Coach Toby Todd
COACH TODD BEGINS HIS 31ST SEASON OF COACHING HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL. THIS IS HIS 20TH YEAR AT AIRLINE AND 18TH AS THE HEAD COACH OF THE VIKINGS. HE STARTED HIS COACHING CAREER AT WOODLAWN IN SHREVEPORT, WHERE HE SPENT 7 SEASONS, THE FINAL ONE AS HEAD COACH. THE SECOND STOP WAS A 5 YEAR STINT AT HIS ALMA MATER, SULPHUR HIGH SCHOOL.
UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF COACH TODD THE VIKINGS HAVE GARNERED 10 DISTRICT TITLES, 3 QUARTER FINALS APPEARANCES, AND REACHED THE SEMI FINALS. THE VIKINGS HAVE REACHED THE PLAYOFF IN 18 OF HIS 19 SEASONS. THE 2016 TEAM TIED THE SCHOOL RECORD FOR WINS IN A SEASON WHILE COMPILING A 30-6 RECORD. COACH TODD HAS SEEN 36 OF HIS PLAYERS MOVE ON TO PLAY COLLEGE BASEBALL.
COACH TODD HAS SERVED AS LBCA OFFICER AND WAS PRESIDENT OF THE ORGANIZATION FOR 2015-2016. HE WAS THE HEAD COACH OF THE LHSCA ALL STAR GAME IN 2009 AND HAS SERVED AS THE COORDINATOR. IN 2008 COACH TODD SERVED ON THE LHSAA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. COACH TODD HAS BEEN NAMED DISTRICT COACH OF THE YEAR 9 TIMES AND IN 2016 WAS THE CITY AND PARISH COACH OF THE YEAR.
COACH TODD PLAYED FOOTBALL AT LOUISIANA TECH WHERE HE EARNED A DEGREE IN BIOLOGY. HE ASLO LETTERED IN 4 SPORTS IN HIGH SCHOOL; FOOTBALL, BASEBALL, TRACK, AND RODEO.
COACH TODD HAS TWO CHILDREN DAUGHTER TYLER DANIELLE AND SON TRIPP.
Coach Chase Cox
Coach Cox begins his 13th season at Airline. Coach Cox was born and raised in Log Cabin, Louisiana. He attended Prairie View Academy high school in Bastrop, Louisiana. He received his degree from LSU-Shreveport in Secondary Education Social Studies.
Coach Cox was class president all 4 years of high school. He was also FCA president for 2 years. Coach Cox lettered in baseball, football, and basketball in high school. Coach Cox was selected to play in the MPSA All-Star game his senior year. He was also chosen as the baseball MVP for Northeast Louisiana in 2001. Coach Cox was selected 1st team All District 3 years in baseball and two years in football. He was also selected to the All Northeast Louisiana Team his junior and senior year in baseball and football.
Coach Cox attended LSU-Shreveport where he played 4 years for the Pilots. He was selected Academic All Conference 3 years, and also served as the team chaplain all 4 years. Coach Cox was a member of the 2003 team that played in the NAIA World Series. The Pilots finished 3rd in the nation with a school record in wins with 52.
Coach Steven Vrbka
Coach Steven Vrbka is starting his 6th season with the Airline Viking Baseball team. Prior to becoming a member of the Viking family, Coach Vrbka coached baseball and cross country at Parkway High School. While at PHS, the Girl's Cross Country team won the State team title. Prior to working at Parkway, he taught a year at Northwood High School in Shreveport.
Coach Vrbka currently teaches math and is the Math Department head. He serves on various leadership teams, parish committees, and is a teacher leader. He has been involved in the Mathematics Science Partnership (MSP) program, Math Design Collaborative (MDC), and Professional Learning Community team leader.
Coach Vrbka was a valedictorian of his graduating class of Parkway. He was involved in various clubs, organizations, and events while in high school. After high school, Coach Vrbka went to double major in Mathematics and Business at Northwestern State University. In the fall of 2013, Coach Vrbka completed his Masters Degree in Administration from the University of Arkansas.
Coach Vrbka and his wife, Andi Finimore Vrbka, currently live in Bossier City with their beautiful daughter- Claire,