James Michael Jeffcoat (born August 3, 1959), is a former professional baseball player and also a former coach who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1983 to 1985, 1987 to 1992, and 1994. He played college baseball for Louisiana Tech.
|Born: August 3, 1959|
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
|August 21, 1983, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 24, 1994, for the Florida Marlins|
|Earned run average||4.37|
Jeffcoat was the head coach of Texas Wesleyan University beginning in 2002.
On March 1, 2018, an email written by Jeffcoat to a potential recruit began circulating. In the email, he claims that recruits from Colorado are likely to have problems with drugs and thus rejected the recruit without a proper try-out. The move was considered politically motivated due to the inclusion of the phrase "thank your liberal politicians", referring to the fact that Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012.
On the same day, Wesleyan terminated Jeffcoat's contract with the university.
- "Texas Wesleyan coach fired after refusing to recruit Colorado player over weed laws". WFAA. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
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