Assistant coach Jody Evans returns to Martin Methodist for his second year of coaching after playing for the RedHawks for two seasons. Evans began his coaching career as a student assistant for MMC in 2004 and at East Hickman County in 2005. He then coached at Colbert County High School in Alabama from 2007-2010 before his hiring at Martin. His primary roles at MMC will be recruiting, instruction, and player development.
As a player, Evans began his collegiate career at Calhoun Community College where he earned All-Conference honors in 2000 and 2001. He then continued playing baseball at Martin Methodist, where he was named to All-Conference, All-Region, and All-America honorable mention teams in 2003. He earned his Bachelor's degree from MMC in Elementary Education.
Evans is the son of Wayne and Regina Evans, and has one brother, Jimmy. He was recently married to the former Fallon Nichols.
Coach Bratton has served as the Columbia State Community College Chargers head baseball coach for the past three seasons, where he averaged 26 wins per season in his tenure with the Chargers. Kelly was a player for the RedHawks 1998 - 2000 after transferring from Columbia State, and then he served as an assistant coach for Martin Methodist for two seasons 2004 - 2006.
During college, he played two seasons at shortstop for MMC, after spending two seasons at CSCC, where he was part of the school's JUCO World Series team. He pitched and played short stop for Columbia State, and compiled a 9-3 record as a freshman on the mound. He was also named to the All-Conference and All-World Series teams. He's a 1995 graduate of Columbia Academy, were he played shortstop for the 1994 State Championship team. He also played on the 1995 American Legion team that represented Tennessee in the World Series in Fargo, North Dakota.
Kelly and his wife Shannon were married in October 2005 and reside in Pulaski with their two children, Brooks (3) and Halle Grace (17 mos.).
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