Mickey Moody – Owner/CEO

Mickey, a Griffin , Georgia native and former standout baseball football player for Griffin High School, currently serves as the Owner Hardknox Baseball Development, formerly owned by Major Leaguer Dallas McPherson.  Additionally, Mickey served as a High School Head Coach for Jackson High and Spalding High over the last 18 years.  Currently, Mickey is the Head Coach at Jackson High school

A four year college letterman, Moody attended Southern Union where he played for the legendary Joe “Jabo” Jordan.  As an infielder, he helped guide his team to the 1990 Alabama State Title with an overall record of 51-11.  In the summer of 1991 Moody was selected as NYCBL All-star and played for the Cohoction Red Wings located in Cohocton , New York .  After a 2 year stint at Southern Union, Moody signed and played at 2 time National Champion (1990-1991) and powerhouse Jacksonville State University under the direction of Alabama Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, Rudy Abbot.  As a senior, Moody transferred to Armstrong Atlantic and helped guide his team to a #1 National Ranking and a Peachbelt Regular Season Conference Title.  Joe Roberts, his coach; currently holds the all-time record for wins at the NCAA Division II level.   About his college experience, Moody says” I was fortunate to have played for three of the best dynamic teachers of the game during my college tenure, close to 4000 wins between the three…The Knowledge that was passed down is the basis of my coaching philosophy today.”

Coaching Career:

  • 400-170 Overall Record (18 Years)

  • 2010 GHSA State Coach of the Year

  • 2011 GHSA State Coach of the Year

  • 4 Time All-State GHSA ( 2009-2012)

  • 7 Time Region GHSA Coach of the Year

  • 8 Region Runner Ups

  • 2 GHSA Final Four Appearances

  • Georgia AAA State Finalist 2011

  • #18 National Ranking 2011

  • 83 % of teams have been Ranked in the top 10 and entered playoffs

  • Inducted into Griffin Athletic Hall of Fame 2002

  • Former Camp Instructor for UGA , Ga Tech, and Bulldog Baseball Camps,

  • Former GM for Hardknox Player Development 2013 - 2017

  • Hardknox Head of Payer Development  2013 - 2017

  • Owner/CEO of Hardknox Baseball Development

  • 50 plus athletes have entered college or Professional Ranks.

 

Mickey and his wife Melissa reside in Pike County, GA and have three children, Casey (25), Mick (19),and Micah (14).  He has earned a Masters Degree from University of Alabama and an Ed.S in Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University.