Instructors

Kerry Sweeney

Hitting & Catching
  • 1985 Bonnabel High School
  • 1986-1990 Freed Hardeman University
  • 2 Time All-Conference Selection

David West

Pitching
  • 1983 Drafted in the 4th Round by the New York Mets
  • 1988-89 New York Mets
  • 1989-92 Minnesota Twin - Played in the 1991 World Series
  • 1993-96 Philadelphia Phillies - Played in the 1993 World Series
  • 1997 Fukuoka Daiei Hawks – Japan
  • 1998 Boston Red Sox

Larry Robinson

Hitting & Fielding
  • 1978 Drafted (3rd Round) Milwaukee Brewers
  • Played Professional Baseball 12 years (Mexican League)
  • Professional Baseball Instructor since 1999

Tucker Ashford

Hitting & Fielding
  • 1974 drafted 1st round of the winter amateur draft by the San Diego Padres
  • 1976-1978 Major League San Diego Padres third baseman
  • 1980 Texas Rangers
  • 1981 New York Yankees
  • 1983 New York Mets
  • 1984 Kansas City Royals
  • Helped the Yankees win the 1981 American League Pennant
  • Helped the Royals win the 1984 America League Western Division
  • 1985 retired MLB
  • Spent the next 4 years as a field manager in the New York Mets minor league system

Rod Griggs

Hitting & Fielding

Ryan Huber

Hitting & Fielding

Ken Ellis

Hitting/Fielding/Pitching/Catching

Mike Vinson

Strength & Conditioning

Mike has been involved in the highest level in competitive sports for over 20 years. As an athlete, Mike was 16-time Arkansas Powerlifting Champion (1984-1999), 4-time National Powerlifting Champion (1987, 1990, 1991, and 1992), and 2-time Team USA Member, competing in Moscow, USSR (1990) and Cote D’Ivoire, Africa (1991), all the while setting (and breaking) his own state and national records. Mike’s greatest personal athletic achievement was earning the title of Junior World Champion for his weight class in Moscow.

Upon obtaining his undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Arkansas, Mike began his coaching career as a Graduate assistant at the University of Arkansas where he began his studies in Exercise Science. Following his time at Arkansas, Mike continued his graduate work in Exercise Science while serving as an assistant Strength and Conditioning coach at the University of Mississippi, until he was selected as Murray State’s first Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. During Mike’s 14 years in college coaching, he trained several Olympians, professional tennis and golf players, and NFL, NBA, and MLB athletes.

Mike is the proud father of two children. His son, Matthew, played at the University of Arkansas, where he was a captain and played outfield for the baseball team. Matthew now plays in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. Mike’s daughter, Olivia, is a high school junior where she plays volleyball and softball.

Mike is passionate about youth athletics and is excited to share his program with you and to help your child reach his or her full potential.

Memphis Baseball Academy

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Our core mission is to provide the Mid-South community with a baseball facility dedicated to mentoring, training and developing athletes of all ages and abilities.

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Memphis Baseball Academy
860 Herbert Road
Cordova, TN 38018
(901) 309-6405
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