Joe Partin, Youth Program Director

  • Grew up in Morristown, TN
  • Played high school at Morristown West and was the starting varsity catcher for 3 seasons.
  • Went to Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville and attempted to walk-on the baseball team freshman year. Participated in fall baseball activities for the Golden Eagles but decided to focus 100% on engineering background beginning spring of 1996.
  • Earned engineering degree at Tennessee Tech University.
  • After college, Joe began coaching and giving private lessons by request for various ages from 7U to 17U.
  • Met Derek through Mt Juliet Church of Christ. Taught Sunday School to Derek’s children and became aware of the Vols program through Derek’s son Sean.
  • Approached Derek in 2013 to begin an additional 8U team to the program and have been a part of the Vols family ever since. Continues to assist Mike Eakes with 13U Black and also is the head coach for the 11U Black.
  • Have been a part of the program for the last 6 years.