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David SheltonDavid Shelton
Head Coach

Coach David Shelton came to Walters State in the 2003. Prior to Walters State, he served as an assistant at East Tennessee State University for five years, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Coach Shelton is a native of Erwin, Tenn. and played collegiate baseball at Milligan College, where he is among the career leaders in many offensive categories. At Milligan, Shelton earned degrees in Business Administration and Computer Science.

Coach Shelton spent 10 seasons as the recruiting coordinator at Walters State, working under the legendary Ken Campbell. During his tenure as assistant, the Senators compiled a record of 471 – 118, for a .800 winning percentage, and made 4 trips to the Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colo. The Senators won the National Championship in 2006. Coach Shelton recruited and coached 50 players who were drafted by major league baseball teams during his time as Recruiting Coordinator. Since 2006, Coach Shelton has also served as an associate scout for the Atlanta Braves, with 16 former Senators having signed with the Braves.

Coach Shelton became head coach at Walters State in 2014. During his 5 year tenure, the Senators have compiled an overall record of 251-66 (.792 win pct), an average yearly record of 50-13, and have won 3 Regular Season TCCAA Championships, 2 Region VII Tournament Championships, and made 2 trips to the NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, CO finishing 3rd (2015) and 2nd (2018). 

In 2014, the Senators compiled a 43-18 record. Fourteen players signed with four-year schools, including 11 Division I signees. Four players were also selected in the MLB draft, including second-round pick Brent Honeywell to the Tampa Bay Rays and fourth-round pick Brett Martin to the Texas Rangers.

In 2015, in Coach Shelton’s 2nd season as Head Coach, he led the Senators to an overall record of 57-12, the second most wins in school history. In the process, the Senators made their 7th trip to the Juco World Series in Grand Junction, earning a 3rd place finish. The Senators also won the TCCAA Regular Season Championship, the NJCAA Region VII Tournament Championship, and the NJCAA East Central District Championship. Shelton was named TCCAA Coach of the Year as well as East Central District Coach of the Year. The Senators had 3 players (Matt Pope, Reed Hayes, and Dylan Horne) drafted by Major League Baseball. They also had 10 players sign with 4-year schools, 8 Division I signees, and 5 sign with SEC or ACC schools.

2016 saw the Senators compile a 47-16 mark, winning the TCCAA Regular Season Championship and were ranked as high as #2 in the Nation. The Senators had both the TCCAA Player & Pitcher of the Year in Ramon Osuna and Jake Miednik, with both earning All-American status. Miednik was also named NJCAA National Pitcher of the Year. Osuna was drafted in the 14th round by the Atlanta Braves. The Senators had 11 players sign with 4-year schools, 9 Division I signees, and 1 SEC signee.

The 2017 Senators earned a 44-12 overall record and were ranked as high as #2 in the Nation. 3 Senators (Hunter Wolfe, Ricky Karcher, and Hunter Stratton) were drafted by Major League teams. The Senators had 10 players sign with 4-year schools, 8 Division 1, and 4 SEC signees.

2018 saw the Senators enjoy one of the most successful in school history. Walters State finished the season with a 60-8 record, won the TCCAA Regular Season and Tournament Championship, won the East Central Dristrict Championship, and finished National Runner-Up in the Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, CO. Then Senators spent the majority of the year ranked #1 in the Nation. Hunter Wolfe was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 19th Round. 17 Senators signed with 4-Year Schools, 16 Division I, and 10 Power 5 signees.

Coach Shelton is married to the former Stefanie Reynolds and they have one son, Dalton, and one daughter, Madison.

 

Sean RobinsonSean Robinson
Pitching Coach

Sean Robinson joined Walters State in 2014 as pitching coach. Under Coach Robinson’s guidance the pitching staff has had six pitchers taken in the MLB Draft including Brent Honeywell (2nd round) and Brett Martin (4th round).  Walters State’s pitching staff has also seen 10 players move onto Division 1 Schools.  In 2015, the Senators’ staff set the school record for strikeouts with 568, which also led the country. In 2016, Coach Robinson helped Jake Miednik become the NJCAA National Pitcher of the year.

Before Walters State, Coach Robinson played at Milligan College for four years.  After playing, he was a Volunteer Assistant Coach at Carson Newman University. Coach Robinson graduated from Milligan College with an undergrad in Business Administration in 2013 as well with an MBA in December 2014.

A native of Knoxville, TN, Coach Robinson attended Central High School where he graduated in 2009.  He now lives in Knoxville, TN with his wife, Krista.