Written by Joe Birchfield   

Coaching Biography: Joe Birchfield


Sr. Compliance Specialist, subject matter expertise in waste management and environmental management systems for large federal installations

Age:                                52

Hometown:                    Knoxville, Tennessee

Coaching Experience:    32 Years

Coaching Certification:  USA ACE Certified, Level 4; Positive Coaching Alliance, Double Goal Coach, NCSI Background

Player:                             Ages 7 -16, Baseball

                                       Ages 19-27, Competitive Men’s Softball, Class D through A (Major)

Coaching Philosophy:     Defense and Pitching wins games

Relevant Coaching Experience:

Men’s competitive A, C & D, 1987-1993, White Elna Satellite Systems, won several Class A, C and D Tournaments, including district, state and world series

Men’s A Industrial Tennessee State Champions 1995, 2nd Place Men’s Open State Runner-up, Finished 5th Nationally Men’s A Division

Boy’s Competitive Travel coach-pitch baseball, 1997-2000, Oak Ridge Explosion, won several regional tournaments and finished runner-up in state tournament 3 out of 4 years

Boy’s Competitive Travel Baseball, 2001-2007, Knoxville Thunder Red, won several regional, state and world series tournaments including 2007 15u USSSA AAA State Tournament

Girl’s tee ball and coach pitch, 2005-2007, Fountain City Thunder and Explosion, 2006 Knoxville City Coach Pitch Champions, Fountain City League Champs 2005-2007, ISA State 3rd Place Finish 2007

Girl’s Fast pitch Travel, 2008 to Present, Knoxville Explosion, 2009 ISA 10u Class C State Champs, 2009 SEAA 3rd Place Open, 2010 10u ISA Class C World Series Champs, 2011 10u SEAA Open State Champs, 2012 SEAA 12u Open State Champs, 2012 SEAA 14u Open State Champs, 2013 ASA 12u Class B Tennessee State Champions, 2013 USSSA 12u Gold North Florida State Runnerup, 2014 ISA Class A Tennessee State Champs, 2014 ASA/USA Eastern Elite Alabama Showcase 14u Runner-up, 2014 ASA 16u Big Orange Fall Showcase Runner-up, 2015 18u Roane State College Showcase Champions, 2015 ASA Lincoln Memorial Univesity College Showcase Champions, 2015 ASA Class B Tennessee State Champions, 2015 ASA Class B Tennessee State Runner-up, 2015 ASA A High School Diamond World Series 3rd Place, top 20 finish in the 18u Divison of the 2016 Scenic City Showcase Tournament, 2017 USA Big Orange Showcase 18u Champions, 2019 18u ISA World Series Champions, 2019 18u Big Orange Showcase Runner-up and winners of several other competitive tournaments throughout Northeastern Tennessee.