Lon Morris Baseball: J. T. Bloodworth
2 J. T. Bloodworth
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J.T. Bloodworth enters his first season Assistant Head Coach at Lon Morris College. |
Bloodworth spent the previous three years as the volunteer coach at New Mexico State University. His primary role is working with the Bearcat offense and defense.
In his first season, the Aggie defense broke two school records with having 701 assists and turning 69 double plays, which ranked seventh over all in Division I baseball. Also, the Aggie defense tied the school record for highest fielding percentage at .968, improving from a fielding percentage of .942 in the 2007-08 season.
Bloodworth graduated from Lake Highlands High School, in Dallas, Texas where he played three years of varsity baseball earning the defensive MVP award each year. After high school, Bloodworth played baseball at the University of Arizona under Coach Andy Lopez, from 2004-06, and then transferred to Dallas Baptist University playing there from 2006-08. Under head coach Dan Heeferner, Bloodworth helped the team to the 2008 NCAA Regional after being named to the 2007 NCAA Division I - All-Independent team.
Bloodworth's playing experience was continuous as he played four seasons of collegiate summer baseball playing in the Cal Ripken League in 2008, the Hawaiian League in 2007, and the Texas Collegiate League in 2005 and 2006. Bloodworth received training from Perry Hill, who is the first base coach and infield instructor for the Florida Marlins, and has served 15 years in the Major leagues coaching gold glove winners Derek Lee, Luis Castillo, Mike Lowell, and Orlando Cabrera.
Bloodworth graduated from Dallas Baptist University in the spring of 2009 with a sports management degree, and in 2010 received his Masters degree in sports administration. Bloodworth was born in Dallas, Texas, and now resides in Jacksonville, TX.