Derek Hunley, Owner & Director of Operations

Owner

Director of Operations

Derek is a native of Mt. Juliet, TN. He grew up with a passion for
baseball…..and that passion remains today. Derek attended Mt. Juliet
High School, where he was a 3-year starting pitcher and 3rd baseman,
collecting such honors as All-District and All-MidState in both his
junior and senior years. As a pitcher at Mt. Juliet, Derek compiled a
career E.R.A under 1.70 and a winning percentage over .800. Derek’s
success in high school led to a Division I scholarship to Tennessee Tech
University.
Derek quickly made his mark at TTU by becoming the only freshman
starting pitcher in the rotation for Ohio Valley Conference games……a
spot he would hold for the remainder of his 4-yr career. While at
Tech, Derek led the team in appearances as a freshman, most wins in
a season, was voted senior-captain, and also achieved multiple
Academic All-OVC honors. Derek is still listed in the top 10 all-time at
TTU in six different pitching categories.
After graduating from Tech with a degree in finance, Derek moved
back to Mt. Juliet and began coaching and working with area youth to
help them realize their baseball potential. He has coached multiple
competitive teams of various ages for the past 18-years, and founded
the Wilson Vols program in 2006. The Wilson Vols program is one of
the most successful travel baseball programs in Middle Tennessee.
The original Vols team from 2006 has seen several players reach their
goal of playing college baseball. Under the development of Derek and
other Vol coaches, 5 members of the original Vols team are now
playing within several college divisions, including D1 (SEC), D2, NAIA
and JuCo.