Corey Leonard – Tennessee Youth Director

Corey Leonard serves as our Tennessee youth director.  Leonard resides in Nashville and will establish youth teams beginning in the Fall of 2023.  Corey was a four-sport athlete at Covington High School (LA) playing baseball, football, basketball, and track.  Corey went on to star at Arkansas State University starting at quarterback for four years.  In…

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Adam Purdy – Alabama Director

Adam attended High School at Pell City High School in Alabama. Purdy was a 5-year varsity starter at Pell City High School for Coach Andrew Tarver and part of the 2008 Area 13 Championship team. He was named Pre-season Under Armour All-American in 2008 and named to the All-Metro State Team 2008. He became part…

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Christian Trent- Operations Coordinator

Christian Trent joined Knights Knation Baseball in the role of Operations Coordinator in August of 2023.  He is involved in day-to-day operations with an emphasis on pitching.  He will also serve the role of pitching instructor and coach in the fall and summer. Trent is an alum of Knights Knation and lettered three years at…

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Mike Estrada – #4L

Michael Estrada graduated from Mandeville High School in 1993, played for Archbishop Rummel High School for one year and then played for 2 Years with Mandeville High.  Mike also received a baseball scholarship to Nicholls State, played there for one year and then went into the United States Marine Corps at which time he met…

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Chad Durbin – Baton Rouge Youth Director

Chad Durbin played professionally for 19 years including 11 years in Major League Baseball  for the Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers , Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies. The highlight of Durbin’s career came in 2008 when he was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies who won the World Series. Durbin attended Woodlawn High School, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals,…

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David Welch – Director of College Recruiting

David Welch is a former LHP who played 2 collegiate seasons at Delgado Community College under “Rags” Scheuermann and received his Associates degree in accounting. He then went on to play 2 additional collegiate years at Tulane University where he became captain of the baseball team his senior year and was part of the 1992…

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Mike McFerren – Northwest Youth Director

Mike McFerren graduated from Evangel Christian Academy 1999 where he was part of 4 state championships and a national championship in football. He went on to get a management degree from Northeast (ULM now) and started his own construction and development  business in 2002 to present. He loves the game of baseball and what it…

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Chip Wade -Central / North Mississippi Youth Director

Chip Wade joined the Knights program in 2020 as a program advisory and coach. He will oversee the growth of the North Mississippi market and contribute to the growth of the program overall through region. Chip has known Jack Cressend since 1995 when the two played together for the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod…

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Cody McCain – Central Mississippi Youth Director

Cody McCain  –Associate Head Coach Millsaps College 2008-2014 — Assistant Coach 2003-2008 — served primarily Pitching/Catching coach, recruiting coordinator — Helped lead Millsaps to 5 NCAA regionals and trip to 2013 CWS — Pitching Coach Jackson Senators of CPBL (Independent League) in 2005 — Inducted into Millsaps Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016 — 4…

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Bill Pearson – Northeast Youth Director

Coach Pearson is a long time member of the Knights staff.  He is a 1993 graduate of West Monroe HS  where he played baseball all 4 years. After HS he went on to play at Paris JC.  Once his playing days were over he was a firefighter for 25 years while coaching youth baseball at…

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