Corey ThorntonBaseball Nation
Coach T came to Baseball Nation in 2018. His coaching career spans all levels. Coach Thornton has coached High School (2yr), College (JC 10yr, D1 2yr) 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. He also served as an Associate Scout for Tampa Bay from 2000-2007.
1 – HS Regional Appearances
2 – College Regional Appearances
8 – AABC State Finalist
8 – AABC State Championships
3 – CMWS Appearances
2 – AABC CM Regional Championships
4 – Mickey Mantle World Series Finalist
1 – USSSA World Series Championship
1 – AABC Ken Griffey World Series Championship
1 — AACB Ken Griffey World Series Runner-Up
1 – AABC Mickey Mantle World Series Champions
1 — Premier World Series Championship
1 — Super Series World Series Runner-Up
Jim GatewoodBaseball Nation
1983-1987: Henderson State University
1988-1990: Assistant Coach | Northwestern State University
1990-1998: Head Coach | Richardson HS
1998-2006: Assistant Coach | University of Alabama
2006-Present: Head Coach | McKinney North HS
Greg HarveyBaseball Nation
Head baseball coach at Rockwall-Heath HS since the school opened in 2006. In his 12 varsity seasons, his record is 339 wins and 105 losses. He has reached at least the Regional Semi-Finals in 6 of the last 10 years andwon the State Championship in 2012. He has coached summer baseball with Baseball Nation for the last 5 years.
Heath AndrewsBaseball Nation
Coaching experience: 17 years coaching high school baseball
1998-2001 – Lubbock Coronado (assistant coach)
2001-2006 – Naaman Forest High School (assistant coach)
2006-2009 – Naaman Forest High School (head baseball coach)
2009-Present Wylie East High School (head baseball coach)
2006 10-5A District “Coach of the Year”
2014 13-4A District “Coach of the Year”
Overall Record: 143 – 110
Overall District Record: 83 – 57
27 Collegiate players
4 Players drafted to ML
Kyle ByrdBaseball Nation
With over 30 years of coaching experience, Kyle has dedicated his career to helping young men fulfill their dreams.
John DeButyBaseball Nation
1983-1987: Berkner HS
1987-1988: Richland College
1988-1991: University of North Texas
Coach John came to BN in 2008. He has coached select for 13 years.
Coach DeButy has led his teams to 4 State Championships, 2 Super NIT Titles and a Tara Sawyer Championship.
George MatheusBaseball Nation
A California native, Matheus played for North Mesquite High School where he earned All-District honors. His success on the field led to a prolific college career at Eastfield College. The All-Conference player became an even better coach. With 25+ years of experience, George has won a 13U World Series, assisted over 100 players earn college opportunities, and coached 8 MLB players.
Jeremiah HaarBaseball Nation
1999-2003: Keller HS
2003-2005: University of Texas @ Arlington
2005-2006: Navarro Junior College
2006-2008: Texas Rangers
2008: Florida Marlins
Anthony PieczynskiBaseball Nation
Jacob ValderamaBaseball Nation
Paul AshbyBaseball Nation
2002-2006: Allen HS
2006-2011: University of Texas @ Dallas
Jackie BryantBaseball Nation
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Chuck RichardBaseball Nation
Coach Richard came to BN in 2017. He played at St. Edmunds Catholic fro’90-’93.
He has coached for over 10 years in competitive youth baseball and softball. He has done private hitting instruction for five years.
Coach Richard also does our strength, agility and conditioning classes at the McKinney location.
He has led his 9uAA team to a second place finish in 2017 in the Global World Series Qualifier.
Matt SanchezBaseball Nation
Addison WilliamsBaseball Nation
A native of Trenton Texas, Addison led his high school team to the Regional finals with a 10-0 record. Coach Williams continued his baseball at Mountainview College and Northeastern State University. For two years Addison served as an assistant coach for TCS Post Grad, an NCAA approved college preparatory program in McKinney. He is a former BN Maverick and works full time at RightNow Media. Addison prepares recruiting videos for high school players of every sport and helps high school athletes continue their career collegiately. He and his wife Keshia have one daughter, Addilyn.
Michael PoseyBaseball Nation
Hunter ClarkBaseball Nation
Coach Cark as been with Baseball Nation since 2016.
He was a four year letterwinner at Hesparia HS in California.
Graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a minor in coaching.
Varsity Head Coach at Dunn HS in California ’97-’99
Ryan NashBaseball Nation
TCA Twins – Nash has been together for 3 years. Our coaches focus on developing fundamentals and helping the kids reach their potential. Ryan Nash was a multi sport athlete in college and received his degree in Kinesiology with a minor in coaching from Texas A&M – Commerce.
Chris HathcockBaseball Nation
Chris Hathcock graduated from North Mesquite High School and attended McLennan Junior College. While at MCC both years they won their conference, he was elected to the all-star team with .363 average, 10 HR and 56 RBI’s. He also played in the Collegiate League and in Dallas Amateur Baseball Association (DABA) where they successfully made it to the NBC World Series 5 years in a row. He also attended Lubbock Christian College, where he also played baseball. Chris primarily played the left side of the infield. As a young player growing up in the Metroplex, he played for the Dallas Texans in the late 1980’s.
Todd RitterBaseball Nation
Todd Ritter received his Masters Degree in Education from Texas A&M University. He was a member of the Aggie Baseball Team from 1984-1988. He served as the Head Baseball Coach at Mesquite High School for over 25 years.
Trevor HollandBaseball Nation
Trevor Holland spent two years at Grayson College where he was the everyday shortstop. His success on the field earned him a scholarship to play at Oklahoma State University. Holland completed his Bachelors Degree in General Studies at The University of North Texas. Trevor served as the Assistant Baseball Coach at Dallas Christian in 2016-2017. Trevor has already amassed 5 years of professional coaching experience.
Mark TruebloodBaseball Nation
Mark Trueblood has 11 years of competitive coaching experience.
Michael TapiaBaseball Nation
Michael Tapia accumulated 3 years at the varsity level for South Garland High School. His success on the field earned him an opportunity to play baseball at Ranger Junior College. Michael completed his Associates Degree in Science at Collin County Community College. He has over 7 years of competitive coaching experience.
Justin GoughBaseball Nation
Jeff KnappBaseball Nation
As a high school standout, Jeff Knapp earned an opportunity to play college baseball at Brookhaven College. Jeff started the Fury Baseball Organization in 2004. Success came quickly as he coached his team to a 9U National Championship in 2005. That same team won their second National Title as 14 year olds in 2010. Knapp has been coaching at the competitive level for over 25 years. He and his wife Gina recently celebrated 25 years of marriage. Jeff and Gina have 3 children.
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