Fitts back as MSU's coordinator of baseball operations

Trevor Fitts
Staff Writer

The beard is back in town.
A source confirmed to the Starkville Daily News on Saturday that former Mississippi State pitcher Trevor Fitts, who once created a presentation to ensure his teammates would be allowed to grow facial hair, is back with with Bulldogs as the new coordinator of baseball operations.
Fitts replaces Lee VanHorn, who remains with MSU athletics as an assistant athletic director for administration and equipment.
Fitts played for Mississippi State from 2012 through 2015. In his career, Fitts played in 62 games, starting 22. He went 10-8 with six saves and a 2.62 earned run average over 144 total innings, striking out 126 batters and walking 40.
Fitts became one of the faces of the 2013 team that advanced all the way to the College World Series finals. Prior to that year, Fitts petitioned then-head coach John Cohen to let the team grow facial hair with a PowerPoint display entitled ‘Why having a beard will help the Mississippi State baseball team go to Omaha.'
Cohen, a frequent PowerPoint user, gave in and the Bulldogs indeed did reach the biggest stage in college baseball. Fitts ended up drawing the start in the first game of the championship series.
By his senior season in 2015, Fitts had become the Bulldogs’ closer. He went 2-4 with a team-low 2.03 ERA in 20 appearances that year while notching a team-best six saves.
Now, a little more than two years later, Fitts is back in maroon and white. He is expected to start his in his new position on Monday.