Dave Locke

Batters Box Pitching Director

Associate Head Coach 18/17U Teams

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Dave Locke is regarded as one of the premier pitching coaches in the area. In his 15 years of coaching at the high school level, he has helped send over 100 pitchers into college baseball and 5 pitchers into professional baseball. Coach Dave Locke is the Director of Pitching for Batters Box Baseball as well as the Associate Head Coach of the Batters Box 18U and 17U Elite Prospect Summer and Fall Teams.

Some of his pitchers' accomplishments include:

·        1 National Championship in 1995
·        3 State Championships (1995, 2001 & 2007)
·        6 State Runner-Up Titles (1992, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2006 & 2008)
·        11 District Championships
·        8 Region Championships
·        2 NABF World Series Championships (1999 & 2000)
·        1 Dixie Pre-Majors State Championship (2005)
·        3 USA Challenge Championships (2005, 2007 & 2008)


In 2008, Coach Locke was awarded the District 14AAA Coach of the Year Award. He has spoken at various coach/player seminars and clinics since 1997, and has given individual and group lessons to players of all ages. Coach Locke earned a 4-year baseball scholarship to Christian Brothers University, where he was named the teams Most Valuable Player his junior year. He was a 4-year letterman at Treadwell High School where he helped the Eagles win the State Championship his senior year.  When not on the mound, he also played 1st base and maintained a .327 batting average.
With his Christian approach to the game and his God-given talent, Coach Locke provides the type of quality training that can be used on and off the field.  His dedication and knowledge of the sport of baseball are only matched by his enthusiasm and desire to see each player reach both his life goals and his personal athletic potential.
He is available for team and individual lessons to pitchers and outfielders of all ages, from the beginner to the professional player.

College and Professional Pitchers

Drafted Professional Players

Ryan Siebert                               28th Round                    Red Sox 1998
Jonathan Winterrowd             12th Round                    Oakland As 1997
Mickey Callaway                        13th Round                    Giants 1993
                                                        7th Round                       Devil Rays 1996
Paul Maholm                              1st Round                       Pirates 2004
Mark Holliman                            3rd Round                      Cubs 2005
Jay Hood                                       4th Round                      Twins 1995
                                                         6th Round                      Angels 1998
Ben Johnson                                4th Round                      Cardinals 1999

Scholarship College Players 

Houston Black                          Southwest Tennessee CC

Collins Day                                University of Memphis

Steve Ford                                Christian Brothers University

Mickey Callaway                       University of Mississippi

Jody McKibben                         University of Memphis

Chad Moore                             Northeast Mississippi JC

Andy Brunetz                           Christian Brothers University

Matt Hale                                  Northeast Texas JC

Tom Hilderbrand                    Arkansas State University

Jay Hood                                    Georgia Tech University

Robert Mason                          Northeast Mississippi JC  Crichton College

Brian Moore                             Northeast Mississippi JC

Brent Reid                                 Duke University

Jonathan Winterrowd            Oskaloosa-Walton Junior College

Ben Johnson                             High School Draft Pick-Outfielder

David Brown                            Southwest Tennessee CC

Casey Callaway                        Columbia State CC  Austin Peay University

Steven Kines                            Middle Tennessee State University

Ryan Siebert                             Northeast Texas CC

Adam Larson                            Middle Tenn Sate University  Mississippi State University

Kevin Crowley                          Xavier University (Ohio)

Brad Powers                            Christian Brothers University

Erik Filsinger                            University of Tennessee

Corey Kines                              Southwest Tennessee CC  University of Memphis

Paul Maholm                            Mississippi State University

Michael Lewis                          University of Memphis

Michael Novarese                   University of Memphis

Jonathan Newsom                  Gulf Coast Community College

Nick Gibson                              Northeast Mississippi JC

Kyle Norrid                               University of Tennessee

Mark Wright                             Southwest Tennessee CC/Ole Miss

Chris Newsom                         University of Memphis

Duke Williams                          Southern Arkansas University              

Chase Hardin                           University of Tennessee

Chris South                               University of Memphis

Steven Thomas                        Christian Brothers University

Adam Bowker                           University of Tennessee - Martin

Corey Rudolph                         Southwest Tennessee CC/Union University

Mark Holliman                         University of Mississippi

Dane Sharp                              University of Memphis

Matt Nuccio                             Southwest Tennessee CC

Billy Ray Todd                          Southwest Tennessee CC/Delta State University

Shawn Smith                            Dyersburg State CC

Nick Purcell                              Dyersburg State CC/Southwest Tennessee CC

Blaine Carnett                          Southwest Tennessee CC

Bryan Joyner                             Southwest Tennessee CC

Kyle Atkinson                            Freed-Hardeman University                 

Justin Wright                             Southwest Tennessee CC

Curt Holt (AR)                           University of Arkansas-Little Rock

Duke Williams                          University of Memphis

Kirby Grisham                          Southwest Tennessee CC

Bryce Francis                            Volunteer State CC

Landan Cloud (AR)                  Lyon College

John Romo                                Christian Brothers University

Michael Wills                             University of Memphis

Jeff Dove                                     Christian Brothers University

Jon-Michael Davis                     Northwest Mississippi Community College

Heith Hatfield                            University of Memphis

Blake Aquadro                          Youngstown State University

Taylor Morton                           University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Shawn Mellinger                       Darton College

To schedule lessons with Dave Locke, please send an email to Dave@BattersBoxBaseball.com or call (901) 221-8328


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456 Keough Road
Collierville, TN 38017
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