Assistant Baseball Coach
Coach Hutcheson is in his fourth year as an Assistant Coach for the Chipola Baseball Program. In his first year with the Indians, Chipola won the Panhandle Conference Championship, the FCSAA State Championship and went to the JUCO World Series. Hutcheson began his coaching career at Okaloosa-Walton Community College as a volunteer assistant in 1994. In 1997 Coach Hutcheson went to Jefferson Davis Community College. While at JDCC the Warhawks won 5 Conference Championships, 2 State Championships and made 2 trips to the JUCO World Series, winning the National Championship in 1998. Coach Hutcheson went to Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in 2002. While at LBWCC the Saints won 4 Conference Championships, 2 State Championships and made 2 trips to the JUCO World Series finishing runner-up in 2004.
Over the past 11 years Hutcheson has
been an Associate Scout for Major League Baseball for the Dodgers, Red
Sox, Braves and Brewers.
Tyrone Dawson enters his second year with the Indians as an assistant coach. Dawson comes to Chipola from Le Moyne Owens College where he served a year on the staff working with outfielders and assisting with hitters. At Chipola, he will be responsible for coaching outfielders, assisting hitters and recruiting coordinator under head coach Jeff Johnson.
Dawson finished his playing career at Toccoa Falls College under the direction of Justin Pollock. He started as the Eagles centerfielder and was a fixture in the lead-off spot and helped win the NCCAA D-2 National Championship in 2012. Prior to Toccoa, Dawson played baseball for two years at Chipola College under head coach Jeff Johnson and helped win the Panhandle Conference Championship, FCSAA Region 8 Championship in 2011 and placed fifth in the NJCAA World Series in 2011. Dawson was named on the MVP tournament team for the State tournament.
Scott Pittenger enters his first year at Chipola under head coach Jeff Johnson. Coach “Pitt” will be working with the infielders and hitters as well as serving as recruiting coordinator and strength and conditioning coach. Prior to arriving at Chipola, Pittenger served three years as volunteer assistant coach under Turtle Thomas at Florida International University (FIU), in Miami. As an assistant at FIU, Pittenger worked with the infielders, assisted with hitters and base runners, and coached first base.
In his first season at FIU, the 2011 Panthers went on to a 40-20-1 overall and 20-9-1 Sun Belt Conference record while reaching the NCAA Regionals for the second-straight season. FIU's 40 wins was the most since the Panthers won 41 in 2002. The 20 conference wins are the most ever in the Panthers 13 + seasons in the conference. Over his 3 seasons at FIU, Pittenger helped coach seven All-Conference Infielders and two Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year (Garrett Wittels, Pablo Bermudez), while assisting the Panthers to 95 total wins.
As a player, Pittenger attended Northwestern State University (2003-06) in Louisiana where he was a part of current Alabama head coach, Mitch Gaspard's first recruiting class. He was a four-year letter winner and still holds the school record for most games played in a career with 224. During his tenure at Northwestern State, the Demons made four NCAA postseason appearances, including NSU's second regional appearance in school history. In 2005, NSU won the Southland Conference with a 22-5 conference record, the highest winning percentage in conference history. The Demons were ranked among the top-three in the nation in stolen bases in two out of his four seasons with the school. He was also named to the All-Southland Conference Team as a senior in 2006. Pittenger played one year of professional baseball in the Baltimore Orioles and Pensacola Pelicans organizations.