29  Cory Barton
Cory Barton

Hometown:
Trussville, Ala.

High School:
Clay-Chalkville HS

Last College:
Shelton State CC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 188

Position:
Student Assistant coach

Experience:
Second Season






Personal
Date of Birth: November 30, 1983
Place of Birth: Birmingham, Ala.
Alma Mater: University of Memphis

Education
High School:
Clay-Chalkville HS
College:
University of Memphis (2007)

Coaching Background
2007
Memphis (Student Asst. Coach)

Summer 2007
Bama Bombers (Head Coach)

Summer 2006
Danville Dans (Asst. Coach)



Cory Barton enters his first season as an assistant coach and camps coordinator for the University of Memphis baseball program. However, Barton is certainly no stranger to the program, having earned a pair of letters as the Tigers catcher and serving as a student assistant for one season. He will be involved in a variety of roles, including assisting in coaching the Tiger hitters and serving as the bullpen coach. He will assume primary responsibility in the upkeep and daily maintenance of Tom DeHart Field, as well as overseeing Tiger baseball camps, summer youth tournaments and the program's Fall Instructional League--all of which are held at Nat Buring Stadium. Barton will also be in charge of maintaining contact with area high school coaches.

A two-year letterwinner behind the plate for Memphis in the 2005-06 seasons, Barton played in 94 games, making 86 starts. A career .252 hitter, the 2006 Tiger co-captain hit six home runs and drove in 49 runs. The most notable moment of his Tiger career came on April 17, 2005, when his 10th-inning walk-off blast ended an 11-game losing streak and gave Memphis a 6-5 win over No. 30 TCU.

Upon completing his eligibility, Barton, a native of Trussville, Ala., graduated from the University of Memphis with a sport management degree in May 2007.

Barton has also spent time in the coaching ranks as the assistant coach of the Danville Dans of the Central Illinois Collegiate League (CICL) after his senior season at Memphis in the summer of 2006. As the hitters and catchers coach, Barton helped the Dans to the CICL Regular season championship and a tournament runner-up finish.

He undertook his first head coaching position in the summer of 2007 as the skipper of the Bama Bombers, a high school travel team that consited of some of the best talent in the southeast.

Prior to coming to Memphis, Barton won two letters behind the plate for Shelton State where he was a Second team All-Alabama Community College Conference performer and led SSCC to a North Division crown in 2004.

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