After completing his collegiate career at JU, Ben Kerr enters his first season with the Dolphin coaching staff as a volunteer assistant.
Kerr will handle the JU outfielders while assisting Todd Claus with the Dolphin hitters.
In two seasons at JU, Kerr was a member of the most successful squads in nearly a decade as the Dolphins produced the second most wins in program history (43), back-to-back A-Sun titles and consecutive NCAA Regional appearances for only the second time (1994-95).
In 2007, Kerr was limited to only 31 games (18 starts) as an infielder due to a torn quadriceps but finished the season batting .262 at the plate and committing only one error in the field.
Prior to JU, he played two season at UNC-Asheville as an infielder for Willie Stewart. As a sophomore, he appeared in 48 games, including 43 starts at all positions in the infield and batted .237 with 37 hits, five doubles, a home run and 14 RBI. As a freshman, he was played in only 29 games (18 starts) due to a torn ligament in his right thumb. A success in the classroom, Kerr made the Dean's List and was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
In his prep career, he was a three-year starter as a shortstop at South Mecklenburg High School and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Kerr earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration at JU in 2008.