Flowery Branch High School | 4450 Hog Mountain Rd., Flowery Branch , GA

Coaches

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Joey Ray

Position: Head Coach
Email: joey.ray@hallco.org
Phone: 770-827-0138

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).

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Dusty Black

Position: Varsity Assistant
Email: dusty.black@hallco.org
Phone: 706-206-7623

Coach Black is from Commerce, Ga and now resides in Flowery Branch. He is a graduate of Commerce High School and played collegiately at Piedmont College for 4 years. While at Piedmont, Coach Black helped winning two conference championships and playing in two NCAA regionals. In 2010, Coach Black was named to the All-Conference team as a pitcher. Coach Black has worked camps at Vanderbilt University, Wofford, Piedmont College, and Birmingham Southern. Coach Black was also named as one of the 2018 Assistant Coach of the Year award winners by the Georgia Dugout Club. 

He will begin his 6th year as the Varsity pitching coach for Flowery Branch Baseball. Coach Black has previously coached Commerce, Jefferson, and Jackson County.

He is happily married to Dallas Black and has a three year old son, Hudson.

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Robby Boudreau

Position: Varsity Assistant
Email: robby.boudreau@hallco.org
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Coach Boudreau is entering his 7th year of coaching Baseball at Flowery Branch. Coach Boudreau has been the head coach for the middle school team for the past two years, leading the Flowery Branch middle school team to the middle school champsionships last year. Coach Boudreau is happily married to his wife, Brittany. He enjoys spending time with family, fishing, and being out on the lake in his spare time. 

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Austin Brown

Position: JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach
Email: austin.brown@hallco.org
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Coach Brown enters his 7th year with the Flowery Branch Baseball program. He has served in multiple capacities for the baseball program. He will assume the role of Head JV Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach this season for the Flowery Branch Baseball Program. 

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Kraig Peebles

Position: JV Assistant
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Coach Peebles is entering his 2nd season with the Flowery Branch Baseball program. Coach Peebles played collegiately at Lake City Community College (Florida) and has been coaching football and baseball for 30 years. The first 15 years of Coach Peebles coaching career was in Florida at Banford High School, where Coach Peebles spent 6 seasons as head coach. While in Florida, Coach Peebles amassed 89 wins and was named Gainesville Sun Coach of the Year in 1999. After moving to Georgia, Coach Peebles joined the Gainesville football staff for 7 years, winning a state championship in 2012. Coach Peebles currently teaches at Dacula Middle School and coaches with the Red Stitches travel baseball organization. 

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Dalton Strickland

Position: Middle School/JV Assistant
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Ken Ray

Position: Director of Baseball Operations
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