Brandon Reeder enters his first season as the full time head coach for the Stallions. He has spent the last two seasons serving in different capacities for the ABAC baseball program.
The 2014 season saw Reeder serving in the Interim Head Coaching role, where the Stallions improved in wins as well as many offensive and defensive statistical categories. The 2014 team finished with 27 wins, good for 4th place in the conference, and advanced to the GCAA Conference Tournament Quarterfinals.
Reeder led a 2014 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 2014 team: Cole Janousek (Georgia Regents University) Ryan Lawless (Armstrong State University) Jacob Baxter (Armstrong State University) Luke Miller (Young Harris College) Chris McGinnis (Young Harris College) Will Bagwell (Georgia College and State University) Cole Bruce (Savannah State University) Turner Edwards (University of West Georgia)
In 2013, Reeder was an assistant coach for a Stallions team that finished 5th in the GCAA Conference. He worked with the hitters and pitchers and also served as the first base coach.
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 Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in recreation from GSW. He is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Kinesiology from Georgia Southern University. He has also 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.