Kris Edge begins his third season with the Bulldogs as the director of baseball operations. Edge, 31, will handle alumni relations and camps plus he will assist in various administrative duties.
Before returning to Georgia where he was a four-year starting outfielder from 1999-2002, Edge spent two years as an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Middle Georgia Junior College. He helped the Warriors to a pair of playoff appearances including a 44-20 mark in 2009 and the Junior College World Series. Before his stint at Middle Georgia, Edge managed and was an instructor for the Savannah Chain, a summer league 18 and under traveling baseball squad.
A native of Savannah, Ga., Edge was a member of the 2001 Southeastern Conference championship team that advanced to the College World Series. It was Georgia's first CWS appearance since 1990 and the first league title since 1954. The 2001 team posted a 47-22 record including 20-10 in the SEC. Then in 2002, he was a part of Coach David Perno's first team, and they reached the finals of the NCAA Atlanta Regional. It was the first time in school history that Georgia had made back-to-back trips to the NCAAs.
A patient hitter in his playing days, Edge still holds the Georgia career record for walks with 157. He ranks among the top 10 in school history with 209 games played including 144 starts. He batted a career-best .320 as a senior. He earned a bachelor's degree in health education from UGA.
Edge is married to the former Brooke Ogletree of Villa Rica, Ga. They have two children, Kameron (7) and Aubrey (5).