Pennington is entering his first season at PRCC in the 2019-20 season and is the pitching coach for the Wildcats.
Pennington served as the pitching coach for Paris Junior College in 2019. Pennington helped the Dragons obtain the lowest ERA the program had in six seasons with a 5.91 ERA.
Before leaving the MACJC, Pennington was an assistant coach at Meridian Community College in 2018.
He helped the Eagles to a 39-13 record on the year. Meridian came up just short of a World Series berth, losing to eventual national champion LSU Eunice in the Regional Championship. Four of the five Eagle sophomore pitchers signed division one scholarships. They also had three draft picks.
Prior to coaching at Meridian, Pennington served as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, the University of West Alabama, in 2017. In 2017 the Tigers finished as the Gulf South runner-up. During his time as graduate assistant at UWA, Pennington helped with day-to-day duties, assisted in running the pitching staff, and recruiting.
Pennington played at West Alabama for two seasons dominating on the mound and earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management.
In 2015 Pennington finished fourth in the country in ERA with a 2.84.
Before signing with UWA, Pennington played for the Wildcats from 2012 to 2014.
Pennington graduated from Sumrall High School in 2011, where he was a standout pitcher helping the Bobcats win a 3A State Championship his senior season.
Troy Maxwell Bartlett
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Bartlett is entering his first season at PRCC in the 2020 season and is the camp coordinator for the Wildcats.
Prior to coming to The River, Bartlett had a brief stint as an assistant coach at Starkville Academy in 2019.
Before becoming a coach, Bartlett spent the last two years playing shortstop and second base in the Kansas City Royals organization.
Bartlett was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 2014 in the 36th round.
Bartlett played shortstop for University of Tennessee in 2016 and 2017 holding a batting average of .280 his senior year.
Bartlett earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications.
Before signing to play in the SEC, Bartlett played two years at Gulf Coast State College.
Bartlett graduated from Starkville High School in 2013 where he was a standout baseball player.
Dustin Slater Lott
Lott is entering his first season at PRCC in the 2019-20 season and is the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator for the Wildcats.
Lott comes to PRCC after one season at Delta State University. While at DSU, Lott served as the hitting coach, helping lead the Statesmen to a Gulf South Conference Tournament title and also a NCAA DII South II Regional title. Tied DSU record and tied for lead amongst conference teams in team overall fielding percentage with a .967 percentage.
Before arriving at Delta State, Lott coached at Meridian Community College from 2014 to 2018, while earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2016 from Mississippi State University.
In 2018 Meridian led the NJCAA in team batting average during the regular season with a .368 batting average.
Lott also attended East Central and Meridian as a student, earning his Associates Degree from Meridian in 2014.
Lott graduated from Clarkdale High School in 2012, where he also played baseball.
Lott and his wife, Melissa, married in the summer of 2018.