Jacksonville High School athletic officials have confirmed the hiring of Judd Guidry as the school's new head baseball coach.
Guidry takes over for Mike Eckles, who will be coaching at Longview Spring Hill next season. Eckles served as Tribe baseball coach for the past two seasons.
Guidry, a native of Rusk, has is a veteran high school baseball coach in East Texas, having also coached at Linden-Kildare.
Most recently Guidry served as Bullard High School's head baseball coach.
Guidry led the 2013 Panthers to a 21-10 record and an appearance as an Area finalist.
This past season Bullard finished up with a record of 9-15-1 and did not qualify for post season play out of District 16-3A.
The Indians, who were hit hard with injuries in the 2014 campaign, wound up with a 7-21 overall record and went 2-10 in conference play.
Jacksonville will return the bulk of its team for next season.