Jaguar Softball Coaches Region 17 Champion 2010, 2007

Ed Schutte

Head Softball Coach

Email: edward.schutte@gpc.edu 770-278-1214

Going into his 11th season as head coach at GPC, Ed Schutte has established a tradition of excellence and built the Jaguars into a formidable power in the Southeast.

They made their second national tournament appearance in 2010, joining the 2007 team in achieving that distinction. His 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2009 teams won regular-season titles in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association.

His overall record is 308-155, with his last seven teams averaging almost 34 victories per season. He was named conference coach of the year in 2003, ‘06 and ‘08 and was co-Coach of the Year in 2009. Nearly 200 victories in his first eight seasons as a head coach put him in the Easton Victory Club.

He is also a member of the National Federation of Coaches.

In addition to his duties at GPC, Schutte is an internationally renowned softball instructor. He has taken his Wilson Select teams to events such as the Canada Cup and the Puerto Rican Federation Olympic Festival, coaching many NCAA Division I All-Americans during his summer tours.

His team in the summer of 2010 finished second in the Puerto Rican Federation International Cup.

Born and raised in Richmond, Va., Schutte played basketball and baseball at Columbian College in Washington, D.C., and Randolph-Macon College before graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond with a degree in physical education.

He played on competitive fast-pitch teams in Virginia before becoming a coach and leading numerous teams to American Softball Association and National Softball Association championships.

He is married to the former Connie Wood of Virginia. They reside in Suwanee and have two grown daughters, Michelle and Chris.

 

Ken Deyton

Assistant Softball Coach

Email: kenneth.deyton@gpc.edu

Ken Deyton begins his fifth season as assistant coach of the Jaguars. He is the defensive coach and strength and conditioning coach and also assists with team hitting and recruiting duties.

Deyton was born in Atlanta and graduated from Stockbridge High School, where he lettered in football and baseball and played one year of basketball. He was an all-region selection in baseball in his junior and senior years.

After high school, Deyton pursued a business career and was the founder/president of A Plus Security Controls Incorporated from 1995 through 2009. In 2003 he also opened Line Drive Sports an indoor baseball and softball training facility, where he instructs many aspiring athletes in the fundamentals of hitting as well as preparing them for the collegiate level.

Deyton’s coaching career began in 1986, coaching youth major baseball in Stockbridge as well as heading up the Stockbridge Tiger travel football program through 1998. Deyton was also the main organizer of the Georgia Blitz Fastpitch Softball Organization and head coach of the Georgia Blitz Gold 18U team from 1998 through 2006, where he won many Amateur Softball Association championships and made two appearances to the ASA National Championship in 2004 and 2006. In addition to Deyton’s coaching career in fastpitch he also had a brief stint in men’s fastpitch leagues as a player, including competing in the North American Fastpitch Association Men’s AA World Series in 1996.

Most recently Deyton was an assistant coach to Mark Cook of Winthrop University and Eric Geldart of Young Harris College on the Worth Sports Women’s International Fastpitch Team that competed in San Juan Puerto Rico at the Puerto Rican Olympic Softball Festival during the summer of 2010.

Deyton recently earned his associate degree in sports and recreation management from Gwinnett Technical College, and is planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in sport psychology. He resides in McDonough, Ga., with his wife, Belinda, and their five children.