Stinger Coach Bio
Doug Gammell - Hitting/Catching Coach
Coach Gammell started his coaching career in his home state of Massachusetts. He was an assistant coach for Turners Falls High School in 1995 & 1996. Following a move to Idaho he resumed his coaching career. He was an assistant coach at Pocatello High School in 1997 & 1998. He then moved across town to Century High School where he served as the hitting coach and catchers’ coach from 1999 through 2004. During this time, the team made the playoffs every year and amassed a 100- 32 record. He also was the head coach of the Pocatello American Legion team from the years 2000-2004 leading his team to the State playoffs every year. Along the way, Gammell coached two players who played minor league baseball. He also had a string of five straight catchers who either played Division I baseball or pro baseball.
In 2005, Gammell moved to Sumter, SC, where again he coached high school baseball, this time at Lakewood High School where he served as the hitting and catching coach. In his four years at Lakewood, the school won its first two district championships and reached the playoffs each of the four years. He was also an assistant coach for Dalzell legion team the first time they ever made the state playoffs, and for two years he was an assistant for the Bishopville legion team. This is his fourth year at Florence-Darlington Tech where once again he will serve as the hitting and catchers’ coach. Coach Gammell has had numerous hitters including 8 catchers reach either Division I or pro baseball over his career.
Coach Gammell is a graduate of Idaho State University where he played Rugby after his baseball career was over. He is currently a US History teacher at Lakewood High School in Sumter. He is a regular at the Clemson baseball camps in the summer as well as many other camps where he works with the catchers and hitters.