Head Coach – John Jeanes
John Jeanes enters his 1st season as head coach of the Waynesboro Generals’ coaching staff. New leadership Brent Ward and Kathleen Kellett-Ward feel confident that The Generals will have a terrific season with Jeanes. “John has a diverse and successful record in playing, coaching and recruiting baseball,” said the Ward’s. “We are very excited to see how he inspires our team!”
Jeanes, a four-year starter and graduate of Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut, finished his playing career 4th in career innings pitched and 5th in strikeouts, as well as 6th in all-time appearances. The staff set the three lowest team ERAs in program history.
Jeanes began his coaching career with the Ohio Warhawks; where his staff won the Past-Time National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana. In his two summers with the Warhawks, their combined record was 90-7 with a sub 2.50 ERA.
Jeanes’ first stint in collegiate coaching was in 2014 at the University of The Cumberland’s in Williamsburg, Kentucky where he took a pitching staff with only 1 senior and no returning starters and was able to produce a staff that tallied 31 wins. The staff included 3 sophomores who logged 180 innings and still had the lowest walk total since the 2009 season. Following his 2014 season, Jeanes was hired as the Recruiting Coordinator/Pitching Coach at Middle Georgia State University where he led the Knights to 2 regional appearances, a .710 winning percentage, 4 All-American Awards and 12 All-SSAC Players, including a Pitcher of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, and Freshman of the Year in only 2 recruiting classes.
“I’m extremely excited to accept the position as head coach for the Waynesboro Generals. It is a honor to be a part of a first class organization,” John stated. “I hope to lead these young men in the right direction not only to make them better baseball players on the field but better human beings off.”
John plans to bring this organization and community a product they can truly be proud of as well as be involved with for many years to come.
Assistant Coach – Mike Correa
Mike Correa enters his 2nd season as an assistant coach of the Waynesboro Generals. Correa is currently the volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater, Faulkner University. He returns to Waynesboro after assisting Matt Williams in 2017, where he worked with hitters and manned the third-base coaching box.
A native of Sacramento, California, Correa began his coaching career as a student assistant coach at Faulkner in 2016 and was promoted to graduate assistant coach in 2017. Correa, who mans the third-base coaching box for the NAIA 2nd ranked Faulkner Eagles, was a two-year letterman at Sacramento City College and a two-year letterman at Faulkner University, all as an infielder. He won a CCCAA Gold Glove award at Sacramento City and was a member of the 2013 NAIA National Championship team at Faulkner. Correa earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management at Faulkner University in 2016, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in counseling from Faulkner.
Assistant Coach – Tucker Willard
Tucker Willard enters his 1st season as an assistant coach of the Waynesboro Generals as he joins his fellow assistant, Mike Correa, from Faulkner University. Willard is currently in his second season with the Eagles as a student assistant where he manages the outfielders, base running and serves as the first-base coach.
A native of Hazel Green, Alabama, Willard has experience coaching at many different levels, including a three-year stint as an assistant varsity baseball coach at Hazel Green High School and as a 17U head coach for a highly-recognized travel baseball organization based out of Montgomery, Alabama, the Triton Rays.
Willard’s coaching career began after a decorated collegiate and professional playing career, which began at Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC). While attending NWSCC, Willard was twice crowned All-Conference and is the career hit leader. After two seasons at NWSCC, Willard continued his playing career with two seasons at Faulkner University and one in the Freedom Professional Baseball League.
Assistant Coach – Hunter Hubbard
Hunter Hubbard enters his 1st season as an assistant coach of the Waynesboro Generals as he makes his way to the Shenandoah Valley from East Georgia State College. Hubbard is in his first season as an assistant coach at East Georgia State, where he serves as the team’s pitching coach and coaches first-base.
A native of Augusta, Georgia, Hubbard recently completed a four-year playing career at USC-Aiken, where he boasted a 2.66 ERA over his career.