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Baseball Coach Profile

Travis McClanahan

  • Assistant Professor of Physical Education
  • Baseball - Head Coach

Email: tmcclanahan@gordonstate.edu McClanahan enters his 15th season as the head coach of the Gordon State College Highlanders. During his first 14 seasons he has helped over 100 players move on to play at 4-year institutions with over 70 of those players receiving regional & district awards and more than 20 receiving national awards. 2012 season being the most successful season as the Highlanders finished 3rd in the JUCO World Series. In recent seasons the Highlanders have had 5 players named All-Americans, 2 National Players of the Week, and 2 National Gold Glove winners. The Highlanders have also excelled in the classroom; over 80 players making the Dean’s List (3.5 GPA) and 12 being named Academic All- Americans.

Before coming to Gordon State College in the fall of 2002, McClanahan served as the head coach at Hiwassee College in TN. During 2000-2001, his first season, he took the Tigers to the Region 7 championship tournament. This was the first trip for the Tigers in 15 years. He also saw 2 players from that team move to NCAA Division I teams.

In 1999 McClanahan earned his B.S. in Health and Physical Education and in 2000 he earned his M.A. in Health and Physical Education from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN. While at Tennessee Tech he worked with the baseball program and was a graduate assistant in the Health and Physical Education department. He also earned his A.S. from Cleveland State Community College where he was the pitching coach in 1996.

McClanahan was born in Cleveland, TN on July 10th, 1974 and resides in Forsyth, Ga with his two daughters, Taylor and Emma.