The Golden Eagles record back-to-back shutouts for first time since 2007.
Chad Caillet is in his fourth year as an assistant coach for the Southern Miss baseball program. Caillet's duties include working with the Golden Eagle offense, as well as the infielders on defense, and serve as recruiting coordinator.
During his time for the Golden Eagles, the team has seen great success both offensively and on defense. The team broke five offensive records in his three seasons, including runs scored (516), RBI (478), batting average (.324), Hit batsmen (101) and on-base percentage (.422), while also leading the country over the last two seasons in double plays turned (83 - 2009; 84 - 2010).
In his first season as recruiting coordinator in 2009, he landed the nation's No. 23 ranked class, marking the first time the Golden Eagles ever pulled in a nationally ranked class.
In his second season, he reeled in the nation's No. 21 ranked class for 2010.
In his first three seasons as an assistant coach he has helped lead Southern Miss to NCAA Regionals three times, a NCAA Super Regional, and the 2009 College World series.
In 2009, he also saw three different position players drafted into professional baseball and Bo Davis earned All-American Honors, while freshman outfielder Kameron Brunty earned freshman All-American honors.
Entering 2009, two members of Caillet's first recruiting class have earned preseason All-American honors, Brunty and BA Vollmuth.
Six different Golden Eagles hit over .300 for the season in 2009 with Brunty, Davis, Brian Dozier and James Ewing all earning C-USA honors.
In 2008, five Golden Eagle hitters posted an average over .300 and James Ewing and Brian Dozier earned All-C-USA honors.
Caillet, who came to Southern Miss after spending a two-month stint at McNeese State, was an assistant coach at Southeastern Louisiana University for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. His responsibilities there included the hitters and infielders, while also having the role of recruiting coordinator for the program. In that role, his 2006 and 2007 signing classes was recognized nationally and last spring the Lions captured a school-best win mark for Southland Conference contests.
Prior to working at SLU, Caillet spent four years at Meridian Community College, including one season as the head coach. During his lone year at the helm of that program, Caillet led his team to a 44-14 record, including a perfect mark in home games. The squad won both the MACJC State and Central Division championships and advanced to regional play. That team also garnered a Top 10 national junior college ranking and Caillet earned MACJC Coach of the Year honors.
As an assistant coach at MCC, he was part of a staff that won two Region 23 Championships and made two straight Junior College World Series appearances. Both of those teams were both nationally ranked in the Top 10.
His coaching stops also included a year at Mississippi College and Millsaps College, after getting his start with a year-long stint at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. His coaching resume also had him work two summers in the Cotton States League. His second summer was in the role of manager for the Meridian Marauders, which won its first league championship.
As a player, he was an all-district infielder at Hahnville High in Louisiana and went on to play for Copiah-Lincoln, before finishing his career at Southern Miss as an infielder under head coach Hill Denson.
He earned both his Bachelor's degree (1998) and his Master's degree (2000) from Southern Miss. Caillet is married to the former Jessica Compretta of Bay St. Louis, Miss., and they have one daughter, Carsyn and a son, Coby.