Coach McAuley is entering his sixth season as the recruiting coordinator and pitching coach for the Bryan College baseball program.
In his five seasons at Bryan College, the pitching staff has experienced unprecedented success. McAuley’s pitchers have broke many records. Under his tutelage, Tanner Brown was the first Bryan pitcher to be named to the All-Appalachian Athletic Conference first team and Kenny Knudsen was named freshman of the year. Since then, LJ Rowden and Kenny Knudsen have both been first team All-AAC. Knudsen was named Conference pitcher of the year in 2015. Coach McAuley also helped Kemonte Keesee achieve a national honor as he was named NAIA Pitcher of the Week, the first such award won by any player at Bryan College.
“We are fortunate to have Coach McAuley as a part of our program,” Head Baseball Coach Taylor Hasty remarked. “Our success has been in large part to his work both as our pitching coach and his work on the recruiting trail.”
McAuley came to the Lions from Northeast Mississippi Community College where he was instrumental in coaching a program that won 74 games over 3 years, including 33 in his first year there. Prior to joining the Tigers in Mississippi, McAuley served as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for NCAA Division 1 Siena College in Loudonville, NY. While with the Saints, McAuley helped the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference school to a 30-26 record including a berth in the MAAC championship game. The Saints won their last 10 regular season games, and 17 of their last 19 prior to entering the MAAC tournament.
Before heading north to join the coaching staff at Siena, McAuley was the pitching coach at Louisiana State University at Eunice. During his time at Eunice, the pitching corps posted a school record 2.07 ERA and 465 strikeouts on their way to the 2006 NJCAA Division II National Championship. McAuley coached 4 pitchers at Eunice who were selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.
McAuley began his career by coaching at East Texas Baptist University. He has also been an assistant for the Bluff City Bombers in the Central Illinois Collegiate League and the Harrisonburg Turks of the Valley League. In McAuley’s 14 year career, he has coached 29 Major League Draft picks.
A native of Winnsboro, Texas, McAuley played for East Texas Baptist University where he was a conference starter on the mound and was recognized as All-ASC East Division and was name as an honorable mention to the NCCAA All-American team at first base.
Coach McAuley graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in history; he also holds a Master’s degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy. He and his wife of 9 years, Carly, currently reside in Dayton, Tenn., with their daughter Sarah and son Dean.
|1||Mikey Rita||SR||IF||R/R||5-8||150||Kalaheo, HI|
|5||Tyler Scott||SO||IF||R/R||5-9||170||Calgary, Alberta|
|8||Trevor Behrent||SR||OF||L/R||6-1||195||Catawissa, Pa.|
|9||Irvin Cespedes||SO||IF||R/R||5-10||165||Wappinger Falls, NY|
|11||Fernando Garcia||SR||OF||R/R||6-1||205||Kissimmee, Fla.|
|12||Yashuan Santiago||SR||P||R/R||6-3||170||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|13||Brandon Marklund||SR||P||R/R||6-1||185||North Vancouver, Canada|
|14||Alec Turner||SR||IF||R/R||5-10||235||Carlisle, OH|
|15||Kila Zuttermeister||SR||IF||R/R||6-0||170||Kailua, HI|
|16||Shaq Bermudez||SR||C||R/R||5-8||195||Bayamon, Puerto Rico|
|20||Justin Morhardt||SR||C||S/R||6-3||220||Winsted, Conn.|
|21||Steven Ward||SR||OF||R/R||6-0||200||Alabaster, Ala.|
|24||Jesus Astudillo||SR||C||R/R||6-2||227||Caracas, Venezuela|
|25||Wade Weinburger||SO||OF||L/R||5-10||185||James Cistern, Bahamas|
|26||Kurt Meeberg||JR||P||R/R||6-3||195||Edmonton, Alberta|
|28||Lake Burris||JR||1B||R/R||6-1||235||Chatsworth, Ga.|
|32||Sam Salyers||SR||C||R/R||5-10||190||Kingsport, Tenn.|
|33||Jacob Justice||SO||1B||L/R||5-11||200||Ringgold, Ga|
|36||Miguel Lopez||SR||P||R/R||6-3||190||Yaucco, Puerto Rico|
|38||Zane Glass||SR||P||R/R||5-11||170||Murfreesboro, Tenn.|
|42||Ryan LaFever||SO||P||L/L||5-8||193||Baxter, Tenn.|
|46||Tucker Cain||JR||OF||L/R||6-2||180||Jacksboro, Tenn.|
|47||Landon Mosteller||JR||P||L/L||6-0||160||Clarksville, Tenn.|
|48||Austin Parrish||SR||P||R/R||6-1||190||Ringgold, Ga|
|49||Tristan Legault||JR||P||R/R||6-3||185||Mascouche, Quebec|