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FRANK JAGODA
Head Baseball Coach

fjagoda@patrickhenry.edu

Frank Jagoda is entering his second season as head baseball coach at Patrick Henry Community College.  Jagoda is also the Assistant Athletic Director for Academics and serves as a professor at the college, as well.

Jagoda’s first year saw a wide variety of success.  The Patriots were, a school record, 44-16 earning the programs first ever regular season Region X championship.  The Pats’ were also ranked as high as 5th in the country according to the NJCAA national polls.  Six players were named to the All-Region Team including first teamers Ryan Coale, Jack Maynard, Rashad Stewart and Kemper Terry to go along with second team selections Aaron Nanney and Brandon Nania.  Rashad Stewart (1st Team) and Ryan Coale (3rd Team) were also named NJCAA All-Americans, the programs 4th and 5th All-American selections in the last 9 years.  Local product, Jonah McReynolds was also taken in the 13th round of the MLB draft by the Texas Rangers.  The program’s highest selection.  Jagoda has had an opportunity to coach/recruit 13 players who have been drafted or signed a professional contract during his career.  Jagoda was also named the 2016 Region X Coach of the Year. 

Prior arriving in Martinsville Jagoda served as the recruiting coordinator and pitching coach at NCAA Division II Wingate University earning a birth in the 2015 NCAA DII Tournament. Before landing at Wingate he coached at Canisius College, leading the program to its first ever D1 NCAA berth in 2013 when the team ventured to Chapel Hill for the regional matchups against UNC.  The program also earned a Regular Season Championship in 2014. Coach Jagoda has also served as a head coach in the NYCBL, the New York wooden bat summer league program for collegiate players, and coached at Jamestown Community College.

In addition, Coach Jagoda has worked countless events with USA Baseball.  In the summer of 2016 Jagoda was named Pitching Coach at the 15U National Team Trials.  The 15U National Team went on to earn a bronze medal at the WBSC World in Japan.  Jagoda has also served as a scout for the East Championships and National Team Identification Series working with multiple age groups, most recently 17U which sends kids to the Tournament of Stars where players compete for a spot on the 18U National Team roster. 

Jagoda’s playing career includes a stop at Jamestown Community College; NCAA Division I Buffalo University; and Gannon University, a NCAA D2 member college in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Jagoda holds a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from Canisius College and loves the opportunity to use baseball to open doors for young men around the country.

 

TRIPP FAULK
Assistant Baseball Coach

pfaulk@patrickhenry.edu

Tripp Faulk was born in Laurinburg, N.C. and grew up in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Out of high school, Faulk was drafted in the 38th round from North Myrtle Beach High School by the Atlanta Braves in 2009, 1,138th overall. The outfielder spent his freshman year at Wingate University winning a conference championship, his sophomore year at USC-Lancaster obtaining an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts, then finished remainder of career at Marshall University in Huntington, W.V. Faulk spent time during the summer playing in the Coastal Plains League for the Florence Red Wolves, Martinsville Mustangs, and the West Virginia Miners of the Prospect League.

Tripp started his coaching career at Myrtle Beach High School in the spring of 2014. Spent the summer of 2014 coaching the 15U EvoShield Canes leading them to two top-three finishes at national invitational events. During the 2014-2015 season at Wingate University he helped them win the South Atlantic Conference tournament championship and clinched a regional berth for the first time since 2011. During the 2015 summer Faulk was the Head Coach of the Deep River Mud Dogs of the Carolina Virginia League during their inaugural season. As of recent he has spent the 2015-2016 year at Carson Newman University helping them finish 2nd in the South Atlantic Conference regular season.

He graduated in May 2015 from Wingate University with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies. His father, Paul Faulk, played in the San Francisco Giants organization and has been employed within professional baseball for almost 30 years with six different teams. He also has coached at multiple high schools in North Carolina which has landed him in the North Carolina High School Baseball Coaches’ Hall of Fame. He currently is an area scout for the Washington Nationals.

 

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