Bratton switches to softball

Tyler Bratton

Tyler Bratton

Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman did not have to travel far to fill her assistant coaching void.

Stuedeman went across campus and hired Tyler Bratton who had served as coordinator for baseball operations for the past five years.

“Coach Bratton brings a wealth of knowledge and playing experience. His pedigree is second to none as he has been surrounded by some of college baseball’s best, playing for Ron Polk and working directly with John Cohen,” Stuedeman said.

Bratton’s responsibilities will include working with infielders and offense as well as recruiting.

“This is an unbelievable opportunity for my family and me to join the MSU softball program,” Bratton said. “I am excited to get on the road, recruit and help Vann and the program continue the winning culture she has cultivated since her arrival.”

Bratton is a 2007 graduate of Mississippi State and was an outfielder for the Diamond Dogs in 2006 under Polk. He was also standout at East Mississippi Community College and Oak Hill Academy, where his father Marion serves as baseball and softball coach.

Bratton’s hire fills the vacancy left by Alan Reach’s resignation on Oct. 30.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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