MONROE, La.óCory Barton has been named assistant baseball coach at ULM, head coach Jeff Schexnaider announced on Tuesday. Barton’s hire is pending approval by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.
Barton joins the Warhawk staff after two seasons as an assistant coach at Memphis and a two-year playing career with the Tigers.
“We are really excited to have Cory joining our staff,” Schexnaider said. “He is one of the top young assistants in the country and comes to us from one of the top programs in the nation. We are very fortunate to have him on our staff and working with our student-athletes.”
Barton will work primarily with the Warhawk infielders and catchers, as well as serving as the hitting coach.
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.
During his coaching career at Memphis, Barton assisted with the Tiger hitters and served as the bullpen coach. He was also in charge of maintaining contact with the area high school coaches.
Upon completing his eligibility, Barton, a native of Trussville, Ala., graduated from 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 consisted 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.