Chad Caillet Tabbed Among C-USA's Top Recruiters by D1Baseball.com
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -
Southern Miss associate head coach Chad Caillet enjoyed an accolade for his recruiting skills this week by website D1baseball.com.
Caillet, along with Florida Atlantic's Jason Jackson, garnered the distinction of being the best baseball recruiters for Conference USA.
As part of a recruiting questionnaire distributed to every Division I baseball program during the fall by the website, each Division I coach was asked to rank the five best recruiters in college baseball. A total of 124 ballots back from schools with one accepted from each institution. First-place votes were worth five points, second-place votes were worth four, and so on.
"This recognition is most deserving for Chad," said Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry. "He works extremely hard at his job and puts in a lot of time year round in making sure Southern Miss baseball is at the top. I am very proud of him and glad he is on our staff."
Caillet, who enters his 10th season as an assistant coach for the Golden Eagles, serves as the team's recruiting coordinator while also working with the offense and infield defense. This past summer, Caillet was promoted to Associate Head Coach.
Caillet also has spearheaded the efforts resulting in some of the program's most-highly regarded signing pools.
Two of his former recruits, Tyler Koelling (2011) and McMahon (2015) earned the Boo Ferris Trophy as the top collegiate player in the state of Mississippi.
Caillet has coached six infielders to nine Conference USA honors, including five, first-team selections and four, second-team picks. His double-honorees included Lynch, who was a first-team selection in 2016 and second-team pick in 2015; Vollmuth, who earned first team honors in both 2010 and 2011; and current Minnesota Twin Brian Dozier, who collected second-team honors in both 2008 and 2009.