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Joey Hammond
Joey  Hammond

Hometown:
Frederick, Md.

Position:
Volunteer Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Charlotte

04/20/2015

Baseball Gameday: Wake Forest at Charlotte

The Demon Deacons close out an eight-game road swing on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

09/09/2014

Hobbs and Hammond Added to Wake Forest Coaching Staff

Matt Hobbs and Joey Hammond will join the Demon Deacons baseball coaching staff

Joey Hammond joined the Wake Forest coaching staff as the volunteer assistant coach and enters his third season in 2017. A former professional baseball player for 11 years, Hammond came to Wake Forest after spending five seasons as the head coach of Westchester Country Day School.

He has helped guide seven Demon Deacon hitters to All-ACC honors in his first two seasons, including All-Americans Will Craig, Nate Mondou and Stuart Fairchild.

Hammond works extensively with the Wake Forest outfielders, helping three of them hit better than .300 in 2015. Fairchild was also perfect defensively in 123 chances in right and center field, while fellow outfielders Kevin Conway and Jonathan Pryor made just one and two errors, apiece.

Hammond was drafted in the 25th round of the 1998 MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles and spent eight seasons with the Orioles and three with the Philadelphia Phillies. He spent the last eight seasons of his baseball playing career at the AA and AAA levels while playing at least 100 games at each infield position and over 150 games in the outfield.

"Joey's passion and energy are what makes him special," said head coach Tom Walter. "He brings 11 years of professional playing experience as well as three state championships as a local high school coach. Most importantly, he has a way of communicating with these young men that make every one of them want to run through a brick wall for him."

In his playing career, Hammond was a .274 hitter and collected over 1,100 hits. He was voted to the Reading Phillies All-Decade team (2000's) alongside current pros Ryan Howard, Carlos Ruiz and Cole Hamels.

During his time at Westchester Country Day School, he helped lead the Wildcats to the Final Four of the NCISAA 2A Championship each year and won the past three state championships.

He compiled a 104-31-1 record during that span while focusing on player development. During his time, 14 of 20 graduated players have gone on to college baseball including Wake Forest pitcher, Donnie Sellers.

A native of Frederick, Maryland, Hammond earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Charlotte and was a standout shortstop from 1996-1998. He was named to the All-Conference USA All-Tournament team two times and was First Team All-Conference USA in 1998 after batting .398 with 100 hits in the season.

Hammond resides in Greensboro with his wife Rebecca and three sons, Caleb, Josh and Mason.

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