Sep 24, 2007 | Dan Thompson | 276 views
Brent Mitchell Joins Ncaa Powerhouse Jaguars
Catcher Brent Mitchell, one of the original Terrier cornerstone players on and off the field since 2005, will find his way to the NCAA Division 1 Sunbelt Conference next fall when he joins the University of South Alabama Jaguars.
Brent was on his official visit to campus two weeks ago and had the opportunity to see first hand the amazing facilities that he will make home throughout his college career.
In addition to playing in one of the most prestigious college baseball stadiums in the USA, Brent will also spend a lot of time in the 8,000 square foot Luis Gonzalez (Alma Mater) Hitting Facility, and the 4,000 square foot Jon Lieber (Alma Mater) Clubhouse. It is complete with players’ locker room, equipment and training rooms, laundry facilities, coaches’ offices, players lounge and decorated Jaguar shrine, adorned with Hall of Fame plaques and trophy cases. The Jags have had countless players move on to professional baseball.
Brent played his minor baseball in Paris Ontario. In the fall of 2005, after tryouts, the Terriers were ecstatic to have Brent join the program as with his abilities, heart and desire it was no secret he could have signed on with his pick of the competition. Brent has lived up to his billing and more. Over the past 3 years he has lead by example, and further, continued to improve all aspects of his own game. His unbelievable work ethic is admired by his team mates and the coaching staff alike.
One of Brent's more memorable moments as a Terrier came in the Championship game of the 2006 World Series in Nashville, when he helped clinch the title with a grand slam home run. His highlights however, have not been limited to when he dons Terrier blue and gold. Brent has also worn the maple leaf on his chest with the Canadian National Junior Team and in August 2007 he played for the Ontario Youth Team at the Canada Cup National Championship. Certainly a decorated amateur career so far!
Jaguar coach and recruiting coordinator Jason Jackson saw Brent on video last winter then made the trip to Nashville this past summer to see Brent perform. He did not disappoint and Jason has been in contact with Brent on a regular basis ever since. ”We were looking for a catcher that can help us get to the College World Series”, said Jackson.
The Jaguars have won 13 regular season Sunbelt Conference Championships, 11 Conference Playoff Championships and have been to the NCAA Regional’s 11 times. The College World Series is the next step for the Jaguars and Brent.
The entire Terriers organization wish to congratulate Brent and his family on this scholarship and all of Brent's accomplishments. We are, and will always be very proud of him. Brent will study sciences at University.
The University of South Alabama has programs accredited by the following organizations...
Board for Engineering and Technology
BS programs in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical + Mechanical Engineering
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education