Hunter Vick enters his third season at Auburn and begins his first season as the video coordinator in 2016. Vick previously spent 2014-15 seasons as the volunteer assistant coach working primarily with the team's infielders.
Under the direction of Vick, Auburn's defense improved mightily in his first two seasons on the Plains. After meeting the previous team-best mark of .970 in 2014, Auburn's defense established a new program record with a fielding percentage of .973 during the 2015 season.
Vick brought four years of collegiate coaching experience and three years of coaching in the professional ranks to the Tigers' staff when he joined prior to the 2014 season. In 2013, he helped lead Central Alabama Community College to the NJCAA National Championship as an assistant.
He spent two seasons at CACC, capturing a national title in 2013 and climbing as high as No. 2 in the NJCAA national rankings in 2012. The Trojans posted an 86-26 record under his leadership.
Prior to CACC, he was an assistant coach for two years at East Central Community College in Decatur, Miss. While there, he helped the team's defense record a .972 fielding percentage in 2010, the top fielding mark in the nation.
Following a four-year professional playing career, Vick worked for three different independent league teams as an infield and hitting coach. He coached the Pensacola Pelicans (American Association) in 2008, the Coastal Kingfish (Continental League) in 2009, and the Sussex Skyhawks (Can-Am League).
Vick played professionally for four seasons, including three years in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization. He played most of the 2005 season at the Rookie level in Princeton, W.Va., before finishing the season in Double-A with the Montgomery Biscuits. In 2006, he played in Single-A with the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays and the Visalia Oaks, batting .236 with six doubles, a home run and 17 RBI. His final season of pro baseball was 2007, when he played a career-high 113 games with the Vero Beach Devil Rays, batting .214 with nine doubles, two triples, a homer and 31 RBI. He also played part of one season of independent league ball, signing with the Pensacola Pelicans for 14 games at the end of the 2004 season.
He played collegiately at the University of West Florida, where he started all 109 games for the Argonauts over two seasons, hitting .376 as a senior in 2004 with 10 doubles, three triples and 19 RBI in 192 at-bats. Vick also played two years of junior college ball at Faulkner State CC.
A native of Thomasville, Ala., he is married to Lauren Leigh Vick. The couple has a son, Cameron.