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Kevin Mullins takes over as Gibbs baseball coach

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Tue. June 12, 2012 | Rodney Page | Email

Kevin Mullins takes over as Gibbs baseball coach

Former Osceola baseball coach Kevin Mullins has accepted the head coaching job at Gibbs.

Mullins, 48, takes over for Antonio Knox, who resigned to focus solely on football. Mullins inherits a team that was 0-20 last season and has won only once in the past seven seasons.

"I'm extremely excited about this,'' Mullins said. "I know we can make a difference there. I'm not talking about winning a district championship right away or anything, but if we can win three or four games and get this program on the right track we'll be satisfied. It's going to be a slow process, but I know we can get it done.''

Mullins coached at Osceola from 2007-10 and the Warriors won a district championship in '09. They made the playoffs in 2009-10 under Mullins. He resigned after the 2010 season and moved to Kentucky, then returned to Pinellas County a year later. Mullins works for a temporary staffing agency.

"My wife told me that I'd be miserable if I wasn't coaching,'' Mullins said. "This Gibbs opportunity came along and I can't wait to get started.''

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