James Belt | Owner, President
James is the Owner and President of Baseball Nation, LLC. He graduated from Texas Christian University in 2008 with a degree in Accounting and a degree in Finance. James and his wife Holly were married in November of 2008 and have 3 children; Pierce – 5 Years, Landon – 3 Years & Caroline – 1 Year, and 1 Siberian Husky named Buddy. It has always been a dream for him to provide each aspiring baseball player the ability to follow their own dreams and reach their full potential.
Ben Montgomery | Vice President
Ben is the VP of Baseball Nation. He graduated from McKinney High School in 2003 where he excelled as a middle infielder on the baseball team. In 2008 he received his BS Degree in Kinesiology at the University of North Texas. From 2010-2013 Ben managed the McKinney Mavericks and revitalized one of the most well-known baseball organizations in North Texas. Ben and his wife Jennifer were married in 2010 and reside in McKinney.
Jeff Knapp | VP of Baseball Operations – South
Corey Thornton | VP of Baseball Operations – North Region
Coach T came to Baseball Nation in 2018. His coaching career spans all levels. Coach Thornton has coached High School, College and various levels of select ball. Coach T has enjoyed a high level of success at every level he has coached at, having enjoyed many playoff runs and championships along the way. Coach T has had over 15 former players spend time in the Majors and another 30+ former players drafted.
- 9 – HS Regional Appearances
- 4 – College Regional Appearances
- 8 – AABC State Finalist
- 8 – AABC State Championships
- 3 – CMWS Appearances
- 2 – AABC CM Regional Championships
- 2 – Mickey Mantle World Series Finalist
- 1 – USSSA World Series Championship
- 1 – AABC Ken Griffey World Series Championship
- 1 – AABC Mickey Mantle World Series Champions
Jeremiah Haar | VP of Ballpark Operations
Jeremiah is the VP of Ballpark Operations. He attended Keller High School where he excelled as a two sport athlete in football and baseball. Baseball led him to a 4 year professional career with the Texas Rangers and Florida Marlins. After a career ending injury, Jeremiah began working full time as a founding member of Baseball Nation in 2009. A year later he met his soon to be wife, Alisha, and they were married in July of 2011. They have a beautiful baby boy named Calvin (2 years) and currently reside in Keller.