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Jeff Dodson

Player Profile

Fayette, Ala.

Assistant Coach

6th Season

Alma Mater:
Livingston (1993)

Jeff Dodson begins year six as a member of the Southeast Missouri State coaching staff. Dodson's duties include serving as the Redhawks pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.

Dodson came to Southeast after seven years as head coach at Martin Methodist College. While there he produced a 190-144 record, which included four winning seasons in his last five.

While at Martin Methodist, he coached four Red Hawks into the professional ranks. Seven players were named All-Americans, eight All-region, and 35 All- Conference. In 2000, his pitching staff led the NAIA with a national-best 3.11 ERA, and pitcher John Ogiltree was named TranSouth Pitcher of the year and first-team All- American. That same year, Dodson's team broke the school record for wins, when it went 42-16.

While Dodson was head coach, his teams broke nearly every school record and in 2003 his team qualified for the NAIA Region XI postseason tournament with an overall record of 35-20.

Before Martin Methodist, Dodson was head coach at Bevill State CC where he posted a 31-77 record over two seasons (1995-1996).

Dodson also served as an associate scout with the Philadelphia Phillies from 2001-2003. Three of his players from Bevill went on to play pro baseball and 12 went on to a four-year program. Twenty-two of his former players went on to become coaches.

Coach Dodson earned his Associate's Degree in Physical Education from Bevill State CC in 1989. He then earned his Bachelor's Degree in the same field from Livingston University in 1993. In 2002, he earned a Master's Degree from Emporia State.

Jeff Dodson serves as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. (Sean Magee)


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