Assistant Coach: Georgia State University
Georgia State Blaine McFerrin
Blaine McFerrin joins Georgia State after spending a season at the University of Michigan where he worked with the pitchers and outfielders. A native of Connersville, Ind., McFerrin earned his B.S. in education (2000) and his Master's in education (2002) at Indiana University-Purdue University Ft. Wayne (IPFW).
McFerrin made the move to Michigan after spending the 2004-05 season as an assistant coach at Indiana University-Purdue University Ft. Wayne (IPFW) under head coach Billy Gernon. While at Michigan, McFerrin worked with one MLB Free agent signee, two MLB draftees, three Freshman All-Americans, and a Johnny Bench Award Finalist. McFerrin was part of Big Ten Regular Season Championship, as well as, a Big Ten Tournament Championship that ensured a Regional appearance in Atlanta.
McFerrin played on the 2000 IPFW squad, the first for Gernon, and had a 2-0 record with a team-leading 3.29 ERA as the Mastodons set a school record for conference wins. McFerrin earned two letters in baseball at IPFW (1999 and 2000) after transferring from Kentucky Wesleyan.
After a career-ending arm injury, McFerrin started his coaching career as a grad assistant at IPFW in 2001 and he spent three seasons with the Mastodons. He coached one year (2004) at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., before returning to IPFW in 2005.
McFerrin is married to the former Carrie Ann Sullivan. The couple resides in Atlanta.