Baseball

Phil Disher
Phil Disher

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
1st Season


Disher comes to the Hilltop after spending two years as an assistant at Wofford College, where he worked with the hitters and catchers.

Disher was selected twice in the Major League Baseball Draft, first by the San Francisco Giants in the 45th round (2007) and then in the 15th round of the 2008 draft by the Houston Astros. During his first year of pro ball he was named the MVP of the New York-Penn League while with the Tri-City Valley Cats in Troy, N.Y. He finished playing professionally with the Houston Astros organization when he was forced to retire due to an injury.

Disher, a native of South Carolina, graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2007 with a degree in exercise science and a minor in coaching. During his four year career at USC, he was named All-Southeastern Conference during his junior and senior seasons (2006, 2007) and was a third team All-American selection by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association as a senior. While his teams made several postseason appearances, he was named to two NCAA All-Regional teams as well as two All-SEC tournament teams while being named the MVP of the 2007 Virginia Regional.

Disher served as head coach of the Forest City Owls in the Coastal Plains Collegiate Summer League this past summer. The Owls were the first half division champions and Disher was elected as the head coach of the all-star team.

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