Jerry Schlegelmilch was named Southern Virginia University's head baseball coach in July 2018.
Schlegelmilch previously served as Southern Virginia’s third head baseball coach from 2001-06, leading the Knights to 57 wins during his five-year tenure.
Schlegelmilch most recently served as an assistant baseball coach at Southern Virginia for the 2017 season. He assisted in various duties, working with catchers and first base. He helped lead the Knights to a 15-15 season.
Before Schlegelmilch's first stint at Southern Virginia, he coached at Brigham Young University-Idaho (then Rick's College) for 11 seasons.
Schlegelmilch was drafted out of California State Polytechnic University—Pomona in 1968 by the Minnesota Twins organization. He played first base and outfield at the single-A level for the Wisconsin Rapids and Lynchburg Twins. He was then traded to the San Diego Padres organization where he played for two more seasons before transitioning into a coaching position at Rio Hondo College, where he went on to coach for 17 years.
Tyler Cox is going into his fifth year as an assistant coach for the Southern Virginia University baseball program.
Cox played during the 2010-2013 seasons and helped win more games (87) in program history while helping the Knights to postseason appearances each year. Cox also participated on the 2011 squad — baseball's winningest season in its 14-year history - with a 30-10 mark and a second-place finish at nationals.
In his four years, Cox set all-time records such as second in career games started (130), third in RBI (110), total bases (211) and hits (149). He also tied for the Knights' home run lead (3) while ranking second in slugging (.567) and on-base percentage (.457) and third in batting average (.367).
Cox played for the Santa Fe Fuego in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and helped them to a Pecos League championship and Northern Division title during the summer of 2014.
He graduated with a bachelors degree in Business Management and Leadership from Southern Virginia University in May 2014.
Tyler and his wife, MaKenzie, the head women's soccer coach at Southern Virginia, reside in Buena Vista.
Brian Smith recently completed his first year as the Southern Virginia University pitching coach.
Smith began coaching baseball in 2003 at Defiance College before heading to Maryville College for one season. In 2006 he started his first of nine seasons at Washington & Lee University as the pitching coach.
Smith received his Masters of Education, Sports Science from Defiance College. He did his undergrad at Tiffin University in Business Administration and led Tiffin in both saves and ERA for two seasons. He currently lives in Lexington, Virginia.