Baseball's Trey Hartman: Where Are They Now?
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Baseball's Trey Hartman: Where Are They Now?

Enoch Hartman III, known as "Trey" when he played baseball for Lipscomb University, followed in his father's footsteps and became a pharmacist. Biology and chemistry are a tough academic challenge for any student, but balancing classes and baseball can be grueling. Hartman, a team MVP, excelled both in the classroom and on the field as an outfielder and a lead-off hitter. On April 30 he will be one of five former Lipscomb baseball players inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at a luncheon at Allen Arena. Hartman owns his on drugstore, but found some time this week to talk with

What years did you play at Lipscomb? Who were your coaches?

"I played baseball from 1983-86. Ken Dugan was the head coach. Al Austelle was the assistant coach."

What was your reaction when you were told you were going to be inducted into the Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame?

"I was surprised. I was very humbled to be remembered. It was unexpected and very much appreciated."

What is your fondest athletic memory at Lipscomb?

"Probably beating Belmont my senior year. I hit a three-run homer and two-run homer and we beat them 5-3."

Why did you decide to play baseball at Lipscomb?

"The players that were already there. Playing baseball in Nashville everybody knew each other. Some of the best players who had come out of Nashville were already playing at Lipscomb.

"I wanted to be on the same team with those players. I wanted to play for Ken Dugan.

"With coach Dugan, at that point in time, we didn't lose a lot. Coach Dugan was very demanding. It was black-and-white. It was his way or the highway.

"He also cared about us getting through school. It wasn't all about baseball.

"It was a very special four years. There were a lot of days we couldn't wait to get on the field because we knew we were going to win. We had some fantastic teams."

Who had the biggest influence on you during your athletic career at Lipscomb? How?

"It will probably sound weird since I was a baseball player but it was Don Meyer. I knew him from being around the locker room all the time. I also took a couple of his classes on coaching.

"I just really liked what he had to say. He was an interesting fellow.

"One of the things I remember is something I used with my kids. He told us you couldn't make athletics too important. You needed to have a routine with your kids that was the same whether they won or lost. That let the kids know that athletics was not that important. You could get an ice cream cone whether you won or lost.

"That really made an impact on me. I used it with my kids not only for athletics but for other things as well."

What is your fondest non-athletic memory from your time at Lipscomb?

"Dating my wife, Beth. We knew each other in high school. She is a year older than me. We started dating when I came to Lipscomb to college."

What is the most valuable thing you gained or learned from your time at Lipscomb?

"I knew this going to Lipscomb, but it was reinforced while I was there, that there is a God that loves me. The professors all reinforced that."

Who was your favorite professor? Why?

"I majored in both biology and chemistry. My two favorite professors were Dr. Oliver Yates and Dr. Paul Langford. They were both great.

"I can still remember some of Oliver Yates' lectures to this day. When you are 18 or 19 you don't think you are paying attention but I still remember things he said.

"Dr. Jim Arnett was another favorite teacher for me.

"What came through with all of them was they really cared about you. They cared that you were learning what you were supposed to learn but more importantly they cared about you as a person."

Where do you live now?

"We live in Franklin."

Who is your employer? What is your occupation? What does your position entail?

"I own Deal Drug Pharmacy located at Southern Hills Hospital.  I grew up in a pharmacy and worked in a pharmacy with my father. I went to pharmacy school at the University of Tennessee.

"The first drug store I owned was Hutcherson Pharmacy which was located across the street from Lipscomb. I bought it right after I graduated from pharmacy school.

"Then I owned a prison pharmacy. I grew it and sold it.

"I bought Deal Drug Pharmacy after that."

Tell us about your family.

My wife and I have three daughters aged 26, 23 and 20. My oldest daughter, Elizabeth, is an eighth grade English teacher at West End Middle School.  She is married to Benjamin Seamon. Savannah begins dental school at the University of Tennessee in July. Our youngest daughter, Madeline (Maddy), is at Samford."

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