Nick Dean has been selected as the 2014 Fannin County Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year. In his third varsity campaign at NCAA Division III Maryville College, the slick fielding shortstop was named as the USA South Conference Player of the Year. He was also named to the All-Conference Team and to the All-South Division III team for the third successive season.
Nick led the conference in hitting with a .434 batting average and with a .600 slugging percentage. His 57 hits ranked second in the conference. Nick Dean will be remembered in the Fannin County area for his exploits as a quarterback at Fannin County High School. He was named to the 2000-2010 all-decade team at the school as well as beingt honored as the school Player of the Decade.
Nick will return to Maryville College and, once again, be a member of the 2015 baseball squad.