MEET OUR STAFF
At Georgia Liberty, we know the impact that coaches can have on young men. We realize it is critical for our coaches to set sterling examples for our players in how to play the game and how to act in general. We want to teach the game at the highest level, but we want to build relationships that will outlast any baseball playing career.
Cofounder/Director of Player Development
18u Scout Team HC
Jake Edwards attends Lee University. He plays Middle Infield for the 2022 preseason nationally ranked Flames. Before signing to Lee, he helped win the first conference championship in program history at Andrew College. During his time there, he set the school record for most games started in a season. He also was selected for Gold Glove recipient and awarded 2nd team All-Conference. Furthermore, he was 1st team All-Academic NJCAA. Originally Jake signed to play baseball at Flagler college while they were ranked #2 in the nation at the time. He graduated from Hebron Christian Academy in 2018 where he was All- region player of the year and 2nd team All-State.
Jesse Bailey is a recent Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Georgia with a Management Degree. During his time at UGA, Jesse co-founded Georgia Liberty and has amassed multiple years of youth coaching experience. During his high school playing career, Jesse was the recipient of the Scott McIntyre Hustle and Attitude Award during his senior year in which he helped lead Hebron Christian Academy to an undefeated region title.
18u Premier AC/18u Select AC
Jacob helped lead Truett-McConnell to a semifinal conference tournament run as a pitcher in the AAC tournament in 2021. His freshman season at Truett-McConnell was cut short due to COVID-19. He graduated from Bethlehem Christian Academy in 2019. Jacob was selected for All-Region his Senior year at BCA, as well as his Sophomore year at Monroe Area High School.
18u Premier HC/15u AC
Graduated from Collins Hill High School in 2018. Signed to Alcorn state and played for one year before transferring to Gordon State College. Played two years at Gordon then transferred to Georgia Gwinnett College. Went 46-16 on the year and ended their season in the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho. Currently is an infielder for Middle Georgia State.
17u Select HC
Blaze McCauley attends Tusculum University. He plays Catcher for the pioneers. In 2022, Blaze Appeared in 32 games including 29 starts at catcher. He was second on the team with 218 putouts and posted a .982 fielding percentage. He threw out 14 base runners while behind the plate and he posted a seven-game hitting streak from March 25-April 2. Blaze finished the year hitting safely in his last five contests. In 2021, Blaze made his collegiate debut at Young Harris. He belted a double in his first collegiate plate appearance and scored in TU's home win over UVA Wise. He has been a part of the SAC Commissioners Honor Roll, the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, and the Dean’s List. Blaze graduated from Mill Creek High School in 2019. Lettered three seasons in baseball... 2019 Georgia Dugout Player of the Month for Gwinnett County... 2017 State Final 4... 2018 Region Champions and State finalists... 2019 State Elite Eight... Three-time Academic Honor Roll (2017-2019)... Batted .350 in the 2019 State Playoffs.
Branan McGee attended Grayson High School in Loganville, GA. After his standout efforts at Grayson, Branan signed with Emmanuel College where he played 4 years of baseball at the NCAA Division II level while receiving his Bachelor's degree. Branan specializes with infielders and hitters in our program.
16u Pitching Coach
Starting pitcher at LaGrange College where he contributed to two conference championships in his freshman and sophomore seasons. The starting and winning pitcher in elimination games his sophomore year in the super regional against Chapman University and in the D3 CWS against Trinity University. Currently in pursuit of a B.S. in accountancy. Graduated from North Cobb High School where he was a three year letter winner and was named to second team all region his senior year.
15u HC/Administrator Assistant
Gavin currently plays baseball at Oglethorpe University. Before transferring to Oglethorpe, he played at Columbia International University where he was named to the AAC all-academic team. Gavin graduated from Hebron Christian Academy in 2021. During his time at Hebron, he lettered twice, was named to the Second-Team All-Region team, and named to the all-county academic team his senior year.
14u Select HC
4 year varsity starter at Dacula high school, 3rd most innings caught in Dacula history, .300 career hitter.
William Roach has coached 2 years of high school aged baseball. He has been a part of winning teams and helped in the development of getting some of his players to the next level.
Director of Middle School Program
Austin played for Grayson High School and posted a career ERA of 2.93. He also had an opposing team batting average of .216. Also was selected by the Georgia Dugout Club as the April player of the month in his Junior Season. He was awarded the first ever NG3 leadership scholarship. He earned a scholarship and signed to play baseball at Truett-McConnell University. Now that his playing career is over, he has stepped into the role of spreading his knowledge of the game to the next generation of athletes.