The Shelby Family Tradition Continues at Kentucky

John T. Shelby III was recently added to the University of Kentucky baseball program as a student assistant coach, while he completes his course work for a undergraduate degree.  He is part of family tradition at the university that includes his father and two brothers.

Shelby played at UK for three seasons, with his best year coming in 2006, when he Second Team All-SEC with a .291 average, 18 home runs, and 1.017 OPS.  He then pursued a professional career after being drafted by the Chicago White Sox organization in 2006.  He spent seven seasons in pro ball, reaching the Triple-A level with Tampa Bay in 2011.

Shelby’s father, John Shelby Jr., played 11 seasons in the majors, primarily with the Orioles and Dodgers organizations and has served as a major-league coach for several teams.

Shelby’s brother, JaVaon, also played for UK and is now playing in the Oakland A’s organization.  Their brother, Jaren, has committed to play at UK for the 2019 season.

For more information about John T. Shelby III, see the link below from

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