Team Coaches and Staff
General Manager / Head Coach
Coach Swords, a native of Liberty, SC, will enter his 12th year as owner, general manger and head coach of the Chaos, a position he's held since founding the team in 1994. He has coached in the high school and collegiate ranks for 14 years. In recent years, his teams have captured regional and national attention. Swords has led five teams to regional titles. His most notable accomplishment was leading the Chaos to the National Tournament Championship in 2000 of the Amateur Baseball Association. Swords served as a junior varsity and varsity coach with Liberty High School (Liberty, SC). He has also coached and managed teams in the AAU, Stan Musial, and Southeastern Baseball Leagues. Swords currently serves as an assistant head baseball coach at his alma mater, Southern Wesleyan University in Central, SC, a position he has held since 2002. He resides in Liberty, SC.
Education: Southern Wesleyan University (BBA '95) / Clemson University (BA '92, MInEd 97, MHRD '98, PhD. '04 ).
Employment: Tri-County Technical College -Pendleton, SC (Coordinator of Computer and Information Systems) / Southern Wesleyan University (Assistant Head Baseball Coach)
Asst. Head Coach
Coach Whitlock, a native of Liberty, SC, will begin his third season with the Chaos. Whitlock has coached amateur baseball for over ten years. He has coached teams in the Stan Musial, AAU, and Southern Collegiate Leagues. Known for his witty motivational speeches and cut-throat play calling, Whitlock captures the true essence of baseball. Coach Whitlock and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Haley and Kayla. They reside in Liberty, SC.
Education: Industrial Engineering, Tri-County Technical College
Employment: Fort Hill Natural Gas Authority (Geologist Technician)
Asst. General Manager / Asst. Coach
Swords has been part of the Chaos organization for over 8 years. He will move into the Assistant General Manager's role this year, having spent the past two years as the Assistant to the General Manager. Swords will also continue to serve as an assistant coach with the Chaos. Swords was a 4 year starting catcher at Southern Wesleyan University, where he earned Academic All-Conference honors each season he played. Education: B.S. in Physical Education from Southern Wesleyan University. Employment: School District of Pickens County- Physical Education teacher (Liberty Elementary & Crosswell Elementary) / Southern Wesleyan University (Assistant Baseball Coach)
Asst. Coach/ Hitting Coach
Asst. Coach / Pitching Coach
Coach Watkins will join the Chaos in 2006 as Pitching Coach. Watkins is no stranger to the Chaos or the SCBL, having played one year for the Newberry Clippers in 2003 (formerly in the SCBL) and for the Carolina Chaos in 2004. Watkins also played for the Asheboro Copperheads in the Coastal Plains League in 2005. Watkins was a 4 yr starting pitcher at Lander University, where he earned a B.S. in Physical Education. He resides in Fair Play, SC.
Assistant to the General Manager/ Director of Operations
Team Statistician/ Stadium Manager
Ticket Office/ Ticket Distribution
Game Operations/ Concessions
Online Game Broadcasts