Hunter Vick | Head Coach
Coach Hunter Vick enters his first season as the head baseball coach at Chattahoochee Valley Community College, taking over after the retirement of 20 year veteran, Coach Adam Thomas. Coach Vick begins his inaugural campaign after serving as Coach Thomas’s top assistant and right hand man during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
During his tenure as an assistant, Vick oversaw all aspects of the Pirate offense and serves as the infield coach, as well. Under his guidance, the Pirates led the Alabama Community College Conference in nearly every meaningful offensive and defensive statistical category in 2017 and 2018, while helping guide the Pirates to a number 2 national ranking, en route to leading the conference and country in wins (46) and (48), respectively during the regular season, as well as capturing the ACCC Southern Division Championship both seasons, while winning the ACCC Region 22 Championship and advancing to the NJCAA JUCO World Series in 2018.
Vick previously spent the 2014-16 seasons as the volunteer assistant coach at Auburn University, working primarily with the team’s infielders. Under the direction of Vick, Auburn’s defense improved mightily in his first two seasons on the Plains. After meeting the previous team-best mark of .970 in 2014, Auburn’s defense established a new program record with a fielding percentage of .973 during the 2015 season.
Vick brought four years of collegiate coaching experience and three years of coaching in the professional ranks to the Tigers’ staff when he joined prior to the 2014 season. In 2013, he helped lead Central Alabama Community College to the NJCAA National Championship as an assistant. He spent two seasons at CACC, while along with capturing the 2013 national title, he was key in the Trojans climb as high as number 2 in the NJCAA national rankings in 2012. During his tenure with Central Alabama, the Trojans posted an 86-26 record.
Prior to CACC, he was an assistant coach for two years at East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi. While there, he helped the team’s defense set a new school record with a .972 fielding percentage in 2010, which was the top fielding mark in the nation.
In addition to all of the on field team success during his collegiate coaching tenure, 28 of Vick’s former players are currently playing professional baseball.
Following a four-year professional playing career, Vick coached professionally for three different independent league teams as an infield and hitting coach. He coached the Pensacola Pelicans (American Association) in 2008, the Coastal Kingfish (Continental League) in 2009, and the Sussex Skyhawks (Can-Am League) in 2010.
Coach Vick played professionally for four seasons, including three years in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization. He played collegiately at the University of West Florida, where he started all 109 games for the Argonauts over his final two seasons, hitting .376 as a senior in 2004 with 20 doubles, three triples, 6 Homeruns, and 29 RBI in 192 at-bats. Vick began his collegiate career in the Alabama Community College Conference, where he played his first two years of college baseball at Faulkner State Community College.
A native of Thomasville, Ala., he is married to Lauren Leigh Vick. The couple has a son, Cameron and Daughter, Charleigh.
Bill White | Assistant Coach
Bill White enters his second season as an assistant coach at Chattahoochee Valley Community College. A former Major League Baseball pitcher with more than 10 years of professional experience, White retired in 2010 after hip injury ended his pitching career. White prepped at Benjamin Russell High School in Alexander City, Alabama and was a 33rd round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates, but elected to sign a baseball scholarship and attend Meridian Community College instead. While there, he led his team to back-to-back NJCAA World Series appearances. He then signed a baseball scholarship to Jacksonville State University and was a 3rd round draft pick of the Texas Rangers. Following his professional career, White began his coaching career at Central Alabama Community College and helped lead the Trojans to the 2013 NJCAA National Championship. White serves as the pitching coach for Coach Hunter Vick, with his 2018 staff leading the ACCC in virtually every statistical category, while pacing itself as one of the top 3 pitching staffs in the country, statistically.
Coach White and his wife Rachel and their 4 year old son, Alex, make their home in Auburn, Alabama.
Cullen Wacker | Assistant Coach
Cullen Wacker begins his first season as a volunteer assistant coach at Chattahoochee Valley Community College. A former All-SEC outfielder for Auburn University, Wacker finished his playing career on the Plains in 2013. Wacker attended high school at McGill-Toolin Catholic in Mobile, Alabama, earning All-State honors in both baseball and football.
Wacker signed a baseball scholarship to play at Northeast Texas Community College and was named All Conference and an NJCAA All-American during his stint in JUCO baseball. Following one season of junior college, Wacker moved on Auburn University for his final 3 years of collegiate baseball. He compiled a career batting average of .322 and was named to the All-SEC team after posting a .350 batting average on the season, while hitting at a .372 clip in SEC play, following his junior season.
Following his playing career, Wacker coached high school baseball and football at Cottage Hill Christian Academy and at Auburn High School. In 2016, Wacker returned to Auburn University as a student assistant coach. During his coaching tenure for the Tigers, Wacker assisted with the hitting, as well as serving as the bullpen coach, while studying under the tutelage of nationally renowned coaches, Butch Thompson, Brad Bohannon, and Doug Sissen.
After helping Auburn earn a regional berth in 2017, Wacker was hired as the top assistant at East Georgia State College, an NJCAA school in Swainsboro, Georgia. While serving as the hitting instructor for the Bobcats, Wacker helped lead East Georgia to a regular season conference championship, while pacing the Bobcat offense in setting numerous school records.
Wacker is the son of Larry and Brenda Wacker and makes his home in Auburn, Alabama.