Coach Haynes is entering his eighth season at Buckhorn Middle School. Coach Haynes coaches the pitchers and catchers. Before coming to Buckhorn Middle, Coach Haynes was Director of Baseball Operations at Troy University under former Head Coach, Bobby Pierce. Coach Haynes graduated from Guntersville High School in 2004 and Troy University in 2008 with a bachelor’s in Social Science Secondary Education. Coach Haynes received his first head coaching position in the Summer of 2008 with the American Legion Post 70 out of Troy, Alabama. He led the team to a record of 30-6 and the State Championship that summer. He currently teaches 7th Grade Geography and Civics here at Buckhorn Middle School. Coach Haynes and his wife Stephanie have been married for almost five years and have one child, John Robert, who is almost three.
Coach Varnado is entering his first season at Buckhorn Middle School. Coach Varnado has been coaching baseball for 10 years. He coaches the infielders and hitters. Coach Varnado began his coaching with American Legion Baseball for Post 237 until 2009 after graduating from Butler High School in 2005. Coach Varnado went on to start his college career at Calhoun Community College from until 2009 and then transferred to the University of Alabama. While attending the University of Alabama he worked for the Athletic Event Management Staff as an intern while earning his Bachelor's of Science in Exercise and Sports Science in 2011. Coach Varnado began coaching at Columbia High School 2011-2015 as the Varsity Assistant and Head Junior Varsity coach. He is currently a Special Education Aide here at Buckhorn Middle School, assisting with the 8th Grade.
Coach Dodd will be coaching baseball for the first time at Buckhorn Middle School this season. Coach Dodd has been teaching and coaching for 20 years, 11 of which have been on the campus of Buckhorn Middle or High School. Coach Dodd has spent most of his coaching career in basketball including time spent at Buckhorn High School, Lauderdale County High School, Bradshaw High School, Florence High School and Buckhorn Middle. He graduated from Athens State College in 1997 with a bachelor’s in Social Science Secondary Education.. Coach Dodd and his wife Erica have been married for 16 years and have 3 children, Gavin 13, Gunner 11, and Kyndall Lynn 7.
Coach Persell is entering his second season at Buckhorn Middle School. He coaches infielders and hitters. Coach Persell is employed with Riverton Intermediate School. Coach Persell and his wife have been married for 17 years and have 3 children, Lakin 15, Bryce 11, and Rhett 9.
Coach Borum is entering his first season at Buckhorn Middle School. Coach Borum coaches outfielders. Before coming to Buckhorn Middle School, Coach Borum taught at Scottsboro Junior High School for two