Greg Keaton Assistant Coach at Leanoir-Rhyne University has been named as coach for the 2017 season.
Coach Keaton is entering his fourth season as an Assistant Baseball Coach for Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2017. Keaton came to Lenoir-Rhyne after a six-year stint at USC Sumter (2008-13), the first six seasons of the program's inception. The Fire Ants compiled a 243-103 (.701) mark during those six years and won a pair of Region 10 Championships in 2009 (52-11) and 2011 (41-11) as Keaton worked primarily with the hitters and catchers. Keaton's previous collegiate coaching stops included Prince George Community College (Md.), Montgomery College-Rockville (Md.), Davis & Elkins (W.Va.) and West Virginia Tech.
Keaton's high school stints include Logan and South Charleston in West Virginia. At Logan, Keaton was part of four state championship teams as both a player and a coach and was selected to the Logan High School Hall of Fame in 2009.
As a summer head coach, Keaton worked in the Mount Athletic (Bash 22) and Great Lakes (Sandusky Baystars) and the Valley (Rockbridge Rapids) Collegiate Leagues in addition to serving time as mentor with the Logan and South Charleston Legion Teams. Keaton also served in the summer as an Assistant Coach in the Southern Collegiate League (Rock Hill, S.C.) and Northwoods League (Battle Creek Bombers) as well as several 18 and under teams in West Virginia and Ohio.
Keaton was an assistant coach (hitting coach) for the West Virginia Miners of the Prospect League in 2015 and 2016 and led the team to the league championship this past summer.
Keaton is a graduate of both West Virginia and Marshall University.