Colt Burns who was a former All-MACJC selection, Arkansas Tech hurler and recently has coached at Lewisburg High school and Coahoma Community college will now serve as an assistant coach for Desoto Central High School.
Originally from Olive Branch, Burns starred at Lewisburg High before moving on to Northwest Community College, where he helped the team to the Region XXIII Tournament. As a Ranger From 2010-12, Burns won 11 games. His 6-3 Record and 3.94 ERA helped him win all-state postseason honors, as well as winning national pitcher of the week during that year.
The lefthander concluded his collegiate baseball career at Arkansas Tech. As a Senior in 2014, He helped the program to a school-record 22 Straight wins and a number 3 national ranking by posting a 0.90 ERA over 12 Appearances.
After spending 3 years coaching at his alma mater Lewisburg and taking over the pitching staff at Coahoma Community College for 6 years. Burns will now work as an assistant coach for the Desoto Central High School Jaguars.
Coach Matt Bumpous is entering his 3rd year as a teacher and baseball coach.
He has spent the past 2 years as an assistant baseball coach at Lake Cormorant High School,
where he helped lead the Gators to the most playoff wins in school history.
Coach Bumpous is from Walls, MS and is a 2016 graduate of LCHS. After high school,
he played baseball at Coahoma Community College and obtained an Associate’s Degree in
General Education. Following CCC, Coach Bumpous played baseball at MUW in Columbus, MSand helped the Owls finish 3rd in the 2021 USCAA Small College World Series. He graduatedfrom MUW in 2021 with a degree in Public Health Education.
Coach Bumpous is married to his wife, Harley, and they have 2 dogs, Lily and Winnie.
Jeremy Simpson has been an assistant coach at DeSoto Central High School since the fall of 2012.
Coach Simpson comes to DeSoto Central after working 2 years in the Shelby County Schools system.
Previous to joining the education and coaching field, Coach Simpson worked in the business field
including stints in fundraising with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and advertising sales.
A native of Newbern, Tennessee, Coach Simpson was a 2002 graduate of Dyer County High School where he helped lead the baseball team to the first state championship playoff round appearance in school history and the football team to the deepest playoff run in 25 years. Coach Simpson went on to attend and graduate in 2007 from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee and has been involved by umpiring and coaching baseball and softball at all levels ever since.
I am truly honored to have the opportunity to join the DeSoto Central family. Thanks to all the great parents, players, administration, and teachers the future is bright for DC Baseball.