MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — Berry College Athletics Director, Todd Brooks, has announced the hiring of Kellen Greer to serve as the Vikings' newest assistant baseball coach.
Greer joins the Vikings after the departure of Dillon Napoleon who served on the coaching staff for the past five seasons.
An Adamsville, Ala., native, the 36-year-old Greer has spent the past 11 seasons at Sparkman High School in Harvest, Ala., where he compiled a 292-178 record in his tenure. His Senators’ program posted 10 consecutive playoff appearances from 2007-2016, had four Final Four appearances and finished as the Alabama state runner-up in 2014.
Greer will coach outfielders, base running and help with hitting. Off the field, Greer will coordinate the Vikings’ strength and conditioning program and assist in recruiting.
“People across the Southeast know the great academic and athletic history of this institution, and I’m very thankful for the opportunity that Dean Heida, Mr. Brooks, Coach Beasley and the Berry College administration have given me to become a part of this university and the Vikings baseball program,” Greer said. “I’m excited to get to work with both Coach Beasley and Coach Shane West, and to get to know our players.”
Greer, who was named Alabama’s Class 6A Coach of the Year in 2008, coached 41 players at Sparkman who went on to play at the collegiate level. He has three former players currently in the professional ranks.
Prior to taking the reins of the Sparkman program, Greer was an assistant coach at Northwest Shoals (Ala.) Community College for the 2004-2006 seasons. Greer was a pitcher/outfielder at Northwest Shoals in 2002 and also at Jefferson State (Ala.) Community College from 1999-2001.
Greer is a 2004 graduate of Athens State (Ala.) University, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education.
He is married to Sherri Nicholson Greer and they have two children, Reagan, 8, and Caitlyn, 6.