AMERICUS, Ga. -- Georgia Southwestern State University head baseball coach Bryan McLain has announced the hiring of Nate Ferrell as an assistant coach for the 2017-18 season.
An infielder throughout his career, Ferrell will work with the Georgia Southwestern infielders and hitters this season.
"I'm extremely thankful and grateful for the opportunity here at GSW," Ferrell said. "This is my first year coaching and I couldn't have asked for a better situation in learning from coach McLain while also having a little free reign as the assistant. I believe I was called to be a part of young men's lives and I'm excited to help them grow and develop as players and people."
Ferrell joins the Hurricanes staff after playing two seasons of Independent League professional baseball with the Alpine 06 Cowboys, Lake Erie Crushers and Florence Freedom. In 2016 Ferrell played in 60 games with the 06 Cowboys, hitting .302 with seven doubles, 41 runs scored and finished second on the team with seven home runs.
"I'm excited to have Nate join our staff," McLain said. "He has a wealth of baseball knowledge and experience gained from his playing career, and as a younger guy, he will bring a new energy to our coaching staff. I think he's going to be able to use those tools as he works with our players on and off the field."
A native of Griffin, Ga., Ferrell finished his collegiate baseball career at Central Arkansas University where he hit a combined .275 in two seasons with the Bears. He was the team's second-leading hitter in 2014 at .309, with 55 hits, 32 runs, 11 doubles and 31 RBI.
Ferrell graduated from Central Arkansas in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in Health Sciences.