Travis Garcia joins the MMC coaching staff as a student assistant after playing two years for the RedHawks, and four years under current head coach Kelly Bratton. Garcia, a standout infielder and outfielder for both Martin Methodist and Columbia State Community College, played a short stint with the rookie league Arizona League Cubs, followed by a time with the Class A Short-Season Boise Hawks as a 36th round pick in the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.
Garcia was among the 45 of NAIA baseball players selected in the 2011 MLB draft, and was one of five players picked from the TranSouth.
Garcia earned top honors during the 2011 in the TranSouth, as he was selected as Player of the Year with a team-leading 7-2 record with a 3.03 ERA on the season. The right-hander struck out 68 batters in just 77.1 innings of work, as hitters hit just .212 against him. At the plate, Garcia led in at least five offensive categories including a .338 clip with 64 hits, three triples, six homeruns, and 34 RBI.
During his career at MMC, the Nolensville, Tennessee native turned in a .364 at the plate, totaling 106 hits, 18 doubles, four triples, 13 homeruns, 71 RBI, and 56 runs scored. As a pitcher, he compiled a 17-6 overall record with a 4.41 ERA. In 161.1 innings of work, the right-hander struck out 150 total batters.
Garcia was honored as an NAIA All-America honorable mention during his senior performance, becoming Bratton's first-ever NAIA All-American nod.