Ej Deal is from McColl, South Carolina. He is entering his first year as the assistant softball coach here at USC-Salkehatchie. Deal graduated Marlboro County High School in 2003. He was a four year letterman in baseball while in High School. He signed to play Collegiate baseball at USC-Salkehatchie. he play 2003-2004 & 2005-2006. He graduated in 2006 with an Associate of Arts from USC-Salkehatchie. He has coached the High School and legion levels for numerous years. He has come back to Salkehatchie to finish his BA in early childhood education. In his free time, EJ likes to spend time with family and is involved in his local church.