Baseball Meet the Coaches
Brandon Reeder enters his third season as the Head Coach of the ABAC Baseball program.
The Stallions finished regular season play in 2016 with 26 wins, good for a 3rd place finish in the GCAA conference, and they advanced to the GCAA conference tournament for the third season in a row.
Reeder’s 2016 roster was led by three GCAA All-Conference selections, outfielder Caleb Slaughter, shortstop Blake Jackson, and freshman closer Austin Guest. The Stallions lineup was filled with homerun power, hitting 38 homeruns on the season compared to hitting only 6 the year before. Their 27 homeruns in conference play led the GCAA, while the pitching staff surrendered the fewest walks and earned runs in the conference, boasting the best strikeout to walk ratio.
Eight Stallions moved on to play from the 2016 team:
Blake Jackson- Georgia Southern University
The 2015 season saw the Stallions improve in wins as well as many offensive and defensive statistical categories from the year before. They finished with 27 wins, good for 4th place in the conference, and advanced to the GCAA Conference Tournament Quarterfinals.
Reeder led a 2015 roster that earned several postseason accolades. The Stallions had two GCAA All-Conference selections in freshman outfielder Caleb Slaughter and sophomore third-baseman Jacob Baxter. Slaughter was also named to the East Central All-District Team. Freshman center fielder Nick Higginbotham earned a GCAA Conference Gold Glove, East Central District Gold Glove, and an NJCAA ABCA/Rawlings National Gold Glove Award®. Freshman Pitcher Cooper Mayhall earned NJCAA National Pitcher of the Week honors when he tossed a no-hitter versus conference opponent East Georgia State College on March 27th. The Stallions also had two GCAA Conference All-Tournament selections in sophomore shortstop Cole Janousek and freshman catcher Guner Sellers.
Eight Stallions moved on to play from the 2015 team:
Cole Janousek- Augusta University
Prior to joining the Stallions, Reeder played four years under head coach Bryan McLain at NCAA Division II member Georgia Southwestern. He holds the school record for relief appearances in a career with 89, and that mark is sixth in Peach Belt Conference history. He helped lead the Hurricanes to a runner-up finish in the Peach Belt Conference tournament in his senior season.
Reeder earned his Master’s degree from Georgia Southern University in Kinesiology. He has his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Recreation and has earned his teacher certification in mathematics.
A native of Nashville, GA, Reeder graduated from Tiftarea Academy, where he was a member of the 2006 State Champion Panther baseball team. He currently resides in Tifton.
Errick Fox is entering his third season as an Assistant Baseball Coach for the Stallions. His primary duties include working with the hitters, infielders, and he serves as the team’s first base coach.
Fox played four years for the Brewton Parker Barons under Head Coach Boo Mullins. During his career at BPC, Errick posted a career batting average of .370 with a .981 fielding percentage. In his senior season, BPC was ranked #4 in the country as he led the team with a .390 batting average while only committing three errors all year. He was given the Champion of Character Award for his efforts on and off the field.
Following his decorated career as a player at Brewton Parker, Fox spent three more seasons at BPC as an Assistant Coach. These three years were highlighted by a 2014 season in which BPC was ranked 9th nationally. Fox coached five players that went on to play baseball professionally.
Errick is a native of Atlanta, GA, where he attended Lithonia High School. He has a twin brother, Derrick, who is currently playing independent professional baseball.