LEXINGTON, Ky.- The Lexington Hustlers have named part of its coaching staff for the upcoming summer. Kyle Medley will be the head coach of the team and Taylor Brooks will be the head assistant.
“Our entire organization is excited to announce that Kyle and Taylor are on board for 2012,” said general manager Adam Revelette. “The experience, knowledge, and work ethic these guys bring will be a tremendous asset as we move into our third year of operations.”
Medley comes to the Hustlers via the Marion Bobcats of the Ohio Valley League, where he was solely responsible for recruiting players and overseeing all managerial operations of the organization. He was also a key contributor with promotional ideas and other revenue generating outcomes.
Medley was a standout pitcher at Belhaven College in Mississippi, and was twice named the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Relief Pitcher of the Year (2008, 2009). In both seasons he also placed in the top five nationally in saves.
He left Belhaven as its all-time leader in saves at Belhaven and owner of the top three single-season save records in school history. Following his college career, he played professionally for the Shreveport-Bossier City Captains in Louisiana.
Medley was also a 2008 KIT League All Star, and has prior experience at John Hardin High School, Washington County High School and Belhaven College.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to be the head coach of a team in the Great Lakes League,” said Medley. “With the quality of people surrounding this organization and the caliber of players we’ve been signing this offseason, I’m really looking forward to helping the Hustlers take the next step.”
Taylor Brooks is preparing for his second season as head coach at state powerhouse Lexington Catholic. In his first season at the helm, he led the Knights to a 30-6 record and a regional championship and was named 11th region Coach of the Year.
He played his college ball at Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina, where he pitched in 38 games for a Bulldog team that won 104 games in his career. He will be in his second season with the Hustlers, where he served as an assistant in 2010.
“Being named as an assistant coach for the Hustlers is a fantastic opportunity,” Brooks said. “It was an awesome experience being around the team last year. I’m looking forward to an outstanding summer.”
The Hustlers are currently taking applications for additional assistant coaches, and are also in the process of finishing their initial 2012 roster, which will be announced in the upcoming weeks. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to inquire about a position.