Head baseball coach James Hattenstein brings more than 20 years of coaching experience to Bishop State Community College. He served as an assistant coach at Bishop State, University of Mobile, Mary G. Montgomery High, LeFlore High, and Daphne High. As a head coach, he guided his teams at Citronelle and LeFlore to three area championships, four Alabama High School Playoff appearances, while winning over 150 games as a head coach. Coach Hattenstein holds a master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Mobile as well as a master’s level certificate in Educational Leadership from The University of South Alabama.

Coach Hattenstein prides himself in being a local product. He is a 1991 graduate of Bishop State and a 1994 graduate of The University of South Alabama. While at South Alabama Coach Hattenstein was a pitcher on the 1993 South Regional team that were six out from the NCAA College World Series, losing to eventual NCAA World Champion LSU. Upon graduating from college Coach Hattenstein played two years of professional baseball for the Mobile Baysharks and Grand Forks Varmints. He and his wife of more than 16 years, Sharon live in Spanish Fort and have two daughters, Alana and Alyssa.