The Tigers are a member of the TCCAA Region VII conference. The program has been around since the late 1970’s and has enjoyed success throughout many time periods. Boasting alumni like Rod Bolton and Kerry Lacy who played for the Tigers and made it up to the major leagues, it is a program that has had a proud tradition and is working to continue that tradition. The field ( which is located on the Main Campus on Amnicola Highway ) has gone through enormous upgrades and is currently one of the finest JUCO facilities in the state, if not region. With a new grandstand that seats over 600 people and new press box and dugouts, it further accentuates the lovely campus on the river. A new state-of-the-art field house hosts the teams spacious locker room and weight room as well as coaches office and team meeting room.
Current Head Coach, Greg Dennis, arrived in 2004 and has brought the program into a yearly nationally ranked position with hard work and solid recruiting. Coach Dennis believes in discipline both on and off of the field and a strong commitment to academics by every player. The team has continued to garner high GPA’s collectively throughout his tenure ( typically 3.0 or better ) and this type of success lends itself to the field also. Coach Dennis has already posted season win totals of 42 and 54 among others and has won nearly 400 games while at ChattState and over 700 in his career Juco career. They have won the conference title twice in his time here ( 2007, 2010 ) and gone to the JUCO World Series once ( 2010 ). They have seen numerous upgrades in the facility and its surroundings and have also nurtured a relationship with various community programs and also, the Chattanooga Lookouts baseball organization. Since 2006, the Tigers have been fortunate enough to play an exhibition with the Southern League Double A club in early April and hope to continue this event.
Coach Dennis recently was invited to coach at this summer’s NoKaOi Baseball Showcase in Hawaii. He will be directing the state of Tennessee’s representatives in the 16 to 18 year old players. The showcase will include 12 college coaches and about 150 players’ throughout the United States.
All in all, ChattState baseball is working to continue a tradition that has been established here for a long, long time of building young men’s futures through work both in the classroom and on the ball field. Hope to see you at a game soon!!