Trevor Rainey is in his first season with the Bearkats as a volunteer assistant coach, joining SHSU after a stint at Panola College in Carthage.
He spent three seasons at Panola where he was the recruiting coordinator and assisted with the Pony offense. Rainey helped lead the Ponies to a 44-13 record and a league title in 2017, a year which saw them ranked as high as No. 8 in the NJCAA national poll. While at Panola his teams averaged 40 wins per year and saw 26 players move on to Division I schools.
His teams also led the league in offense in both 2017 and 2018, averaging 75 home runs and 114 doubles in each of those years while hitting .325 as a team. In his tenure there he helped tutor three all-Americans, three members of the NJCAA USA National Baseball Team and 25 all-league selections.
Rainey graduated from Woodville High School in 2006 where he lettered in football and baseball. There he earned all-state honors in both sports for the Eagles, while helping WHS to a Class 2A state championship in baseball in 2005.
After high school he went on to play baseball at Texarkana College from 2007-2008 and then to Houston Baptist University in 2009-2010.
He stayed on at HBU as a student assistant in 2011 while finishing up his degree, and then returned to his hometown where he coached at Woodville High School from 2013 to 2015.
Rainey left Woodville following the 2015 season to take a position at Southern Arkansas where he was the recruiting coordinator and coached offense for the Muleriders in 2016, helping SAU finish with 30 wins for the 16th straight year and helping tutor four all-league choice and one all-region player.