Michael Garner

Personal Bio

Born 1973 in Georgia. Married and lives in McDonough with wife Amy and a son and daughter.

Playing Experience:

Stockbridge High School 1990-1993 set new school records for most home runs, most RBI, and most doubles in a season.
’92 & ‘93 “Most Valuable player”
‘93 Georgia High School “Player of the Year”

Southern Union State Community College 1994-1995
‘94 All Conference Team
’95 All Conference Team: Led team to Regional Championship with 18 home runs, 68 RBIs posting a .800 slugging percentage and striking out only 5 times in 179 at bats.
’95 All American First Team

Jacksonville State University 1996-1997
’96 Second Team All Trans America Athletic Conference
’96 Lead team with 188 at bats, 53 runs, 67 hits, 22 doubles, 21 home runs with a .686 slugging percentage and striking out only 11 times in 188 plate appearances and starting all 51 games.
’97 First Team All Trans America Athletic Conference

After finishing at Jacksonville State, Mike spent several seasons in the Frontier league before settling back home in Georgia and beginning his career as a professional baseball instructor.

Instructing Experience:

Mike has been instructing for 10 years. He has advanced knowledge of baseball and softball swings for all ages due to extensive study and implementation. He also has expert knowledge of pitching for all ages. Mike is a pro at breaking down the fundamentals on an age appropriate level for each athlete.

He has also coached his own major level youth baseball team for the past 9 years winning many AABC and USSSA championships.

Best thing about instruction:

“The best thing about instructing is being able to put what I have learned into my lessons and seeing those kids progress in all aspects of the game including attitude and ability. As an instructor I try and make myself a role model for all kids and to be able to see each kid progress is the best feeling and experience in the world. It is a feeling I wished all dads and coaches could experience.”

Specialty Areas:

Hitting, Pitching

Baseball Mentors:

“Mark Andrews and Jabo Jordan are my baseball mentors. They are two coaches who took me in as a young man and developed me as an athlete and as a man. I owe my work ethics and my ability to take young men and women and turn them into not only good ball players but also players who respect all aspects of being an athlete. To both Coach Andrews and Coach Jordan, thanks very much.”