishments include Region 22 Champions (2001), State Champions (2001), NJCAA World Series (2001), Region 22 Champions (2003), State Champions (2003), ACCC North Division Champions (2003), 3rd NJCAA College World Series (2003), over thirty Academic All-Americans, and 14 Coach of the Year Awards.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank Coach May for his hard work and dedication to the Bevill State Baseball program and the players that he has coached. I know that he will put the same effort into assisting all of the Bevill State athletes in his new role with the athletic department,” stated Dr. Joel Hagood, President of Bevill State Community College.
May said of his time at Bevill State, “I am very proud of my tenure as baseball coach here at Bevill State. I believe in order to run a successful program/organization, you must hire the right people. I have been extremely fortunate to surround myself with excellent assistant coaches and student-athletes. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to build relationships with all of those individuals over the last 21 years. Thank you to all of you who made the commitment of making Bevill State Baseball a great place to be.”
Coach May went on to say, “I am also thankful to the leadership of BSCC to provide me an opportunity to move into a new role in the athletic department. I look forward to this new challenge and building relationships with all student-athletes across the entire athletic department. Go Bears!”
Max Weaver, Dean of Student Success and Athletics, said of May, “I know it sounds cliché, but I feel like we are at the end of an era! Coach May has been an integral part of Bevill State Baseball for a long time and he was very instrumental and influential in the reinstatement of our athletic programs that we undertook in 2016. It’s going to be odd not seeing him on the field and not experiencing his unique blend of knowledge and passion for the game and his concern for our student-athletes. However, he is a wonderful instructor for us, so I am excited that he will be teaching more academic courses now and that he will also be assisting me with some eligibility and compliance issues with our student-athletes college-wide. I look forward to working closely with him in his new responsibilities.”
The Bevill State Community College Human Resources Department has posted the part-time position of Head Baseball Coach. Job postings for the College can be found at www.BSCC.edu/about/employment-opportunities.