Matt Castleberry           Cell: 6787584291

Matt graduated from Dawson County High School in 2005, where he was a four-year varsity letterman in baseball. Pitching and playing 3rd base, Matt was a key factor in his team’s success. He helped lead them to two playoff appearances and one final four appearance 

Robbie Morrison was one of the key factors during Miami's NCAA record streak of consecutive World Series appearances (1994-99).  He came to Coral Gables after claiming 3 straight team MVP honors for Wellington High School, as well as the school's Athlete of the Year (1995) and being named the top pitching prospect at the FCA Stars of Tomorrow Baseball Showcase.  He turned down an offer to play pro ball after being drafted by the Seattle Mariners.  Once he arrived on campus, UMSHoF member Coach Jim Morris knew who to give the ball to in clutch situations.
Named a Freshman All American and Collegiate Baseball first team All American, and 2nd team by Baseball America, in 1996 after collecting 14 saves with a team leading 1.68 earned run average.  That Summer, he was named Rookie of the year and the top pitcher in the Cape Cod League.  He backed that season up with a team leading 1.49 ERA and 8 saves in 1997, while being named a third team All American by both Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America, and spent the '97 Summer touring with Team USA.  His junior year, he was named third team All American again by both publications after recording 12 saves.
He holds the school career record for strikeout average per nine innings (13.9) with 237 strikeouts in 143 innings pitched. He is still currently third in career saves with 34.

 Robbie was drafted in the 2nd round (47th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in the 1998 Major League Baseball draft.

history they advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. In 2011 Pisgah again went undefeated in Region play during the regular season, won the Region tournament and advanced to the Final Four in the state playoffs. This year, Pisgah went undefeated in Region play, runners up in the region tournament, and went on to be the GHSA Single A State Champions. Along with the team title, she was also named GHSA Single A Coach of the Year. Haley also coached the 2012-2013 Single A Player of the Year, Morgan Walters. Three out of her four seniors signed softball scholarships to four year institutions as well as 2 juniors committing early to 4 year institutions.

Brooks played softball at Tift County High School where she played shortstop and pitched. She then went on to be a four year letter winner at Presbyterian College, where she played third base. After graduating Cum Laude with a degree in Christian Education, Brooks began her coaching career at Monroe Academy. She has also been the head coach at Wesleyan College in Macon, and was the assistant coach at the Westfield School, as well as an instructor for Higher Ground Softball Camps.

Haley teaches all aspects of the game of softball and truly cherishes the opportunity to share her passion for the game. She is very patient and utilizes positive reinforcement to empower female athletes to challenge themselves both mentally and physically.

Leading the Team

Our coaches are not only experienced, but continually demonstrate the patience necessary to work with and develop players of all skill levels. Their goal is to ensure that each player gets the most from their individual experiences, whether that means learning new skills or just having a good time. Let’s take a moment to meet our coaches.

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Meet The Coaches

Haley Brooks    Cell: 7069682865

In her three years as the head softball coach, Haley has made quite an impact on the program. In 2010 the Lady Patriots went undefeated in Region play during the regular season and were Region tournament runners up. Qualifying for the state tournament for the first time in school 

Bran Austin       Cell: 4045026096

General Manager of Indoor Facility 

Lead Hitting Instructor

during his 4 years there. After his high school career at Dawson County, he signed with Faulkner University in Montgomery, Al. At Faulkner, he was also asked to pitch and play 3rd base. Being a two-way player, Matt contributed significantly to his team and their accomplishments during his tenure there. Unfortunately, Matt’s severe injury required him to have Tommy John surgery, which led to the end of his collegiate playing career. Shortly after his surgery, he eagerly began his coaching profession. In addition to coaching, he also started doing private instruction in the areas of hitting, pitching and in fielding. He has been instructing for almost 5 years now, and has logged in 6 years of coaching experience at various levels. For his coaching experience, he has been the pitching and hitting coach at Dawson County High School for 5 competing seasons. Besides coaching with the High School team, Matt has also coached travel baseball teams (various age groups) for the past 4 years now. His success as a player and as a coach is due to his passion, dedication, and knowledge of the game. This has allowed him to efficiently and effectively communicate with his players, and have a great influence on them.

Christie Hamilton

Ryan Davis

Ryan graduated from Kennesaw Mountain High School in 2007, where he was a four year varsity letterman. Playing shortstop, he helped lead his team to three consecutive region championships, one final four, and one state runner-up.  He was a second team all-county selection in 2006 and 2007. Ryan attained the team MVP award, big stick award, and gold glove.

After high school he signed a baseball scholarship to Wallace State Junior College in Hanceville, AL.  He was a two year starter rotating at shortstop and second base.  Both years he was there, their team was ranked top 15 in the country.  After two years at Wallace State he transferred to Southern Poly-Technic State University where he finished out his college career. Ryan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.  

After graduating and finishing playing Ryan still has a strong passion for the game.  His dad, uncle, and grandfather all played professional baseball so he has been around it his entire life.  He has coached a competitive travel team for the past 4 years.  He enjoys working with athletes and enjoys helping them improve.  He has received instruction from many professional instructors, and highly regarded coaches.  Through this instruction, his strong dedication, passion, and knowledge of the game, he is able to teach and have a positive impact on athletes.  

  • 1993 Graduate Milton High School
  • 1992 and 1993 Selected To All Region Baseball Team 
  • 1992 and 1993 Selected To North Fulton All Star 
  • 1993 Selected To Georgia High School Dugout Club East/West All Star Game 
  • 1993 Signed Baseball Scholarship Truett McConnell College
  • 20 years Exp. As Hitting Instructor
  • Founded Hitters Park In 2002

Robbie Morrison       Cell: 4045026096

Lead Pitching Instructor

High School: Wellington Community HS (Wellington, FL)
School: University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)

those 11 years, he has played with the Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays. In his Major League career, he has 98 career home runs, 220 doubles, 925 hits and a career 263 batting average. Barrett has also spent a considerable portion of his personal life devoted to helping children. He has worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Cubs Care Program to help less fortunate and sick children. Of recently, he has worked with Kerry Wood and Ryan Dempster to raise money to help Derrek Lee's daughter in the research for Leber's congenital amaurosis. Barrett currently has his own non-profit organization called The Michael Barrett Foundation which is devoted to helping the local children's hospitals and other organizations that play a helpful role in the lives of children. He runs several youth baseball programs, including one in Hawaii, which was inspired from his tenure with the Hawaiian Winter Baseball League. He has also worked with Ripken Baseball in Cal's camp operations. Barrett also helped start Barrett Fletcher Baseball which has run tournaments and camps for children in the local Atlanta area. He more recently went on to start Barrett Baseball because of his passion to work with children and run baseball camps. SILVER SLUGGER 2005: Chi Cubs (NL) PLAYER OF THE WEEK 4/15/2002: Montreal (NL) EAS POST-SEASON ALL-STAR 1998: Harrisburg (EAS)

We provide Individual Baseball and Softball lessons for all ages.

Michael Barrett

Silver Slugger Award for his efforts in the 2005 season. He was then selected to represent the United States on the USA team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. Over his 15 year professional career, Barrett has accumulated 11 years Major League service time. Over