Head Coach 16U Bratton
Taylor Bratton an Oakville, Ontario native played for the Oakville Royals for 3 seasons before attending The University of West Alabama where he pitched four seasons for the Tigers. Bratton had a career 3.24 ERA, pitched 275 innings, had 40 starts and recorded 173 strikeouts in his four years on the mound. He ranks third overall for UWA in most innings pitched, games started and strikeouts in a career. Following his collegiate career, he played for the Winnipeg Goldeyes in the American Association (Independent).
Bratton began coaching for the Oakville Royals for the 2015 season before returning to UWA as a graduate assistant for the 2016 season.
Bratton spent the 2016 summer as head coach of the Medicine Hat Mavericks in the Western Major Baseball League, the top collegiate summer league in Canada. Bratton coached Medicine Hat to a 35-20 record and took the team to the second round of the league playoffs before being eliminated. He was named the pitching coach at Georgia Southwestern in August after spending one year as a graduate assistant at West Alabama, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Sports Management and a Masters in Phyisical Education.
During the 2016-17 season as the Pitching Coach at Georgia Southwestern State University, Bratton helped guide the Hurricanes to the Peach Belt Conference Tournament for the first time in 7 years and knocked off the reigning champion Columbus State University before being eliminated by National #2 North Georgia University. The Summer of 2017 Bratton returned to Manage the Asheboro Copperheads in the Coastal Plain League where he pitched for two summers.
During his coaching career Bratton has coached two players who have moved on to play in independent baseball leagues.