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Owen-Fulton Field
Owen-Fulton Field is home to the Averett University baseball team. Located on the school's North Campus, Owen-Fulton Field serves as the Cougars' own 2.75-acre ballpark and practice facility. Read More  

Kenny Fleming

Head Coach

 

Kenny Fleming ’15/’17 was named as Averett University’s baseball head coach on April 30, 2018.

 

Fleming returned to Averett after serving as an assistant coach at Division I Army West Point during the 2018 season. Fleming previously coached three seasons at Averett, beginning as a student assistant in 2015 and coaching two seasons as a graduate assistant during the 2016 and 2017 seasons. He became the fourth coach in Averett baseball history, taking over a program with more than 200 wins and a conference championship in 23 years of varsity play.

 

A native of Louisa, Virginia, Fleming has a wealth of baseball knowledge after playing collegiately and professionally. A 30th-round draft pick by the Atlanta Braves in 2010, Fleming played two seasons in the outfield for the organization’s rookie league affiliate Danville Braves alongside his younger brother, Kurt. Fleming played 100 games over two seasons in the Appalachian League.

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Robby Swab

Assistant Coach

 

Robby Swab joined the Averett University baseball program as an assistant coach in August 2017.

 

Swab came to Averett from the University of Virginia, where he served as the program’s director of baseball operations for three seasons — including the 2015 season when Virginia won the Division I national championship. Swab’s role included assisting with game day operations and on-campus recruiting.

 

Prior to Virginia, Swab was a volunteer assistant coach at Division I Gardner-Webb University, where he worked with coaches and hitters while serving as the first base coach. His coaching experience also includes time as an assistant coach with the Kernersville Post 36 American Legion baseball team and time as a baseball instructor at various camps.

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T.J. Viracola

Assistant Coach

 

T.J. Viracola returned to the Averett University baseball program as an assistant coach in August 2018.

 

A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Viracola pitched for four seasons for Averett from 2013-16, making 63 appearances with 12 wins and three saves in 211 2/3 innings. He struck out 165 batters and finished with a 3.44 earned run average for the Cougars. As a senior, he was named to the 2016 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State Second Team as a starting pitcher and was also selected as Averett’s 2015-16 Male Senior Athlete of the Year. He also earned USA South Academic All-Conference honors.

 

Since completing his degree at Averett, Viracola has worked as The Performance Academic in Apex, North Carolina. He served as a head coach for multiple youth teams over a two-year span, including leading a 12U team to a top 25 finish out of 104 teams in Cooperstown, New York, in August 2018. Viracola earned his bachelor’s in coaching from Averett in 2016. He’s currently pursuing his master’s in business administration from Averett.

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