Jeff Guy comes to Georgia after serving as Operations Manager for East Cobb Baseball, Inc.
Aug. 1, 2013
Guy has coached baseball in Georgia for 30 years at the high school and college levels, and most recently, he has served as the Operations Manager for the non-profit East Cobb Baseball, Inc., located in Marietta. It is one of the premier youth baseball organizations in the country. ECB's championship tradition has produced more than 180 national titles since its inception in 1985 with many of those players going on to have success at the collegiate and professional level.
"I am thrilled that Jeff Guy has decided to join us here at the University of Georgia," said Stricklin. "There are few people that know the landscape of baseball in the state of Georgia better than Jeff. He has built great relationships with high school and summer baseball coaches all over the state for the past 30 years, and he will be a tremendous asset to our program."
Guy went in to coaching following a tremendous playing career at Lipscomb where he helped the Bisons win an NAIA National Championship. A native of Nashville, Tenn., Guy led the Bisons to four consecutive NAIA World Series appearances. In 2009, he was inducted in to the Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame.
"I'm looking forward to helping Georgia become one of the best teams in the nation and being a part of Coach Stricklin's staff," said Guy.
From 1982-86, Guy served as head baseball coach at Forest Park High School, winning a state championship in 1985. He was named the Georgia High School Coach of the Year in 1985 and 1986. From 1986-1991, he directed the Lassiter High School program, compiling a 95-38 record. Following one year at Columbus College as an assistant coach, Guy was hired at Georgia Tech as a hitting coach. The Yellow Jackets led the ACC in batting in seven of the next eight seasons. In Guy's first year in Atlanta, Tech finished as the national runner-up at the 1994 College World Series. In 2001, Guy was named the baseball operations manager at East Cobb Baseball where he has also coached for more than 20 years, helping win 25 national championships.
Guy earned his bachelor's degree in health and physical education in 1981 from Lipscomb and a masters degree in health and physical education from West Georgia in 1989. He and his wife Kathleen are the proud parents of two children, Garrett (18) and Abigail (15).