Our Trainers

Nashville Baseball Academy's trainers are dedicated to helping players reach their potential in baseball and softball.

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Russ Burroughs - P/H/F/S&A

Russ is the Head Coach for the Wilmington Sharks in the Coastal Plain League (CPL) one of the premier collegiate summer leagues. With the Sharks, Russ works with top talent from all over the country. Prior to Wilimington Russ was head coach of the Steamers where had 6 players drafted, 4 representatives in the College World Series, and 10 CPL All-Stars. In 2019, the Steamers finished in the Top 3 in every offensive category.

Russ played and graduated from Lipscomb University. He also played four years of professional ball, including one season internationally. He was a relief pitcher and designated hitter.

Erich Butler - P/H/F

Since finishing his playing career with Corpus Christi in 1994 and the Moose Jaw Diamond Dogs of the CBL in 1995, Erich has coached and taught the game in the Nashville area to players of all ages and abilities. Dedication to the game and teaching it are his passion.

Pam Fowler/Softball - P/H/F/C

Pam was an All-Star pitcher and short-stop for the University of Iowa.
Heath Comerford - H/F/S&A

Heath is a graduate of Tusculum College where he lettered in baseball four times. He still has top 3 rankings in many offensive and defensive categories there. He has coached players of all ages over the years and looks forward to working with players of all skill levels at NBA.

Jamie Young - P/H/F

Jamie played college ball at Lipscomb University and Indiana University Southeast. During his career he was part of the Bisons second Atlantic Sun Championship team. He played Summer Collegiate Ball in the Perfect Game Collegiate League, the Sunbelt League and the Prospect League.

Jamie is looking forward to helping young players learn and develop.

Burgess Rye - H/F

Burgess is a baseball lifer who has coached high school-aged players for the last several years, and is currently the Head Coach of Lipscomb Academy's Middle School team. He looks forward to helping develop the next generation of baseball players in Nashville.
Sam Burton - P/H/F

Sam has played 3 years of professional baseball, recently with the York Revolution in the premier independent Atlantic League. He has also played in the Frontier League and the USPBL.

Sam brings a broad knowledge and experience with Rapsodo Baseball technology. He is the Founder/Owner of Baseball Resume, a platform that helps players gain exposure and sign contracts with Independent League teams.

Amanda Johnson - H/F

Amanda played college ball at Augustanna College in Rock Island, IL. She coached travel ball in the Chicago area, loves the game and wants to help young players develop their own passion for the game.

When she isn't coaching, Amanda teaches 4th grade in East Nashville. 

Matt Price - P/H/F

Matt played college ball at Pepperdine and Cal Baptist. He played a year in the SCBL for the Rock Hill Sox in Rock Hill, SC and one season for the Pomona Diablos in Southern California. Matt was also an assistant coach for the CPA middle school team for two years. He brings not only knowledge of the game, but also a passion for teaching it. 

Nashville Baseball Academy
491 Allied Drive, Nashville, TN 37211