The Sandbridge Seagulls Baseball Club is excited to announce the hiring of John Bates to serve as their head coach for the upcoming 2019 season. The Seagulls have also signed Jabari Brown as an assistant coach for 2019. The Seagulls and the TSL welcome Coach Bates and Coach Brown to the league.
Head Coach: John Bates
Coach Bates is currently serving as the assistant Coach/recruiting coordinator at Rust College in Holly Springs, MS. Coach Bates has previously served as head coach at Lane College in Jackson, TN as well as several other coaching positions. Prior to beginning his coaching career, Coach Bates served our Country in the US Army.
Coach Bates earned his BS degree in Education from Liberty University, and his BA in Theology from the University of Minnesota Graduate School of Theology, Brooklyn center, MN.
Coach Bates played his collegiate baseball at Coahoma Junior College in Clarksdale, Mississippi and then Mississippi Valley State University. Coach Bates will be entering his first season as head coach of the Sandbridge Seagulls in the TSL.
Assistant Coach: Jabari Brown
Coach Brown is currently serving as the assistant baseball coach at Claflin University in South Carolina. Coach Brown will be in his first year as the assistant coach for the Sandbridge Seagulls Baseball Club. We are happy to have Coach Brown joining us this summer.