BASEBALL
Record: 31-26 Home: 23-12 Away: 6-13 Neutral: 2-1 AAC: 10-14
 
 
Taylor Hasty
Taylor Hasty Image
Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 5th Season
Phone: 423-775-7568

Taylor Hasty is heading into his fifth season as the head coach of the Bryan College baseball program. He took the helm in June of 2008, making him the third person to hold the post since baseball was reinstated at Bryan in the fall of 2002.

Following a difficult first season that saw the 2009 Lions win just 6 games, Hasty has brought the program to new heights with a total of 93 wins over the past 3 seasons. In fact, over the past three seasons the baseball program has increased their win total every year by at least 10 games: 21 in 2010, 31 in 2011 and 41 in 2012. The 2011 team was the first team in Bryan history to finish above .500, setting the program record for wins (31) which was promptly broken when the 2012 team finished the season with a total of 41 wins. The Lions have also seen significant growth in Appalachian Athletic Conference play as the 2012 squad finished second in league play with a record of 17-7. Hasty's teams have compiled 36 AAC wins during his time as head coach, more than the previous 6 seasons combined, including a record of 5 AAC tournament wins. In 2012, Hasty received the Coach of the Year award from his colleagues in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.

Hasty had this to say about his award: "Receiving the Coach of the Year award was a great honor, not only for me but for our coaching staff and our players. Awards like that are a recognition of our program more than they are the work of one person. 2012 was a special year with a special group of players and I look forward to seeing how the future of our program is impacted by those young men!"

During his tenure, Hasty has produced one NAIA All-American Honorable Mention, one NCCAA All-American, 9 First Team All-Conference selections, 17 Second Team All-Conference members, 4 players have been named to the AAC Gold Glove Team. In Hasty coached the AAC Freshman of the Year and had a pitcher named NAIA Pitcher of the Week. He has had one player sign a Major League Baseball contract and 2 others play professionally.

Under Hasty, the baseball program has placed an emphasis on academics as he has helped 22 players graduate with bachelor degrees. In addition 24 players have been named to the AAC Academic team and he has coached 8 NAIA Academic All-Americans.

Prior to becoming the head coach at Bryan, Hasty spent two years as an assistant to then head coach, Joel Johnson, at Bryan. He also spent time in the admissions department, traveling and promoting Bryan as an institution to prospective students throughout the southeastern United States.

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, setting the career record for innings pitched (332). 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 annually to the outstanding Christian athlete who excelled both on and off the field.

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Hasty graduated from Charlotte Latin School, where he helped win the 2000 state title in baseball. Graduating with his bachelor's degree in history in 2006, Hasty went on to receive his master's degree from the United States Sports Academy in 2010.

Hasty is married to the former Julie Thompson of Chattanooga, Tenn. The couple and their two sons, three-year-old Maddux and infant Jaxson, reside in Dayton, Tenn.

 
 
2013 Baseball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.Hometown
1Tyler CarrollSROFR/R6-0180Clemmons, N.C.
2Colton RobertsSOMIFR/R5-10170Chatsworth, Ga.
3Grant ZawadzkiJRMIFR/R5-10185Shrewsbury, Mass.
6Joey UnderwoodSOIFR/R6-2185Fruitvale, British Columbia
7Gatlin CurleeSO3BL/R6-1200Shrewsbury, Mass.
8Tristan SpeakJRPR/R6-2175Sefner, Fla.
10Chad Burrows*FRP/3BR/R6-3205Nassau, Bahamas
11Colton MadisonSRPR/R5-11175Berry, Ala.
12Kevin LayneJROFL/R5-11170Jasper, Tenn.
13Zach HensleySROFR/R5-10170Rose Hill, Va.
14Cody RhinehartFRMIFL/R6-0165Ooltewah, Tenn.
15Kenny KnudsenSOPR/R6-2180Sugar Hill, Ga.
16Chris JeffriesJROFL/R5-10185Jackson, Tenn.
17Hunter WhiteFRCR/R5-10180Ringgold, Ga.
19Lucas JolleySOCR/R6-2205Rockwood, Tenn.
21Hunter TiptonFRP/1BR/R6-4220Taylorsville, Ky.
23Zach DuncanSRPR/R5-11170Rockwood, Tenn.
24Kevin CarrFRPR/R5-10170Chattanooga, Tenn.
26Tyler LathamJRCR/R5-10195Spring City, Tenn.
30Preston KingFROFL/R6-0195Harriman, Tenn.
32Brannon ShorttSOPR/R5-10170Winston Salem, N.C.
33Joey VegaSRPR/R6-2190Chula Vista, Calif.
34Andrew SmithSROFR/R6-2205Athens, Tenn.
35Crandon WallaceFRP/OFL/L6-3195Nassau, Bahamas
38Isaac MeyersJRPL/L6-1190Westerville, Ohio
39LJ RowdenSOPL/L6-1155Soddy Daisy, Tenn.
40Josh HarrisSR1B/PR/R6-4220Snow Camp, N.C.
42Blake JohnsonFROFL/L5-10200Lenoir, N.C.
45John CainSOPL/L5-11170Crossville, Tenn.
48Dylan CulverFRPR/R5-10180Rossville, Ga.
49Adam SandersSRPR/R5-10165Salem. Ala.
* Redshirt
Coaches
Taylor Hasty Image
Head Coach
5th season
 
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Assistant Coach
2nd season
 
Jeremy Deal Image
Assistant Coach
5th season
 
 
 
2013 JV Baseball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.Hometown
Brian BaxterFRP/OFR/R6-0170New Milford, Conn.
Sawyer BowenFROFR/R6-0140Rosedale, Va.
Daniel BowersFROFR/R5-10155Thorn Hill, Tenn.
Charles CornJROFR/R5-10180Hiawassee, Ga.
Clint CoulterJRPL/L5-10150Louisville, Tenn.
Gatlin CurleeSO3BL/R6-2195Locust Grove, Ga.
Tray GilbertFRMIFR/R5-10155Crossville, Ala.
Matt HawnFROFR/R5-10165Sellersburg, Ind.
Trevor HayesFRMIFR/R5-10170Columbia, Tenn.
Kelby IsbellSOOFR/R5-9155Kingston Springs, Tenn.
Brookes JonesFRMIFR/R6-2160Collierville, Tenn.
Davis KingFRPR/R6-1150Nashville, Tenn.
Hunter LamoureuxJRPR/R5-10200Belle Grade, Fla.
Alex LyttletonSOPL/L5-10205Ooltewah, Tenn.
Jordan NortonFRPR/R5-10160Seymour, Tenn.
Turner OlsonSOMIFR/R5-10150Waynesville, N.C.
Grant PauleySOCR/R5-10165Columbus, Ohio
Danny ReedFROFR/R5-10165Clarksville, Tenn.
Zane RussellFRPR/R6-1160Franklin, Tenn.
Brannon ShorttSOPR/R5-11175Winston Salem, N.C.
Joe SnyderFRPR/R6-0160Louisville, Ky.
Japhet TownsendSRPR/R5-11215Athens, Tenn.
Chase WisemanFR1BL/L5-10200Cleveland, Tenn.
 
 
 
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