by Hunter Bower // GeauxPreps.com Owner
LAKE CHARLES – Former McNeese State baseball player and Sulphur High assistant Connor Lloyd has been named St. Louis Catholic baseball’s head coach, the school’s athletic department announced Friday morning.
Lloyd, who has spent time as an assistant at both the collegiate and high school levels, arrives at St. Louis Catholic with a wealth of coaching experience. He spent the previous seven seasons at Sulphur High School, where he was essential in guiding the Tors to a state championship appearance in 2018 and semi-final appearances in Sulphur the last two seasons. During his stint at Sulphur, Lloyd was elevated to associate head coach and named Assistant Baseball Coach of the Year in 2019.
He moved back to Southwest Louisiana in 2017 after spending one year as an assistant baseball coach and teacher at Hughes Springs High School in Texas. The former McNeese alum got his start in coaching as a volunteer assistant with the Cowboys where he played a part in mentoring a squad that won five games against ranked opponents, including a 7-0 shutout over #7 LSU.
A four-year starter for the Pokes, Lloyd’s hard work on the field, as well as his dedication in the classroom, was honored by his placement on the 2013 Capital One District 6 All-Academic team. He also collected multiple All-Southland Conference and All-Louisiana Sports Writers Association accolades and was named to the SLC All-Academic team twice during his career.
Appearing in 207 games throughout his career, the Marshall, Texas native finished with a .280 batting average. He tallied 208 hits, 101 runs scored, 24 doubles, one triple, a homer, 92 RBI and 21 steals. He became just the seventh Poke in program history to reach 200 career hits against Stephen F. Austin on May 3, 2015. Lloyd took to the mound for the first time in his career on April 29, 2015 and struck out the only batter he faced to help secure the win for the Cowboys.