David Lipscomb '81
Seventh season at Tech
A highly-successful coach on the high school level for nine years, Jeff Guy joined the Georgia Tech staff in August of 1993 as a volunteer assistant, and was elevated to a full-time position in 1994.
Guy, 41, serves as Tech's hitting coach and also works with the Jackets' outfielders and catchers. Guy also directs the daily operation of Tech's summer and Christmas baseball camps.
Much of the Jackets' potent offensive capabilities can be traced to Guy's knowledge and teaching of hitting. Under his tutelage, four Tech players have hit .400 or better, and the Jackets finished first or second in the ACC in batting and scoring average each of his first four years.
While Tech's 1998 unit ranked in the middle of the conference offensively, it did become only the third Tech team ever to hit 100 home runs in a season. Seven Tech players, an all-time high, hit 10 or more homers. In his five years at Tech, the Jackets have batted .321 and averaged 8.7 runs per game.
In its College World Series season of 1994, the Jackets hit .337 and scored 9.5 runs per game to lead the ACC. In 1995, with freshmen dotting the lineup, Tech again led the ACC in batting (.327) and run production (9.1 runs per game), and eight of Tech's hitters finished over .300. In 1996, Tech ranked second in the ACC at .320 and led the conference in home runs. In 1997, Tech led the ACC in run production (9.9 runs per game) and finished second in batting (.329) and. In addition, Guy transformed two pitchers, Kris Wilson and Scott Prather, into solid offensive contributors at the plate, while nine players posted batting averages over .300.
Guy, a native of Nashville, Tenn., earned his bachelor's degree in health and physical education in 1981 from David Lipscomb College, where he helped the Bisons to the NAIA national championship in 1978 and four NAIA World Series appearances. Three times he earned all-tournament honors at the World Series, and also earned all-District 7 honors in 1980 and 1981, and all-Volunteeer Conference honors in 1981.
A former prep all-America and three-time all-state player at McGavock High School in Nasvhille, Guy earned a master's degree in health and physical education at West Georgia in 1989.
Meanwhile, Guy built a tremendous record as a high school coach, guiding Forest Park High School in Forest Park, Ga. to a 90-27 record in four seasons from 1983-86, a AAAA state championship in 1985 and two region 6-AAAA titles. He moved on to Lassiter High School in Marietta, Ga., twice leading that school to region the 6-AAAA playoffs and posting an 85-38 record in five seasons from 1987-91.
Guy also coaches in the East Cobb summer program, having guided his team to seven straight World Series, winning the 16-year-old Babe Ruth title in 1994 and AAU national titles in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999.
He and wife Kathleen are the parents of a four-year-old son, Garrett and a two-year-old daughter, Abigail.