Coaching Staff

Head Coach

Bobby GilliamBobby Gilliam begins his second season as the head coach of BPCC Cavaliers. Last season the Cavaliers posted a 21-29 record. BPCC led Region XIV’s East Division in home runs with 69 during the regular season. Three players from the 2017 team moved on to NCAA Division I schools this season. A number of other players signed scholarships with Top 10-ranked NCAA Division II schools.

Under Gilliam, the BPCC baseball facilities have seen significant improvements including, a new batting cage equipped with artificial turf and lighting. A new press box and turf halo was added to the baseball complex prior to the start of the 2018 season.

A homegrown talent with NCAA Division I and professional playing experience, Gilliam played collegiately at Centenary College, where he was the career leader in runs, walks, and stolen bases, and was second in career hits. In 2003, he played professionally for the Shreveport Sports, and in 2004-2005, he played for the Gateway Grizzlies.

Gilliam’s coaching career includes being the head coach at two local high schools, Southwood and his alma mater Loyola College Prep. The head coach of the Southwood Cowboys from 2013 through 2016, Gilliam was the District 1-5A Coach of the Year in 2014. Prior to Southwood, Gilliam coached the Loyola Flyers from 2008 through 2013. He was the 2010 LHSAA Class 3A All-State Coach of the Year and the 2012 Times All-City Coach of the Year.

"Competing against the best is what competing is all about,” said Gilliam. “This conference gives players so many opportunities to find out how good they can be. It will always be a challenge to win games in Region 14, and we embrace this competition and want players that are up to the challenge. We want to build teams that love to play hard, and players that want to grow as a people and in the game mentally. It’s a process and structure to build a championship level program. It takes a lot of pieces and development. We have a good structure in place with all our coaches and are steadily shaping and putting our plan in place.”

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bgilliam@bpcc.edu

Assistant/Pitching Coaches

Jeremy Sheehan enters his second year as an assistant coach at Bossier Parish Community College where he will work as pitching coach for the Cavaliers.

A native of Basehor, Kan., Sheehan was a four-year letterman at Basehor Linwood HS and a two-time, First-Team All-Kaw Valley League Pitcher. Jeremy racked up a 17-4 career pitching record at Basehor Linwood HS and was the starting pitcher for the East Kansas American Legion All-Stars in 2001.

Sheehan began his college career at Cowley County Community College (Kansas) where he earned an associate’s degree in liberal arts. He was a two year starter at Cowley from 2004-2006. During that time, the Tigers won back-to-back Jayhawk Conference titles (‘05-’06). During the fall of 2005, Sheehan started the Jayhawk Conference All-Star game. Among other accolades were Student-Athlete of the Month (April 2006), 2006 First-Team All-Jayhawk Conference Pitcher (6-1, 1.81 ERA), and compiled a 15-2 career pitching record at Cowley.

From Cowley, Sheehan continued his career at Centenary College of Louisiana, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science. At Centenary, Sheehan was a two year starter and earned two Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week honors in 2007, 2007 All-Mid Continent Conference Tournament Team, 2008 Second-Team All-Summit League Pitcher, compiling a 13-9 career pitching record for the Gentlemen.

After college, Sheehan earned his personal training certification from the American Council on Exercise, and began working as a trainer, eventually becoming the sports, health and wellness director at a local YMCA in the greater Kansas City area.

Sheehan began his coaching career as an instructor at Centenary baseball camps from 2007-2009. In 2009, he served as pitching coach at Loyola College Prep under head coach Bobby Gilliam. After moving back home, Sheehan began working for the Kansas City Barnstormers Baseball Club. He served as a coach and instructor with the Barnstormers from 2014-2016, and was the coach for the KC Barnstormers Fall instructional League in 2015. In the spring of 2016, Sheehan rejoined Gilliam at Southwood High School, where he served as the Cowboys pitching coach.

Currently, Sheehan and Cavaliers other assistant Peter Stark operate and run the Pro27 Athletics Baseball Club. During the summer of 2017, their first season, they posted a record of 17-7, winning the 2D Sports LSUS/Centenary Tournament defeating D-Bat Ark-La-Tex in the championship game.