Gary Epling

Gary is the Director of Security Services for Linda K. Epling Stadium and also serves as a bench coach for the West Virginia Miners. In addition, he is a full time Detective of Drug Investigations for the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office. Gary played baseball competitively through high school and through the American Legion level, where he was recruited by the Detroit Tigers and the Pittsburgh Pirates as well as many Division-I NCAA schools. Instead of pursuing a career in baseball, Gary proudly enlisted with the United States Marine Corps., with F.A.S.T. (Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team). While serving in the Marines, Gary was deployed to Panama, Crete, and other locations. Gary received a commendation for counter-terrorism for services in Crete and Panama. His F.A.S.T. team was assigned duties with the Navy Seal Teams and Delta Force. Today, Gary continues his career in law enforcement where he has spent the past 26 years in public service.

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