“G.T. is an absolute rising star in the world of coaching. He has the work ethic, knowledge and hunger to do a great job, but more importantly he has the awareness and makeup to succeed in any capacity,” said Burroughs. “G.T. is always one step ahead of you and has that unique ability to make everyone around him better.”
His primary responsibilities will be coaching the outfield, camps, first base coach, upkeep of Brown-Stroud Field, operations and the annual First Pitch Banquet.
“We are fortunate to have G.T. be a part of our program and our department as a whole,” said Burroughs. “He just doesn’t have bad days. His versatility makes his impact on our program limitless.”
Prior to following Burroughs from Mississippi State, he spent two years with the Bulldogs under for NSU head coach John Cohen. During his two seasons he helped MSU reach the 2011 Super Regionals and the 2012 SEC Tournament Championship.
He graduated magna cum laude from Mississippi State in kinesiology with a concentration in teaching and coaching.
He has two summers of successful coaching experience in American Legion baseball in Tupelo, Miss., and Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he was head coach and led the Post 34 team to the Alabama Central Division championship.
The Demons also added former NSU player Matthew Farmer as a student assistant coach.
“Matt approached me early on last year about staying in as a student assistant and I was instantly on board,” said Burroughs. “As a former Demon, he knows what it means to put on that purple and orange.”
Farmer was one of two four-year seniors to play his final game in 2013. His career average was .263 with three homers and 16 doubles.
“He was like on coach on the field and in the dugout last year. He has a tremendous knowledge of the game and our players will benefit greatly from him,” said Burroughs. “We are excited to see him work in a different capacity with our guys.”
Farmer is a Houston native and is the son of Jeff and Renae Farmer.