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February 2016

Staff Members:

Donny Pennington

Position: Head Coach

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Coach Pennington takes over as the new Head Baseball coach at Grove, OK.  He spent is previous 6 years at Neosho, MO where he was the head coach for four years leading the Wildcat to their first District Championship game in 22 years.  During the four years he had a record of 60-31 as a head coach including his final season 19-7. While in Neosho he also founded Neosho Baseball Academy which had 8 teams and with over 100 kids involved each year from Neosho.  Over the past four years, Coach Pennington was named Team Missouri coach for the 2014 and 2015 Junior Sunbelt Championship and in 2014 was the class 5 Senior All Star coach.  During 2015 Coach Pennington was voted to be the Class 5 Vice President of Missouri State High School Coaches Association.  In the last five years, Coach Pennington has produced 21 College Scholarships and one player who signed with Cardinals. Coach Pennington is married to Angela Pennington who is also a teacher in Grove and they have four children Braxton 16, Haven, 15, Briley 13, and Zaden 8.

Drew Osborne

Position: Pitching Coach

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Coach Osborne comes with CoachPennington from Neosho High School where he spent the last 3 years working asthe pitching coach.  Prior to that he spent 3 years as the head coach ElDorado Springs High School.  Before moving to El Dorado Springs, Osborne wasthe head coach at Weaubleau High School leading the Wildcats to their firstdistrict title in 29 years.  Coach Osborne spent 1 year at SouthwestBaptist University as the Assistant Head Coach and Pitching Coach. Osborne was a 4 year starter on the mound at SBU where he still holds thecareer record for strikeouts.  Coach Osborne is married to Gwyn who is a2nd grade teacher at Seneca Elementary School.  They have a daughter,Lydia (5), and a son, Luke (3).

Matt Barnhart

Position: Junior High Coach

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Eric Hunsperger

Position: Assistant Coach

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Coach Hunsperger is entering his 20thyear of teaching and coaching. Eleven years was spent at Broken Arrow and thepast nine years here in Grove.  He is a '91 graduate of Broken Arrow HighSchool and a '95 graduate of Northeastern Oklahoma State University. Coach Hunsperger is married Carol (a Grove graduate and Grove teacher)and has two sons, Ayden (12) and Cale (10).

Justin Teel

Position: Junior High Coach

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Graduated 1997 Grove High School, 1999 Associates fromNorth Eastern A&M, 2002 Bachelors in Business, 2008 University of Las VegasMaster Degree.  3rd Year Teaching at Grove Public Schools, 2nd Year as 7th GradeFootball Coach, 2nd Year as Jr High Baseball Coach, Wife Jayla (Grove Teacher), and daughterElyssa (Freshman).

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