Diamond in the Rough (single)


If you do a quick search on the internet for Dave “Boo” Ferriss, hundreds of pages will appear with all kinds of baseball statistics and information on his stellar career as a Boston Red Sox pitcher and then legendary baseball coach at Delta State University. But there’s so much more…

“Boo” Ferriss was a one of a kind gentleman…a firm and focused coach, no doubt, but his lasting legacy will be how he taught so many young men to live life well and to the fullest. He was born in the small Delta town of Shaw, and like so many Delta boys, he probably wondered if and how he would find his place in the larger world. His ticket ‘out’ was baseball, and when he left, he made Shaw and Mississippi proud with his accomplishments on the larger stage. Then, like so many others who leave to broaden their horizons, he returned to the Delta and gave back to his community…and oh, we are so much the richer for his going and his coming back home. Thank you, Coach.