Louisiana Knights Baseball | Est. 2007 | #4L
-Spouse: Jessica Young Armand (Married 09/28/19)
-Children: None (God-Willing in the near future)
–Occupation: Business Development for a Pipe, Valve, and Fitting Company focused on the Industrial Market in Southwest Louisiana.
-High School Attended: Barbe High School
-High School Sports: Football Letterman 2002-2005 (QB), Baseball Letterman 2004-2006 (1B)
High School Athletic Achievements: (Baseball) 2006 3-5A All-District 1B. (Baseball) 2006 5A State Champion Team, besting Sulphur 2-1. Had only RBI in the game.
-College Attended: McNeese State University
-College Sports: McNeese State Baseball (2006-2007)
-Graduated: 12/2012 Bachelor’s Degree (Behavioral Sciences)
–What Do You Do Outside of Baseball? I enjoy spending time with my wife, friends, and family. Taking care of my lawn and landscape is something that I enjoy, however, there is one thing that I love to do more than anything outside of baseball, and that’s cheer on my favorite athlete…..Tom Brady!
–Barbe High School: Assistant Baseball Coach 2010-2012, 2018-2020
–Areas of Focus: A part of a great staff at Barbe. My primary focus was on working with the hitters and infielders. My last two years at Barbe, I also started heading up the off-season weight training, as well as our mental training program.
–Notable Players Coached: Garin Cecchini (4th Rd. Boston), Gavin Cecchini (1st Rd. New York Mets), Jared Foster (LSU, LA Angels), Trey Quinn (Washington Redskins), Kennon Fontenot (UL), Gunner Leger (UL, Cleveland), Beau Jordan (LSU), Bryce Jordan (LSU), Shane Selman (McNeese, Oakland), Braden Comeaux (Rice), Carter Quinn (South Alabama), Davis Meche (Mississippi State), Brody Drost (LSU)
–Achievements: Four District Championships (2010, 2012, 2018, 2019), Five State Tournament Appearances (2010-2012, 2018-2018), Two Time Louisiana 5A State Champion (2012 beating Rummel 3-2, 2019 beating Sam Houston 8-2)
–Summer Coaching Experience: Marucci 2010-2012, LA Knights Warriors 2018-2019
–What I enjoy most about coaching: I enjoy earning trust in the players I’m fortunate to coach, and building a relationship that will hopefully last a lifetime. The game ends one day for all of us, but relationships last a lifetime. My goal is to make a positive impact on every player that I am fortunate to coach.