At P360 Performance Sports, we have Professional Instructors with College and/or Professional  experience--sharing their personal baseball knowledge and improving each player's skill set in the following ways: 

  • PITCHING:

    • Teaching proper fundamentals while advancing pitch command/selection and  increasing velocity.

  • HITTING:

    • Teaching proper fundamentals, developing how to handle the bat, loading properly, staying though baseballs at contact, and increasing power.

  • FIELDING:

    • Teaching proper fundamentals, the ability to use backhand/forehand, clean exchange, and players using their feet to be in a better position to throw.

HATTIESBURG

INSTRUCTORS

Larry Knight

Larry Knight coached high school baseball for 27 years at Hattiesburg and Sumrall high schools, compiling a record of 695-202 (.773 winning percentage). Coach Knight’s teams reached the South State Championship 18 times, advancing to the State Championship 15 times, winning 10 State Championships between 1994-2020. His first ring was as an assistant at Petal (1991-1993) before winning four championships at Hattiesburg High School (1994-2006). Leading the Sumrall baseball team from 2007-2020, he added five more championships to his resume, including four consecutive rings from 2008-2011.

The 2009 team started an amazing run for Sumrall, finishing the season as only the second undefeated team in the state at 36-0. This team would put together a state record 67 consecutive wins from 2009-2011 and finished #1 in the Max Prep National Rankings. The 2010 championship team ended the season as Mississippi’s first #1 nationally ranked team in the USA Today rankings – and Coach Knight was named the USA Today National Coach of the Year.

Coach Knight served as a graduate assistant for William Carey University for two seasons, and the Associate Head Coach and Pitching Coach last season at Jones College. For the season, the Jones College pitching staff led the MACCC league in strikeouts, strikeout to walk ratio, and strikeouts per nine innings. The team finished third in the league in ERA as five pitchers from the staff moved on to NCAA Division I baseball teams. Over 100 players have advanced to college baseball under Coach Knight’s leadership, with 19 advancing to professional baseball, including four major leaguers.  

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Scott Copeland

Scott Copeland was born and raised in White Oak, Texas.  He played collegiate baseball at Panola College and Southern Miss.  Scott was selected in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft by the Baltimore Orioles in the 21st Round.  Scott made his MLB debut in 2015 with the Toronto Blue Jays, and he went on to pitch for the New York Mets in 2018.  Scott primarily focuses on developing pitchers.

Scott Copeland

Scott Copeland was born and raised in White Oak, Texas.  He played collegiate baseball at Panola College and Southern Miss.  Scott was selected in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft by the Baltimore Orioles in the 21st Round.  Scott made his MLB debut in 2015 with the Toronto Blue Jays, and he went on to pitch for the New York Mets in 2018.  Scott primarily focuses on developing pitchers.

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Chris Bedenbaugh

Chris Bedenbaugh is from Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  He has 13 years of experience coaching 13/14u teams, and he has also coached at Hattiesburg High School for 4 years.  Chris mainly helps develop players' Hitting, Defense, and Pitching at P360-Hattiesburg.

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Luke Reynolds

Luke Reynolds attended Forest High School. Signed and played with the Mississippi State University before transferring to the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. in 2018, Luke was named the C-USA Newcomer of the Year and Player of the Year. Earning All-American honors, Luke was selected in the 2018 MLB Amateur Player Draft by the Chicago Cubs in the 10th round. Luke is the General Manager at P360-Hattiesburg, and focuses on Hitting and Fielding player development. 

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Toddric Johnson

Toddric Johnson is from Jackson, Mississippi.  In college, he played at Meridian CC and Southern Miss, where he was named a preseason All-Conference USA selection by Baseball America in 2006.  Toddric was drafted 3 separate times (Marlins '03, Padres '04, A's '06) and played 5 seasons in the Oakland Athletics Organization.  Toddric gives lessons in all areas of the game.

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Kaley Fruge

Kaley Fruge is from Stuttgart, Arkansas, where she made the All-State softball team 4 times at Stuttgart High School.  Kaley is going into her Redshirt Junior season on the Southern Miss Softball team after a shortened 2020 season.  Primarily playing outfield for USM, she hit .400 in 2019.  Kaley focuses on giving Hitting instruction, and she leads various Group Workouts at P360 Hattiesburg.

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Jeff Farris

Jeff Farris is from Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  He has 34 years of coaching experience, including 8 years at Presbyterian Christian High School and several seasons at Petal High School.  In his time not spent on a baseball field, Jeff invented Tunnel Vision Sports Training Glasses.  He has been teaching Hitting for 30 years with an emphasis on the fundamentals and a Hitter's mental approach and confidence.

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Donnie Bridges

Donnie Bridges was born and raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  He was drafted in the 1st Round (23rd overall) of the 1997 MLB Draft by the Montreal Expos as a Pitcher.  He played 10 years in the Expos Organization before he began his coaching career.  Donnie has been coaching for over 6 years and has been giving pitching lessons for 15 years.

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Mary Grace Turner

Mary Grace Turner is from Leaksville, Mississippi.  She played college softball at Pearl River Community College, and she currently holds the school record for career homers with 18.  Mary Grace is currently a catcher at William Carey in her senior season.  Mary Grace leads multiple camps and hitting groups at P360 Hattiesburg and gives hitting and catching lessons.

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Sarah Van Schaik

Sarah Van Schaik is from Petal, Mississippi and graduated from Petal High School.  After high school, Sarah played her freshman and sophomore seasons (2016 & 2017) at Ole Miss.  In 2017, Sarah was a member of the SEC Tournament Championship Ole Miss team that advanced to the Los Angeles Super Regional hosted by UCLA.  Sarah then played her junior and senior seasons at Southern Miss.  With experience at multiple positions in college (catcher / infield), Sarah gives Hitting and Fielding lessons at P360 Hattiesburg.

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Drew Mattison

Drew Mattison is from Mobile, Alabama.  The current Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach at Lamar Christian High School gives lessons in all areas of the game.

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Amber Cowart

Amber Cowart is from Richton, Mississippi.  She continued her playing career at Southwest Community College in Summit, Mississippi.  Amber has been giving softball lessons for 2 years, and she will begin her coaching career with the SSG Sox in the 2021-22 season.  Amber gives lessons in all areas of the game.

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Call:

601-336-7272

to get started!