Athletic Department

Athletic Department: Jim Gantt

Jim Gantt

Year Inducted: 2015
Category: Baseball


Gantt played baseball at Catawba from 1985-89 and earned all-conference honors in 1988.  He has made a huge impact as the Catawba baseball coach, taking the team to a pair of NCAA II College World Series appearances.

As a player, Gantt hit .297 over a 105 game career as a third baseman for the Catawba Indians.  In his all-conference campaign of 1988, he batted .322 and drove in a dozen runs in helping Catawba to its first conference championship in 24 years. 

In 1997, Gantt took over as the head coach with Catawba and has notched 683 wins over 19 seasons.  He has been named the South Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year seven times.  In 2012 and 2015 the Indians advanced to the NCAA II World Series and he guided the team to a runner-up finish this past season. 

Gantt has led the Indians to eight conference championships and six league tournament titles during his tenure.  Catawba has advanced to NCAA regional play nine times.  In addition to his success with Catawba, Gantt has led the Rowan County American Legion team to a pair of World Series appearances and was twice named the North Carolina Amateur Coach of the Year.  Earlier this year, he was inducted into the North Carolina American Legion Hall of Fame.

Gantt is married to Adrian Whitley Gantt.  They have a three-year-old daughter, Blakely Kiah Gantt.

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November 2

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Soccer (W) vs. Carson-Newman (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 1-2

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

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November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2) W-4th;M-4th

Cross Country @ SAC Championships M-5th;W-5th

Football @ Newberry 10-40

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-0

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November 6

Volleyball @ Wingate (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 0-3

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November 9

Basketball (M) vs. FRANCIS MARION 115-82

Basketball (W) @ North Greenville 62-67

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November 10

Football @ Lenoir-Rhyne 21-63

Basketball (W) vs. Erskine 80-86

Basketball (M) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 75-80

Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman (NCAA II Southeast Regional) 0-3

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November 14

Basketball (M) @ Young Harris 85-67

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November 16

Swimming @ Fall Frenzy (Day 1)

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November 17

Swimming @ Fall Frenzy (Day 2)

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional W-8th; M-10th

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE 30-23

Basketball (W) vs. FAYETTEVILLE ST. 76-56

Basketball (M) vs. ELIZABETH CITY ST. 86-65

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November 18

Swimming @ Fall Frenzy (Day 3) W-9th;M-9th

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November 19

Basketball (W) @ Lees-McRae 66-59

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November 26

Basketball (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7 p.m.

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November 28

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

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November 30

Swimming vs. CHOWAN

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