East Texas' new baseball team may still be without a name, but they do have a head coach.
UT Tyler pitching coach Stan Phelps will lead the new summer collegiate baseball franchise based in Kilgore. Phelps is also a recruiting coordinator for UT Tyler.
Phelps will pick the rest of his coaching staff in the coming weeks. He will also pick the roster for the new team from scratch.
"It's very exciting for me, I'm from East Texas," Phelps said. "There's a lot of history behind baseball dating back to the 1940's in East Texas baseball. So for me to be the first head coach of a new TCL team, bringing baseball back to East Texas is very exciting for me.