Our instructors have both High School, College, and Professional baseball experience.
Craig Mobley is from Daytona Beach, Florida. He played four years of high school baseball as a catcher at Atlantic High School. Craig attended LaGrange College, where he graduated in 2011 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Business Management. During his time at LaGrange, he also played five years of collegiate baseball as a catcher and designated hitter. He received the J. Philip Cleaveland Outstanding Senior Award and the Eagle Award from LaGrange College during his Senior year. After graduating, Craig returned to LaGrange to assist in the baseball program as a catching and assistant hitting coach.
Craig has been a community coach and has given private baseball lessons locally for the past six years. He and his wife, Jessica, currently live in LaGrange and had their first child, Evelyn Joyce, on June 27, 2013.
Ken Kennedy is a native of LaGrange. He graduated from Troup County Comprehensive High School in 1989, earning a scholarship to play baseball at Southern Union Community College. He later completed his college career at LaGrange College where he received the Eagle Award. In 1994 and 1995, Ken was listed on the top collegiate baseball prospects to watch. After graduating, Ken signed with the Zanesville Greys, an independent minor league team in Ohio. Ken has been working with youth in our community as a mentor and baseball coach since 1998. He has coached teams for Troup County Parks and Recreation from 2004 to the present, and has also provided private lessons in baseball throughout the community during that time.
Ken is a 7th grade Math teacher at Gardner Newman Middle School. He currently lives in LaGrange with his two children, McKenzie and Parker.
Montoya Young graduated from LaGrange High School in LaGrange in 2004. He played five years of high school baseball under Coach Branch as a outfielder. He was also a member of the LaGrange High baseball team that won the state championship. He has played four years of college baseball.
Montoya currently lives in LaGrange, Georgia. He works for a local business and married.
Jeremy Dockins graduated from LaGrange College in 2006. He was a starting pitcher for LaGrange College for four years. He has just completed his degree from LaGrange College in History. He works for the GBI in Columbus, Georgia.
Jeremy currently lives in LaGrange, Georgia. He enjoys working with young athletes and enhancing their abilities. He is married to Abby which teaches at Ethel Kight Magnet School.
Jim Reed graduated from Troup County Comprehensive High School in LaGrange in 2011. He played five years of high school baseball under Coach Craig Garner as a utility player. In 2009, he was also a member of the Senior League team from West Point, Georgia who won the state championship. He has just completed his freshman year at LaGrange College as an Exercise Science major and collegiate baseball athlete.
Jim currently lives in West Point, Georgia. He enjoys working with young athletes at local baseball camps to help them increase their baseball skills and love for the game.
Luke Bailey graduated from Troup County Comprehensive High School where he was a starter at catcher for all four years. During his sophomore year of high school, he played in Venezuela on Team USA for the Junior Olympics and won a gold medal. He was also on the Aflac All-American team the summer before his senior year at Troup. Luke was ranked as the number one catching prospect before the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft, but he suffered an injury to his elbow and had to have Tommy John surgery a month before the draft. He was drafted in the fourth round by the Tampa Bay Rays.
Luke currently lives in LaGrange and is currently in his fourth season in the Rays Minor League system. Luke will be back at TEAM for the Fall of 2013.
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