Tyler Gillum, Head Coach

Tyler Gillum currently serves as the infield and third base coach at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, AZ, where he also assists with hitting, strength training, and recruiting. In addition, he is the school’s Health and Wellness program coordinator. He has been with the school for seven years.

Gillum graduated from Latta High School in Oklahoma in 2005, where he was a member of 4 state championship teams. He then spent two years at Seminole State Junior College. He finished his playing career at East Central University earning a degree in Kinesiology (Teacher’s Certification) and a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Sports Administration.  He began his coaching career at his alma mater as the recruiting coordinator, hitting, and infield coach.

This will be Gillum’s first summer with the Coastal Plain League. He began working in summer collegiate baseball in 2012 with the Shore Eagles of the Myrtle Beach Summer Collegiate Baseball League. He spent three summers as an assistant coach for the Brazos Valley Bombers in the Texas Collegiate League. During this time, the Bombers won three TCL titles and had an overall record of 138-31.

He spent this past summer with the prestigious Cape Cod League, as an assistant coach to the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. He is excited to move on to the Coastal Plain League and the Bananas organization.

Gillum can be reached at:

(602) 370-7649 or tyler.gillum@southmountaincc.edu

Assistant Coaches

Austin Nelson finished his first season as an Assistant Coach with Cochise College. Nelson returned to the Apaches after graduating from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in Urban Affairs. He played for Coach Inglehart at Cochise College in 2013 and 2014 where he helped lead his team to consecutive NJCAA World Series appearances. In the 2014 season Nelson was recognized as a Second Team All-Region INF. Nelson graduated from Cochise College with an Associate of General Studies degree in 2014. He finished his playing career at Dixie State University in St George, UT.

Michael Lopez is the pitching coach at Howard College (JC) located in Big Spring Texas. Lopez has worked with the pitchers at Howard College for two full season reaching the conference regional tournament both times. Before working at Howard College Lopez had a short one year stint at a NAIA school, Marymount California University (MCU). Prior to MCU Lopez was the volunteer assistant coach for two season at the University of Arizona under Andy Lopez.

Lopez’s collegiate career in baseball includes four year (2009-2012) at the University of Arizona. Lopez was named captain of the 2012 team which won the NCAA National championship in Omaha, Nebraska.

Errick Fox is currently the assistant baseball coach at Thomas University located in Thomasville, GA. Fox played four years for the Brewton Parker Barons under Head Coach Greg Mullins. During his playing career, Errick posted a career average of .370 with a .981 fielding percentage. During his senior year while playing with the 4th ranked team in the country, he led the team with a .390 batting average. He also was a recipient of the SSAC Champions of Character award. After his playing career he coached at both Brewton Parker College (2012-2014) getting ranked as high as 9th in the 2014 season and at ABAC (2015-2017) getting ranked 21stin the 2017 NJCAA preseason polls.

Errick is a native of Atlanta, GA where he attended Lithonia High School. Errick has a twin brother who is currently playing independent professional baseball for the Fargo-Moorehead Redhawks.

Your Bananas

# Name School Year Hometown Height Weight Position B/T Birthdate
14
Will Pillsbury
Citadel
JR
Orange Park, FL
6-2
214
LHP
R/L
2/18/98
10
Jordan Merritt
Citadel
JR
Charleston, SC
6-2
180
RHP
R/R
6/30/97
26
Jason Ruffcorn
Texas A&M
SO
Cedar Park, TX
6-2
195
RHP
R/R
7/27/98
29
Nick Laster
Eastern Kentucky University
JR
Atlanta, GA
6-0
175
RHP
R/R
24
Hunter Phillips
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
RS SO
Warner Robins, GA
6-2
190
RHP
R/R
8/18/96
13
Tyler Follis
Louisiana Tech
SO
Sulphur Springs, TX
6-4
195
RHP
R/R
8/5/98
31
Austin Temple
Jacksonville University
FR
Palm City, FL
6-5
180
RHP
R/R
8/24/99
22
Elliot Forde
Misericordia
SR
West Grove, PA
6-1
205
RHP
R/R
8/5/96
19
Zach Brockman
Liberty University
FR
Savannah, GA
6-0
178
RHP
R/R
9/14/98
2
Ruben Someillan
Jacksonville University
SO
Miami, FL
5-9
165
OF
L/L
12/2/97
5
Jake Sullivan
University of South Florida
RS FR
Brandon, FL
5-11
185
C
R/R
7/24/97
34
Conner Hamilton
West Virginia University
FR
Forestport, NY
6-1
225
C/OF
R/R
7/1/99
11
Jake Howard
North Georgia
SO
LaGrange, GA
6-1
180
UTL
R/R
4/25/98
23
Sam Claycamp
Franklin College
JR
Columbus, IN
6-2
205
INF
R/R
10/5/96
1
Bill Leroy
North Georgia
SO
Dublin, GA
5-9
190
C
R/R
7/6/98
17
Rudy Amaya
Abraham Baldwin
FR
Pooler, GA
6-1
185
RHP
R/R
10/26/98
7
Garett Delano
Brown University
SO
Callahan, FL
6-2
205
RHP/OF
R/R
9/17/97
12
Cole Parks
Warner
SR
Cedar Key, FL
5-10
185
OF
R/R
8/15/95
21
Cade Marlowe
University of West Georgia
JR
Tifton, GA
6-2
195
OF
L/R
6/24/97
27
Trenton Nash
Middle Georgia State University
JR
Decatur, GA
6-0
190
INF
R/R
10/11/96
33
Brooks Buckler
Kennesaw
JR
Norcross, GA
6-3
215
RHP
R/R
8/26/96
3
Connor Basler
Southeast Missouri State University
SO
Saint Genevieve, MO
6-1
170
SS
R/R
6/2/97
4
Alex Rodriguez
Kentucky
JR
Pembroke Pines, FL
5-10
195
2B/SS/3B
R/R
2/16/99
6
Clay Dungan
Indiana State
JR
Yarlstown, IN
6-0
190
2B/SS
L/R
6/2/96
25
Justin Dirden
Southeast Missouri State University
JR
Ofallon, MO
6-3
210
OF
L/R
7/16/99
30
Jason Gifford
Reinhardt
JR
Warner Robins, GA
5-11
210
RHP
R/R
7/24/97
Allonte Wingate
Texas A&M
JR
Beaumont, TX
6-0
180
UTL/SS/OF
R/R
10/3/96
9
Hunter Wilson
Arkansas
RS JR
Spiro, OK
5-10
180
INF
L/R
6/15/95
16
Brenton Burgess
Middle Georgia State University
JR
Atlanta, GA
6-1
205
RHP/UTL
R/R
5/2/97
32
Peyton Fuller
Oregon
FR
Ashland, OR
6-4
180
RHP
R/R
6/24/99
8
Vinny Tarantola
Liberty University
SR
Tuscon, AZ
5-11
180
LHP
L/L
8/10/96
20
Anthony Rodriguez
Maryville College
SO
Miramas, FL
6-0
175
LHP
L/L
3/9/98
28
Bryson Smeltzer
ABAC
FR
Savannah, GA
6-2
185
RHP
R/R
9/10/98