Josh Bennefield returned to his alma mater as an assistant baseball coach in the summer of 2012.
Working primarily with infielders and hitters during his first four seasons, Bennefield has been a part of 104 wins, one USA South Athletic Conference championship and the Hawks’ first two berths in the NCAA Division III South Regional in 2013 and 2016.
In 2016, Huntingdon’s third season in the USA South, Bennefield was part of the staff that helped lead the Hawks to their first USA South conference title. During the 2015 season, Huntingdon led Division III in double plays per game.
Before joining the Huntingdon staff, Bennefield spent one season as an assistant coach at Pinson Valley High School and was part of the Indians' run to the Class 5A quarterfinals in 2012.
A 2011 Huntingdon graduate with a B.A. in Elementary Education, Bennefield was a two-time all-conference selection. The Hawks reached the Great South Athletic Conference finals during his junior and senior seasons.
Before transferring to Huntingdon, Bennefield played two seasons at Bevill State in Sumiton, Ala.
He is married to the former Amber Wright.