Coaching and Operations Staff


Travis Coleman

Travis Coleman is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana attending St. Augustine High School. He has built a reputation as one of the leading professional baseball and athletic development instructors in the country. He is a former 4-year college baseball player for Auburn University and was the team captain in 2007. Travis was the Associate Scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers for Mississippi and Alabama from 2012-2014. In 2015, he serves as the Midwest Region Scouting Supervisor for the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau. Travis is currently serving as the Southern Scouting Supervisor for the Houston Astros. He also serves as the Southeast Regional Director for USA baseball and is on the East Coast Pro selection committee. Travis is the Co-Owner of The Prospect Lab (TPL), one of the nation’s leading high school level summer and fall baseball programs. As founder and CEO of Pro Elite Sports Academy, Travis has over 12 years of player development experience and has built an impressive list of clients including some of the top young prospects in baseball today.

Wesley Wright

Pitching Development Coordinator
Wesley was an 8th round draft pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2003 from Montgomery, Alabama He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros, Tampa Bay Rays, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles, and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Wesley is currently in the Pro Scouting Department for the Minnesota Twins.

Xavier Paul

Hitting Development Coordinator
Xavier brings a very impressive resume and great deal of experience to the Prospect Lab baseball Division. As an amateur he hit .444 for Team U.S.A. at the 2003 Pan American Games. He also played with the 2001 Junior National Team that won a gold medal at the World Championships.

He was named the state of Louisiana 2003 Mr. Baseball. Taken by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 4th Round of the 2003 draft out of Hs he was considered a Top 10 Dodgers Organizational prospect the next 5 years before reaching the Majors in 2009 under future Hall Of Fame Manager Joe Torre.

During his 6 year Major League Career, X played with 4 different teams ( Dodgers, Pirates, Reds, & Diamondbacks) becoming teammates with Major League Stars like Andrew McCutchen, Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw, and Joey Votto, while also playing for Managers Don Mattingly and Dusty Baker. Recently retired, Xavier will bring a unique and valued ability to greatly enhance and improve the offensive approach and skill level of every player that comes through our program.

Mike Battle

Hitting/Fielding Coach
Mike Battle is a graduate of Hueytown High School and had a great high school baseball career for the Hueytown High School baseball team. Mike also played shortstop and pitched for Snead State JC. He is currently playing shortstop for Falkner University and is looking to finish his degree in Kinesiology and a Minor in Exercise Science. Mike was also one of the first captains for Gulf Coast Pro Elite.

Logan Nix

Hitting/Defense Coach
Logan Nix is a graduate of Walker High School in Jasper, Alabama and lettered 5 years in baseball. Logan attended Marion Military Institute where he was a 2-year starter for the baseball team and graduating with an Associates of Science. Logan is currently playing baseball for Auburn University of Montgomery (AUM) and majoring in Exercise Science Pre PT. Logan is one of the original members of Gulf Coast Pro Elite team and former team captain.

Thomas Lowery

Pitching Coordinator
Thomas Lowery is a graduate of Pelham High School in Pelham, Alabama. Thomas played for baseball for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) from 2014-2017. Thomas is one the most historic pitchers in UAB history. Ranks second in career relief appearances (73) and saves (17), third in wins (19), ERA (3.37), and pitching appearances (88), fourth in strikeouts (210), and ninth in innings pitched (232.1). He also ranks 15th in Conference USA history for career appearances. Thomas was an undrafted free agent with the Houston Astros.

Josh Cagle

Pitching Coach
Josh Cagle graduated from Tuscaloosa Academy in 2008. Josh pitched for Stillman College from 2009-2012 winning 3 SIAC conference championships and he was conference pitcher of the year twice during his tenure there. In 2013, Josh became the pitching coach at Stillman where they won another SIAC championship and also coaching the conference starting pitcher of the year and the conference relief pitcher of the year. From 2014-2017, Josh was the pitching coach at Lawson State CC in that time he coached 6 Division I pitchers, 3 All-Conference pitchers, and 1 All-Region pitcher. During his time at Lawson State they set records in Wins, ERA, and strikeouts.

Andrew Morris

Pitching Coach
Andrew Morris is a graduate of Prattville High School in Prattville, Alabama. Andrew went on to play baseball at Gulf Coast CC under Coach Mike Kandler. Andrew was drafted in the 16th round of the 2010 MLB Draft and the 44th round of the 2009 MLB Draft, both by Milwaukee Brewers. He was the Panhandle Conference pitcher of the year in 2009 and 2010, Florida JUCO pitcher of the year in 2010, JUCO All American in 2009 and 2010. He went 22-2 with a 3.32 ERA and 237 strikeouts during his two-year stint. He also started game 1 for JUCO Team USA in Europe against the Netherlands. Andrew played his junior year at Auburn University where he appeared in 13 games and recorded a 2-4 record. He finished his college career at Auburn University of Montgomery where he appeared in 18 games and recorded a 5-4 record. He also received a degree in Business Management there. Andrew played one season of independent pro ball with the Traverse City Beach Bums in Travers City, MI.

Josh Moore

Pitching/Hitting Coach
Josh Moore graduated from Jess Lanier High School in Bessemer, Alabama. Josh played baseball for Lawson State CC in 2007. He continued his baseball career at Miles College from 2008-2011 where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business Administration. Josh has coached middle school baseball and football for Bessemer City Middle School from 2013-2017. He is currently the Communications Director for The Prospect Lab (TPL).

Colby Green

Hitting/Defense Coordinator
Colby Green graduated from Shelby County High School where he lead his team to the 2008 state championship. He went on to be a 2 time All-Conference shortstop at Southern Union Junior College. He went on the sign with Francis Marion University and was an all-conference player his senior season.

Jeremy Brown

Hitting/Catching Coordinator
Jeremy Brown is a graduate of Hueytown High School in Hueytown, Alabama. He played for the University of Alabama baseball team from 1999-2002. At Alabama, he won the Johnny Bench Award as the nation’s top collegiate catcher. Jeremy was selected in the 2002 MLB Draft in the 1 st round (35 th selection) by the Oakland Athletics. He is most remembered for a game in 2002 where he, planning for a triple, slipped and fell on first base, and while scrambling to get back to the base, was notified that he, in fact, hit a home run. The home run was reenacted in the film Moneyball.

Geno Reasor

Athletic Performance/Personal Trainer
Geno Reasor is the strength coach for the TPL Birmingham area. He is a certified speed agility and personal trainer. Geno graduated from the University of Montevallo. He has over 20 years of experience and a past client list that includes NFL players like Marcel Darius, Mark Ingram, and Trent Richardson. He is based in Birmingham, Alabama.

Brian O'Neal

Speed & Strength Conditioning Coordinator
(1994) Ole Miss Graduate Assistant
(1995-2005) Ole Miss Assistant Coach
(2006-08) Ole Miss Associate Coach
(2004 – 2007) Player in LA Dodgers Organization
(2009-12) Florida Assistant Coach
(2012-2015) Ole Miss Head Coach

Brian O’Neal’s impressive resume includes sending a record setting 17 Ole Miss Men & Women to the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in 2014.

While at Ole Miss he developed 12 All Americans, An Olympic Gold Medalist & Broke 16 School Records

Ryan Garrett

Hitting/Catching Coach
Ryan Garrett is a former catcher for the Lawson State CC baseball team. Ryan is one of the first captains of Gulf Coast Pro Elite teams before it became TPL. He is currently a student at Jeff State working towards a degree in exercise and nutrition science with a concentration in nutrition and wellness/dietetics.

Shannon Smith

Business Operations Manager
Shannon hails from Oak Grove, Alabama and serves as the business operations and player account manager. Shannon makes sure that all of the business, processes, finances, and logistics of The Prospect Lab is met with optimal efficiency. Shannon has over 20 years of office managerial experience and she serves the same role for the Pro Elite Academy in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dejune Green

Sports Pyschology Specialist
Dejeune is a sports mental training specialist from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the owner of the company Mental Playbook Consulting and provides mental training for athletes and coaches. She graduated from Florida State with her Masters in Sport Psychology and from LSU with a degree in Psychology.

Haylee Holdridge

Yoga Instructor
Haylee hails from Gasden, Alabama and is a certified professional yoga instructor. Haylee has over 5 years of training and teaching experience, having traveled to multiple countries learning the nuisances of the yoga practice. Haylee as a specific sports yoga regimen that allows athletes to maximize the strength, power, and flexibiity in their body. Haylee currently is the Yoga Coordinator at the Pro Elite Academy in Birmingham, Alabama.