Meet Our Instructors

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Shawn Hughes – Catching and Hitting

Shawn Hughes is originally from Arlington, Texas. He spent the last 18 years coaching college baseball at the NCAA D2 and NJCAA D1 level. The last 11 years, Shawn was the Assistant Baseball Coach/Recruiting Coordinator at Cisco College. While at Cisco, the team finished in the top 15 nationally in batting four of the last seven years, went to a regional five of the last eight years, earned one World Series appearance in 2012, and had 40 athletes graduate and transfer to Division 1 schools the past four years.

Prior to Cisco, Shawn was the Assistant Baseball Coach at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas for six years and the Pitching Coach at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas one year. Hughes played seven seasons of minor league ball, where he played on two league championship teams, was elected to three all-star teams, won the Home Run Derby in the 2003 All-Star Game, and won a league MVP award in 2000 with the Amarillo Dillas.

Hughes attended Howard Payne University where he received All-American honors as a catcher in 1996 and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in communications.  Hughes earned his Master’s degree in Sports and Exercise Sciences in May of 2000 from West Texas A&M University.  He is also certified as a Strength and Conditioning coach with the NSCA and spent the 2001 season as a strength coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers’ AAA team in Las Vegas.  Shawn has also spent 2 years as a personal trainer, 2 years as a Wellness Coordinator, and was also in charge of planning and implementing the Strength and Conditioning programs for the baseball teams he coached the last 18 yrs. He and his wife, Angela, have one son, Griffith(14).

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Tyler orr

Tyler played High School baseball for Neshaminy High School located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania and graduated in 2009. Tyler originally went to Lock Haven University, but had Tommy John Surgery and ended up transferring to Eastern University where he spent his last three years playing. While at Eastern, Tyler Played outfield and earned All-Conference honors and was nominated for the Male Athlete of the Year award following his junior season campaign. Tyler has since Graduated with a degree in Business and has been dedicating his time towards developing, inspiring and mentoring young men through the game of baseball.

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Mike Spears – pitching

Mike Spears has 20+ years with playing/coaching experience with five of those years pitching professionally. He has worked with College, Minor League and current MLB Pitchers and was a former College Coach at San Diego Christian.

His goal is to assist pitchers with development in their mechanics, mental aspects of pitching along with performance. He brings passion, desire and a very strong work ethic along with strength and conditioning knowledge. He wants to share his experiences and educate players on and off the field.

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Logan Sawyer is a Knoxville, Tennessee native. He attended Seymour High school where he played baseball for four years. He received an athletic scholarship to play baseball at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. During that time, Logan majored in Kinesiology. He plans to continue his education by attending PT School after baseball.

During his three years at LMU, Logan helped lift the program to win the first ever SAC Championship in 2013. Following his junior year, he was drafted in the 29th round by the Colorado Rockies. He played three seasons throughout their minor league system making it to High A in Modesto, California. After being sidelined by injury, Logan is scheduled to have Tommy John this season but has aspirations to continue pursuing professional baseball once healthy.

Logan’s true passion is for coaching and teaching. That comes from his personal desire to inspire and see others success. He interned at Cressey Sports Performance and says it was a life changer for him. He is excited to share his experiences here at BC Athletics. 

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Kolytn Plumb

A 2014 graduate of Cleveland High School where he Varsity Lettered his Junior and Senior seasons before committing to Cleveland State Community College. Played Collegiately for Cleveland State, Cisco College, Frank Phillips, and Point University. Was a key role player for the 2018 Conference Championship team for Point University. Has a passion for educating and passing on his experiences in Baseball to the youth.

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Mitch Carlson is originally from Minnesota and attended Orono High School where he earned 4 varsity letters and an all-conference award his senior year and graduated in 2014. Mitch then played college baseball for Carroll University in Wisconsin. While there he earned the starting 1st base job during his sophomore year and finished his career with a .270 average. He graduated in 2018 with a degree in exercise science and minor in Psychology. He also played amateur baseball for his hometown in Minnesota where, during the 2018 season, he was 3rd on the team in AVG. and 4th on the team in OBP and OPS.

Mitch has also been the head coach of the Maple Plain Legion team in MN and JV team for Brookfield East in Wisconsin. He has also worked as a private instructor and has worked with the Brewers as a lead instructor for their summer youth camps. He has a passion for coaching, mentoring and motivating young men through baseball.

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David O’brien – Hitting

David is a Knoxville native, playing High School baseball at Knoxville Catholic High School and graduated in 1990. He was voted Knoxville Catholic Most Outstanding Player in 1989 and 1990. David earned All-KIL in 1988, 1989, 1990.

All Region in 1989, 1990 and All State in 1989. He earned All-State Tournament in 1989. David started his coaching career in travel baseball at the Knoxville Boys Club in 1991 at age 19. He coached 10 years at the Knoxville Boys Club and 15 years in the Knoxville Thunder organization. David has been facility manager and has given personal baseball and softball instruction for over 20 years. During that time, David has had over 30 girls and boys receive scholarships to play softball and baseball at the collegiate level.

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Casey Coleman – Pitching

Personal – 32 years old and was born and raised in Cape Coral Florida. Currently living in Jefferson City TN.   I was brought up around baseball as my father Joe Coleman spent 52 straight years as a player or coach in professional baseball with over 20 of those years at the major league level. My mother Donna Coleman was a physical education teacher who coached many sports which included my travel baseball team that won national titles. She was named AAU coach of the year during one of those seasons. Attended mariner high school in Cape Coral and was first team all state senior year. Was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays as a shortstop but elected to attend Florida Gulf Coast University as a two way player. After junior year was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 15th round and signed as a pitcher.

Professional career
– 12 year professional career
– parts of 4 years in major leagues with Chicago Cubs and 2014 WS runner up Kansas City Royals
– 2009 Milb pitcher of the year for Chicago Cubs
– played for team USA in pan am games (2015) and premier 12 tournament (2015)
– record holder in Mexico winter league as a closer for the Tomateros de Culiacan
– played in Caribbean series for Team Mexico

Fun Fact
– Colemans are 1 of only 4 three generation families to play in Majority Leagues ( Bells, Boones, Hairstons, Colemans  )
– Only three generation family of all pitchers in Major League history

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Dom Leo – Infield/hitting

From Knoxville,TN. Went to Hardin Valley Academy. Won the state championship in 2015. Played College baseball at southeastern university and Carson-Newman University. Also Played for the Santa Fe fuego in the Pecos League for a short period of time. During my career I was a primary middle infielder with experience playing corner infield and outfield at all levels. I am also a certified professional trainer.
I’m passionate about player development and the process of getting better. You can expect a high energy, personalized approach to player development from me.