Josh Hoffpauir – Head Coach
Hoffpauir is entering his fifth season as head baseball coach (8th overall) of the Pearl River Community College Wildcats after serving three seasons as assistant head coach under former Wildcat mentor, Jamie McMahon. In his seven seasons coaching at PRCC, 55 Wildcats have furthered their playing careers at universities. Hoffpauir has coached two All-Americans, while seven Wildcat standouts have been selected for professional baseball during his tenure.
After a record setting season in 2013, Hoffpauir reloaded earning his 3rd playoff berth in four seasons as head coach of the Wildcats. The Wildcats finished with a 27-22 mark. Hoffpauir's aggressiveness on the base paths continued stealing an impressive 135 bases at an 80% success rate. Wildcat hitters also posted a .311 batting average with runners in scoring position. Pearl River pitchers slated a 3.81 ERA with 323 strikeouts and held opponents to a .256 batting average against. Marking the second consecutive year, Wildcat baseball was selected as an All-Academic Team with a 3.14 team GPA.
During the 2013 season, Hoffpauir guided the Wildcats to the second most wins in school history posting a 41-14 record. The 2013 squad won the South Division Championship setting a division record in wins (19). Reaching the Regional Championship game, Hoffpauir’s squad posted a .313 batting average and reached base at an astonishing .425 clip. The Wildcats also provided speed on the base paths stealing 128 bases. With Hoffpauir at the helm, Pearl River pitchers posted a 3.98 ERA with 328 strikeouts in 2013. Wildcat student-athletes also showed commitment to the classroom being selected as an All-Academic Team, sporting a 3.12 team GPA.
He was hired as former PRCC head coach Jamie McMahon’s assistant prior to the 2008 season. Prior to arriving at The River, he spent a year at Holmes Community College where he served as the recruiting coordinator and hitting coach. In his only season at Goodman, the Bulldog squad boasted a team batting average over .300, while stealing an impressive 137 bases. Before landing his Holmes job, he coached at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005 and 2006, serving as an assistant coach for two years where he worked with infielders, hitters, and base running. Hoffpauir also served as the first base coach and coordinator of USM baseball camps.
During his playing career, Hoffpauir played collegiately for Northwestern State (La.) his first three seasons before transferring to Southern Miss. He started his professional baseball career in the Oakland A’s organization in 2000 and was named the Arizona A’s Most Valuable Player. During his professional baseball career he had stints with the Oakland A’s, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers organizations.
Hoffpauir is a 2001 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where he earned a master’s degree in coaching and sports administration. He and his wife, Khara, have two children Zach and Zoey.
Kyle Lindsey – Associate Head Coach
Lindsey is entering his fifth season as assistant coach at Pearl River Community College. His duties include working with Wildcat pitchers, recruiting, and academics. During Lindsey’s four seasons at PRCC, he has seen 15 pitchers further their careers to the likes of Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Louisiana-Lafayette, Southeastern Louisiana, Nicholls State, Eastern Kentucky, Alcorn State, Delta State, West Alabama, Belhaven, Mississippi College, and to the MLB Draft. In 2011, five pitchers moved on from PRCC to pitch at a university. In 2012, the lone sophomore on the pitching staff signed with a Division I program, while one freshman also moved on to a Division I school. In 2013, Lindsey saw two of his pitchers selected in the MLB Draft (18th and 26th rounds), while three signed with Division I programs. In 2014, five pitchers continued their careers from Pearl River. Four Wildcat pitchers signed with Division I programs, one with a Division II, with one selected in the MLB Draft (7th round).
The Purvis native was a standout right hander for the 2007-2008 Pearl River squads leading the Wildcats to a MACJC South Division title and MACJC State and NJCAA Regional Runner-ups. He earned first team NJCAA All-American honors as a sophomore. Besides his All-American accolades, Lindsey was also the national Division II strikeout leader his sophomore season. During his career at Pearl River CC, Lindsey set a career record for wins (19) and a single season record in strikeouts (106).
After his career at PRCC, Lindsey signed with then-head coach Corky Palmer and current head coach Scott Berry’s Southern Miss squad. He was an integral part of the Golden Eagle squad winning the Atlanta Regional and Gainesville Super Regional while earning a 2009 College World Series berth.
During his high school career, he was a former standout shortstop-pitcher for the Purvis High Tornadoes and was instrumental in PHS winning back-to-back MHSAA Class 3A state championships his junior and senior seasons in 2004 and 2005.
Lindsey received his Bachelor and Master of Science from the University of Southern Mississippi. He and his wife, Taylor, reside in Poplarville.
Glennie Thompson – Assistant Coach
Thompson enters his second season with the Wildcat baseball program after serving four years in the high school ranks. During his high school coaching career, Thompson made stops at Petal High School and Presbyterian Christian School. While at Petal, Thompson helped guide the 6A Panthers to State Championships in 2010 and 2011. He also coached the American Legion Post 24 Hub City Bombers during the 2011-12 summers.
A Pearl River alum, Thompson was a Wildcat baseball player from 1994-1996 as a middle infielder.
Before attending PRCC, Thompson graduated from Petal High School winning a 1991 State Championship with the Panthers.
Thompson is a graduate of William Carey University where he earned his degree in General Studies.
Thompson is the Supervisor of Athletic Fields at PRCC. He and his wife, Mandy, reside in Poplarville.
Kyle Dolan – Student Assistant Coach
Dolan enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Wildcats following his career at Pearl River. The Hattiesburg native prepped at Forrest County AHS before signing with Pearl River to extend his baseball career.
While at PRCC, Dolan played a vital role in two seasons collecting 68 wins while in the maroon and gold. He helped the Wildcats earn a MACJC South Conference Championship along with a NJCAA Regional Runner Up. Dolan was selected as MACJC and NJCAA Player of the Week during his career.
Dolan plans to major in History.