Brent Landrum

Brent Landrum is the new baseball coach at All Saints. All Saints/Photo

After spending time in the Plains of West Texas and in the Bayou City, Brent Landrum is coming to the Piney Woods.

Landrum, who coached the No. 1-ranked baseball team among private schools last year, is the new baseball coach at All Saints Episcopal.

“This will be a welcomed change,” Landrum said. He noted change is good.

Landrum brings 28 years of baseball coaching experience to the Tyler school.

Mike Cobb, the All Saints Head of School, and Director of Athletics Eddie Francis made the announcement of the hiring of Landrum on Thursday.

“Coach Landrum is an incredible coach and role model for our student athletes,” Francis said. “He will be a leader that makes a difference across our entire campus.”

Landrum, who was born in Dallas and raised in Houston, played football, basketball and baseball at Houston Sharpstown. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University.

“Coach Landrum brings experience, expertise, and a passion that is unrivaled,” Cobb said. “He has led championship teams at all levels and is a leader that desires to impact his players, our school and the community in a positive way.”

In the spring, Landrum was at The Kinkaid School in Houston where he helped lead the Falcons to a 31-2 record and a Southwest Preparatory Conference championship. The team ended the year ranked as the top private school baseball team in Texas.

Prior to joining the staff at Kinkaid, Landrum was the head baseball coach at The John Cooper School in The Woodlands. Over 14 seasons, Landrum compiled a winning record while being named the Montgomery County baseball Coach of the Year in 2008.

His 2008 team ended the year 25-10 and won the SPC Division II championship. During his time at John Cooper, seven of his baseball players went on to play Division I college baseball. Landrum has coached baseball at Episcopal High School in Bellaire (1998-2004), The Kinkaid School in Houston (1998 and 2019), St. Francis Episcopal School in Houston (1994-1997), and Kyle Chapman Pony League in Houston (1992-1994). He also coached at The Karl Young College Summer League in 1997 and 1998.

Besides baseball, Landrum has also coached basketball and football. He coached basketball and football for 17 years. Landrum was the head football coach at The John Cooper School from 2012-2018. His 2018 team went 9-1 — 9-0 in the regular season and played for the SPC 3A championship football game. From 1990-1994, Landrum served as the Director of Football Operations at the University of Houston.

Landrum will also serve as an assistant football coach under head coach Drew Starnes. He expects to begin his coaching duties Aug. 1.

Landrum takes over for Jerry Courtney, who had been the head baseball coach at All Saints for 17 years. Courtney left to take over the Bullard Brook Hill baseball program.


Sports Editor

I am a native Tylerite and I grew up reading the Tyler Morning Telegraph and The Tyler Courier-Times. My parents took both the morning and afternoon papers. I came to work here 35 years ago at the age of 23, right after college.

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