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 – 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.
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 – 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.
Jamie Puckett – Coach
Was born in Sikeston, Missouri. While playing at Sikeston High School, he participated in two final fours, and one state title game. Jamie then moved onto Shawnee Community College, in Southern Illinois, to play two years. As a sophomore, he made the Regional All Star Team for their conference. After that two year stint, he went to play at Blackburn College. While there, Jamie was runner up MVP his junior year for Blackburn. He was MVP of the Blackburn, 3rd Team All Region for Division III, and holds the all -time stolen base record for Blackburn College. After that, Jamie was Head Coach for the Sikeston Bulls, an Intercollegiate Summer Team.
He then began coaching at Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. During his time there, he won a state title, and the team record was 90-14, in four years. Jamie moved to Florida where he began his Florida coaching career at First Coast High School. During his second year, he was hired at Bartram Trail High School. Jamie’s second year at Bartram Trail, they went to Bartram’s first ever state title game, and finished second in the state, in 2015.
Jamie is currently the assistant varsity coach at Atlantic Coast High School. Jamie has trained or coached over 30 players that have signed collegiate scholarships. He’s also trained/coached five players that have went on to sign professional contracts.