One of the most accomplished players in Loyola baseball history is returning to become the next head coach of the Flyers.
Morgan Brian, who re-wrote the school record book during his playing career, has been selected to take over the program.
“I’m extremely blessed, excited and grateful to go back to the school where I played and help grow the program,” Brian said. “That’s what makes it so special. That means everything to me.”
He becomes the seventh former player to serve as Flyer head baseball coach.
“Having a former player come back and be one of our coaches is always special,” said Principal John LeBlanc. “I remember how Morgan put so much effort into being a great player and I know he will do the same as our coach.”
Brian is a three-time All-District player for Loyola from 2006-08 and was named to the Class 2A All-State team in 2008.
More than a decade after completing his career, Brian is still the school leader in career home runs (20), RBI (131) and total bases (237). He is the only player in school history to hit 10 home runs in a season.
Following his outstanding career with the Flyers, he went on to play at Centenary College.
He has been involved in coaching baseball in the Shreveport area for the last 10 years. He has served as an assistant coach at Southwood and been involved in private instruction for beginner and college-level athletes. He has served as co-owner of Swamp Donkey Baseball, a youth baseball organization based in Benton.
Brian will take over a Flyer team that graduated only three seniors in 2023 but made its 29TH consecutive playoff appearance.
“Obviously you want to have a competitive team and program, but it’s just as important to build good culture,” Brian said. “You want to have kids who do things the right way, not just with baseball, but also the school and the community.”
With the addition of Brian, Loyola now has eight former Flyer athletes serving as head coaches.