Head Coach

Medlin is beginning his 3rd year as the head coach of the Fire Ants. In 2014, the Fire Ants captured their first outright Region X championship. They finished the year as the Eastern District runners-up with a record of 41-15. In 2015, the Fire Ants captured the Region X regular season crown and finished as the runners-up in the Region X Tournament. They won the Eastern District Tournament on Long Island, New York by defeating Potomac State (Potomac, WV) in the finals. By way of the Eastern District Tournament Championship, the Fire Ants clinched their first NJCAA World Series (Grand Junction, CO) birth in program history. Despite going 0-2 in the World Series, the Fire Ants finished their historical season at 43-21.

Medlin was selected as the Region X Coach of the Year in 2015. He was also selected as the Eastern District NJCAA Coach of the Year for 2015, as well as the American Baseball Coaches Association Eastern District Coach of the Year.

Prior to his arrival in Sumter, Medlin was the first head coach for the Columbia Blowfish of the Coastal Plain League (2006-2009). Prior to his tenure with the Blowfish, he was the head coach at Newberry College (Newberry, SC) for 17 seasons. During his time at the helm, the Indians claimed three conference titles including the 1999 South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Championship. The 1999 title was the first men’s SAC crown in school history. During his time at Newberry, he also garnered three Coach of the Year awards. From 1984-1988, Medlin was the pitching coach at Region X member, Anderson College.

Medlin was inducted into the Newberry College Hall of Fame in 2013 and inducted into the USC Salkehatchie Hall of Fame in 2011.

Medlin and his wife, Claudia, have been married 33 years and reside in Sumter, SC. They have two daughters, Collins, 28, and Ashton, 24.


Assistant Coach

Will Thompson is entering his second season as an assistant baseball coach at USC Sumter. Thompson serves as the recruiting coordinator, hitting coach, and coaches the outfielders. Prior to USC Sumter, Thompson was an assistant coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University. He served as the outfielders coach and also assisted with the hitters. As a summer coach, Thompson spent the 2016 summer coaching the Galion Graders in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. The summer of 2017 Thompson was the head coach of the Woodstock River Bandits in the Valley League.

Thompson played two seasons at USC Sumter and was a part of the 2014 Region X Championship team. He also played two seasons at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Will Thompson received his degree in Sports Management from Lenoir-Rhyne University.

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