Former South Carolina catcher Justin Dalles has returned to Columbia and will serve as student assistant coach for the 2015 season. The former Gamecock spent three seasons in the Baltimore Orioles organization, one year with the Philadelphia Phillies and last year in the Independent League.
Dalles lettered in 2009 and earned second-team All-SEC honors on the way to being a sixth round MLB draft choice by the Orioles. Dalles hit .324 with 15 homers and 47 RBI to help lead the Gamecocks to a NCAA regional appearance.
2009 - Played 55 games, hit .324 (60-for-185) with 39 runs scored, seven doubles, 15 homers and 47 RBI ... 2009 MLB Draft Selection (6th Round/Baltimore Orioles) ... 2009 All-SEC second team honors ... Named to NCAA Greenville Regional All-Tournament team after stellar weekend in which he hit .579 (11-for-19) with three HR and 10 RBI ... 2-for-5 in 10-9 loss to East Carolina (6/1) ... 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI in 8-6 loss to East Carolina (5/31) ... 4-for-5 with grand slam and seven RBI in 12-2 win over East Carolina (5/30) ... Hit a three-run homer in 7-4 win over Georgia (5/15) ... Solo home run in 7-2 win over Georgia (5/14) ... 2-for-3 with homer and two runs scored in 15-6 win over Tennessee (5/10) ... 2-for-5 with a run scored and a RBI in 11-3 win over Vanderbilt (5/3) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored in 9-4 loss at Florida (4/24) ... 2-for-4 with two homers and three RBI in 10-4 win over Auburn (4/19) ... 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and four RBI in 12-10 win at Ole Miss (4/10) ... 2-for-3 in 9-1 win over Arkansas (4/4) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI in 6-4 loss to Arkansas (4/3) ... 4-for-5 with a double, home run, a pair of RBI and three runs in 20-19 win over Kentucky (3/28) ... Game-winning RBI single in 5-4 win at Mississippi State (3/15) ... 2-for-3 with a homer, two runs scored and three RBI in 16-8 loss vs. Wofford (3/11) ... 2-for-4 with a homer, double and three RBI in 13-3 win over Old Dominion (3/10) ... Pinch-hit solo home run in 10-7 loss to Long Beach State (3/8) ... 2-for-5 with a run scored in 6-4 win over Charleston Southern (3/4) ... 2-for-3 in 3-1 win at Clemson (2/28) ... Key two-run double in 8-4 win over Duquesne (2/22) ... Hit first career homer in 13-0 victory vs. Duquesne (2/21).
JUNIOR COLLEGE - 2008 NJCAA honorable mention All-America honors ... Also named to 2008 All-NJCAA Gulf District and 2008 All-FCCAA first team ... Hit .387 as a sophomore with 13 HR and 70 RBI ... Tallied six home runs as freshman ... Three-time MLB Draft selection ... Selected in 2008 by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 26th round, selected in 2007 by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 40th round and selected in 2006 by the New York Mets in the 15th round ... Listed by Baseball America as No. 41 best prospect overall in the state of Florida for 2008 MLB Draft.
PERSONAL - Born December 30, 1988. Son of James and Michele Dalles.