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Head Baseball Coach

Coach Mellen comes to Northside Christian as a father to Meredith Grace Mellen (2) and a loving husband to Leigha Hite Mellen. Previous to Northside Christian Academy, Coach Mellen was the collegiate hitting coach/first base coach/assistant coach at Toccoa Falls College. Previously having coached athletes from collegiate scholarship athletes to the youth, travel teams to national titles and local teams, coach Mellen is adamant about development and focus. 

 

Coach Mellen played collegiately for LaGrange College and Claflin University. During Coach Mellen's time at both schools, he obtained two conference championships, lettered every year, and was awarded NCAA all-academic conference player three years in a row. Obtaining first team all conference 3 years in a row, and several other accolades. Coach Mellen double majored in business administration and sports management, graduating valedictorian in the sports management department from Claflin University while minoring in finance, and accounting. 

 

Coach Mellen has experience coaching under several former MLB all-stars, MLB rookie of the year, hall of fame MLB players, and college coaching legends. Initially starting as an instructor for Emory University baseball camp, to assisting under several major league, former all-stars, travel teams, minor league players camps, and high school coaches, coach Mellen has experience at all levels of Baseball. 

 

Coach Mellen is an advocate teaching the youth in baseball, academics, hunting, fishing, self reliance in the outdoors, faith in the words of Christ and family. 

 

Coach Mellen’s favorite proverb is 27:17 “as only iron strengthens iron, only a man can strengthen a man”. Coach Mellen’s motto is “Intensity, Focus, Faith”. 

 

“I look forward to setting an absolute standard of excellence for God’s glory for Northside Christian on and off the field.”

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach