NCCS Athletics is excited to announce the hiring of our new Varsity Baseball Head Coach, Jimmy Keane. Coach Keane is a North Cobb Christian School alumnus who was a member of the 2006 State Championship baseball team. Jimmy was named to the GISA All-Region and All-State team, and was selected to the NCCS Hall of Fame in 2012.
Upon graduation from NCCS, Coach Keane played college baseball at Andrew College and the University of West Georgia where he pitched as both a starter and reliever for three years before ending his playing career due to multiple shoulder injuries. He graduated from the University of West Georgia in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication.
Coach Keane started his coaching career as an assistant to Coach Chris Stafford at Marietta High School where he coached for one year before moving to Nashville, TN in 2011 to pursue other baseball opportunities. Upon moving to Nashville, he coached the MAD Mavericks 14U, 15U, 16U, and 17U with Showtime Sports Academy acting as both head coach and pitching coach. Over four seasons, Coach Keane produced a winning program and over 30 of his players that he directly coached went on to play at the college level.
In Nashville, Coach Keane was responsible for beginning the non-profit youth baseball organization Showtime Baseball of TN. He also oversaw operations at the largest indoor baseball facility in Middle Tennessee. Coach Keane also worked with Next Level Ballplayer where he managed a vast network of college baseball coaches, MLB contacts, and baseball minds to help educate parents, players, and coaches on the baseball recruiting process and baseball education.
On returning to his alma mater, Jimmy says "I am tremendously honored to be back at a place that has such incredible tradition and success. This is a home that God led me to twice, and I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to continue the great legacy and standard that NCCS represents. I owe so much to God using NCCS as a great compass in my life, and I look forward to helping the students and players of NCCS continue to see the power of God's presence at this school".
In 2012, Jimmy married his wife, Natalie, who is a Christian based dance instructor. They are both committed to the NCCS community. Coach Keane can't wait to lead our players while consistently keeping the joy and passion that makes the game great in the forefront of his coaching.