2020/2021 Team Georgia Baseball Academy Coaches

Contact Chris McRaney (15 and older) or Randy Phares  (14 and younger) for questions.

2020-2021 Preliminary TGBA National / Gold Coaching Responsibilities

9u - Castle

11u - Phares

12u - Cross (Cooperstown)

13u - Milford / Sills / Phares
14u - Campbell / Baker / McRaney
15u - Smart / Smith  / Lippincott / Sills / Segars
16u - McRaney / Corbitt
17u - Heusing / Collins / Brooks


TGBA Coaches

Chris McRaney
Randy Phares
Taylor Morton
Andy Baker
Conner Corbitt
Conner Milford
Blake Sills (Columbus area)
David Smart (Denmark)
DC Aiken (Holy Innocents)
Jarrett Smith (Riverwood)
Jake Perlmutter
Jeff Heusing (Milton)
Jeff Segars (Loganville)
Matt Campbell
Michael Cross
Morgan Tebbetts
Parker Morrison
Patrick Collins (Columbus State)
Michael Polk
Davis Rokose
Wes Brooks
Zach Lippincott

*Coaches and teams are subject to change

Chris McRaney – TGBA President / Head Coach / Pitching Coordinator

Founder and President of Team GA Baseball and Softball Academy, Coach McRaney has a variety of business, teaching and coaching experience. He founded Team GA Baseball Academy in 2004 and later co-founded Team GA Softball Academy in 2010.

Originally from Mississippi, he began his baseball career at the junior college level before finishing at Mississippi State University where he attained a double degree in business and a Real Estate Brokers license. After completing an executive management training program, Coach McRaney moved to Atlanta in the late 90’s to pursue a career working in Corporate America. Coach McRaney then decided in the early 2000’s it was time for a change. He wanted to combine his passion for baseball with his love for working with young people and decided to enter the field of education and pursue coaching. In 2003 Coach McRaney started teaching kids with special needs and later attained a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Georgia State University in 2009. He taught special needs for ten years and coached at some of the best high school baseball programs in Georgia.

Team GA has built a reputation as one of the top travel baseball and softball organizations in the Southeast. Coach McRaney’s baseball teams have combined to post a 516-121 record that includes multiple Perfect Game WWBA National Championships along with other national championships and numerous state/regional titles. In addition, in it’s seven graduating classes, Team Georgia has had over 1100 players go on to play college baseball or to sign professionally.

Coach McRaney is excited about the upcoming season and is appreciative to all the players, parents, coaches – both past and present – who have helped make Team Georgia Baseball Academy what it is today.