Bombers announce new coaching staff, hiring Blake Rowlett and David Ellis for the 2023 season. First, we would like to sincerely thank Head Coach Brice Davis and Assistant Coach Jake Lindmeier for their contributions and helping the team reach new levels of success in 2022. It was not an easy decision, however our organisation felt we needed to go a different direction for the 2023 season. Blake is not a stranger to the Bombers, as he was hired to manage the 2020 team before the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the season. Blake’s recruiting prowess was very evident with the team he had assembled for that season. Due to Blake’s current coaching position in Arizona, he was not able to accept the job for the 2022 season. However, we are very excited to have Blake, a former WCBL Champion, return and lead the Bombers into the 2023.
Blake is currently the Head Coach at PGS Baseball. Post Grad Sports is a gap year college in Scottsdale, AZ. In his 2 years running PGS, they have compiled multiple nationally ranked junior college wins and winning seasons in both years. Prior to PGS, Blake was the Executive Director and Head Baseball Coach of the Post Grad Program at Combine Academy in North Carolina. He has outstanding success in player development and placement of players into the collegiate level. Prior to Combine, he was the owner and founder of High Intent Training (H.I.T) in Nashville, Tennessee. H.I.T was developed into a popular indoor training facility in Tennessee, in 9 short months with over 200 clients.
Prior to opening H.I.T., Blake played for 3 different professional teams in 2 leagues. He played in both the American Association and the Frontier League. In College, Blake played at the Junior College and NCAA Division 1 levels. At Jackson State Community College, Blake hit 19 home-runs with 81 walks, while batting a very respectable .361 average. After Jackson State, Blake transferred to East Tennessee State University (ETSU) where he homered 20 times and accumulated 75 more walks. Immediately he was an All-Conference player, with a career .316 college average, Blake was a standout at every level that he played. Blake graduated from ETSU with a B.A in interdisciplinary Studies
David Ellis enters his first year as Assistant Coach for the Brooks Bombers. He played 2 years as a RHP for the nationally ranked Phoenix College Bears, where he made 27 appearances. David currently serves as the Director of Baseball Operations/Assistant Coach for Post Grad Scottsdale.
Blake, David and GM Jason Wandler have been hard at work recruiting and currently have over 1/3 of the roster completed, including returning catching duo Jimmy Costin and Chris Akers. We are very excited to welcome Blake and David to Brooks next summer in a quest for our first WCBL Championship.
Bombers gear will be available at select upcoming local Christmas craft shows. If you are looking to get that special someone a new shirt or hoodie just keep your eye open for locations and times posted on our website and Facebook page. 2023 season flex passes are currently on sale. For more information visit tickets.brooksbombers.com