BASEBALL
Record: 31-25 Home: 21-17 Away: 8-6 Neutral: 2-2 AAC: 9-12
 
 
2011 Baseball Coaches
Tyson McWhorter
Student Assistant - 1st Season
 
 
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Nathan Beuster
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season

Coach Beuster is entering his second season as an assistant coach with the Lions. He is the pitching coach for the Lions and oversees a pitching staff that set the record for strikeouts in his first season with the team.

"The end result of our baseball season will include wins and losses, but it will go beyond that as well," said Beuster. "How these men develop, how they conduct themselves, and what they learn about life is paramount."

Coach Beuster comes to Bryan from Lindenwood University where he was the pitching coach for the 2008 and 2009 seasons. While at Lindenwood, Beuster led his former team to back-to-back regular season and post-season HAAC Championships with an overall record of 85-34-1.He also oversaw seven athletes who received all-conference honors and coached the 2009 HAAC Pitcher of the Year, as the Lindenwood pitching staff was perennially among the best in the nation statistically.

Before coaching and receiving his M.A. from Lindenwood University, Coach Beuster attended Culver Stockton College in Canton, MO, where he played baseball for four years and received his B.S. While there, he led Culver Stockton to two regular season championships and a super-regional appearance as a pitcher before graduating in 2007.

"I cannot say enough good things about Coach Beuster and the work he does with our pitching staff. I truly believe that our program has experienced so much growth because of his dedication and hard work in this program," said Coach Hasty.

Coach Beuster is originally from Geneseo, IL, where he graduated from J.D. Darnall High School. He married his wife, Emily, in June of 2009. They currently reside in Dayton, TN.

If you would like to contact Coach Beuster please email him at nathan.beuster@bryan.edu, or call the Baseball office at 423-775-7569.

 
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Taylor Hasty
Head Coach - 3rd Season
Phone: 423-775-7568

Coach Hasty is entering his 3rd season as the Head Coach of the Lions. In his first 2 seasons at the helm, Hasty has overseen the growth of the program from 6 wins in 2009 to 21 wins in 2010 including victories over 2 top 20 programs and a 7th place finish in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.

"2010 was a much better year for us," remarks Hasty, "however, we must continue to grow and get better as we seek to build a championship level program." Throughout the course of the 2010 season, the Lions set program records in home runs and stolen bases. The program finished 5th in the nation in stolen bases and for just the fourth time in program history scored more than 300 runs and hit over .300 as a team.

A 2006 graduate from Bryan College, Hasty helped restart the baseball program at Bryan as a freshman in 2002 after a 16 year hiatus. Despite playing third base and left field for the Lions, Hasty was primarily a pitcher, holding the career record in Innings Pitched (332). Hasty saw the program grow over the course of his time at Bryan from 8 wins his freshman to 24 his senior year. He served as a team captain for 3 years and in his senior season earned the Bryan College Athletic Department's highest honor, the Lion of Valor Award, given to the outstanding Christian athlete who excelled both on and off the field.

A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Hasty graduated from Charlotte Latin School. He earned his bachelor's degree from Bryan College and received his Master's Degree in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy.

Coach Hasty is married to the former Julie Thompson of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The couple and their one year old son, Maddux, currently reside in Dayton, TN.

If you would like to contact Coach Hasty please email him at taylor.hasty@bryan.edu or call the baseball office at (423) 775-7569.

 
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Jeremy Deal
Assistant Coach - 3rd Season
Phone: 423-775-7569

Coach Deal is entering his third season as an assistant on Coach Hasty's staff. Deal is the hitting and infield coach for the Lions. He oversaw an offense that saw a 45 point increase in their batting average from 2009 to 2010, set records in home runs and stolen bases and was one double short of setting the doubles record.

"I love Bryan College deeply and I am excited to be a part of a program where we are committed to building young men," Coach Deal says about his time as a coach with the Lions.

Coach Deal graduated from Bryan in 2007 after leading the Lions to the most wins in school history (25) as a team captain. The former Lions shortstop also led the nation in assists in 2006 and helped the Lions field above .950 his junior and senior seasons.

"Coach Deal was a talented ball player whose desire to learn and grow his knowledge of the game will benefit him as a coach. He is a gifted teacher and will be an asset to our program in every way, "Coach Hasty remarks about Deal.

Originally from Lenoir, North Carolina, Deal graduated high school from West Caldwell High School. He earned his teaching licensure degree from Bryan College and has been married to his wife Deanna for 5 years. They reside in Dayton, Tennessee.

If you would like to contact Coach Deal please email him at jeremy.deal@bryan.edu or call the baseball office at (423) 775-7569.