Taylorsville native named equipment manager for College of Charleston’s men’s basketball team

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Courtesy of CofCSports.com

Derrick Jewell is in his first season as a volunteer equipment manager for the College of Charleston’s men’s basketball program.

Jewell is a native of Taylorsville and is the son of Taylorsville Police Lt. Rick Jewell and Betty Goodlett.
He is currently the home clubhouse and equipment manager for the Louisville Bats, a triple-A minor league baseball affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds based in Louisville.
Jewell is directly responsible for the day-to-day operations of the team’s clubhouse as well as equipment and uniform maintenance. He was promoted to his current position after serving as assistant clubhouse and equipment manager from 2008-09.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Kentucky Air National Guard, Jewell was a four-year letter winner in baseball at Spencer County High School.
He completed coursework toward a degree in criminal justice from Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Community College of The Air Force and Jefferson Community and Technical College. He also graduated from U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training and the U.S. Air Force Security Forces Academy at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas.
Jewell was the recipient of the Air Force’s Meritorious Service Medal in 2009, Commendation Medal in 2011 and Achievement Medal in 2011.
He is a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers’ Association and currently resides in Charleston with his wife, Beth, who is attending MUSC.