Team Type: High School
Age Range: 15 - 18
Affiliation: NFHS (High School)
Sub-Affiliation: Virginia High School League
League: AA Piedmont
About the Coaches: Head Coach
Coach Shelton is in his tenth year as head coach of the Trojans. His career record is 187-35-1, with seven Piedmont District titles, seven Piedmnot District Tournament Championships, four Region IV Championships, and two State Championships. Coach Shelton was named AA coach of the year in 2004, 2005, and 2006. He was nominated by the VHSL executive committee for the 2008 National Coach of the Year for baseball.
Before taking over the reigns as head coach, Coach Shelton assisted Owen Shields for sixteen seasons at Tunstall. In that span the Trojan won ten district titiles, three regional titles, and a State Championship in 1994. Coach Barry Shelton who graduated from Tunstall, also played on the 1976 State Championship team. He has had the pleasure of being a part of all of Tunstall’s State Championships. The first as a player, the second as an assistant coach, and the third and fourth as a head coach.
Coach Woods is in his eighth year as an assistant coach of the Trojans. Coach Woods returned to Tunstall in 2000 to coach both football and baseball. Prior to his return to Tunstall, Coach Woods taught and coached in North Carolina. His twenty-five years of coaching experience have been instrumental in leading the Trojans to six straight Piedmont District Titiles, three Regional Titles and to back to back State Championships in 2004-2005.
Coach Austin is in his sixth year as a varsity assistant coach of the Trojans. Overall, this is his seventh year as a Tunstall baseball coach. He previously assisted with the Junior Varsity program in 1999. Coach Austin is also a Tunstall graduate and was a member fo the 1994 State Championship team. Prior to joining the Trojans, Coach Austin taught and coached at Chahtam High School for three years. He presently serves as President of Pittsylvania County Youth Baseball.
Coach Stowe is in his eighth season as an assistant coach of the Trojans. He has worked to promote baseball throughout Pittsylvania County over the past twenty-five years. Coach Stowe also served as President of the Pittsylvania County Youth Baseball League for five years. He has had the pleasure of coaching both of his sons (Chris & Josh) during their high school careers at Tunstall. Coach Stowe’s vast knowledge of the game has been valuable to the Trojan baseball team over the past seven years.