Coaches

Manager – Matt WilliamsMatt Williams

Matt Williams enters his 4th season as a member of the Waynesboro Generals’ coaching staff, and 2nd as the club’s Manager in 2017. With the Generals, Williams will handle the hitters & defense. Williams, the 2016 Maynard “Mo” Weber Manager of the Year, led the 2016 Generals to the South Division pennant, VBL title game, and the top record in the league at 30-12 in his first season at the helm.

Williams assisted former Head Coach, D.J. King, in 2014 & 2015 as they led the 2014 Generals to their sixth Valley League championship and back-to-back titles for the first time in franchise history.

Williams is currently the assistant baseball coach at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia after previously serving as the assistant coach for the Valdosta State softball team and graduate assistant for the Valdosta State baseball team in prior years. Williams played collegiately at Texas College in Tyler, Texas and Valdosta State University.

Williams’ day-to-day duties as a member of Greg Guilliams’ staff at the NCAA Division II member, Valdosta State University, include working with hitters, infielders and baserunning.

 

Micheal Thomas, 2017 Generals' Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach – Micheal Thomas

Micheal Thomas, a former Detroit Tiger and 2014 22nd round draft pick enters his 1st season as a member of the Waynesboro Generals’ coaching staff in 2017. Thomas, currently the graduate assistant coach at the University of Kentucky, completed his star career as a catcher at the University of Kentucky by being named to the 2014 Gregg Olson Award Watch List, which honors college baseball’s breakout player of the year.

Thomas, a native of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, spent two seasons in the Detroit Tigers organization after being drafted in the 22nd round in 2014. Upon voluntary retiring from professional baseball, Thomas joined the University of Kentucky’s baseball staff as the graduate assistant for the 2016 and 2017 seasons as he completed his graduate studies.

In Thomas’ current role as a graduate assistant at the University of Kentucky, he assists in all aspects of the game including throwing batting practice, catching drills, and managing bullpens.

Thomas’ day-to-day duties with the Waynesboro Generals will include working with hitters and catchers, along with manning a coaching box.

 

Assistant Coach – Matt Aldrich

matt-aldrichMatt Aldrich enters his 1st season as a member of the Waynesboro Generals’ coaching staff in 2017. Aldrich, currently the graduate assistant coach at Columbus State University, will complete his fifth year with the Columbus State program this season after two seasons as a player, one as a student assistant, and two as a graduate assistant.

Aldrich began his collegiate playing career at Valdosta State, the home of Generals’ head coach, Matt Williams, and later transferred to Darton State in Albany, Georgia, where he became a junior college All-American.

In the spring of 2015, Aldrich graduated from Columbus State with his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and is currently pursuing his master’s in public administration.

In Aldrich’s current role as a graduate assistant at Columbus State, he assists in managing the pitching staff and all day-to-day activities.

Aldrich’s day-to-day duties with the Waynesboro Generals will include managing the pitching staff.

 

Assistant Coach – Mike Correa

Mike Correa enters his 1st season as a member of the Waynesboro Generals’ coaching staff in 2017. Correa, currently the graduate assistant coach at Faulkner University, will complete his fifth year with the Faulkner program this season after three seasons as a player and two as a graduate assistant.

Correa began his collegiate playing career at Sacramento City College, earning a Rawlings Gold Glove in 2012, and later transferred to Faulkner, where he was a team captain for two seasons and crowned NAIA National Champions in 2013.

A native of Sacramento, California, Correa graduated from Faulkner with his bachelor’s degree in sports management.

In Correa’s current role as a graduate assistant at Faulkner, he assists in working with infielders and hitters, while also coaching third-base.

Correa’s day-to-day duties with the Waynesboro Generals will include assisting with infielders and hitters, along with manning a coaching box.