Amherst native Mike Jennings joined the Hornet staff in the spring of 2011 and finished his second year on the bench in 2012. He served as the first base coach this year, while bringing a wealth of experience to the bench. He served as the assistant coach at Sweet Briar College for nine seasons after helping establish the Vixen program. Jennings also was involved helping coach a local traveling softball squad the last 12 years, the Scrappers.
Jennings is a 1976 graduate of Amherst County High School, and assisted the Lancer baseball team from 1998 until the 2003 season. He is also employed at Greif Corporation, Riverville Mall in Gladstone, VA where he has been an industrial maintenance mechanic for 28 years.