Position: Head Coach
Coach Ray is beginning his 2nd season as Head Baseball Coach at Flowery Branch High school. In total, Coach Ray has coached high school baseball for 16 years, 10 as a head coach. In his first season at Flowery Branch, Coach Ray’s team set a record for wins in a season and deepest playoff run in school history (state final 4). Prior to coming to Flowery branch, Coach Ray was the head coach at Milton High School from 2008-2016. During his tenure at Milton, Coach Ray had a record of 182-90-1, and guided his teams to 5 region championships, 2 USA Baseball NHSI Tournaments, 2 State Finals, and a State Championship in 2013. Prior to becoming a head coach, Coach Ray was an assistant coach at North Gwinnett High School from 2002-2007. In addition to coaching at the high school level, Coach Ray has coached with USA Baseball since 2013, including as a member of the 2016 USA National Team Coaching Staff. Coach Ray also serves as an Associate Scout with the Atlanta Braves serving in various roles in amateur evaluation and events. In his 10 seasons as a head coach, he has accumulated an overall record of 202-108-1, 47 players have signed College Scholarships and 8 players have gone on to sign professional contracts. Coach Ray has been awarded 5 Region Coach of the year awards, 2 Georgia Dugout Club Coach of the Year awards, the Marietta Umpires Association Coach of the year, and the Atlanta Braves 400 Club Coach of the Year. 3 times in his coaching career his fields have been selected as Georgia Dugout Club Field of the year. He has also been selected to coach the Georgia Dugout Club All-Star games 3 times. Coach Ray has also been a speaker at the Georgia Dugout Club annual Coaches Convention. Coach Ray holds a Master’s Degree from Troy University as well as Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia Southwestern State University where he played his college baseball. Coach Ray and his wife, Nikki, have 3 children: Joseph (7), Kinsley (5), and Gracie (1).
Position: Varsity Assistant
Coach Black is from Commerce, Ga and now resides in Flowery Branch. He is a graduate of Commerce High School and played collegiately at Piedmont College for 4 years. While at Piedmont, Coach Black helped winning two conference championships and playing in two NCAA regionals. In 2010, Coach Black was named to the All-Conference team as a pitcher. Coach Black has worked camps at Vanderbilt University, Wofford, Piedmont College, and Birmingham Southern. Coach Black was also named as one of the 2018 Assistant Coach of the Year award winners by the Georgia Dugout Club.
He will begin his fourth year as the Varsity pitching coach for Flowery Branch Baseball. Coach Black has previously coached Commerce, Jefferson, and Jackson County.
He is happily married to Dallas Black and has a three year old son, Hudson.
Sean Pittman is originally from Raleigh, NC but has grown up in Atlanta a majority of his life. Coach Pittman is entering his second season as a varsity assistant, helping with infielders and coaching first base, at Flowery Branch High School. Coach Pittman is a graduate of Central Gwinnett High School. He began his college career at Georgia Perimeter and later the University of North Georgia. After playing in Dahlonega, Pittman continued his baseball career with the New York Mets where he played with David Wright, Jose Reyes, and Angel Pagan.
Coach Pittman is also a Community Marketing Manager with DICK'S Sporting Goods.
Coach Pittman and his wife Sara reside in Suwanee, Ga with their 4 year old daughter Kylie and 2 year old son Kaleb.
Position: Varsity Assistant (Outfielders)
Coach Boudreau is entering his 5th year of coaching Baseball at Flowery Branch. Coach Boudreau has been the head coach for the middle school team for the past two years, leading the Flowery Branch middle school team to the middle school champsionships last year. Coach Boudreau is happily married to his wife, Brittany. He enjoys spending time with family, fishing, and being out on the lake in his spare time.
Position: JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach
Coach Brown enters his 5th year with the Flowery Branch Baseball program. He has served in multiple capacities for the baseball program. He will assume the role of Head JV Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach this season for the Flowery Branch Baseball Program.
Coach Cogswell is from Toccoa, Ga and now resides in Braselton, Ga. He is a graduate of Stephens County High School and played collegiately at Georgia Southern University. David currently ranks second all time in pitching appearances and fifth in career saves.
David also played professional baseball for the River City Rascals in the Frontier League.
David is married to Brooke Cogswell and they have two children, a daughter Baylee 4 years old and a son Griffin 1 years old.