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Hey softball fans,
 
First of all I want to thank you for your continued support of Diamond K Sports (DKS), and for the opportunity to be a part of the great game of softball. DKS was founded back in 2009 with the simple intentions of instructing and promoting the fantastic young ladies that play the game, as well as the game itself. Through DKS I/we have had the priviledge of working with 100's of tremendous athletes over the years, and watching them achieve their goals of playing softball at the collegiate level and even a few at the professional level. But the biggest priviledge of all is having the opportunity to watch these young ladies develop into great women, employees, wives, mothers, friends, and terrific members of their communities.
 
A little history. Prior to getting into fastpitch I coached baseball and football at the recreation, travel, and high school levels from 1985 through 1999. In the late 90's in addition to cheerleading, and playing basketball our daughters were also playing slow-pitch softball at the local rec department, then our county and surrounding counties adopted fastpitch. In 1999 me and my daughters through some advise of who I really cant remember held a tryout for the 12 and Under Georgia Blitz Fastpitch Team. This was at the time strickly for my girls and a few of their buddies. The game was brand new to everybody, and there was everything to learn. We had our tryout in 99, picked 12 players, added one a year later, and two more a year later, failed more early on than we suceeded, then learned some things it took to be successful as the years passed. I will say that there were alot of softball coaches at the time working just as hard as me to learn, and competing against them probably taught me the most. Although all sports are important, it didnt take but about one season for me to realize that this game is special in its own way, and was played by special people. So its safe to say this is when my fastpitch coaching career started.
 
Our GA Blitz team played together from 1999 until 2006, then they all graduated high school, and went off to college. Those were eight amazing years. Honestly at that time I though that was it for coaching fastpitch, but I got a call from a local high school in the area and asked if I could help coach - of course I said yes. It was during that 2007 season I got another call from Georgia Perimeter College in need of an assistant coach. After a few interviews I got the job. (I want to thank then GPC Head Coach Ed Schutte and AD's Greg Ward and Alfred Barney for giving me the opportunity to not only coach, but get into the college game). I spent eight fantastic seasons at GPC - five as assistant coach, and three as head coach, coached in my opinion the best players/people in the world, and it was the time of my life. However, due to a merger with GA State University GPC athletics was terminated. Again I thought that was it, and then I got a call from the coach at Gordon State College. After a couple of interviews I got the job as associate head coach at GSC. I spent three fantastic years at GSC, and again coached in my opinion some of the best players/people in the world. With our youngest son graduating from high school I recently decided to resign from the college ranks, atleast for enough time for me and mama to figure out what we are going to do as empty nesters.  However I am now back to being a full time hitting instructor, running a few tournaments and camps, and am coaching a 14 and Under travel team. 2019 will be my 20th year coaching the awesome game of fastpitch, and I look forward to sharing everything I've learned in the past 20 years with the next generation of softball player, and promoting players and the game with DKS.

Of course this story is in short form, theres alot more that goes with it. 

I hope the next 20 are as good as the first 20,
 
Coach Ken Deyton 
 

 
Coaching Career Bio -
 
TRAVEL BALL and HIGH SCHOOL
1999 - 2006 Georgia Blitz Travel Team Founder and Head Softball Coach (12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U)
* 16U ASA National Championship (2004)
* 18U ASA National Championship (2005 and 2006)
 
2007 - Strong Rock Christian School Assistant Softball Coach
 
COLLEGE CAREER
2008 - 2012 / Assistant Softball Coach Georgia Perimeter College
2013 - 2015 / Head Softball Coach Georgia Perimeter College
2016 - 2018 / Associate Head Softball Coach Gordon State College
 
NJCAA National Championship Appearances (GPC) 2010, 2013, and 2015
NJCAA Nationally Ranked (GPC) 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015
NJCAA Academic All Americans (21)
NJCAA All Americans (3)
 
GCAA Conference Tournament Appearances / 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
GCAA Conference Tournament Champions /  2010, 2013, and 2015
GCAA All-Conference Players (43)
GCAA Conference MVP (4)
GCAA Coach of the Year / 2013
 
Total Collegiate Wins = 288 
 
INTERNATIONAL SOFTBALL
Assistant Coach Worth Sports Womens National Team (Puerto Rico) / 2010 Olympic Softball Festival Champions 
 
PROFESSIONAL
Founder/Owner Diamond K Sports / 2009 - Present