Brandon Benton joined the staff in 2012 as graduate assistant with the Greenville College baseball program. He will be charged with leading the outfielders, hitters, and the exercise and conditioning program. Prior to joining the Panthers staff in 2012, Benton served as the assistant baseball coach for one season at St. Aloysius High School in Vicksburg, Miss., in 2011 where he oversaw the outfielders and assisted with the hitters.
From 2010-12 he has was the Head coach for Major League Baseball's RBI program in Mississippi, a summer baseball league used to revive baseball in inner-cities, where he coached 18 high school players that signed college scholarship including two MLB draft picks, Zack Bird and Daniel Sweet. In that time he helped lead the warriors to two out of three back-to-back-to-back Regional championship games. In 2012, the Mississippi RBI program was ranked as high as #14 in country.
As a player, he was honored twice as an All-Conference athlete. In 2011 at Mississippi College, he was awarded with All-Atlantic Southwest Conference honors as an outfielder his senior year where he lead the team in homeruns with 10. As a team, the Choctaws led the NCAA Division III with 53 home runs. Before transferring to Mississippi College, Benton played at Belhaven University where he helped lead the Blazers to the school's first NAIA College World Series appearance in 2010. While at Belhaven, he was awarded with All-Gulf Coast Atlantic Conference honors as a designated hitter his junior year. Before Belhaven University and Mississippi College he played for Hinds Community College where he held a .404 batting average his sophomore year.
From 2004-08 and prior to entering college, Benton enlisted and served his country in four years of active duty service as a security forces airman in the United States Air Force.
Benton completed his bachelor of science degree in sports management from Mississippi College in 2012. He is currently enrolled at Greenville College studying for his graduate degree in coaching.