Members of the Claflin University Baseball Team Participated in the Peach Belt Career Forum




Claflin Sports Information


Augusta, Ga. – 18 members of the Claflin University baseball team attended the Peach Belt Conference Career Forum held Thursday, Jan. 18 in Martinez, Ga. outside of Augusta.

The first-ever career forum hosted by the Peach Belt was held for student-athletes who may have an interest in pursuing a career in athletics.  The event was attended by over 80 student-athletes from the Peach Belt Conference as well as athletes from the South Atlantic Conference and Conference Carolinas.

The forum consisted of a general Q&A followed by smaller round-table discussions.  The panelist consisted of: Freddie Coleman – Host of the national Freddie and Fitzsimmons Show on ESPN Radio; Tanika Colvin – Head athletic trainer at Columbus State University; Ian Duvenhage – Men’s tennis head coach at Vanderbilt University; Adrienne Gilmore – Women’s basketball official in NCAA Division I, II, and III; Jim Herlihy – Director of Athletics at USC Aiken; Sue Patberg – Women’s soccer head coach at Emory University and Jack ‘Bull’ Slavin – Assistant athletic director for marketing partnerships at UNC Pembroke.

Members of Claflin baseball team in attendance were Joshua Terry, Steve Joyner, Edzaviah Paul, Makai Holloway, Tavion Towers, Chris McKenzie, Shamar Thomas, Eric McElveen, Gerardric Dobbs, Keati Buchanan, Jaden Hardin, Joshua Gordon, Jalen Sprull, Caleb Green, Malik James, Talmon Hubbard, Nicholas Johnson and Jesus Morel.

Claflin baseball team joined the Peach Belt Conference on July 1, 2019. The Panthers played as independents last season and in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), where they won the 2016 title, for the previous 10 years.

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