Shohn Doty begins his second season with the Old Dominion University baseball program as assistant coach. Doty served as an assistant at UNC Wilmington for three years and was responsible for developing the pitching staff as well as coordinating recruiting. The Seahawks led the CAA in earned run average 2000 and 2001, and ranked third nationally with a 3.20 era.
Prior to coming to UNC Wilmington, Doty spent two years working with Indiana State University's pitchers and catchers, and directing their junior college recruiting. He was previously an assistant coach at Arkansas Tech (1992-93), Arkansas (1994-95) and Pratt (Kansas) Community College (1995-96).
The veteran coach also managed the Manitowoc team in the Northwoods Collegiate Summer League to a franchise-record 39 victories during the summer of 1995.
In his last season at Indiana State, Doty helped the Sycamores post a school record 21 conference victories and a 39-17 record. As a player, Doty earned several honors during his career at Crowder Junior College in Neosho, MO., and Arkansas Tech. At Crowder, he set a school record with 31 doubles as a sophomore while also serving as the team's closer. At Arkansas Tech, he was a starting pitcher for two seasons and collected 17 victories during that span, earning NAIA District 17 honors and being named an NAIA District All-Star.
Following graduation, Doty, a native of Springdale, Ark., served as the pitching coach at Arkansas Tech. His staff led the conference in earned run average and had the lowest walks per innings pitched. Two of his hurlers were drafted and the team won one conference championship.
In 2000, UNC Wilmington led the CAA in earned run average with a 4.04 mark, which ranked them 22nd nationally. Known for its aggressiveness, the staff walked just 175 batters, also tops in the CAA in over 520 innings. The Seahawks pitchers fanned 455, good for second in the league. In addition to the 3.20 earned run average in 2001, UNCW pitchers tossed four shutouts, 12 complete games and allowed only 14 homeruns.
Doty and his wife Anissa, have a son, Blake (15), and a daughter, Bethany (6). Doty graduated from Arkansas Tech with a B.A. in health and physical education in 1991. He is working towards a Master's degree in secondary education from the University of Arkansas.