Baseball at the West End

Our Staff

JB Barwick

JB plays a vital role at West End in our OTF (Off The Field) Training Program as well as doing some baseball instruction and coaching with our teams. JB coached at Mauldin High for 4 years and is currently in his sixth year as head coach at St Joseph's High School. He is a two time Coach of the Year and led the Knights to state titles in 2012 and 2013. He is also a Co-founder of Upstate Cross-fit and holds multiple certifications to assist our players in the area of strength training. JB is active with FCA Baseball Camps and missions, and most recently has aligned himself strongly with SCORE Missions in the Dominican Republic.

Tim Morrissey

Tim has served as the Head FitnessDogs Coach since it's inception last fall. Like coach Henderson, Tim believes that today's athlete needs to be physically fit and mentally tough to compete at higher levels.Tim is a Collegiate National Champion and 3x Collegiate All-American wrestler, and has carried out his passion for that sport by coaching at the collegiate and high school levels. In his current role with FitnessDogs, Tim has developed a regimen that works on the player's core strength, quickness, speed and agility. Tim has engineered a fun way for kids of all ages to master their mental and physical toughness.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Tim has lived in Greenville for 14 years with his wife Katherine and three sons Jackson, Reed and Michael.

Ian Barwick CSCS, PES, CES

Ian comes to West End with quite a resume in the area of helping aspiring ball players with their strength and conditioning needs. Ian has a degree/major in Health & Science from Clemson University and minored in Athletic Leadership. In his 9 years in the Health & Fitness Industry, he has interned with the Clemson University football, baseball, track and golf programs, and was a minor-league strength & conditioning coach for 2 seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays. Ian is certified through the NSCA as a CSCS (National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) which is considered one of the top accreditations in the industry. He also holds certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a PES (Performance Enhancement Specialist) and a CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist). Ian will be leading the OTF (Off The Field) Training program at West End and has played a pivotal role in our recent acquisition of state-of-the art equipment here at the West End Facility.

Jeremy Guthrie

Jeremy is a native Greevillian and veteran pitching coach who has worked with hundreds of professional, college and high school pitchers. He has most recently led the St Joseph's pitching staff to back-to-back state titles with a team ERA under 1.60 through the past 2 seasons. To contact Jeremy or schedule a pitching lesson:

Joey Golinski

Joey is a Florida native from New Smyrna Beach, FL and was recently named head baseball coach at Greenville High School. Joey played collegiality at Seminole Community College for 2 season and then Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He was a member of the 1995 team that won the 1st Florida Sun Conference Championship in school history. Joey started the Ormond Beach Golden Spikes travelball organization in 1998 and won several AAU/USSSA state titles in 4 seasons. Joey was head baseball coach at Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, FL from 2004-2008. From 2008-2011, Golinski served as athletic director and assistant baseball coach at Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach, FL. Joey was a BP thrower for the Daytona Cubs, Single A Team in F.S.L. from 2006-2011. He was invited to throw BP at Wrigley Field in 2009 and Spring Training in 2010. Joey resides in Simpsonville with his wife Amy and two children, Braden and Blair.

Chad LeGate

Chad is fairly new to the Greenville area, but has had a love for baseball his entire life. Chad attended the University of Tennessee, where he played baseball for the Volunteers. During his four years, he was both an outfielder and a catcher for the Volunteer baseball team. Growing up in Orlando, Florida, he played on Chet Lemon's Juice AAU baseball team where they won five consecutive AAU State Championships and a National Championship, in which he was named MVP.

Since ending his playing career, Chad has helped to develop young talent. He has coached for both travel baseball teams and at the high school level, coaching locally at Mauldin High and currently at Greenville High.

Chad is also a teacher for the Greenville County Public Schools and lives in Simpsonville, with his wife Lauren and their son Easton.

John Bolton

Bolton graduated from JL Mann High School where he gained a degree in Physical Education from Limestone College. While at Limestone, John played outfield. He currently works at JL Mann where he teaches and coaches baseball and football. John has also coached American Legion baseball for three years as well as a 12u Diamond Devils team.

Clinton McKinney

Clinton grew up in Greenville, SC and graduated from Greenville High in 2005. He was a two time All-State selection including 2005 State AAA player of the year and State Championship team at Greenville High. He then graduated from Clemson in 2009 after 2009 Super Regional at Arizona State. Clinton was a 2009 Colorado Rockies draft pick playing two years throughout the Colorado Rockies organization. He is currently living in Taylors, SC with wife Flynn McKinney and dog Zues.

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