Former Patriot outfielder Jeremy Turpin has been named assistant baseball coach for the Patriots. Turpin just completed two years as a graduate assistant, completing his Master's in Leadership.
"We're excited that Jeremy has chosen to stay on board," noted Patriot Skipper Luther Bramblett. "He played 4 years for us and has coached 2 years with us, so he knows what the expectations are for our program are. He brings a unique knowledge of the program that others don't have and will be a tremendous asset to our staff."
Turpin graduated in 2013 after playing in over 200 games (All-time career record holder) for the Purple and Gold. He saw action at third base, second base and all three outfield spots, as well as DH. Turpin had a career average of .287, with 146 hits and 128 runs scored. He knocked in 90 runs, walked 90 times and stole a 49 bases.
"His versatility as a player has and will help him with coaching our players. He played several positions for us, therefore understands what we do defensively as a team. His approach at the plate and blue collar mentality greatly aided in his games played record - and comes across when coaching our guys."
This summer he was the head coach for the Rawlings Stars in the Beach Collegiate Baseball League, leading the Stars to the playoffs.
Turpin will work with all facets of the program. He will be the JV programs head coach, work primarily with the outfielders, but will help with infielders and hitters as well. He will also assist with the upkeep of beautiful Edelen-Haydon Field, as well as recruiting.