Jim McGuire

NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Volunteer State Community College has named their new head baseball coach.

Jim McGuire, formerly the director of Baseball Operations at Hit after Hit Baseball Academy in Nashville, and 2020 inductee into the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, has been hired to lead the team.

McGuire was head coach for Middle Tennessee University from 2012 to 2018. 

“Jim will be a great addition to our baseball program and the athletic department as a whole,” said Vol State athletic director, Bobby Hudson. “He has ties with high school coaches, four-year coaches, and players in the Middle Tennessee area and the southeast. We had more than 100 applicants for the position and the committee had tough decisions to make because of the quality of applicants. We felt that with Jim’s experience and knowledge he would be a great fit for the job.”

McGuire has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management degree from Cumberland University and an associate of science degree from Rend Lake College in Ina, Illinois.

He played on teams at Cumberland University, Rend Lake College, and Illinois State University as a student.

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