Jim Page recently completed his 27th year at the helm of the Millsaps Majors baseball program. Coach Page is a seven-time conference coach of the year and the 2013 South Region Coach of the Year.
In his 27 years, the Majors have gone 700-384-3, a winning percentage of .647. He earned his 700th career win at the 2015 South Regional with a 7-6 win over the Whitworth Pirates. His 2013 team made the College World Series for the first time in school history and finished the season ranked 8th in the nation. On April 14, 2009 his Majors became the first ever program in Millsaps’ history to be ranked number one in the nation after starting the season 19-2.
In the early 1990s, his teams claimed a record five consecutive conference championships (1990-94) and their first two NCAA Regional appearances in the '95 and '96 seasons. The 1996 team also led the nation in doubles and finished ranked 19th in the country.
Page played his college ball at Millsaps College (1981-85) under head coach Tommy Ranager, who in turn, was selected into the Millsaps Hall of Fame in 1998 alongside Page. Page not only earned MVP honors his sophomore and senior seasons, but was named team captain as well. In Page’s senior season, he hit a blistering .487 from the plate, a record that still stands today.
During his tenure, he has coached 28 All-South Region Players, 11 conference players of the year, 10 American Baseball Coaches’ All-Americans, seven D3baseball All Americans and five Conference Pitchers of the Year. Eight of his players have gone on to play professionally.
He is married to the former Cindy Yarbrough of Meridian and they have two daughters both Millsaps graduates Caitlyn and Jamie Blair, along with two sons, Keaton and Case.