ASSISTANT COACH DON SHELBY
Coach Shelby is a 1989 graduate of Midwest City High School in Midwest City, Oklahoma where he participated in baseball and football. He was member of the 1988 State Champion Baseball & Football teams and also the 1989 State Runner up Baseball team. He received several post season honors and was selected to the Oklahoma Sunbelt team.
After high school, Coach Shelby went on to play baseball at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and then transferred to Eastern Oklahoma State College. Coach Shelby played second base, outfield, and pitched in college.
Coach Shelby has been coaching baseball for the past 15 years. In 2005 he founded Arkansas Scorpions Baseball Inc., a 501C3 non-profit travel baseball organization where he served as President until 2010, when he relocated to Georgia. In 2010 Donnie joined the 643 DP baseball academy as a coach / instructor and is currently head coach of the 17U Tigers. He has also been involved in the recruiting aspect of baseball as a coach with former / current players pursuing their dreams.
Coach Shelby holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Occupational Safety and Health from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He has spent 23 years working in the corporate world and currently works for The Home Depot in Asset Protection & Safety department at the Corporate Office, and most recently worked 16 years with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as a Director of Safety.
Coach Shelby resides in Kennesaw with his wife Cheryl and 3 children (Jake-20, Jacy-17, and Jack-14).
This is Coach Shelby’s 1st year on the Harrison Hoya coaching staff and he is excited about the opportunity of being a part of the Hoya tradition.