Donald J Bennett’s coaching career began in 1982 as a little league coach at St. Andrews Parks and Playground in Charleston, South Carolina. During that time he won 3 championships and led the 9-10 year old All Star team to a Runner-up finish in 1984. He joined the US Army in 1986. Coach Bennett played baseball his first 4 years in the military. In 2002, Coach Bennett started coaching at the YMCA and the local Park & Recreational Center. While living at Fayetteville, NC, he coached 4 years (2011-2015) at Pine Forest Middle School. In 4 years, the middle school baseball team lost 4 games total. In January 2011, Coach Bennett retired from the US Army and started coaching travel baseball and developing players in baseball. Coach Bennett first team was Carolina Rebels based out of Fayetteville, NC in 2012. The Rebels became a well-known in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida because of their hard play and willingness to take on any team. In 2015, Perfect Game had the Rebels ranked in the top 40 in the 15U Division. Serving the baseball communities has been a priority for Donald. In 2018, Carolina Rebels joined forces with 5 Star National out of Warner Robins, GA. Coach Bennett is recognized as a leader in the development of baseball players in the Sandhills and surrounding areas. Over the past 4 years, Coach Bennett has helped over 60 players receive college scholarships.
Coach Bennett can’t wait to work with 5 Star and other players this summer!