Zeke Mitchem enters his ninth season as assistant coach. Mitchem will continue to handle coaching infield defense and the offensive game plan, as well as third base coaching duties and recruiting coordinator.
In his time with Georgia College, 17 offensive players have been named to All-Region squads, including All-Americans in outfielders Sean Harrell, Jake Sandlin and Shawn Ward, shortstop Tanner Funk and catcher Steve Hazel.
The 2014 season provided some offensive fireworks. The Bobcats led all NCAA Division II offenses in scoring at 9.4 runs per game. The 487 runs ranks eighth in school history, the 124 doubles eighth, the 58 home runs ninth and the 445 runs batted in positioned sixth.
2010 was a stellar offensive year for the Bobcats. Georgia College produced multiple top-10 marks in offensive categories. They hit .340 (3rd), scoring 556 runs (3rd), swatting a school-record 79 home runs and driving in 509 (2nd). Bobcat bats added 144 doubles (2nd) and 132 stolen bases (4th) in the mix as well.
In 2009, the baserunners were at an all-time high stealing 154 bases, which tied for school-best. The team also had 933 total bases including 119 doubles, which are also top-10 records for Georgia College.
Since 2005, Mitchem has worked internationally in baseball, most recently as head coach of the Solingen Alligators Baseball Club in Germany and as assistant coach for the German Senior National Team since 2005. He also served as head coach of the Northern Districts Baseball Club in Australia in 2006 and the Mainz Athletics Baseball Club in Germany from 2005-06.
Carty and Mitchem first crossed paths as members of the Thundering Herd coaching staff at Marshall University from 2003-04. Prior to Marshall, Mitchem-whose career expertise has been on infield defense and hitting-was a member of another Division I squad at Drexel University from 2000-03. He also served as an assistant at Division II Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark. from 1999-2000.
Mitchem has also served as head coach for multiple summer semi-pro squads in Oregon, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.