MEET THE COACHES

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SHANE FULLERTON

Camp Director

Coach Fullerton has directed activities at Baseball Crosstraining since 2012.  He was the Head Baseball Coach at Harding University for 9 years and the Head Baseball Coach at Harding Academy for 10 years (only 9 full seasons due to Covid) where he is now an athletics administrator.  In his tenure at Harding University, Coach Fullerton's teams achieved national rankings in NCAA Division II in 2002 and 2003.  At Harding Academy his teams won 3 State Championships, 5 Region, 7 District, and 8 Conference titles in 9 full seasons.  He played college baseball at Harding where he met his wife, Jama, who played on the Lady Bison Basketball team.  He has been a long-time deacon and bible teacher.  He has 4 children:  J. Paul and Pate (who played for him at Harding Academy and are now college teammates), Kloey, and Broc.

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ALEX SMITH

Coach

Coach Smith has been on the Baseball Crosstraining staff since the summer of 2014 and is now one of the camp directors.  He is originally from Houston, Texas, but came to Arkansas in the fall of 2008 to play baseball for the Harding University Bisons where he helped lead Harding to the NCAA Division 2 national tournament.  He also spent 2 seasons as the graduate-assistant coach for the Bisons.  In the fall of 2014, Coach Smith became the assistant at Harding Academy where he worked for Coach Fullerton and focused on pitching and defense for the Wildcats. In his time as an assistant, he helped the Wildcats to 1 State Championship, 2 Region, 3 District, and 3 Conference titles in 4 full seasons. Coach Smith is now entering his first year as the Head Baseball Coach for Harding Academy, where he has also taught Bible, math and science.  He is engaged to be married to Madeline Schmidt in June, 2021!

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JUSTIN MOORE

Coach

Coach Moore has spent the past 7 seasons as the Assistant Baseball Coach at Vilonia High School where he helped lead the Eagles to Conference Championships in 2015 and a State Championship in 2017.  He has also served as Head Golf Coach during those 7 years.  Prior to Vilonia he spent 3 years as Jr. High Head Basketball Coach and Assistant Jr. High Track as well as Head Golf Coach at Beebe.  Prior to Beebe he spent 3 years at Bald Knob as Head Basketball Coach and Assistant Baseball as well as Head Golf Coach. Coach Moore and his wife Kaci were married almost 14 years ago and are faithful Church members.  They have three children: Jaxon, Maddox, and Knox.

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JOHN PARKER

Coach

Coach Parker has been the Head Baseball Coach and Athletic Director at Ouachita Christian School in Monroe, La. for 8 years.  He served as an assistant in the program for another 8 years before taking the reins of the program.  Coach Parker has won 2 State Championships as the head coach and 3 more while serving as the team's #1 assistant and pitching coach.  He has been the District Coach of the Year 7 times, Louisiana Baseball Coaches Assoc. Coach of the Year 2 times, and was the American Baseball Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year in 2019.  He serves at a Deacon at his Church and has been married to his wife, Marci, for 29 years.  They have 3 children:  Matt, Katie, and Jay.

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RONNIE GOODWIN

Coach

Ronnie Goodwin is in his eighth season as head coach for the Panthers after spending eight years as an assistant coach at the University of Central Arkansas and one year as the head coach at Little Rock Central. In 2017, the Panther’s finished 25-7 and 13-1 in conference capturing the 7A Central conference championship. The Panther’s also claimed their first ever state championship by defeating Springdale Har-Ber 2-1 at Baum Stadium. Coach 

Goodwin was named 2017 High School Coach of the Year by the Arkansas Activities Association and USA Today.
A South Carolina native, Coach Goodwin graduated from North Little Rock High School in 1997 and was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.The following year he pitched at Westark Community College where he earned the team ERA award. He then transferred to Ole Miss in the fall of 1998, where he was a three-year letterman. In the summer of 1999, he played for the Kenai Peninsula Oilers in Alaska. After graduating in 2001, Coach Goodwin was again drafted and signed with the Florida Marlins. He pitched for the Class A Utica Blue Sox in the New York-Penn League.  He is married to the former Elizabeth McGhee of Benton, AR and the Goodwins are active in their home Church.

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KEENAN JUMPER

Coach

Coach Jumper has spent 3 years as the assistant baseball coach at Wynne High School.  He also has been the head Junior Girls basketball coach for Wynne for the last 3 years.  Before becoming the assistant baseball coach he was the assistant softball coach for Wynne High school for another 3 years.  Coach Jumper attended Arkansas Tech where he was an all-conference catcher and was a leader on the Wonderboy’s 2014 Great American Conference championship team. He was named conference newcomer of the year in 2011.  Coach Jumper will be married on may 22 of this year to his fiancé Allyson Hicks.

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DAKOTA  WEATHERLEY

Coach

Coach Weatherley is in his 4th year serving as the Head Baseball Coach at Paragould High School, where he also coaches football. He specializes in coaching infielders and catchers. Prior to his time at Paragould he served as a an assistant at Nettleton High School. Coach Weatherley attended Bald Knob High School where he was three-sport athlete. Upon graduation he attended ASU where he served as a volunteer youth basketball coach as well as a junior high baseball coach. While attending ASU he met his wife, Kaylee. They have one daughter, Avery Kate, who is a year old. Coach Weatherley and his family are faithful Church members.

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MATT SNYDER

Coach

Coach Matt Snyder is entering his fifth season as pitching coach at Valley View. During that time, the Blazers have won 2 conference championships, a Regional championship, and reached the semifinals of the state tournament twice. Before arriving at Valley View, Coach Snyder was head coach at Pocahontas, where he led the Redskins to a conference championship and received the Jonesboro Sun ‘Best Under the Sun’ Coach of the Year in 2015.  Coach Snyder spent 3 years as a volunteer coach at Nettleton, where the Raiders won two conference titles. As a coach at the high school level since 2008, Coach Snyder has been a part of 5 conference championships, 7 state tournaments, 3 state semi-finalists, and an American Legion state championship.  Matt and his wife Meghan are faithful Christians and have two children: Blair (5) and Luke (2).

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EDDIE STEPHENSON

Coach

Coach Eddie Stephenson has been the baseball coach at Baptist Prep in Little Rock for 20 years, compiling a record of 328-180.  During that time, Baptist has won 9 Conference Championships, 8 District Tournaments, 6 Regional Tournaments and 1 State Championship(1999).  Baptist Prep has seen 31 players move on with the opportunity to play college baseball.  Coach Stephenson played college baseball at Williams Baptist University('90-'95).  He has been married to his wife, Amy, for 18 years.  They are faithful Church members and they have two daughters, Madie and Savannah.

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AL STEVENS

Coach

Coach Stevens has been a part of Baseball Crosstraining since 2012. He has been coaching high school baseball for 26 years spending time as the Head Coach at Memphis Bishop Byrne High School for 3 years, Memphis Harding Academy for 22 years (4 as an assistant and 18 as Head Coach) and currently an assistant coach at Arlington High School in Arlington, TN. 

Coach Stevens has a career record of 361-321-1 going 40-42 at Memphis Bishop Byrne High School and 321-279-1 at Memphis Harding Academy. During his tenure at Memphis Harding Academy, his teams won 5 District Championships, 3 Region Championships, 2 Region Runner-Ups, 2 State Quarter-Finals, 1 State Semi-Finals, 3 State Runner-Ups and 1 State Championship.

Coach Stevens was named Memphis Harding Academy Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2013, Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Division 2A West Tennessee Coach of the Year in 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017 and the TBCA D2A Tennessee Baseball Coach of the Year in 2008. He also was selected to coach in the AutoZone Shelby County All Star Game in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Coach Stevens played college baseball at Northeast Mississippi Community College winning a Gold Glove Award at 1B in 1990 and serving as team captain in 1991. He and his wife Kim are faithful Christians and have three children: Morgan, Nolan and Connor, two grandchildren: Waylon and Colt and one 11 year-old basset hound named Big Papi.