Rockets stay in tune during summer ball
(High School Sports ~ 06/22/17)
Playing in the summer league is an important aspect of the Forrest baseball program because it allows head coach Bart Joyce an opportunity to provide some extra tutelage to the younger players needed next season to step in for the six graduating seniors that won three consecutive District 9-A titles for the Rockets. “Number one, it gives the coaches a look at what we got for the upcoming season,” Joyce said. “Number two, we get to put guys in positions and some situations to get them ready for next year and it might not be the exact position they played this past season, but it may be a new position we are looking at.”
Former Raider Great Finds Success with USA Baseball
(College Sports ~ 06/22/17)
For most people, teaching or coaching teenagers doesn't sound like the best way to spend a career. Former Middle Tennessee and Major League Baseball player Jason Maxwell couldn't imagine doing anything else, though. After playing 12 years of professional baseball as a utility infielder, including stints with the Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins, Maxwell started chasing his real calling: teaching the game he loves to kids. "I've known I've wanted to be a coach all my life," he said. "I've had a lot of great role models, from high school to college with Coach [Steve] Peterson and Jim McGuire. Those guys took time out of their lives to invest in me, and I always felt it was right that I invest in other kids and give back."
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