Wes Timmons joined North Carolina A&T as a full-time assistant in September 2012. Timmons' primary responsibilities include overseeing the Aggie offense, instructing infielders and coaching third base. He will also be responsible for recruiting and helping to develop the A&T baseball program.
Timmons joins the Aggies after a productive 10-year professional career. He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 12th round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft, and spent eight seasons in their organization. He signed with the Oakland A's organization in September 2010, where he spent the final two years of his career.
Timmons made his professional debut with the Braves affiliate in the Gulf Coast rookie League in 2002 before being promoted to Macon. He also competed for the Rome Braves, Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Mississippi Braves, Richmond Braves, and the Gwinnett Braves before joining the Sacramento River Cats in the Oakland A's organization.
A majority of his more than 1,000 games played in the minor leagues was spent playing third base. For his last seven seasons starting in 2005, he competed at the Triple A level. He split the 2011 season at Triple-A Sacramento and Double-A Midland before capping his professional career with the Sacramento River Cats in 2012. Timmons set career highs in batting average (.341), home runs (8), RBI (62) and slugging percentage (.468) in 2011. It was the 10th highest average among all full season minor leaguers.
He helped the River Cats capture their sixth straight Pacific Coast League Division championship in 2012, which is an unprecedented feat for the 110-year old league. He earned Texas League Batter of the Week honors for Aug. 1-7, 2011, and posted a season-best 16-game hitting streak in August. He was named an MiLB.com Organization All-Star following the 2010 and '11 seasons. He was an International League mid-season All-Star in 2009 and 2010 for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves. He was also the recipient of the Braves organization's 2007 Bill Lucas Award for sportsmanship and character and the Clint Courtney Memorial Award as the most competitive minor league player.
Timmons finished his professional career with a .280 average, 202 doubles, 12 triples, 48 home runs and 409 RBI in 1,047 games in 10 seasons. He also has a career on-base percentage of .389.
Timmons, a native of Jacksonville, Fl., attended Appalachian State University and Bethune-Cookman College. As a senior with the Wildcats in 2002, Timmons batted .425 (91-for-214) in 61 games. He collected 22 doubles, 40 stolen bases, a triple, 10 home runs and 64 RBI that season, while striking out just 12 times that season. He ranked 13th in the nation for batting average, and was 10th in the nation for runs per game. He was also the seventh hardest batter to strike out in the country, striking out once every 17.8 at-bats which led to his MEAC Player of the Year honors.
This will be Timmons' second time working with head coach Joel Sanchez. Timmons competed for Sanchez at Bethune-Cookman when Sanchez was an assistant coach. He earned a degree in physical education from Appalachian State University. He is married to Randi Timmons and has two children, Kallyn and Irelyn.