Dustin Ijames is his ninth year overall at UNCG and his fourth as Director of Facilities and Event Game Operations.
Ijames attended nearby Glenn High School in Kernersville, NC, where he was part of four conference championship teams. Ijames was a three-year starter for the Bobcats, collecting all-conference and all-county honors on multiple occasions. Ijames was also a member of the victorious 2001 West squad in the annual North Carolina East-West All-Star baseball game.
Ijames began his collegiate playing career as a shortstop at Methodist College in Fayetteville, NC. After a knee injury sidelined him during his freshman season in 2002, Ijames enjoyed a solid 2003 redshirt freshman campaign for the Monarchs, batting .311 with 27 RBI.
In 2004, Ijames transferred to North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, NC, where he saw time as both an infielder and outfielder. In 2005, Ijames enjoyed his best season as an Aggie, helping North Carolina A&T to a record-setting 27-win season and the school's first MEAC baseball regular-season and tournament championships. North Carolina A&T's MEAC tournament championship also earned the school its first ever NCAA Regional appearance, in Clemson, SC.
Off the field, Ijames was honored as a 2005 COSIDA Academic All-American for his efforts in the classroom. In his final season as an Aggie in 2006, Ijames excelled both on and off the field and was rewarded by being selected as the school's 2006 Male Academic Athlete of the Year.
Ijames graduated from North Carolina A&T in 2006 with a B.S. in business management and earned his master's degree in sports studies in 2008 from High Point University.
Prior to coaching at UNCG, Ijames was an assistant baseball coach at his Glenn and led the Bobcats to the Piedmont Triad 3-A Conference title and a state quarterfinal playoff appearance. Ijames is in his seventh overall year of coaching with experience in: high school, travel, collegiate summer league and college baseball and has coached eight MLB draft picks during his career.