Upshaw is entering his first year as a hitting/infield coach at Bellarmine University. Previously, he was an assistant coach at his alma mater Kennesaw State University, a D1 school in Georgia.
Upshaw was drafted in the 13th round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs as a utility infielder and left-handed hitter. He spent 3 seasons in the Cubs organization, making it up to High-A. He accumulated 163 games with 657 plate appearances and 36 XBH along the way in his professional career.
In his 2 years at Kennesaw State, Upshaw played 109 games with career stats: .339 AVG, 15 HR, 30 2B’s, 77 RBI, and 79 runs while fielding upwards of .985. He received awards such as ASUN 1st Team and Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week while also leading his team in 2016 to a regular season conference title.
Upshaw is a native of Buford, Georgia and has been giving hitting and infield lessons for the past 5 years.