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MEET THE INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES

JAMIE BURNS

Jamie Burns is the Owner and founder of G1 Impact Academy and has coached  travel softball and baseball since 2011.  He started G1 Impact with just one team.  Since then, over 50 teams have come through G1 Impact with Jamie's hard work and dedication.  Jamie expanded G1 Impact by opening hitting cages to support all G1  Impact teams and provide instructional lessons for anyone.  Jamie has numerous tournament  wins for USSSA, Triple Crown and FASA.  In 2019 Jamie's softball team was ranked 10th in the state for A class teams on Power Rating and 6th in the state for Power Points.    Jamie continues to instruct softball and baseball players through private lessons and is the Head Coach for G1 Impact Premier Burns 14u  and 16u.  

ASHLYN GROSSIE

Ashlyn during her High School career was first team all-district all four years, All-District MVP & All-State Catcher in 2006. Collegiate Softball, first at East Mississippi Community College and spent a short time with McNeese State University. While at EMCC, Ashlyn broke the home run and RBI record. She was also named to the All-Region team in 2007. Career ending injury in 2010 led her into coaching. She coached at Erath High School, Catholic High New Iberia, and was Coach of the Year at St. Edmund Catholic High School. She is a former coach Southwood High School. She has coached select ball for over ten years and had helped numerous players with scholarships. Ashlyn currently provides private and group hitting lessons, and catching lessons at G1 Impact. 

MEGAN REDD

Megan played college softball at Hesston College and at Fort Lewis College. Her positions included pitcher, first base and outfield. She began coaching when he was 16 years old. Megan pitched at Douglas County in Castle Rock, Colorado. Megan is married and lives in Shreveport, LA. She loves teaching the sport of softball and giving private pitching lessons.

CARISSA HERNDON

  At 24-years-old, Carissa is an alumni of Centenary College of Louisiana, where she played infield at the collegiate level. Born and raised in Haughton, Louisiana, Carissa is a product of both Haughton and Evangel softball programs, as well as the Louisiana Freedom Organization. In the 2018-2019 season, Carissa served as an Assistant Coach for Greenacres Middle School softball program from 2018-2019, but now currently serves as the Head Coach of the softball program.  Carissa is currently the 12u Head Softball Coach for G1 Impact and gives weekly pitching lessons at G1 Impact  


ERIC WHITEHEAD

Eric Whitehead is a 6'5 right- handed throwing pitcher out of Benton High School.  At 17 years old Eric was clocked at 91 MPH which quickly got MLB recruiters attention.  Whitehead was a three-time All-District selection while also earning All-City Honorable Mention in the Shreveport Times as a junior and committed to Louisiana Tech University.  Due to an injury he was not able to continue to pitch. 

In 2010 Eric was awarded the Rawlings Preseason All-American and All-Regional award and recognized in the top 400 high school baseball athletes in the United State.  Rawlings awards “The Finest in the Field” annually.

Eric is the Pitching Coach for G1 Impact Gold 12u baseball team.  He has a passion for teaching the skills and knowledge of the game of baseball.  He continues to share his knowledge of baseball with our community and players.


Press Releases


 Benton eases past Minden

Starters Eric Whitehead of Benton and Michael Martin of Minden turned the first five-plus innings of Thursday's District 1-4A baseball game into a battle of breaking balls. Advertisement Benton reliever Ryan Smith had an entirely different mind-set. Smith entered with Minden threatening in the sixth inning, putting the first two runners on against Whitehead to mount a late rally. Smith doused that fire with some heat of his own, striking out five of the six Crimson Tide hitters he faced to save Benton's 5-1 victory at Griffith Stadium. Read the full article at ShreveportTimes.com...

Posted by: Stewart Thompson

Published:4/11/09

Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Tiger Athletics and Baseball


Benton roughs up Haughton; View photo gallery

Even with his team leading by nine runs in the fifth inning, Benton baseball coach Greg Bryant did not feel safe. With one swing, Eric Whitehead calmed whatever nerves were floating around in his coach's head. Whitehead drilled a two-run home run with no one out in the fifth to cap Benton's 12-1 District 1-4A victory over Haughton on Saturday. "Against a team like Haughton that's well-coached, it doesn't matter the situation," Bryant said. "You want to end it as soon as possible. We were playing for one run in that inning and we got lucky and got the jack." Whitehead's game-ending blast to left field came one pitch after the junior failed to lay down a sacrifice bunt to move over Alex Saunders, who led off the inning with a single. Read the full article at ShreveportTimes.com |

Posted by: Stewart Thompson

Published:4/5/09

Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Tiger Athletics and Baseball