Dennis Conley begins his 39th year as the baseball coach at Olney Central College this fall. He has spent his entire coaching career at Olney Central. He enters the 2018-19 season with 35 consecutive winning seasons, with 31 years of 30+ wins and 17 years with 40+ wins.
Forty-five former Blue Knights have signed professional baseball contracts. Four year schools have signed 302 Blue Knights to scholarships during Coach Conley's tenure. He has coached 18 NJCAA All-Americans and 44 NJCAA Academic All-Americans at OCC. The Knights have averaged 36 wins per year under Conley, with his overall record standing at 1,370-692 for a .664 winning percentage.
Coach Conley's playing career was spent at Eastern Illinois University, where he was an infielder from 1975-1979. He earned a bachelor's degree from EIU in 1979 and his master's degree in 1980. He is married to the former Cathy Pollock and the couple has two children, Megan and Alexis. The Conley's have five grandchildren: Mabry, Myles, Parker, Case and Miller.