We seek out exceptional teachers and men of character and we purposely assign each of our coaches, usually a former college or professional ballplayer, in a way that best serves the collective development of our players.
— Kevin Hodge, Director of Operations

KEVIN HODGE

A graduate of Bryan High School, Kevin played college baseball at Rice University. A drafted and developed shortstop who played with the Dodgers, Cubs, and Twins he spent half of his professional career as an infielder/utility-man before converting to the mound. He earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Sport Management from Texas A&M. He is the Director of Operations for Twelve Baseball.

Professional Playing Experience
Minnesota Twins
Houston Astros
Philadelphia Phillies
Detroit Tigers

Professional Scouting Experience
Associate Scout for the Minnesota Twins

Collegiate Playing Experience
Rice University

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach
HS Program Director/CoachRoving Instructor

Contact for Hitting or Fielding Lessons
College Station area
khodge@twelvebaseball.com


ZACH DILLON

Zach played college baseball at Baylor University where he was the 2006 Big XII Player of the Year. After a stellar college career, he was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles. Following his professional playing career, Zach spent time as a college coach at Baylor, Mississippi State, Iowa, and McClennan Community College. He graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors from Baylor with a degree in Education.  He was the 2007 recipient of the Big 12 Post Graduate Scholarship.  He received his Masters from Baylor University in Sport Management. He is Director of Operations for Twelve Baseball in Katy, TX.

Professional Playing Experience
Baltimore Orioles

College Coaching Experience
Baylor University
Mississippi State University
McClennan Community College
University of Iowa

College Playing Experience
Baylor University

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach
HS Program Coach
Roving Instructor

Contact for Hitting, Fielding, or Catching Lessons
Katy area
zdillon@twelvebaseball.com


MARK MANGUM

Mark is a graduate of Kingwood High School, located in Northeast Houston. Mark signed a letter of intent to play baseball in college at Georgia Tech before being drafted in the first round of the 1997 MLB draft as the 18th pick selected by the Colorado Rockies. In 1998, Mark was traded to the Montreal Expos where he went on to win Pitcher of the Year for the Expos’ minor league Single A affiliate. Mark is a 2007 graduate from Texas A&M and is the Director of Youth Development.

Professional Playing Experience
Montreal Expos
Colorado Rockies

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach
HS Program Coach
Throwing Program and Velocity Development Director

Contact for Pitching Lessons
College Station area
mmangum@twelvebaseball.com


SARAH JOHNSON

Sarah graduated from A&M Consolidated High School where she was a high school All-American softball honoree in 2010. Sarah played her college softball career for Sam Houston State University. She was a 3-time All-Southland Conference selection, is 2nd all-time career HRs for Sam Houston with 31 career HRs, and is 1st in RBI’s in one game with 7. Also a 2-time Southland All-Academic recipient, Sarah graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Exercise Science. In 2014, she married Matt Johnson, a former decathlete for Sam Houston and Team USA. Sarah is Director of Operations for Twelve Softball.

College Playing Experience
Sam Houston State University

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Softball Coach
Roving Instructor

Contact for Hitting, Fielding, or Catching Lessons
College Station area
sjohnson@twelvebaseball.com


GREGG BENNETT

Gregg is the founder of Twelve Baseball and has been an integral part of development and administrative strategy concerning the program's brand for nearly a decade. He is also a board member for the program in Katy, TX. His playing and coaching experience is extensive, having been a major part of high caliber high school and collegiate programs including Tennessee Tech University and Auburn University. Gregg is a tenured full professor of Sport Management and is the Director of the Center for Sport Management and Research at Texas A&M University. 

College Coaching Experience
Auburn University
Ole Miss
Tennessee Tech University

College Playing Experience
Tennessee Tech University

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach

Contact
gbennett@twelvebaseball.com


RYAN BRAUNINGER

Originally from Nederland, TX, Ryan played a year of JuCo ball at Hill College before receiving a scholarship to play at McNeese State from 2006-2009. He earned All Southland Conference selections 3 times. Ryan is one of only two players in school history selected as an ESPN The Magazine Academic All American. After his playing career ended, he moved to College Station and attained a Master's degree in Sports Management from Texas A&M University. Ryan is in his 6th year with the Twelve and coached numerous Twelve alumni at various levels. 

International Coaching Experience
2012 Team USA Trials 15u Coach

College Playing Experience
McNeese State University

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach
HS Program Coach

Contact for Hitting Lessons
College Station area
rbrauninger@twelvebaseball.com


PHIL CAREY

Phil played his college baseball at Texas A&M University, where he was primarily a third baseman and middle infielder. Before coming to play at Texas A&M, Phil was selected to play on the Canadian Junior Olympic Baseball Team. He graduated from Texas A&M with a degree Business Administration. In addition to his coaching and roving duties with the Twelve, Phil is a managing partner for PAD Homes Realty.  

International Playing Experience
Canadian Junior Olympic Team

College Playing Experience
Texas A&M University

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach
HS Program Coach

Contact for Hitting or Fielding Lessons
College Station area
pcarey@twelvebaseball.com


CHRIS BALLOU

 Chris graduated in 2008 from Houston Christian, where he was an All-State performer for the 2008 TAPPS 5A State Championship team.  He played a year at Navarro College before transferring to Texas A&M University Kingsville. At TAMU Kingsville, Chris was name a Daktronics All-American and a Capital One Academic All-American in 2013. Chris helped lead TAMU Kingsville to the NCAA Regionals in 2013, a year in which the team set the program record for wins. Chris graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Business Administration in May 2013.

College Playing Experience
Navarro College
Texas A&M Kingsville

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach
HS Program Coach

Contact for Hitting Lessons
Katy or College Station area
cballou@twelvebaseball.com


KIRKLAND RIVERS

Kirkland graduated from Henderson High School in 2004, after which he went on to play JuCo baseball at Texarkana. He later transferred to Texas A&M University where he pitched and played the outfield for the Aggies from 2006-2008. Kirkland was drafted in 2008 by the Houston Astros. He spent four years in the Astros organization before suffering a career ending shoulder injury. He was named the pitching coach at Texarkana in 2012, and later spent two years as a high school coach at Central Heights where he won two district championships. Kirkland is married to former Texas A&M University soccer player Amber Gnatzig.

Professional Playing Experience
Houston Astros

College Playing Experience
Texas A&M University

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach
HS Program Coach

Contact for Pitching or Hitting Lessons
College Station area
krivers@twelvebaseball.com


JASON BULLARD

Jason played his college baseball at Texas A&M University, where he was a standout pitcher for the Aggies. He was drafted in the 11th round of the MLB draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He went on the pitch for the Rockies, Mets, Indians, Orioles, Braves, and Giants throughout a nearly decade-long professional baseball career. In addition to his coaching duties for the Twelve, Jason helps with youth development within the Bryan/College Station baseball community. 

Professional Playing Experience
Pittsburgh Pirates
Colorado Rockies
New York Mets
Cleveland Indians
Baltimore Orioles
Atlanta Braves
San Francisco Giants

College Playing Experience
Texas A&M Unviersity

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach

Contact for Pitching Lessons
College Station area
jbullard@twelvebaseball.com


ALEX BARDEGUEZ

Alex is a 2003 graduate of Longwood High School (Long Island, NY), where he was a two-time All-District basketball and baseball honoree.  He played college baseball at Villanova University before transferring to Cal State Northridge, where he played middle infield and outfield. In 2008, he signed his first pro contract with the Sioux Falls Canaries in the American Association, and spent four years playing professional baseball. He has a Bachelor's degree in BA from Cal State Northridge and is pursuing his Master's at Texas A&M University. 

Professional Playing Experience
Sioux Falls Canaries
Rockford Riverhawks
Sussex Skyhawks
Florence Freedom
New York Federals
Neward Bears

College Playing Experience
Villanova University
Cal State Northridge

Twelve Coaching Duties
HS Program Coach
Roving Instructor

Contact for Hitting or Fielding Lessons
College Station area
abardeguez@twelvebaseball.com


LAURN RANDALL

Laurn attended McCallum High School in Austin where he lettered in football, baseball, and track. He played college baseball at Texas State University and was part of two Southland Conference Championships. Laurn also participated in the NCAA Regional Tournament in 2009. He was a three-time All Southland Conference selection and honoree. He graduated from Texas State in 2010 with a Bachelors in Finance and is currently pursuing a Masters of Real Estate at Texas A&M University.

College Playing Experience
Texas State University

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach

Contact for Hitting or Fielding Lessons
College Station area
lrandall@twelvebaseball.com


DAN DEYOUNG

Dan was born and raised in the State of Iowa. His senior year he led his high school baseball team to a state title and was named the state Player of the Year. His senior year, he was named one of the Top-5 athletes in the State of Iowa, after which he was drafted by the New York Yankees. He passed up professional baseball to enroll at Ole Miss where he was a three-year letterman for the Rebels. After his junior year at Ole Miss, he was selected in the 6th round of the MLB draft by the Texas Rangers. He also played for the Florida Marlins after being traded in his second pro year. 

Professional Playing Experience
Texas Rangers
Florida Marlins

College Playing Experience
Ole Miss

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach
Roving Pitching Instructor

Contact for Pitching Lessons
Katy area
ddeyoung@yahoo.com


JOSH MARKLE

Josh graduated from Longmont High School in Longmont, CO, in 1999. He went to Treasure Valley Community College where he was a two-way player as a pitcher and first baseman for the Chukars. He later transferred to Southern Illinois University where he anchored a defense that led the nation in double plays in 2003. Josh graduate with his degree in Economics in 2004. After college, he was an assistant coach for Iowa Central CC where he helped the Tritons advance to a fourth place finish in the 2010 NJCAA Division II World Series. 

College Coaching Experience
Iowa Central Community College

College Playing Experience
Southern Illinois University
Treasure Valley Community College

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach
Roving Pitching Instructor

Contact for Pitching Lessons
Katy area
joshmarkle@msn.com


SCOTT VEEDER

Scott has over 15 years of experience working with baseball players ages 9-18. He played college baseball at Cal State Dominguez Hills where he was a first team All CCAA and second team All West Region pitcher his junior year. After his collegiate career, Scott signed as a free agent to play independent league baseball with the Regina Cyclone of the Prairie League. He would later also play with the Clarksville Coyotes of the Big South League. He spent two years as a college pitching coach for Cal State Dominguez Hills after he retired from baseball in 1996. 

College Coaching Experience
Cal State Dominguez Hills

College Playing Experience
Cal State Dominguez Hills

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach

Contact for Pitching Lessons
Katy area

srveeder@yahoo.com


MATT FRANCO

Matt is a 1989 graduate of Napa High School in Napa, CA. After attending Napa Valley College, Matt secured a spot on the baseball team at San Diego State University, where he played shortstop and second base for the Aztecs. He graduated from San Diego State University in 1994 with a bachelor's in Business Management. After graduation, Matt moved back to Northern California and in that time assisted at both of his hometown programs at Napa Valley College and at Napa High School. Matt moved to Katy, Texas, in 2004 with his wife Carolyn, to whom he's been married 13 years. They have two boys, Zachary (11) and Lucas (10).

Coaching Experience
Napa Valley College
Napa High School

College Playing Experience
San Diego State University
Napa Valley College

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach

Contact for Hitting Lessons
Katy area
mattf@homehealthresources.com


TAYLOR DAVIS

Taylor was a 3-year starter for the Boerne-Champion High School baseball team. After finishing up at Boerne he went on to play for Abilene Christian University as an outfielder for the Wildcats. While in Abilene, Taylor coached a 12- and 13-yr-old select baseball team while also giving private hitting lessons. Taylor graduated from ACU in 2013 with a degree in Business Management but pursued the coaching field immediately after college. After one year as an assistant coach for the Brazos High School baseball team he was promoted to the Head Coach for the 2016 season and led the Cougars to their most wins since 2011. After two years coaching at Brazos, Taylor has chosen to pursue a career in Finance.

HS Coaching Experience
Brazos High School

College Playing Experience
Abilene Christian University

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach

Contact for Hitting Lessons
Katy area
jtd09a@acu.edu


TODD MOEHLIG

Todd grew up in the Central Texas area where he graduated from Clifton H.S. in 1985. While in high school, he was a four-year All-District as well as a All Cen-Tex honoree his senior year. He attended Sam Houston State University and was a member of the Sam Houston State football team. Todd received his degree in Kinesiology from Sam Houston in 1989, and accepted his first head coaching position at Austin High School in 1995. He helped guide his teams to the playoffs in 1998-2002, winning a district championship in 1998 and 2001. He was twice named district Coach of the Year by the Fort Bend Herald and Houston Chronicle in 1998 and 2001, respectively. Todd now serves as athletic coordinator for the Fort Bend ISD. Coach Moehlig is married to his wife, Michelle, and has two daughters, Kellie and Madison. 

HS Coaching Experience
Austin High School

College Playing Experience
Sam Houston State University

Twelve Coaching Duties
HS Program Coach

Contact for Hitting Lessons
Katy area
todd.moehlig@yahoo.com


PETER GOUDEAU

Peter was born and raised in Houston, TX, where he attended Lamar High school. While at Lamar, he was a 4-year letterman, 3-time All District, All-State third baseman, and Houston Area 5A Baseball MVP as a senior. Peter later went on to play for the Sam Houston State Bearkats. After two years at Sam Houston State University, he transferred to Abilene Christian University where played also baseball and graduated with a degree in Finance. Along with coaching the Twelve, he also coaches at Lamar High School for their JV team, where in 2015 he led the team on to be the Houston Area JV TASO tournament champions.  

HS Coaching Experience
Lamar High School

College Playing Experience
Sam Houston State University

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach

Contact for Hitting Lessons
Katy area
pgoudeau3@gmail.edu


TYLER JONES

Tyler was a 3 time all district performer at Tomball High School in Tomball, Texas.  Tyler played collegiately under Mark Johnson and David Pierce at Sam Houston State University. He holds the SHSU record for most runs scored in a single game. Tyler is now the Athletic Director at The Banff School in Houston.

College Playing Experience
Sam Houston State University

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach

Contact for Hitting or Catching Lessons
College Station area
tyler_jones@yahoo.com


SHANE NELSON

Shane was a two sport (baseball and football) all-state player at John Milledge Academy in Milledgeville, GA. He earned All-American honors at Young Harris JC where he was named team captain and led the Georgia JUCO Division in home runs and stolen bases. After two years at Young Harris, Shane moved on to play at the University of South Carolina.  As SC, Shane was again elected team captain and led the Gamecocks to a national #1 ranking. The Gamecocks broke 34 NCAA and SEC records with Shane as the captain.  Shane married high school sweetheart Kasey. The couple has two boys, Gunner and Parker.

College Playing Experience
Young Harris College
University of South Carolina

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach

Contact for Hitting Lessons
Katy area
TorreyShane.Nelson@carboceramics.com


CLINT WELCH

Clint was an All-Southwest Conference shortstop at Rice University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Business Managment.  He also picked up a Master of Arts in Teaching from Rice. Clint is the head coach at Dulles High school in the Houston area.  He coaches in our summer high school program.

College Playing Experience
Rice University

HS Coaching Experience
Ridge Point
Dulles

College Coaching Experience
Rice University

Twelve Coaching Duties
High School Program Coach

Contact for Hitting or Fielding Lessons
Katy area
clinton.welch@gmail.com


MARK MACHALEC

Mark is an Alief Hastings High School graduate where he a two time district MVP and Texas High School All-Star.  He played collegiately at Rice University where he as a four starter and All-Southwest Conference Player.  Mark was drafted by the Seattle Mariners and he played professionally for three years.  He later won back to back state championships as the head coach at St. Pius X High School in Houston.  He was named Houston area High School Coach of the Year both years.  He also spent one year as an assitant coach at Rice University. Mark is the owner of Texas Baseball Academy and has trained hundreds of college and professional players

Professional Playing Experience
Seattle Mariners

College Playing Experience
Rice University

College Coaching Experience
Rice University

HS Coaching Experience
St. Pius X

Twelve Coaching Duties
High School Program Coach

Contact for Hitting or Pitching Lessons
Katy area
tbamark@hotmail.com


DONNIE FOWLER

Donnie was a 7th round draft pick by the Montreal Expos out of Spring High School. He played his summer ball with the Kyle Chapman program under Mike Rutledge. Donnie passed on MLB and opted to attend Texas A&M University and play for Head Coach Mark Johnson from 1994 - 1997. He graduated from TAMU with a BA in psychology.  Donnie and his wife Nicole reside in College Station and are the proud parents of Callie, Braden, Grayson, and Alyssa.

College Playing Experience
Texas A&M University

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach
High School Program Coach

Contact for Pitching Lessons
College Station area
dfowler@twelvebaseball.com


RANDY BROWN

Randy played at San Jacinto Junior College where he was a two time All-Conference player, two time National Champion, and NJCAA World Series MVP. He committed to Florida State but opted instead to sign with the Boston Red Sox when drafted out of San Jac in 1990.  Traded to the New York Yankees in 1997 and then to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1998, Randy played 10 years professionally.  Randy has coached in the Houston area for several years where he also has an extensive personal instruction resume.

College Playing Experience
San Jacinto Junior College

Twelve Coaching Duties
High School Program Coach

Contact for Hitting or Fielding Lessons
Katy area
randyb643dp@gmail.com


JIM GUINN

Jim Guinn played football and baseball for Abilene Christian University and has coached with The Twelve for 5 years. He currently teaches in the sports management department for Texas A&M and works full time as a mediator resolving conflict in organizations. 

College Playing Experience
Abilene Christian University

Twelve Coaching Duties
Youth Program Coach

Contact for Hitting or Fielding Lessons
College Station area
jguinn3@sbcglobal.net

BRODIE GREEN

Brodie graduated from Bullard High School in 2006, after which he went on to play  baseball at Texas A&M from 2007-2010. He played multiple positions, including all OF spots 3B, 2B and SS. Brodie was drafted in the 4th round in 2010 by the Cincinnati Reds. He spent four years in the Reds organization and one season in the Phillies organization. Brodie is married to former Texas A&M University soccer player Natalie Currie and has 1 daughter, Henley Greene.

Professional Playing Experience
Cincinnati Reds & Philadelphia Phillies

College Playing Experience
Texas A&M University