|Title:||Head Baseball Coach|
Jeff Kinne is in his tenth season as Hampden-Sydney head baseball coach. A three-time ODAC Coach of the Year (2005, 2007, 2010) and the 2005 ABCA Division III South Region Coach of the Year, Kinne has developed the Tiger baseball program into a consistent contender.
Jeff Kinne joined the Hampden-Sydney coaching ranks in June, 2003. Kinne brought nearly ten years of coaching experience to the position, having worked as an assistant coach at Mary Washington College, Washington and Lee University, Virginia Military Institute and Charleston Southern University and as a head coach for one year at New Hampshire Technical Institute. As the pitching coach at Mary Washington, the Eagles staff led the Capital Athletic Conference in ERA, batting average against and strikeouts per nine innings, while the team ERA ranked 12th best nationally.
As the head coach at New Hampshire Tech, Kinne led the junior college program to a conference regular season championship in 1995 as the team went from worst to first in one season. After his stint in New Hampshire, he worked for two years at Charleston Southern as a hitting and defensive coach, while also serving as an assistant sports information director and an assistant in the CSU athletics ticket office.
From 1998 through 2001, Kinne worked in Lexington, VA, spending two seasons at VMI and another season at Washington and Lee. While at VMI, he served as the team's pitching coach, while also overseeing the office budget, team travel budget and recruiting budget. He also served as a primary recruiter at both VMI and W&L, while the two schools experienced unprecedented success. During his tenure at VMI, the Keydets set a school record for wins in 1999, while W&L established a new school mark in 2001.
Kinne is a native of Salisbury, NH, and he and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons, Mattison and Mason.
|Title:||Assistant Baseball Coach|
Billy Catron is entering his fifth season on the Hampden-Sydney baseball coaching staff. Catron brings 25 years of coaching experience to the Tiger squad, having won multiple state and region titles during his successful prep tenure.
Catron coached for 25 years at Randolph-Henry High School in Charlotte County, 13 of those seasons as the head coach. His teams won 199 games in those 13 seasons with an average of 15.3 wins-per-year. He is the owner of two VHSL Group A State Championship rings and three Region B crowns. Catron was named VHSL Group A Coach of the Year in both 2002 and 2005.
Aside from his coaching duties at Randolph-Henry, Catron serves as the Science Department Chair at the high school while teaching AP biology and human anatomy.
Catron was a three-year player at Liberty (Bedofrd) High School from 1975-1977 where he captured a Group AA State Championship. Catron went on to compete at Ferrum Junior College for two seasons before joining the squad at nearby Longwood College in 1981 and 1982. While at Longwood, Catron participated in the 1982 NCAA Division II World Series in Los Angeles, California.
Catron graduated from Ferrum Junior College in 1980 and from Longwood College in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education, with a teaching endorsement in biology.
A native of Bedford, Virginia, Catron now resides in Keysville with his wife of 26 years, Joanne, and their three children, Sam (24), Scott (21) and Anne (20).
Robbie Bailey returns to his alma mater for his first year coaching with the Tigers while also serving as the recruiting coordinator. Bailey returns to the Hill after spending two years as an assistant coach at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. While working with the Hawks' pitchers, Bailey helped UMES set a school record for most strikeouts in a season. His staff also recorded the second-lowest ERA in a season.
At Hampden-Sydney, Bailey was a four-year pitcher under head coach Jeff Kinne from 2007-10. He appeared in 40 games while making 24 starts. Bailey was impressive on the mound, recording 106 strikeouts - including 43 Ks in both his freshman and sophomore year. He also posted a career record of 11-7.
Bailey is a 2010 graduate of Hampden-Sydney with a bachelor of arts in economics and commerce. He received his Master's of Criminology from Maryland Eastern Shore in 2012.