Steve Less

Assistant Coach

Steve Less enters his sixth season as a member of the Grizzly baseball staff.  Less has served as GGC’s pitching coach since joining the program prior to the 2014 spring season.

His first season with the Grizzlies proved successful, as GGC boasted a pair of MLB First-Year Player Draft picks as a part of its pitching staff in starting pitcher Tyler Carpenter and reliever Zeke McGranahan. Carpenter also became the first All-American in GGC baseball history.

Less pitched professionally for one season with the Slippery Rock Sliders of the Independent Frontier League before pursuing a career in coaching.

Less brings to GGC nine years of baseball coaching experience.  He was a member of the Wittenberg staff for two stints, aiding in recruiting and the team’s pitching staff from 2006-08 and 2010-11.  He also served as a travel team coach in the greater-Chicago area in 2009. 

After serving as pitching coach for the Grand Lake Mariners of the Great Lakes summer collegiate league in 2001, Less became the interim head coach and pitching coach at former NAIA member Iowa Wesleyan in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.  Following one year at Iowa Wesleyan, Less relocated to the Atlanta area and served as the pitching coach for Emory University in 2013.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Less played collegiately at NCAA Division III institution Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.  A two-time all-North Coast Athletic Conference selection, Less started on the mound for the Tigers from 2002-06.  Less captained the squad for two years and was a Student-Athlete Advisory Council member.

He holds a bachelor's degree from Wittenberg (2006) and a master of science in sports management from Southern New Hampshire (2012).

Less continues to lead a talented pitching staff and will continue to lay the foundation for the Grizzly program for years to come.

Less and his wife, Doria, reside in Atlanta, Ga.



Dalton Martinez

Assistant Coach

Dalton Martinez enters his third season as a member of the Grizzly baseball staff.  Martinez serves as GGC’s infield coach since joining the program prior to the 2015 spring season.

A native of Memphis, Tenn., Martinez attended Christian Brothers High School (Tenn.) where he was a three-time letterwinner, winning the Tennessee State Championship in 2007.  Over three seasons, Martinez received All-District and All-Region honors as a shortstop.

Martinez played collegiately at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Ga., for three seasons.  In 2014, Martinez received an All-SSAC selection as a third baseman and was named to the SSAC All-Tournament team.  He was a member of SPSU’s 2014 SSAC conference championship team that competed at the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho. 

Currently, Martinez is working towards completing his undergraduate degree majoring in psychology while minoring in business.

Notably, Martinez’s brother, Drew, was an eighth-round selection by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 2012 MLB Draft and currently serves as an assistant coach with the University of Memphis (Tenn.).  His father, Chito, also played professional baseball with the Baltimore Orioles (1991-93).

During the summer, Martinez serves as the head coach for the Prospect Gwinnett Tide and is the assistant coach for the Gwinnett Tide.  In 2015, Martinez led the Prospect team to a league championship.

Martinez resides in Lawrenceville, Ga.

 


Jeff Moyer

Assistant Coach

Jeff Moyer enters his second season as a member of the Grizzly baseball staff.  Moyer currently serves as an assistant coach with the Grizzlies and is also tasked with scouting and evaluating future Grizzlies as he serves as GGC baseball’s recruitment coordinator.

Prior to his time with the Grizzlies, Moyer served as the graduate assistant coach for Southeastern University (Fla.) where he worked with infielders and provided hitting instruction.

Moyer also serves as the head coach of the Georgia Collegiate Summer Baseball Sunbelt League member, Gwinnett Tides.

A native of Winter Springs, Fla., Moyer played collegiately with three different programs.  He began his collegiate career with Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) before transferring to Santa Fe College (Fla.) for his sophomore season.  In the fall of 2010, Moyer transferred to the University of Florida where he completed his final two years of collegiate baseball.  Moyer was a member of Florida’s back-to-back NCAA Division I College World Series teams (2011, 2012) that finished as the National Runner-up in 2012.

Moyer holds a bachelor of science in family, youth, and community sciences from the University of Florida and a master of business administration from Southeastern University.

Moyer resides in Lawrenceville, Ga.




Kyle Norton

Assistant Coach

Kyle Norton serves as an assistant baseball coach as well as the full-time Facilities and Grounds Manager for the Georgia Gwinnett College Athletics program.

Norton, who has been involved with Grizzly Athletics since 2012, was named Georgia Gwinnett College's Athletics Facilities and Grounds Manager in January 2016.

Norton competed as a student-athlete for two seasons on the College's inaugural baseball team before becoming an assistant baseball coach in the fall of 2004.

Norton's facilities role is to assist the daily operations and maintenance of the Grizzly Athletics Complex, including the playing surfaces, stadiums, and Athletics building. He plays a key role in preserving the first-rate facilities that the Grizzlies call home.

Norton also coaches practice and games for the Grizzly Baseball program and is in his third season with the team in 2017.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Norton moved to the Gwinnett area before high school where he attended North Gwinnett High School (Ga.). He spent time at East Georgia State College before getting to Georgia Gwinnett. A President's List scholar in the classroom, Norton had the distinction of becoming GGC's first-ever Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete. He played in 103 games as an outfielder over two seasons in a Grizzly uniform and batted .408 for the GGC team that reached the 2014 Avista-NAIA World Series.

Norton earned his history degree from GGC in spring 2015 and lives in Gwinnett County.