Last season, the Tigers had four all-conference position players, and led the league in triples for the 2nd time in four years.
Working alongside Head Coach Jeremy Haworth, Rountree's coaching helped raise the team batting average by 26 points from 2013-2014, and the Tigers increased team totals in runs, hits, RBIs, doubles, slugging percentage and total bases. The Tigers led the GAC in triples and stolen base percentage. The increase in offensive production helped the Tigers in making post-season play in 2014.
Two offensive players were selected to the All-GAC First Team in 2014, including outfielder Keegan Ghidotti and infielder Parker Norris. Norris finished eighth in the country in stolen bases, while Ghidotti finished seventh in the country in triples.
A product of Enid High School in Enid, Oklahoma, Rountree graduated in 2008 and was selected to First Team All-State as a shortstop. Rountree attended Redlands Community College where he was a First Team All-Conference catcher as a sophomore. After Redlands, he attended the University of Arkansas-Little Rock where he was a First Team All-Sunbelt Conference selection in 2011. He played a vital role in the UALR Sunbelt Championship team that went onto the Division I Regionals at Oregon State.
In 2010 and 2011, Rountree also played two summers for the Hannibal Cavemen in the Prospect League.
In the summer of 2013, Rountree started his coaching career in Hannibal, as the team’s pitching and catching coach. The team finished second in strikeouts and were well-represented in the mid-summer all-star game, sending 3 starters and its closer.
Rountree received his BA in Psychology in 2013 from UALR and his MS in Sports Administration from Henderson State.