our staff

Fury Staff is selected and committed to be the best role model, coach and leader for any athlete. We connect our staff with athletes. 


 
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STEPHEN PRYOR

(615) 924-2850 / furypryor@gmail.com

Fury Baseball Director / Pitching Coach / Performance Coach

Pryor played at Cleveland State and Tennessee Tech before being drafted in the 5th round by the Seattle Mariners in '10. The hard throwing right hander spent 6 years in professional baseball including 2 seasons in the Majors with the Mariners. Coach Pryor now leads the Grace Golden Eagle HS team as well and coaches players at all levels of ball.


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skip skipper

(423) 987-2916 / furyacademy@gmail.com

Marketing & Communications / Hitting Coach / Defensive Coach

Coach Skipper is an Ooltewah native who spent his time playing and studying at UTC. Coach Skip comes to Fury with a degree in Sports Management and a coaching resume that spreads from collegiate mission teams to the Dominican Republic to now Hitting Coach at Silverdale High School.


scott moyer

Hitting / Pitching Coach

(423) 902-4011 / rsmoy14@aim.com


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KIM CULBRETH

Softball Pitching / Hitting / Catching / Slapping Coach

(423) 315-1747 / kculbreth1101@icloud.com

Coach Kim comes with incredible experience as a coach and player for the past 8 years at Red Bank and Chatt State where she was a P/OF/3. Kim also lead the Lions to a State Championship back in 2005. She will be coaching in various aspects in Hitting, Pitching, Catching or Fielding.


mEL jERNIGAN

Softball Hitting / Slapping / Defensive Coach

(931) 581-7296mljernigan14@gmail.com

Mel comes with 4 years experience as a 3rd/SS/CF at TTU. She was the TTU Freshmen of the year, ranked in the top 10 in batting avg, stolen bases and hits. Multiple Year TTU MVP and OVC All conference team.


RICHIE DAIGLE

Baseball Hitting / Pitching / Mental Coach

(678) 852-9454 / rdaiglejr@gmail.com

Richie attained an All-American season as a right fielder for the University of North Georgia, shortly after, Coach Daigle signed a contract as a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. There he pitched in the Padres organization from 2005 - 2008 and spent a brief amount of time in AAA. In 2006 he was listed as a Padres top 60 prospect list. 

Coach Daigle focuses more on the philosophical side of the game. He coaches movement and approaches through how players think and process the game. Richie also teaches coaches clinics to help coaches understand the mental side of the game. 


tiffany baker

Softball Hitting / Pitching / Defensive Coach

(423) 240-1769 / bakertn23@gmail.com

A graduate of nearby East Ridge High School, Baker was named the 06-07 Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year, as well as the Chattanooga Area Best of Preps Player of the Year.

As a collegiate player, the Lady Moc hit 50 career home runs shattering both the Chattanooga and SOCON all time marks. During her time at UTC Baker led her team to four SOCON regular season titles and three NCAA Regional appearances.

Baker has been coaching at the Division I level for the past 6 years working at ETSU, and most recently at Tennessee Tech University.


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NICK ASCUE

Baseball Hitting / Catching / Defensive Coach

(276) 210-5679 / ascuen@xavier.edu

Currently Nick is the Assistant Baseball Coach at Covenant College. Nick played baseball at Averett University and UVA-Wise. Coach Ascue graduated from Averett in 2015 where he received my Bachelors of Science degree in Coaching Education. He is also working towards his Masters Degree in Coaching Education and Athlete Development through Xavier University.


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MALlORY MCNEAL

Softball Hitting / Slapping / Defensive & Performance Coach

(256) 682-0203 / mallorymcneal@bellsouth.net

Mcneal was an Alabama Class 6A state champion and played for Fury from 07-09. While doing so she tallied up 50+ stolen bases her final two years before heading to Ole Miss for her first year in college. After a successful freshman year, Mallory transferred to the University of Alabama in Huntsville where she continued to finish off her career leading the team to 3 NCAA Super-Regional appearances and in stolen bases senior year. She Graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with an exercise physiology cognate and continued to coach at UAH before returning to Chattanooga. 

In all areas, Coach Mcneal has acted as a hitting/fielding instructor, as well as mentor for young girls both in the field and in school.


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Carlos Santana

(423) 290-2861carlosa0752@hotmail.com

Baseball Hitting / Defensive Coach (Spanish or English)

Carlos comes from the heavily baseball cultured country of the Dominican Republic. After playing in the states for college and for local southeast adult leagues, Coach Carlos now bring his experience to youth players at Fury Performance Academy. 


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CHRISTIAN PRYOR

Softball Hitting / Pitching / Defensive Coach

(423) 599-3711 / Pryor.isagenix@gmail.com

Christian is a home grown All District MVP Boyd Buccaneer. Her experience comes as a pitcher and 1B. After making 1st team All-Conference TJCCAA at Cleveland State, Coach Pryor now coaches at Grace Academy HS and the Fury 09 team and helps young girls reach their full potential. 


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LAUREN GAINER

Volleyball & Performance Coach

(561) 859-1586 / laurengainer@yahoo.com

Lauren played D1 volleyball at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga for 4 years, winning the Southern Conference her senior year, before taking her 5th year to play beach volleyball at the University of North Florida.


While at UTC, she earned SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week and All-SoCon honors and is currently ranked second for program’s all-time career block assists. She has a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science & Biology as well as a Masters in Business Management.


BRITTNEY WALKER

Softball Hitting / Slapping / Pitching / Catching Coach

(423) 503-2335 / brittney.walker12@gmail.com 

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