Corey Kines returns for his second season on the Memphis coaching staff, but the first year in his current role as volunteer assistant coach. No stranger to the program, Kines, who was a two year reliever on the Tiger pitching staff in 2003-04, served as a student assistant in 2005.
As the Tigers' volunteer assistant, Kines shoulders the responsibilities of coordinating and supervising all Tiger instructional camps. In addition, he works with the infielders and handled various day-to-day administrative office operations, maintains a beautiful Tom DeHart Field and has coordinated efforts to reach Tiger baseball alumni.
Kines was an effective reliever making a staff-high 26 appearances as a senior in the 2004 campaign. He made 42 total appearances in his two-year career at Memphis, 41 of which were in the relief capacity. He hurled a career-high 43.2 innings as a senior and finished with a team-best four saves. He fanned 46 batters in a two-year span to anchor the Tigers bullpen.
Prior to becoming a Tiger, the Germantown, Tenn., native spent two seasons at Southwest Tennessee Community College, where he played first, second, and third base and also pitched. He earned All-Conference honors his sophomore season after posting a 5-4 record and a 3.49 ERA, while batting .345 with 13 doubles. He finished his juco career with a 13-5 record and a 3.90 ERA on the hill. At the plate he hit .352 with 27 doubles.
Kines graduated in May 2005 from The University of Memphis with a degree in sport management. He is currently working toward a master's degree from Memphis.
Kines is married to the former Kristen Hardee. The two were wed on December 18, 2005.