Varsity Coaches

       Coach Mike Power - Head Baseball Coach

MikePower

Coach Mike Power is serving his fourtenth year as head baseball coach at Roswell. He has a career record of 505-200, which puts him in the top 25 winningest baseball coaches of all time in the state of Georgia and was inducted into the Georgia Dugout Hall of Fame in 2017. Coach Power is a native of Buffalo, New York. He played collegiate baseball at the University of Buffalo where he led the Division 1 Bulls to the NCAA Regional. He was named team captain his senior year and graduated with a degree in Physical Education.

In 1990 Coach Power was asked to begin the baseball program at Harrison High School, also in Cobb County. During his first experience as a head coach, Coach Power’s Hoyas captured three straight region championships, made several trips to the state tournament, and won the state championship in 1998. Coach Power was named the Georgia State Coach of the Year in 1998. He was also named Region Coach 5AAAA of the year in 1996, 1997, and 1998. Coach Power was named 2013-2014 Coach of the Year.

In 1998, Coach Power resigned his position in Cobb County and moved to Daphne High School in Daphne, Alabama. He spent four years in Alabama leading the Daphne Trojans to a record of 124-27. Under his guidance, Daphne High School traveled to the state finals for three straight years, capturing state titles consecutively in 2001 and 2002. In 2002 his team finished third in the country in polls from Baseball American and USA Today. Coach Power was named the Alabama State Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2002. Former Heisman Trophy candidate and West Virginia quarterback Pat White played on Coach Power’s 2001 State Championship Team. Since Coach Power arrived here at Roswell, the Hornets have made the state playoffs five out of six years. He has gathered 149 total wins in eight seasons, which averages out to ninetine wins per season. A total of twenty-five Roswell players have gone on to play baseball at the college level with eleven signing Division 1 scholarships. Coach Power’s teams have been ranked seven times in national polls, and fourteen of his former players have been selected in the Major League draft, including two first-round picks: Milwaukee Brewers Corey Patterson and Adam Everett who played ten years in the big leagues. Over one hundred of his former players have received college scholarships and thirty-three have played at the Division 1 level. Coach Power worked as a scout with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2001-2007 and is currently working with the Minnesota Twins organization. Coach Power also served as an infield coach for the 2003, 2007, and 2008 USA 18 and Under National Baseball Teams, two of which won silver medals. Coach Power was recently asked to serve as the head coach for the 2009 Team USA. Mike is married to Cathy Kelly Power and they have one son Ryan who attends Georgia Tech.

Ben Sutter - Assistant Coach

BenSutter Coach Sutter is entering his 11th season at Roswell High school. In high school, Coach Sutter played four years at Harrison High School under head coach Mike Power. During that time, Coach Sutter was a part of two Dugout Championships, three Sub-Region Championships, three Region Championships and finishing up with a State Championship in 1998. Coach Sutter left Harrison High with many records attached to his name. He still holds season marks for innings pitched (102), wins (14), games (20) and strike-outs (97). He also holds career records in innings pitched (248.1), wins (33), games (53) and strike-outs (203). Along with the records, Coach Sutter also earned three All County awards, two All State, two Braves 400 Club All Star and 1998 Braves 400 Club Pitcher of the Year. He was a Team One Participant as well as played for Team Georgia. Coach Sutter was inducted into the Harrison High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.

Coach Sutter played four years as a pitcher/1st baseman for the Columbus State Cougars. He saw his best season at the plate his junior year when he hit 397. In his senior year, Coach Sutter helped guide the Cougars to a South Atlantic Regional title as well as winning the Division II National Championship. After his playing career, Coach Sutter served as a graduate assistant at Columbus State working primarily with hitters and the infielders. In 2004, the Cougars won the South Atlantic Regional and made an appearance in the championship series. Coach Sutter was name 2013-2014 Assistant Coach of the Year.

Coach Sutter graduated with a Criminal Justice Degree as well as earning his Masters in Public Administration and a Masters Degree in Special Education. Ben currently serves as the Special Education Department Chair and teaches US History. Ben is married to Amanda and they currently reside in Woodstock, Ga.

 

 

 

 

 

Danny MacDonald-    Coach MacDonald enters his 2nd year as a coach at Roswell. Coach MacDonald will be working primarily with the cathers this year as well as assisting with Hitting.

 

Rodney Tolbert- Coach Tolbert enters into his first year of coaching at Roswell High School. Coach will serve as the outfield coach and assist with hitting.

 

David "Doc Dave" Young - Team Physical Therapist

David is the President of North Fulton Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, in Roswell, and has served as Team Physical Therapist and Rehab Consultant for all sports at Roswell High School since 1983. David is a graduate of Milligan College (Tennessee), with post-graduate degrees from Radford University (Virginia), and the Medical University of South Carolina. While obtaining his undergraduate degree at Milligan College, he was Team Captain and an All Volunteer State Athletic Conference third baseman for two years.

David's practice specializes in the education, prevention, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of orthopedic, occupational and sports related injuries. In addition to the assistance that he provides at every Roswell baseball game, David has provided therapy that was vital in the recovery of many of our current and past baseball players.

David has served as a clinical educational instructor for students from Emory University, Georgia State University, Georgia Southern University, University of South Florida and the Medical University of South Carolina. He has lectured at the state and national levels.