OBMHS Baseball Coach
Head Caoch: Ben Slaton
Coach Ben Slaton is entering his first year as head baseball coach with Orange Beach. He began his coaching career in 2015 as the volunteer assistant baseball coach at Southwest Mississippi Community College where he coached outfielders and assisted in recruiting efforts for two seasons. He served the next two seasons as the head baseball coach at McComb High School where he also served as an assistant varsity football coach. In 2018, Slaton returned home to Ocean Springs, Mississippi as an assistant varsity baseball coach for Ocean Springs High School. Slaton worked primarily with hitters and catchers during his two seasons with the greyhounds.
Slaton is a 2009 graduate of Ocean Springs HS. Slaton played two years of junior college baseball for head coach Gary Rath at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College where he earned all state and all region honors in 2012. Slaton spent the next two seasons in Norfolk, VA. at Old Dominion University where he was a two year starter for head coach Chris Finwood and current Auburn assistant Karl Nonemaker. Slaton Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in history from Old Dominion University in 2014.
Coach Slaton and his wife, Maggie, have a three year old daughter named Madelyn and a one year old son named Cooper. Slaton will also serve as an assistant football coach for the Makos.
Assistant Coach: Kyle Harper