MEET THE COACHES

Coach: Jeff Rudd

Garner Generals 9U Coach

Jeff Rudd joined the Generals organization in Fall 2020 with the inaugural season of our 9U team.  Jeff has coached for several years in recreational baseball and is focused on developing the all-around player.

Coach: JOE HEROD

Garner Generals 10U Coach

Joe Herod grew up in Clayton, NC, played baseball in high school in Garner, and took over the role as head coach of the 10U Generals team in Fall 2020.  

Coach: JAMIE AUSTIN

Garner Generals 11U Red Coach

Jamie Austin joined the Generals organization in Spring 2020 after coaching travel baseball for many seasons with other organizations.  Jamie has coached his sons in both baseball and basketball.

Coach: MIKE CAUDILL

Garner Generals 11U Blue Coach

Mike has been coaching youth baseball for over 15 years. He started coaching his oldest son in 2005, and since then has coached teams of kids in multiple age groups from age 4 up to age 15, coaching teams in both the Spring and Fall seasons, including several recreational league All-Star teams. He has been very involved with Garner Little League, now Garner Sports League, as a coach, a Board Member, and the current Vice President of Baseball.

Mike has seen the sport of baseball from multiple angles, playing the sport in his youth until he aged out, playing in a local wood bat men’s league as an adult, being an official scorekeeper and also as an umpire. His love of the game of baseball keeps him involved and he often can be found at the field working with players to help them improve.

Coach: KEVIN GREENE

Garner Generals 12U Coach

Kevin’s full time job is the Service Manager at Duty Tire and Service Center. He started volunteering his time coaching baseball to help out with both his boys’ Recreational baseball teams with Garner Sports League (formerly Garner Little League). Kevin has been coaching since 2012 for Rec Ball and in 2016 started coaching Travel Ball for the Generals. Kevin really enjoys the game and helping all the boys develop their skills and learn sportsmanship along the way. 

Coach: JOEL GATES

Garner Generals 13U Coach

Joel has been playing baseball for over forty years and is a current player with the Central North Carolina Men’s Baseball league. Joel began coaching at the rec ball level in 2014 before joining the Generals in 2018 as an assistant coach. Joel was promoted to head coach for the fall 2019 season.