Baseball Coaches


Head Baseball Coach


Assistant Coach Jordan Basile took over the reigns as the Head Baseball Coach for the 2018 season. Basile’s success as an assistant coach began years before he joined the Patriots in October 2017.  At both the University of Buffalo and Lake Erie College, the teams he coached became the most successful teams in school history. Basile now brings his passion for winning to PHCC to lead the Patriots to even more victories.

Basile holds both a Bachelor of Communication from the State University of New York -Fredonia and a Masters of Business Administration from Lake Erie College. While at SUNY-Fredonia, he served as a team captain and also earned ECAC Upstate New York and ABCA New York Region all-star honors. A two-time first-team all-conference selection at SUNY-Fredonia, Basile got his collegiate coaching start as an assistant at his alma mater for one season and also spent a full season working in the Player Development department of the Detroit Tigers.

In Basile’s first season with the Patriots, he led PHCC to a 38-16-1 record, finishing one game away from the NJCAA World Series.



Brian Wirth
Assistant Baseball Coach/ Recruiting Coordinator


Coach Wirth is currently in his second season as Assistant Coach at Patrick Henry Community College. Last year in his first season he worked with hitters, primarily infielders and catchers. He coached 1st team All-Region X Defensive Award winners, Catcher Danny Hosley (Freshman), and Second Baseman Clayton Nestor (Freshman). In 2017 he joined the staff at his alma mater, Woodbridge High School as an Assistant Coach, where he helped the program to its first District Championship and Region tournament victory since 2010, working primarily with the pitchers and catchers. Prior to that he succeeded in his first Head Coaching job for the 16U Alaska Wild, in Fairbanks, AK, helping to lead them to the state semifinals after a 3-15 season the year before. He has also developed clinics and taught private lessons in Northern Virginia at Competitive Edge Training.

In summer of 2017 he played SS/2B for the Sullivan Explorers in the Independent Professional Empire Baseball League. In January of 2017 he traveled to Puerto Rico to take an opportunity with the Puerto Rican Instructional Baseball League, where he learned from various Major League and professional coaches. He played collegiate baseball for two years at Limestone College where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Sport Management. Prior to attending Limestone, he attained his Associates Degree at FCC, while earning All-Region and All-Conference honors as an outfielder. In high school, Wirth saw similar success as he was named Team MVP of the 2010 Woodbridge HS baseball team that finished 27-1.

Barry Powell
Assistant Baseball Coach

Coach Barry Powell comes to PHCC baseball for the 2018-19 season.  He has an Associates Degree in Arts and Sciences from PHCC and a Bachelors Degree from Mary Baldwin University in History.  Coach Powell currently teaches Physical Education and Health at George Washington High School in Danville.  While this may be his first year with PHCC, this is by far not his first year coaching.  He has coached for more than 40 years and at many different levels.

Coach Powell is originally from the South Boston/Halifax area, where he coached middle school and American Legion baseball.  He has coached at Martinsville high school as well as in the Collegiate Coastal Plains league with the Martinsville Mustangs.  He moved to George Washington High in Danville and was the assistant coach until 2013 when he took over as head coach. In 2017-18 he became the assistant baseball coach for Danville Community College.  Part of his professional experience came from the years that he was a MLB scout for the Philadelphia Phillies, Florida Marlins, and Kansas City Royals.  Coach Powell has had numerous young men to go on to play professional baseball.  He is excited to be a part of PHCC baseball program and looks forward to assisting the team in another successful season.