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Tiger Baseball Coach Information

Head Coach: Greg Dennis

Coach Dennis Coaching Experience:

  • 11th season at Chattanooga State Community College Head Coach (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
  • 14 years at Collin County Community College Head Coach (Plano, Texas)
  • 3 years at McLennan Community College Assistant Coach (Waco, Texas)
  • Won his 700th game in 2012
  • Since coming to Chattanooga State has led the Tigers to 10 winning seasons in 10 years
  • Led ChattState to 2 Conference championships and 2 Runners Up  in last 6 years.
  • Led school to 1ST EVER JUCO World Series appearance in 2010.
  • Won his 600th game early in 2010 and ranks among the national leaders in wins in JUCO.
  • Led 2007 team to #1 NATIONAL ranking for 3 weeks and finished the season ranked #3.
  • Won his 500th career game as the Tigers clinched their FIRST ever outright Conference and Region title.
  • Voted Region 7 Coach of the Year in 2007 and Diamond Baseball / ABCA Regional Coach of the Year.
  • Won 28, then 36, then 42, then 52 games in first 4 seasons at ChattState. (The last 3 years set school records for wins).
  • Team had over a 3.0 Fall GPA in 6 of first 9 seasons.
  • While at Collin County he lead the Express to over 300 wins while building the program from scratch.
  • Also led the Express to 3 playoff trips in the last 5 years there in the tough Region V East Conference.
  • Coached over 80 All Conference, 15 All Region and 7 NJCAA All American Athletes along with 20 Pre-Season All Americans.
  • Twice coached in the TNMJCBCA Sophomore All Star Game as Head Coach.
  • Sent well over 100 players on to the four-year level at schools such as: University of Tennessee, University of Arkansas, Central Florida University, Texas Tech University, Arizona State, Texas A&M University, Oklahoma University, UT-Pan American University, Albertson's College, Oklahoma Baptist University, Dallas Baptist University and many more.
  • While at McLennan CC as an assistant coached the # 1 ranked NJCAA team in the nation (1986).
  • Coached AL Rookie of the Year winner Pat Listach at shortstop.


Playing Experience:

1979-81 Started for Notre Dame HS in Chattanooga TN

  • Was the starting Shortstop on the State Championship team in 1979 and led the area in hits.
  • Voted All District 3 years and Unanimous All City 2 years.

1982-83 Starting Shortstop for McLennan Community College in Waco TX

  • Was voted All Conference (twice), All Region (twice) and 1st team All America in 1983.
  • Set school records in games played (65), Hits (93), and fewest strikeouts (10 / 251 ABs)
  • Helped team to 3rd place finish in 1982 and National Championship in 1983.
  • Voted to the NJCAA World Series All Tournament team.

1984 Starting 3B for Florida State University in Tallahassee FLA

  • Instrumental in helping team host a NCAA Regional tournament.
  • Started at 3B.

1985 Starting Shortstop for Baylor University in Waco, TX

  • Was voted the team's MVP.
  • Unanimous All SWC Shortstop.
  • Did not commit one error in 23 SWC games at shortstop.
  • Led the team in hits, runs, BA and games played.

1985 Selected in the 37th round by the Toronto Blue Jays

  • Played one season at Sarasota and at Medicine Hat (Canada).

Personal Information:

Married for 23 years(Mary). They have 3 sons: Zachary (19), Fielder (16) and Mitchell (9). They live in East Brainerd.


Assistant Coach: Joe Wingate  ( 6th Season )

Joe Wingate

  • Graduated from Tyner High School in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Played baseball at Chattanooga State under then Head Coach Bob Brotherton.
  • Coached at East Ridge HS and Ooltewah HS as Head Coach.
  • Was an Assistant Coach at Arkansas State University and University of Tennessee.
 

Assistant Coach:  Coty Green - Pitching Coach ( 3rd season )

Coty Green Baylor High School

  • All Time Career pitching wins leader 26
  • Record for RBI in a season 68,2006
  • Help lead Red raiders to state Champions in 2003 and 2006
  • Team was ranked #23 in the nation 2006
  • TBCA Sunbelt Team 2004
  • TSWA All-State 2005 and 2006
  • TBCA All Region 2004,2005,2006
  • TBCA All 2-way Team 2005 and 2006

Chattanooga State

  • Played under Greg Dennis 2007
  • Team ranked #1 at Chattanooga State
  • TCCAA Conference Championship Team 2007 54-10
  • TJCCAA All Conference Team 2007
  • 3 Time TBCA pitcher of the week

UT Martin

  • Attended UT Martin
  • Record for most pitching wins in a year 9, 2010
  • 3rd most strikeouts in a season
  • OVC All Conference selection 2010
  • 3 time Adidas OVC Pitcher of the Week
  • 2nd most innings pitched in a year 2009
  • Helped lead UTM to best season since joining Division1 2010
 

Assistant Coach: Trey Burstrom - Infield/Hitting Coach ( 3rd season )

Trey Burstrom William Blunt High School 01-05

  • 2 time high school MVP 03,05
  • LL county 04,05
  • All District 1st team 04,05
  • All Region 1st team 05

Chattanooga Sate

  • 2 time All Conference All Academic 06,07
  • 1st team All-Conference 07
  • 1st team All region 07

University of Tennessee 08

  • Reshirted

Lee University 09,10

  • 2 time Gold Glove winner 09,10
  • College World Series Appearance
  • 3rd place 09 2nd place 10
  • Married to Tiffany Walker Burstrom for 2 years excepting first child in April
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