Assistant Coach - Cody Crutcher
Cody Crutcher joins the Chargers for the 2015-16 season after spending the past two years at Southwest Baptist University in Missouri. During his time at Southwest Baptist, Crutcher assisted in producing 2 all-americans, nine all-conference hitters, and the Bearcats finished in the top 20 nationally in batting average, doubles, homeruns, slugging percentage, doubles per game and home runs per game.
At Columbia State, Crutcher will be in charge of working with the infielders and assisting with hitting instruction. He will also assist in recruiting student-athletes that will be exceptional in the classroom as well as on the field. Coach Crutcher will focus on developing these young men to be great teammates and preparing them to compete on the DI, DII, DIII, NAIA, or Professional levels.
Prior to Columbia State, Crutcher had two years of baseball playing experience at Columbia State, where he played under Coach Mike Corn, after Columbia State he then furthered his education at Southwest Baptist University in Missouri. He graduated in December of 2012 with a B.S. in Sports Management.
In four seasons at Columbia State and Southwest Baptist, Crutcher played in over 70 games. After his senior year at Southwest Baptist, he was awarded the Kent Keeth award, which is the award for the hardest worker and best leadership qualities exemplified annually.
A North Pole, Alaska native, Crutcher lettered in four seasons in baseball and football at North Pole High School. He received All-Conference honors as a senior in football and baseball. He was born on May 15, 1989 and he is the son of Henry and Myrna Crutcher. He has 4 younger siblings; Nicholas, Damon, Heather and Daniel.
Assistant Coach - Desi Ammons
Desi Ammons joins the Chargers for the 2016-17 season. He recently completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Athletic Training from Belmont University.
At Columbia State, Ammons will be in charge of working with the catchers and assisting with hitting instruction. Along with on the field responsibilities, he will assist in recruiting student-athletes that will be exceptional in the classroom as well as on the field. He will also facilitate a lot of the strength and conditioning. Coach Ammons will focus on developing these young men to be great teammates and preparing them to compete on the DI, DII, DIII, NAIA, or Professional levels.
Prior to coaching at Columbia State, Ammons played under Coach Mike Corn for 2 years during 2013 and 2014 seasons. He was a member of the Charger team that went to the NJCAA World Series in 2014, where he was selected as an All-Tournament performer. After playing at Columbia State he continued his playing career at Belmont University. There Ammons was named team captain during his senior year. Ammons started in 50 games and appeared in over 75 during his two seasons as a Bruin.
A Hohenwald, Tennessee native, Ammons lettered in four seasons in baseball and football at Lewis County High School. He received district MVP honors in 2011 while also making the All-State team in baseball. He was born on March 15, 1993 and he is the son of Lynn and Jan Ammons. Also has one older brother, Garrett.