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Owner/Pitching Coordinator

Taylor Bratton has been coaching in Abbotsford for 3 years.  Taylor is the Head Coach for Senior PBL Abbotsford Cardinals as well as the Head Instructor for Yale Baseball Academy and Associate Scout for the San Diego Padres. Prior to moving West, Bratton spent 1 year working with the Ontario Blue Jays pitchers and 16U program as the head coach.  Before he entered the high school coaching ranks, Bratton had a few coaching stops at the collegiate level. Taylor was the pitching coach at the University of Alabama-Huntsville (2017), Georgia Southwestern State University (2016-17) & graduate assistant at the University of West Alabama (2015-16).  Bratton served as head coach for the Medicine Hat Mavericks in the WMBL in the summer of 2016, coaching the team to a 35-20 summer.  During the 2017 summer, Bratton served as the head coach for the Asheboro Copperheads in the Coastal Plain League on the East Coast.  Since his coaching career began, he has recruited and signed over 20 players to scholarships, as well as guided 20 players to scholarships to US colleges and 15 professional baseball signees.
Bratton played 1 season for the Winnipeg Goldeyes in the American Association after finishing his collegiate career at the University of West Alabama where he pitched four seasons for the Tigers. 
Bratton studied sports management while attending UWA and went on to receive his Masters in Physical Education while serving as a graduate assistant.


Hitting/Infield Coordinator

Coach Paul Howarth has been with 9 Innings Baseball since August 2020.  He is the Hitting/Infield Coordinator for the Abbotsford Cardinals, Yale Baseball Academy and an Associate Scout for the Texas Rangers.  Originally from Burlington, Ontario, Howarth has worked the last 9 years with the Fieldhouse Pirates, an elite program based out of Burlington. 
During his tenure at Fieldhouse, Howarth was responsible for working with hitters and infielders, across all age groups. He was also the head coach of the 16U team and the college fall team for the past three seasons. Howarth brings a wealth of knowledge in hitting and player development out West with him. During his time at Fieldhouse, Howarth assisted in 65 players obtaining scholarships to US colleges, 4 players named to the Canadian Junior National team, and 2 MLB draft picks. 

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