Caleb Longshore
Caleb Longshore
Title: Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach
Phone: 615-460-5586

Caleb Longshore was announced as a full-time assistant coach and pitching coach in June of 2018. Longshore’s main duties entail working with Belmont’s pitching staff, with Belmont's pitchers earning five All-OVC honors since his arrival. 

In 2021, Longshore was instrumental in freshman Andy Bean's success. He helped Bean to All-Ohio Valley Conference Second Team and Freshman Team honors, marking the first time since 2015 where Belmont was represented on both the first and second teams in the same season.

Longshore's pitching staff gave up the fewest hits among Ohio Valley Conference teams in 2021 to go with a .261 opposing batting average, the second-lowest in the conference. Under Longshore's watch, 2021 also saw pitcher Joshua South make history. South became the first Belmont Baseball pitcher to earn multiple OVC Pitcher of the Week honors, collecting three weekly awards in that season. 

In 2020, Longshore's pitching staff collected half of the OVC Pitcher of the Week honors, leading the conference in ERA with a 3.28 mark. The Bruins were second in the OVC in strikeouts with 156 on the season, helping Belmont to the 17th-highest win-loss percentage in NCAA Baseball with an .824 mark. 

Entering his fourth season, Longshore helped Belmont pitcher Kyle Brennan to five wins in 2020, where Brennan led all NCAA Baseball pitchers in victories. 

His pitchers garnered four OVC Player of the Week honors in 2019, tied for the most in the conference from one team. Longshore guided Casey Queener to All-OVC Second Team honors and Joshua South to the All-OVC Freshman Team, with Queener earning his second consecutive All-Conference honor. In addition, the pitching staff led the OVC in the fewest home runs given up with only 43 on the season while coming up with 476 strikeouts as a pitching staff. 

The 2019 season marked a milestone year for Queener, who set the single season record for most strikeouts with 119 under Longshore's guidance, coming up with the most career strikeouts in program history with 291 in the process. 

In his first season, Longshore helped three pitchers to All-OVC honors. Kyle Brennan and Logan Bowen earned spots on the All-OVC Freshman Team to go with Queener's All-Second team honor, with Bowen collecting the fifth-most appearances in a single season with 33 in program history.

Longshore, a native of Cleveland, Alabama, came to Belmont after spending time as the pitching coach at Arkansas State and Middle Tennessee State. His coaching experience also extends west, as he has served at California Baptist University and as associate head coach at NAIA powerhouse Oklahoma Wesleyan. While in Oklahoma, the Eagles set a school record with 58 wins in 2014 and competed in the NAIA World Series for the first time. 

Longshore has helped to develop many impressive arms, including MTSU’s All-Conference USA hurler Jake Wyrick. While in Jonesboro, he coached a pair of Arkansas State players to All-Sun Belt honors, with pitcher Tyler Zuber becoming the Red Wolves’ highest draft pick in program history-selected in the sixth round of the 2017 MLB Entry Draft by the Kansas City Royals. Zuber made his Major League debut on the mound for the Kansas City Royals on July 24, 2020. 

At California Baptist, Longshore was key in the development of fourth-round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, Tyson Miller. Miller eventually reached the Major Leagues, making his debut with the Chicago Cubs on August 17, 2020. 

He graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2011, where he was a member of the Trojan baseball team and a student assistant coach for two years. Prior to his time at Trevecca, he played two years at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama.  

Longshore and his wife, Rachel, reside in Pegram, Tennessee.