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.
|1||Tyler Carroll||SR||OF||R/R||6-0||180||Clemmons, N.C.|
|2||Colton Roberts||SO||MIF||R/R||5-10||170||Chatsworth, Ga.|
|3||Grant Zawadzki||JR||MIF||R/R||5-10||185||Shrewsbury, Mass.|
|6||Joey Underwood||SO||IF||R/R||6-2||185||Fruitvale, British Columbia|
|7||Gatlin Curlee||SO||3B||L/R||6-1||200||Shrewsbury, Mass.|
|8||Tristan Speak||JR||P||R/R||6-2||175||Sefner, Fla.|
|10||Chad Burrows*||FR||P/3B||R/R||6-3||205||Nassau, Bahamas|
|11||Colton Madison||SR||P||R/R||5-11||175||Berry, Ala.|
|12||Kevin Layne||JR||OF||L/R||5-11||170||Jasper, Tenn.|
|13||Zach Hensley||SR||OF||R/R||5-10||170||Rose Hill, Va.|
|14||Cody Rhinehart||FR||MIF||L/R||6-0||165||Ooltewah, Tenn.|
|15||Kenny Knudsen||SO||P||R/R||6-2||180||Sugar Hill, Ga.|
|16||Chris Jeffries||JR||OF||L/R||5-10||185||Jackson, Tenn.|
|17||Hunter White||FR||C||R/R||5-10||180||Ringgold, Ga.|
|19||Lucas Jolley||SO||C||R/R||6-2||205||Rockwood, Tenn.|
|21||Hunter Tipton||FR||P/1B||R/R||6-4||220||Taylorsville, Ky.|
|23||Zach Duncan||SR||P||R/R||5-11||170||Rockwood, Tenn.|
|24||Kevin Carr||FR||P||R/R||5-10||170||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|26||Tyler Latham||JR||C||R/R||5-10||195||Spring City, Tenn.|
|30||Preston King||FR||OF||L/R||6-0||195||Harriman, Tenn.|
|32||Brannon Shortt||SO||P||R/R||5-10||170||Winston Salem, N.C.|
|33||Joey Vega||SR||P||R/R||6-2||190||Chula Vista, Calif.|
|34||Andrew Smith||SR||OF||R/R||6-2||205||Athens, Tenn.|
|35||Crandon Wallace||FR||P/OF||L/L||6-3||195||Nassau, Bahamas|
|38||Isaac Meyers||JR||P||L/L||6-1||190||Westerville, Ohio|
|39||LJ Rowden||SO||P||L/L||6-1||155||Soddy Daisy, Tenn.|
|40||Josh Harris||SR||1B/P||R/R||6-4||220||Snow Camp, N.C.|
|42||Blake Johnson||FR||OF||L/L||5-10||200||Lenoir, N.C.|
|45||John Cain||SO||P||L/L||5-11||170||Crossville, Tenn.|
|48||Dylan Culver||FR||P||R/R||5-10||180||Rossville, Ga.|
|49||Adam Sanders||SR||P||R/R||5-10||165||Salem. Ala.|
|Brian Baxter||FR||P/OF||R/R||6-0||170||New Milford, Conn.|
|Sawyer Bowen||FR||OF||R/R||6-0||140||Rosedale, Va.|
|Daniel Bowers||FR||OF||R/R||5-10||155||Thorn Hill, Tenn.|
|Charles Corn||JR||OF||R/R||5-10||180||Hiawassee, Ga.|
|Clint Coulter||JR||P||L/L||5-10||150||Louisville, Tenn.|
|Gatlin Curlee||SO||3B||L/R||6-2||195||Locust Grove, Ga.|
|Tray Gilbert||FR||MIF||R/R||5-10||155||Crossville, Ala.|
|Matt Hawn||FR||OF||R/R||5-10||165||Sellersburg, Ind.|
|Trevor Hayes||FR||MIF||R/R||5-10||170||Columbia, Tenn.|
|Kelby Isbell||SO||OF||R/R||5-9||155||Kingston Springs, Tenn.|
|Brookes Jones||FR||MIF||R/R||6-2||160||Collierville, Tenn.|
|Davis King||FR||P||R/R||6-1||150||Nashville, Tenn.|
|Hunter Lamoureux||JR||P||R/R||5-10||200||Belle Grade, Fla.|
|Alex Lyttleton||SO||P||L/L||5-10||205||Ooltewah, Tenn.|
|Jordan Norton||FR||P||R/R||5-10||160||Seymour, Tenn.|
|Turner Olson||SO||MIF||R/R||5-10||150||Waynesville, N.C.|
|Grant Pauley||SO||C||R/R||5-10||165||Columbus, Ohio|
|Danny Reed||FR||OF||R/R||5-10||165||Clarksville, Tenn.|
|Zane Russell||FR||P||R/R||6-1||160||Franklin, Tenn.|
|Brannon Shortt||SO||P||R/R||5-11||175||Winston Salem, N.C.|
|Joe Snyder||FR||P||R/R||6-0||160||Louisville, Ky.|
|Japhet Townsend||SR||P||R/R||5-11||215||Athens, Tenn.|
|Chase Wiseman||FR||1B||L/L||5-10||200||Cleveland, Tenn.|