Skyhawk Softball | Daniel Farmer - Volunteer Assistant
Daniel Famer, a UT Martin graduate from Camden, begins his first season as the volunteer assistant coach for the softball team. He has been working with the team since 2011. Farmer will work primarily with outfielders and hitters as well as serving as an academic mentor to the Skyhawks.
In only his second season with the Skyhawks, Farmer worked with Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year Leah Taylor, who led the Skyhawks with a .385 batting average, 61 runs scored, 10 triples, and 37 stolen bases. Taylor was also named to the Capital One Academic All-America first team and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association 2012 NFCA Division 1 All-Region team, as well as racking up OVC Regular Season First team honors. After the season ended, Taylor was named to the 2012 Easton All-American Team. She also earned College Sports Madness’ OVC Player of the week twice, and the adidas OVC Player of the Week two times.
Also in 2012, Farmer worked with OVC Regular Season Second Team honoree Kayla Wade who played in all of the Skyhawks games and sported a .335 batting average. Wade was also tabbed to the OVC All-Tournament team where she posted a .400 batting average during the tournament. Wade was joined on the all-tournament team by fellow outfielder Becca Williams who hit .364 and blasted a double and recorded three RBIs..
While an undergraduate student at UT Martin, Farmer was highly involved in the Campus Recreation Department where he worked for five years. During his tenure at Campus Recreation, he was responsible for supervising intramural activities, supervising the Elam Center, Skyhawk Fieldhouse and the Student Recreation Center facilities. Farmer also worked as a swim instructor, lifeguard and fitness center attendant.
He earned a bachelor's degree in education with an integrated studies concentration. He is pursuing a master's degree in education with aspirations of one day becoming a college coach.
Before coming to UT Martin, Farmer was a two-sport athlete in basketball and baseball at Camden Central from 2001-2005. On the diamond, Farmer collected all-district awards in 2004, 2005 and all-tournament team accolades in 2005.
Farmer is the son of Danny and Liz Farmer and has three sisters, Amy Fitchpatrick, Sandra Thornton and Karen Everett..