Daniel Head is entering his 10th season as the Head Coach for the Eagles’ baseball program. Prior to becoming the head coach, he spent two years at Alabama Southern Community College as an assistant coach and helped recruit back-to-back, nationally-ranked teams. He was awarded Assistant Coach of the Year by the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association for the 2005-2006 season. Before coming to Alabama Southern, he spent one year as assistant coach at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, FL and one year as an assistant coach at Jefferson Davis Community College.
Last season the Eagles reached the ACCC region 22 tournament and had 9 sophomores sign scholarships to continue their careers at the four-year level, with four of those making it to the Division 1 level. The Eagle baseball team consistently displays excellence in the classroom. Zach Cumbie and Landon Powell both received national recognition for their academic performance. The 2017 team achieved an overall gpa of 3.05, marking the 7th consecutive year that they have scored above a 3.0 gpa in the classroom. The 2016 received NJCAA Academic Team Award with the 14th highest GPA in the nation at 3.30 and the number one ranked gpa among baseball programs in the ACCC.
In his nine seasons as head coach, 96 of the 116 sophomores have graduated with their associate’s degree and 92 have moved on to the four-year level, with 44 of those becoming Division 1 players. Alabama Southern’s baseball program has had 10 NJCAA All-Americans in the last 12 years.
Head is a graduate of Satsuma High School in Satsuma, AL. After high school, he attended Jefferson Davis Community College where he was a part of the 1998 NJCAA National Championship team. After Jeff Davis, he transferred to the University of South Alabama where he lettered two years and was an All-Conference pitcher for the Jags. After his college career, he signed a professional contract with the Seattle Mariners organization and played four years of professional baseball, making it to Triple-A.
He is joined on his staff with assistant coaches Trent Higginbothem and Korey Hall. A native of Mobile, AL, Head and his wife Brooke have a son, Parker and daughter, Sophie.