Coach Ray is beginning his 4th season as Head Baseball Coach at Flowery Branch High school. In total, Coach Ray has coached high school baseball for 16 years, 10 as a head coach. In his first season at Flowery Branch, Coach Ray’s team set a record for wins in a season and deepest playoff run in school history (state final 4). Prior to coming to Flowery branch, Coach Ray was the head coach at Milton High School from 2008-2016. During his tenure at Milton, Coach Ray had a record of 182-90-1, and guided his teams to 5 region championships, 2 USA Baseball NHSI Tournaments, 2 State Finals, and a State Championship in 2013. Prior to becoming a head coach, Coach Ray was an assistant coach at North Gwinnett High School from 2002-2007. In addition to coaching at the high school level, Coach Ray has coached with USA Baseball since 2013, including as a member of the 2016 USA National Team Coaching Staff. Coach Ray also serves as an Associate Scout with the Atlanta Braves serving in various roles in amateur evaluation and events. In his 10 seasons as a head coach, he has accumulated an overall record of 202-108-1, 47 players have signed College Scholarships and 8 players have gone on to sign professional contracts. Coach Ray has been awarded 5 Region Coach of the year awards, 2 Georgia Dugout Club Coach of the Year awards, the Marietta Umpires Association Coach of the year, and the Atlanta Braves 400 Club Coach of the Year. 3 times in his coaching career his fields have been selected as Georgia Dugout Club Field of the year. He has also been selected to coach the Georgia Dugout Club All-Star games 3 times. Coach Ray has also been a speaker at the Georgia Dugout Club annual Coaches Convention. Coach Ray holds a Master’s Degree from Troy University as well as Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia Southwestern State University where he played his college baseball. Coach Ray and his wife, Nikki, have 3 children: Joseph (7), Kinsley (5), and Gracie (1).