Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr and Athletic Director Janet Bailey have announced the hiring of James Mullins as the Pioneers’ new head baseball coach.
Mullins, a native of St. Georges, Del., comes to Glenville after serving two years as an assistant coach for West Virginia State University. This season marks his seventh season of coaching.
His first coaching job was as interim head softball coach at Red Lion Christian Academy, where he guided the girls softball program to its first-ever state tournament appearance. His other coaching stops included Salem Community College and Davis & Elkins College.
A 2003 graduate of Hodgson Vo-Tech High School, he lettered in baseball and basketball and set school single-season records for hits and runs scored. At Salem Community College, he played nine positions for the Oaks’ baseball team and played point guard for the basketball team. After a stint at Alcorn State University, he finished his career at West Virginia State University, where he was a role player for Cal Bailey’s 2007 and 2008 conference championship teams.
Mullins also spent his summers playing for the Nashville Navigators.
Mullins graduated from WVSU with a B.A. Regents degree. He is pursuing a master’s degree in school counseling and mental health counseling from Marshall University.
“We are very excited about Coach Mullins leading our Pioneer baseball team and expect great things from him and his team,” said Bailey.
“I really appreciate the opportunity that Glenville State College has given me and I can’t wait to get started,” said Mullins.