Allen Gum

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Allen Gum has been a college coach.

Gum hit a team-high .338 in 1990 and .328 as a senior in 1991. He helped Southern Arkansas make it to the 1991 NAIA College World Series. He was then assistant coach at Sheridan High School for six years and head coach at Batesville High School from 2000-2003. He was an assistant at Southern Arkansas in 2004-2005.

Gum then was promoted to head coach of Southern Arkansas. He was 40-18 his first year, 41-17 his second and 46-12 in 2008, when the team was ranked #1 nationally at one point, the first time they got that ranking. Gum's club finished 4th in NCAA Division II in 2009 with a 52-11 record, then went 47-10 in 2010 - in that year;s draft, Hayden Simpson was the highest player chosen from a Division II school. Overall, Gum had a 226-68 record at Southern Arkansas.

In 2011, he moved to the University of Central Arkansas.

Source: Central Arkansas bio