Arkansas Tech Baseball Camps
Assistant Baseball Coach
Southern Arkansas University (Magnolia, Arkansas), Bachelor of Science, 2010
Derrick Wynn enters his second season on the Arkansas Tech baseball staff. In his first season with the Wonder Boys, Arkansas Tech posted a 26-27 record, including a 13-11 mark in league play, and qualified for its third consecutive conference tournament.
Prior to joining the Tech staff, Wynn worked his way through the ranks as an American Legion coach, serving as a pitching coach with the Harrison American Legion team in 2008 and an assistant coach/pitching coach for the same squad in 2009, before taking over the reins of the Harrison squad in 2010 and leading them to the AA American Legion State Championship.
During his playing career, Wynn was a member of two Gulf South Conference championship teams at Southern Arkansas under coaches Allen Gum and Steve Browning. Wynn battled through injuries during his career at SAU, undergoing Tommy John surgery prior to the 2008 season.
A native of Harrison, Ark., Wynn was a four-year letterwinner at Harrison High School. While with the Goblins, Wynn was a two-time All-District selection and was named Harrison's Mr. Baseball as a senior in 2006. Along with playing baseball at HHS, Wynn was also a three-year lettermen in football as he earned All-District honors as a defensive back in 2005.
Assistant Baseball Coach
University of the Ozarks (Clarksville, Ark.), Bachelor of Science, 2006
Mark Jelks is in his first year on the Arkansas Tech baseball staff, after a stint at the University of Central Arkansas as their Director of Baseball Operations. In his capacity as the Director of Baseball Operations, Jelks coordinated many of the behind-the-scene aspects of the Bears baseball program as he worked in conjunction with the Central Arkansas coaching staff. Some of his duties include team travel arrangements, budget management, purchasing, equipment, scheduling, contracts, facilities, and on-campus recruiting. During his first season at UCA the Bears finished with their best record in school history after moving to the Division I level in 2006. The Bears also reached the Southland Conference Tournament for the first time in school history, as well as, 4 players being named to the 2012 SLC All-Conference Teams.
A native of El Dorado, AR and a 2002 graduate of El Dorado High School, Jelks attended college at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, AR receiving his Bachelor of Science in General Studies in 2006. While at Ozarks he was a 3 year letterman and in 2006 was an Undergraduate Assistant Coach under Head Coach Jimmy Clark. As an assistant the Eagles finished with their best record in school history earning its' first American Southwest Conference Tournament appearance. In the fall of 2008 Jelks joined the Bryant High School staff under Head Coach Kirk Bock.
Jelks helped the Bryant Hornets to three consecutive 7A-Central Conference Championships in 2009, 2010, and 2011. As well as clinching the 7A State Championship in 2010. In his final year the Hornets climbed in the national rankings as high as 8th by Collegiate Baseball ending their season back to the 7A State Finals in consecutive years. During his 3 year tenure as an assistant coach, the Hornets compiled a record of (70-24). While at Bryant Jelks mentored 23 7A-Central All-Conference players, 5 All-State players, and 2 National Rawlings Gold Glove Winners, 9 of which signed athletic scholarships to continue to pursue their athletic and academic goals. Jelks also had one player off the 2010 State Championship team drafted in the 7th round by the Chicago Cubs.