Velek will now be tasked with leading both the Patriots' boys and girls programs. He replaces veteran coach Joe Asadi, who stepped down this spring.
Seals coached for 30 years in Alabama before working as an assistant at New Hope for the past five seasons.
The Lions will visit Holmes CC on Sept. 24 in Goodman and host Northwest Mississippi on Oct. 1 in Scooba to highlight their eight-game schedule.
Coen Velek, who will continue his education at Mississippi State, was the inaugural recipient of the award.
Registration, which can be completed online, began Wednesday and runs through Aug. 15.
Under pitching coach Josh Johnson and his trusty Rapsodo system, the Bulldogs turned one of the SEC's worst pitching staffs in 2019 to one of the conference's best this year.
The duo of David Wesley Dupler and Dawson Jaynes finished in 140th place out of 312 two-person teams from 39 states in the National Championship and 46th in the World Finals.
The Vols pulled a first-round upset in the playoffs last fall and hope to achieve the same success again.
Nikki McCray-Penson's inaugural recruiting class at Mississippi State continues to impress.
The speedy Knox is ranked a four-star prospect, the No. 41 wideout and the No. 35 player in Texas by 247Sports.
A host of MSU coaches and officials, along other athletic department officials from schools across the state, spent three hours Thursday weaving through the chambers of legislators throughout the capitol building, lobbying for the removal of the Confederate iconography on the Mississippi state flag.
The crafty combo guard picked the Owls over Mississippi State and East Mississippi, Itawamba and Northwest Mississippi community colleges.
Mississippi State has the pieces to mitigate a Hill-sized hole, but losing the Southeastern Conference's leading rusher from a season a year ago is a hit nonetheless.
The former four-star recruit at Washington State persevered through a position switch, a string of personal losses, a pandemic and an uncertain recruiting process to commit to NIU on Saturday.
The Mississippi Association of Community Colleges (formerly the MACJC) also cut one regular-season game from this fall's schedule.
STARKVILLE -- Nestled down the third base line of Dudy Noble Field and buried three stories beneath the press box through coiling wires and steel beams sits the Mississippi State batting cages.
"I just knew that was the place I needed to be," said Banks, who played for the Buccaneers, Lions, Bears and Texans during a five-year NFL career.
Mississippi State men's basketball may have added its last piece to the puzzle for the 2020-2021 season.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill has chimed in on the Mississippi state flag debate.
STARKVILLE -- As Davis Wade Stadium sits barren inching through the middle of summer, it remains to be seen when the Mississippi State's football home will be filled once more.
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