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 eight 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 third 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.

Gillum can be reached at:

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

Assistant Coaches

Corey Pye is entering his fifth year as an assistant coach at Tallahassee Community College. Pye officially joined the Eagles’ program August 1, 2015, and also serves as recruiting coordinator. This is Pye’s second season as the pitching coach for the Bananas.

Pye’s dream is to go to Jamaica and meet Sanka from Cool Runnings. His go-to karaoke song is Strawberry Wine by Deanna Carter, but admits he’ll only sing it because the ladies love it. His favorite MLB team is the Baltimore Orioles and his guilty pleasure TV show is The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, which he can admittedly sing the entire theme song. Pye also once got hit in the forehead on a fly ball.

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. 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.

This is Fox’s third season as the outfield coach for the Bananas. Fox’s guilty pleasure movie is Pitch Perfect, but not just the first one. You guessed it… all three of them. If he could be any ingredient on a salad, he would be ranch “cause I be dressing.” Fox once broke his leg during a game and had to be carried off the field. Thirty seconds later, however, Fox had miraculously popped his leg back on (no, he actually popped it back on… it’s a prosthetic) and was right back to it.

Marty Barrington, a Massachusetts native, is in her first season coaching with the Bananas. She is the first ever grandma coach. She has coached high school softball for 4 years in Massachusetts. In her free time, Barrington loves to read, take pictures, and eat chocolate. Literally anything chocolate. However, key lime pie is her go to dessert.

Barrington’s favorite restaurant in Savannah is PaPa’s Barbecue. She has 3 grandkids (shoutout Austyn, Peyton, and Emma). She was born and raised a Boston Red Sox fan so it only makes sense that her favorite player is Ted Williams.

Phill Shallenberger is the head coach at Cairn University in Philadelphia. This is his first year with the Bananas where he is serving as the catching coach. Coming from Philadelphia, Shallenberger is a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates but thinks Philly cheesesteaks are overrated.

He once won first place in a talent show doing a lip sync dance to a NSYNC song and is willing to do it all over again for the fans this summer. Although he likes to act tough and would never admit it to his wife or any of his friends, Shallenberger will never miss an episode of The Bachelor.

Tyle Hankins is the assistant coach at The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. This is his first season with the Bananas where he will be the infield coach. At the hospital, the nurse left the R off of “Tyler” on his birth certificate, giving him the name “Tyle.” Yes, like the type of flooring. Although Hankins is an Oklahoma native, he’s a New York Yankees fan.

He played baseball for Gillum at East Central University, but now he likes to golf in his spare time. Word on the street is that he golfs like Phil Mickelson. Hankins has also been called the songbird of his generation.

Your Bananas

#NameSchoolYearHometownHeightWeightPositionB/TBirthdate
1
Bill LeRoy
University of North Georgia
SR
Dublin, GA
5-10
185
C
R/R
2
Jesse Sherrill
Gordon State College
FR
Pensacola, FL
6-2
165
2B/SS
L/R
3
Kyler Marquis
Florida Southern College
JR
Gainseville, FL
5-11
165
UTL
R/R
4
Bill Knight
Mercer University
SO
Perkins, GA
6-1
195
OF
R/R
5
Garrett Bradley
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
FR
6-0
185
OF/C
L/R
6
Gabe Howell
Georgia Gwinnett College
JR
Summerville, GA
6-2
189
INF
R/R
7
Juan Colato
Grand Canyon University
JR
San Salvador, El Salvador
5-9
190
OF
S/R
8
David Mendham
University of South Carolina
JR
London, ON
6-3
215
OF
L/R
9
Drew Yniesta
Erskine College
JR
North Charleston, SC
5-8
180
UTL
R/R
10
Cade Povich
University of Nebraska
SO
Bellevue, NE
6-3
185
LHP
LHP
4/12/00
11
Josiah Siegel
Georgia Tech
FR
Woodstock, GA
6-1
196
LHP
LHP
12
Kyle Luigs
University of North Georgia
SR
Richmond Hill, GA
6-4
200
RHP
RHP
13
Cole Frederick
Jacksonville State University
JR
Tuscaloosa, AL
6-0
185
INF
R/R
10-8-98
14
Logan Foster
University of Nebraska
SR
Lincoln, NB
5-10
190
RF
R/R
11/24/97
15
Nick Clarno
University of North Georgia
SO
Grayson, GA
6-0
190
C/3B
R/R
16
Jose Gonzalez Jr.
Texas State University
JR
6-0
220
1B/OF
L/L
17
Jack Gowen
University of Georgia
SO
Folkston, GA
6-1
212
RHP
RHP
10/29/99
18
Easton Kirk
Troy University
JR
Piedmont, AK
6-0
215
3B/C
L/R
6/24/98
19
Corley Woods
Jacksonville State University
Sr
Alexander City, AL
6-0
160
RHP
RHP
6/3/98
20
Ben Anderson
University of Georgia
RS SO
LaGrange, GA
6-1
171
OF
L/R
8/21/98
22
Ryan Kennedy
Kennesaw State University
SO
Winchester, VA
6-2
210
LHP
LHP
7/17/99
23
Joshua South
Belmont University
JR
Cookeville, TN
6-3
205
RHP
RHP
24
Zach Cable
Oklahome State University
JR
Roswell, GA
6-0
203
RHP
RHP
10/22/97
26
Jackson Finley
Georgia Tech
FR
Richmond Hill, GA
6-3
217
RHP
RHP
28
Dan Oberst
University of West Georgia
SR
Largo, FL
6-2
200
1B
R/R
29
Bret Madren
University of Missouri
RS FR
Sandy Springs, GA
6-3
219
INF/OF
R/R
6/12/00
30
RJ Dantin
University of South Carolina
FR
Spartanburg, SC
6-3
175
LHP
LHP
2/21/01
31
Anthony Robie
Texas State University
FR
Mansfield, TX
6-4
215
RHP
RHP
32
Holton McGaha
Mercer University
SO
Danielsville, GA
6-2
190
LHP
LHP
5/7/00
33
Nolan Daniel
Purdue University
SO
Dublin, GA
6-4
240
RHP
RHP
34
Eli Ellington
Gulf Coast State College
SO
Charlotte, NC
6-4
250
LHP
LHP
3/4/99
35
Alex Degen
University of Kentucky
SO
Readington Township, NJ
6-8
200
RHP
RHP
36
Colton Bowman
Oklahome State University
FR
Bullard, TX
6-2
192
LHP
LHP
12/12/00
37
Ryan Saltonstall
University of Central Florida
SR
Phoenix, AZ
6-0
195
LHP
LHP
10/11/97
38
Brandon Walker
Florida State University
FR
Tallahassee, FL
6-1
195
RHP
RHP
9/14/00
25
Leighton Alley
Florida State
St. Augustine, FL
6'4
230
RHP
R/R