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FCC Hires New Head Baseball Coach Brandon Benton

Frontier Community College recently welcomed Brandon Benton as the new head baseball coach. Coach Benton coached three seasons as the Assistant Coach for the Panola Ponies. In this role, Benton served as the team’s lead recruiter, strength coach, and hitting and infielders coach. While there, he recruited four All-Americans, two most valuable players, two Freshmen of the Year, fifteen All-Conference, and sent over twenty-five players to Division I Universities. Panola finished #14 in National Junior College Athletics Association Division I Baseball with a record of 44-13.

Prior to joining the Ponies staff in 2014, Benton served as the Head Coach at Central Hinds Academy in Raymond, Mississippi. In 2012, Benton was on staff at Greenville College as a Graduate Assistant where he led the strength program and assisted in recruiting.

In 2011, Benton served as an Assistant Coach at St. Aloysius High School where he worked primarily with hitters and outfielders. From 2008 to 2010, Benton served as an assistant for Mississippi’s Reviving Baseball in Inner-cities (RBI).

As a player, he was awarded twice as an All-Conference athlete. As a senior at Mississippi College, he was awarded with All-Atlantic-Southwest Conference honors as an outfielder where he lead the team in homeruns.

Before transferring to Mississippi College, Benton played at Belhaven University where he helped lead the Blazers to the school’s first ever NAIA College World Series appearance. Also at Belhaven, Benton was awarded with All-Gulf-Coast-Atlantic Conference honors as a designated hitter. Before Belhaven, Benton played for Hinds Community College.

From 2003-2007, Coach Benton served on active duty in the United States Air Force for four years as a Security Forces Airman. During his time in the service, Benton was stationed at Klein Brogel Air Base in Belguim for two years where he played for the Weert Indians (Class-3) and PSV Eindhoven (Class-1) in the Netherlands.

Coach Benton holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from Mississippi College and a Master of Arts in Education from Greenville College.

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