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Coach Dease has served 27 years as the baseball coach at Orange HS.   From 1985-1987 he coached the OHS Junior Varsity team.  He has an overall record of 436-230.   Coach Dease has been selected Conference Coach of the Year 8 times in three different conferences.  In 1992 and 2008 he was selected as Region 3 Coach of the Year by the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association.  During his tenure at OHS, the Panthers have won 9 regular league titles and one conference tournament title.  During his tenure at OHS, over 50 players have gone on the play college or professional baseball.  He has coached 17 All-State players and 1 All-American.  Four former players were picked in the Major League Baseball Draft- Torrey Pettiford, Chris Maples, Josh Horton and Daniel Hargrave.  Two former players signed as free agents- Matt McCay and Mike Harris.

Coach Dease is the head coach and director of the Hillsborough Hogs, a summer baseball teams in the Central Carolina Scholastic Baseball League. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the CCSSL.  For ten years (1995-2005) he was the Orange County Post 452 American Legion Baseball Manager and Athletic Officer.

From 1993-1994
Coach Dease served as a Region 3 assistant coach in the North Carolina State Games.  In 1995 he was the Region 3 head coach as Region 3 earned a Bronze Medal in the State Games of North Carolina.  Coach Dease was a winning assistant coach on the Senior East Team in the 1996 State Games.  Coach Dease served again as head coach of Region 3 in the 2005 North Carolina State Games and then served as an assistant coach on the East Team in 2006.
  Coach Dease continues to serve the State Games a volunteer with the scholastic baseball competition.  In 2009 Coach Dease was selected to be the head coach for team North Carolina in the North Carolina - South Carolina All-Star Challenge in Myrtle Beach, SC.
He is on the Executive Board of the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association.

Coach Dease is the Camp Coordinator of the Orange High Youth Baseball Camp and the Orange County Hitting Camp.  He has directed the camps for over 20 years.  He has coached in summer and winter camps at UNC, N. C. State, UNC-W and Elon.

Coach Dease is a 1984 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  He grew up in Gaston County and played baseball, football and basketball from 1978-1980 at Bessemer City High School in Bessemer City, NC.

Coach Dease is married to the former Jan Monroe of Mint Hill, NC.  They have two daughters, M'Lynn 16 and Abby 11.

Career High School Coaching Record (All at Orange HS)

Year     Overall Record   Conference Record                 Post Season
1988     9-13                 8-8   PAC-6 4A
1989     11-8                 10-6 PAC-6 4A
1990     14-8                 9-7   PAC-6 4A
1991     16-7                 13-5 PAC-6 4A 2nd
1992     21-5                 17-3 PAC-6 4A Champs            State Playoffs 3rd Round
1993     10-13               8-12 PAC-6 4A
1994     12-13               8-4   PAC-6 4A  T2nd               State Playoffs 1st Round
1995     18-9                 9-3   PAC-6 4A Champs            State Playoffs 3rd Round
1996     15-8                 8-4   PAC-6 4A
1997     13-10               6-6   PAC-6 4A
1998     11-10               4-6   PAC-6 4A
1999     19-5                 6-4   PAC-6 4A
2000     21-5                 10-0 PAC-6 4A Champs             State Playoffs 1st Round
2001     18-7                 8-2   PAC-6 4A Champs             State Playoffs 1st Round
2002     14-11              4-6   PAC-6 4A
2003     19-5                9-1   PAC-6 4A Champs             State Playoffs 2nd Round
2004     13-10              10-4 Five County 3A                   State Playoffs 2nd Round
2005     16-7                12-1 Five County 3A Champs      State Playoffs 1st Round
2006     19-9                8-4 Mid-State 2A Tourn. Champs  State Playoff 1st Round
2007     17-9                10-4 Mid-State 2A                       State Playoffs 2nd Round
2008     27-3                12-2 Mid-State 2A Champions      NCHSAA 2A STATE CHAMPS
2009     17-8                11-3 Mid-State 2A 2nd                 State Playoffs 3rd Round
2010     9-17                 4-6 Carolina 3A                           State Playoffs 2nd Round
2011     12-13               5-6 Carolina 3A                           State Playoffs 1st Round
2012     17-9                 7-4 Carolina 3A                           State Playoffs 2nd Round
2013     27-4                10-1 Carolina 3A Champs             Eastern Regional Runner-up
2014     21-4                14-0 Big Eight 3A Champs            State Playoffs 2nd Round
2015     22-5                13-1 Big Eight 3A Champs            State Playoffs 4th Round
2016       21-7                   10-2  Big Eight 3A Champs                  State Playoffs 4th Round
Total   479-242             252-111

Orange High Coaching Tree

Matt McCay (former player and coach OHS) - former assistant UNC-CH, current Head Coach Brevard College

Josh Horton (former player OHS) - former assistant UNC-CH, current assistant coach Wagner College

Bradon Reitano (former player OHS) - Assistant coach U of Mount Olive 

Daniel Hargrave (former player OHS) - Former Assistant Coach UNC-Wilmington

Torrey Pettiford (former player OHS) - Former Assistant Coach Northern Durham HS, Private Instructor

Daniel Hall (former coach OHS) - former assisstant Jordan HS, current Head Coach Panther Creek HS (Cary, NC)

Bobby Miller (former player OHS) - Assistant Coach Orange HS

Adam Walker (former player OHS) - Assistant Orange HS, Head Coach Caldwell Cannons

Brett Braxton (former player OHS) - former Assistant Orange HS

Blasie Haubert (former player OHS) - Former assistant Orange HS Summer Program

Andy Simmons (former coach OHS) - former head coach Cedar Ridge HS, current Athletic Director Cedar Ridge HS

Jacson Lowe (former coach OHS) - Former Head Coach Cedar Ridge HS

Logan Horton (former player OHS) - Former Assistant Orange HS, Assistant Gravelly MS, Assistant Hillsborough Hogs

Brent Clayton (former player OHS) - Assistant Hillsborough Hogs 

Greg Thuotte (former player OHS) - Assistant Orange HS

Joe Winecoff (former player OHS) - Assistant Gravelly MS, Assistant Orange HS




Chuck Moore- Assistant Coach
Coach Moore is a varsity assistant at OHS, after serving over 10 years as an assistant at Southern Durham.  Coach Moore coaches the outfielders and hitters for the Panthers as well as handling the third base coaching duties.  Coach Moore brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Panthers.  While at Southern he helped guide the Spartans to the state championship finals.  He also played an integral role in the 2008 state champion Panthers. 
Coach Moore played at Southern Durham High School, East Carolina and Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College).  He also played semi-pro baseball with the Durham Raiders.  Coach Moore resides in Mebane.


Richard Reynolds- Pitching Coach
Coach Reynolds is a varsity assistant coach at OHS.  He is responsible for coaching the pitchers.  While at Orange Coach Reynolds has developed six OHS pitchers who played in college. 

Coach Reynolds came to Orange after a successful coaching career at South Granville High School.  One of his former players, left-handed pitcher Matt Harrison, was drafted in the 3rd round by the Atlanta Braves in 2003 and currently pitches for the Texas Rangers.  Coach Reynolds was an All-Area pitcher at Southern Durham HS and went on to pitch at the University of South Carolina- Aiken.  He pitched for the Durham Raiders in the Roxboro Semi-Pro League.  He is a former high school and college umpire.  Coach Reynolds resides in Stem, NC with his wife Marie and son Richard.

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Junior Varsity Coaches

Bobby Miller (former OHS player) - Coach Miller enters his 6th season as the JV coach.  After several successful years of coaching youth baseball in the area, Coach Miller returned to OHS in 2011.  Coach Miller roamed the outfield for the Panthers in the late 1980's.

Greg Thuotte (former OHS player) - Coach "T" returns to help coach outfielders. Coach "T" is a former player having played for the Panthers in the early 2000's.