Prior to Cisco, Shawn was the Assistant Baseball Coach at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas for six years (1999-2004), and the Pitching Coach at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas one year (1998). Hughes played seven seasons of minor league ball, where he was on two league championship teams, was elected to three all-star teams, won the Home Run Derby in the 2003 All-Star Game, and won a league MVP award in 2000 with the Amarillo Dillas.
Hughes attended Howard Payne University where he received All-American honors as a catcher in 1996 and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in communications. Hughes earned his Master’s degree in Sports and Exercise Sciences in May of 2000 from West Texas A&M University. He received certification as a Strength and Conditioning coach with the NSCA in 1999 and spent the 2001 season as a strength coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers’ AAA team in Las Vegas. Shawn has also spent two years as a personal trainer, two years as a Wellness Coordinator, and was also in charge of planning and implementing the Strength and Conditioning programs for the baseball teams he coached.
Recently Shawn has taught classes and done academic advising at Pellissippi State Community College and has worked with a local high school as the S&C coach for their baseball team. He has also coached youth teams and done private instruction at BC Athletics in Knoxville, TN.
He and his wife, Angela, have one son, Griffith.
In June 2007, Brett made his major league debut with Marlins on Father’s Day against the Kansas City Royals. His professional career spanned over 11 years with parts of six years in the Major Leagues with the Marlins, Nationals, and Brewers and also spent time in the Red Sox, Blue Jays, and Pirates organizations.
Brett’s first Big League home run came against Hall of Fame pitcher, Randy Johnson. He is the only player in MLB history to hit a home run and triple off Randy Johnson in the same game.
In the fall of 2011, Brett was invited to play for TEAM USA in the World Cup and Pan American Games where he won a Silver and Bronze medal.
Brett’s desire and passion is to help develop and impact the next generation of student athletes by making a difference in their lives both on and off the field.
Brett is married to his wife Heather and has 2 daughters, Bailey and Georgia.
Since his playing career ended, Mario has worked as a consultant to some of the top baseball entities in the country.
Mario brings tremendous experience serving as a hitting consultant for professional baseball players from 14 different MLB teams. His clients have included a National League Rookie of the Year, World Baseball Classic MVP award winner and three 1st round picks in the MLB Draft.
He’s also served as the Executive Vice President of Redeemed Sports Management, a sports agency that has represented players from three professional teams.
He’ll be developing a hitting curriculum for players at BCA that will reflect the success he’s had at the Major League level.
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