About LA Baseball - V

LIPSCOMB ACADEMY BASEBALL

The Lipscomb Academy baseball program has a rich tradition of winning and development. Our goal for development is not simply what we do on the field but how we mold young men of Christ who will one day be husbands and fathers. The players and coaches compete for each other and glorify God in all we do.

We are a players-first program.  September through December, our players have the opportunity to refine their skills during our fall development program, a program including optional workouts focused on long toss, speed and agility. With top-notch facilities, coaching and passion, our players are given the best opportunities to develop their skills and have a chance to compete at the next level. On the field, we compete against the best Division II AA.


COACHING STAFF

Brad Coon - Head Coach, Director of Player Development

Brad Coon was named head baseball coach and director of player development for Lipscomb Academy in November 2018. Prior to joining the coaching staff of the academy, Coon was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in 2005 and continued to play eight seasons of professional baseball with four different organizations: Los Angeles Angels, Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays. He was also the assistant baseball coach for Lipscomb University, a Division 1 Atlantic Sun Conference team. After growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, God led him to Nashville where he attended Trevecca University and met his wife Candice. They have 2 young girls that attend Lipscomb Academy.

Branden Cadavid: Varsity Assistant (Infield)  

Alex Dorso: Varsity Assistant (Pitching Coordinator)

Ian Sanders: Varsity Assistant

Bill Anderson: JV Head Coach

Devin Arnold: MS Head Coach

Bill Wood: MS Assistant


FACILITIES



The Lipscomb Academy baseball field, located at the Reese Smith Athletic Complex, was built in 1965 and has been renovated twice since completion. The field includes renovated dugouts and pressbox, a two-lane turfed brick bullpen, an indoor turfed cage and development area, and a baseball viewing deck located in center field. 

Bleacher capacity: 250


CHAMPIONSHIPS

Championship Record: 34-15

Appearances (16): 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2001, 1998, 1986, 1985, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1978, 1977

Finals Appearances/Runners-up (10): 2011, 2008, 2005, 2001, 1998, 1986, 1982, 1980, 1978, 1977

Championships (7): 2011, 2005, 2001, 1998, 1986, 1982, 1978


SIGNINGS

2021

Alex Qualls,Volunteer State

Colton Taylor,Ottawa University

2020

Houston High, Union University

Jack O'Dowd, Vanderbilt University

2019

Elijah Patterson, Columbia State Community College

Vinny Romano, Adelphi University

2018

Grant Rathburn, Kentucky Christian University

2009

Ryan Emery, Arkansas State University

TJ Hoelzer, Lipscomb University

2005

Clay Lehning, Lipscomb University

2003

Taylor Merry, Lipscomb University

2001

Jeff Baumgartner, Lipscomb University

1999

Kyle Felts, Trevecca University

Matthew Griffith, Lipscomb University

Chris Parker, Lipscomb University

Scott Richardson, Texas Tech University

1997

Larry Nesbitt, Lipscomb University

1996

Steve Richardson, Texas Tech University

Wesley Wilkerson, Lipscomb University

1993

Randy Bostic, Lipscomb University

1991

John Boatman, Lipscomb University

Kurt Dugan, Lipscomb University

1986

Neal Benson, Lipscomb University

Mike Dugan, Lipscomb University

Raymond Harvey, Lipscomb University

Jon Williams, Lipscomb University

1981

Trey Hartman, Lipscomb University

Benton Patton, Lipscomb University

1978

Mark Smith, Middle Tennessee State University

1969

Ernie Smith, Lipscomb University