COACHES

Joel Davis

Joel Davis – Manager

Was born in Jacksonville, Florida and graduated from Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville. He played minor league baseball with Sarasota of the Florida State League.

The Chicago White Sox drafted Davis in the first round, 13th overall, of the 1983 Major League Baseball Draft. He played his first Major League Baseball game on August 11, 1985. He is a left-handed batter and a right-handed thrower. Davis played four seasons of Major League Baseball for the White Sox from 85’-88’. He was traded in 89’ to the Indians and signed as a free agent with the Pirates. Davis injured his shoulder in February of 1990 and after re-injuring Davis retired after the spring of 91’. During his career he had the privilege to teach baseball in Korea, France, and Egypt from 89’-92’.

In 1997-1998, Davis became head coach at Episcopal School of Jacksonville. He also coached at Stanton Preparatory Academy and is currently is the coach at Atlantic Coast High School in Jacksonville. Davis has coached varsity baseball for over 18 years.

Billy Bell

Billy Bell – Coach

Was born in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville. Bell played baseball at Florida Community College at Jacksonville, where he led the state in hitting and was named to the JUCO All-American team in 1989. The next year he earned a scholarship to play at the University of Miami, where the Hurricanes participated in the World Peace Games in Moscow, Russia.

Bell started his coaching career at Englewood High School in Jacksonville, where he worked with future major league players Brett Myers and Daniel Murphy, and won a state championship as an assistant coach in 1999. He accepted the head coaching position at the Providence School in Jacksonville in 2001 and led the Stallions to back to back final four appearances in 2002-03, winning the title in 2003. In 2005, he returned to his alma mater Sandalwood, where he is currently the head baseball coach.

  

Tony Newman

Braddock Rowe – Coach

Was born in Jacksonville, Florida. As a local native, Braddock played baseball for various travel teams starting at the age of 4. During his tenure at Bolles High School, he was the starting catcher for the back-to-back State Championship teams in 2009 & 2010. He was also part of the Bolles High School football State Champions 2006, 2009 & 2010 as defensive tackle. After high school, he continued his career at South Georgia College where he attended the Junior College World Series as a freshman.

He transferred to Jacksonville University after two years at South Georgia where he led the team in batting average as a Junior. His Senior year he started 50/56 games behind the plate for the Dolphins.

Tony Newman

Tony Newman – Coach

Was born in Lubbock, Texas. He grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and graduated from Andrew Jackson High School. Newman walked on at Florida Junior College in 1982 and earned a scholarship under legendary manager, Howard Roey.  After compiling a 15-1 record on the mound  with a 1.53 ERA in two seasons the southpaw was awarded First Team JuCo All American honors, Roey’s first.

Newman was offered a full ride to pitch for Jacksonville University his junior and senior seasons where he picked up his BFA in Graphic Design. He had two big wins vs Florida State and Number 10 ranked South Carolina his Junior season. Overall in his four year college career he compiled a 26-9 record. His first 3  years on the mound were his best with a record of 22-3, before going 4-6 his senior season.

Newman has been coaching at FCAA since 2002 and running the Indians organization since 2012.