Terrance  Whittle
Terrance Whittle
Hometown:
Petersburg, VA

Position:
Head Coach/Facility Manager

Alma Mater:
Viginia State University, 1993

Graduated:
1993

Coach Terrance Whittle enters his 16th season at the helm of the ECSU baseball program. Additionally, he serves the ECSU Athletic department as the Athletic Facilities Manager responsible for the coordination of all athletic and non- athletic related events and activities held in the Vaughan Center. His first 5 years as skipper culminated with the Vikings winning their 1st ever CIAA championship in 2005. Consequently, the Vikings program and players have consistently garnered regional and national recognition in addition to maintaining a high graduation rate.

A native of Petersburg, Virginia , Whittle was a three sport athlete at Petersburg High School. After graduating from PHS in 1989, he attended Chowan College (then a Junior College) in Murfreesboro, NC. Whittle played football and baseball for the Indians and earned a degree in Typesetting Technology in 1991. He then transferred to Virginia State University in the spring of 1992 where he played baseball and served as team co-captain in 1993 & 1994. Upon graduation in 1994, Whittle was named Head Baseball Coach at his Alma Mater. At that time he and his coaching staff were given he daunting task of rebuilding a struggling Trojan program into a CIAA contender, ultimately culminating with a CIAA championship in 1998.

In 1999, Whittle left VSU to become Head Coach, Director of Baseball Operations, and director of Player Development with the Regensburg Legionaere in Germany. The Regensburg team participated in the Bundesliga, which is the highest level of Baseball in the country. During Whittles’ tenure in Regensburg the team finished the 1999 season with a 25 – 9 record and were Bavarian State Champions. Also while in Regensburg, Whittle coached the Bavarian State Select team which also won the Bayarn Pokal championship in Berlin, Germany. In 2000 Whittle returned to the CIAA to become the Head Coach at Elizabeth City State University.

Whittle as served as an Associate scout with the Florida marlins, (1996-1998), he was also selected to participate in the Atlanta Braves Scouting and Player Development Internship program in 1998. Some of his accolades include the 1998 and 2004 CIAA Coach of the Year, the 1998 ABCA Louisville Slugger Award for coaching excellence, 2001 ABCA century club, 2002 ABCA Louisville Slugger conference championship award. Whittle is the only CIAA baseball coach to lead 2 different CIAA member Institutions to regular season and conference tournament championships.

Whittle is also affiliated with Major League Baseball International as an Envoy Coach (June 2002 – 2010) in the game development program having fulfilled (advisory) assignments in South Africa and Nigeria, specifically helping to select South Africa’s first World Baseball Classic and Olympics participant team, and also serving as a the technical advisor to the Nigerian national team during the All-Africa games. In January 2004 Whittle was presented by Major League Baseball International with the Julio Puente Envoy Coach of the Year Award.

His NCAA Division II services have included the South Atlantic Regional Advisory Selection Committee (1996, 97,98, 2000,2001), Member/Chair: NCAA Div. II South Atlantic Regional Advisory Selection Committee (2008), Member/Chair: NCAA Div. II Atlantic Regional Advisory Selection Committee – (2009 – 2012), NCAA Division II National Baseball Committee (2008 – 2012), Member/CIAA Baseball Coaches Association, (President, 2001 – 2005)

Whittle has been and continues to be a staunch supporter of local community projects and efforts that are geared to help eradicate hunger in the local Elizabeth City community, In addition he sits on the Elizabeth City Pasquotank County Parks and Recreation Department Little League baseball Board. Whittle is a 1991 graduate of Chowan College with a degree in Typesetting Technology, he is also a 1994 graduate of Virginia State University with a Degree in Sociology, and a Masters Degree in Education from Cambridge College 2006. In addition he is the author of “The Last Out” What do you do when the sweat dries? Last published in Black Sports the Magazine in September 2006.

Most important, of all the accolades and opportunities that Coach has had, he his most proud to be the father to three great children, Jamila age 22, Bilal age 15, and Shari’ah age 12.