J.T. Bloodworth was named as an assistant coach for the UC San Diego baseball program in September of 2012.
Previously, Bloodworth was the head assistant coach at Lon Morris College in Texas for the 2012 season. His primary role at LMC was working with the Bearcat offense and defense.
Prior to Lon Morris, Bloodworth was an assistant at New Mexico State University from 2008 through 2011, working with the defense and infielders alongside of Hall of Fame Coach Gary Ward. In his first season at NMSU, Bloodworth had an immediate impact on the Aggie defense, which broke two school records with 701 assists and 69 double plays (ranked seventh nationally). Also, the Aggie defense tied the school record for highest fielding percentage at .968, committing only 76 errors. Just a season before, NMSU committed 138 errors and held a .942 fielding percentage.
Bloodworth started his collegiate playing career in 2004-05 at the University of Arizona under coach Andy Lopez. He then transferred to Dallas Baptist University, where he played from 2005-08 under head coaches Eric Newman and Dan Heeferner. Bloodworth helped DBU to a 2008 NCAA Regionals appearance and was named to the 2007 NCAA Division I All-Independent Team.
Bloodworth's playing experience also included four seasons of collegiate summer ball in the Cal Ripken League (2008), the Hawaiian League (2007) and the Texas Collegiate League (2005, 2006). He received training from defense/infield coach Perry Hill, a 17-year veteran of the Major Leagues with the Texas Rangers, Detriot Tigers, Montreal Expos, Pittsburgh Pirates and Florida Marlins. Hill coached Gold Glove winners Derek Lee, Luis Castillo, Mike Lowell and Orlando Cabrera.
Bloodworth attended Lake Highlands High School, in Dallas, Texas, where he played three years of varsity baseball, earning the team's defensive MVP award each year.
Bloodworth graduated from Dallas Baptist University in the spring of 2009 with a sports management degree. In 2010, he received a Master's Degree in sports administration.
A native of Dallas, Bloodworth resides in La Jolla.