Jason grew up playing competitive baseball in the Memphis Tiger and Traveler organization before entering Bolton High School. He began to excel in in both baseball and football in high school and it was his Junior year when he established himself as a future collegiate baseball player. In 1998, he signed with Jackson State Community College to play for coach Steve Corneliuson. After 2 great years as a pitcher, he signed to play at University of Tennessee at Martin. Coach Buuba Cates taught Jason more than baseball. Coach Cates modeled integrity, passion and how baseball relates to real life. Upon graduating from UTM, Jason returned to Arlington to coach at his former high school for 3 years. During this time, he grew an understanding of what high school coaches expected when athletes enter their programs. This is also the period of time, Jason started private instructions. After coaching at Bolton, he returned to UTM to coach with Coach Cates. During this time he continued to hone his instruction skills as well as make great contact nation wide with other college coaches, pro scouts, etc. Then in 2005, in partnership with the late Delmer McNeil Full Count opened its doors in Dyersburg, Tennessee before expanding to Martin, Tennessee.
Message from Jason: “As owner of Full Count, I can say that this is truly a dream come true. I have notebooks from high school where I was laying out the things that I wanted to do within an indoor facility. Almost 2 years later I can see how these big ideas and dreams have come to life and I am humbled how God has blessed us. I truly believe I have been able to pull from my experiences to help athletes at all ages and teach them some of the things that the great coaches in my life have taught me.”
Jason and his wife Sarah now live in Martin with their 2 children (Easton and Adlee).
Coach Steve Reynolds has been actively involved in girls’ softball for the past 26 years. He has served as a coach in the Martin Girls Softball League for 16 years and League Commissioner for seven of those years. During his tenure as league commissioner, the league grew from 185 to 336 participants. Steve was instrumental in developing travel teams in every age group in the Martin League. Steve has coached travel ball teams since 1988. He was the founder and Head Coach of Triple Threat, the first fast pitch team in Martin, Tn. From 1995 to 2002 Triple Threat won three ASA District Championships and 10 invitational tournament titles. The 1995 team finished the season with a 35-3 record and a third place finish in the 12 and under Division of the ASA State Tournament. The overall Triple Threat record from 1995-2002 was 184-61. A total of six former Triple Threat players signed scholarships to play at the collegiate level.
In 2004 Coach Steve coached the Martin Heat girls 12 and under team to 15 Tournament Championships, ten second place finishes and three third place finishes. The Heat won the ASA State Championship three years in a row and one state title in 14U. The Heat finished 3d in the USFA World Series in Shreveport, Louisiana. His record with the Heat was 152-51.
His teams were known for outstanding defensive play, aggressive base running, and sound fundamentals.
Coach Steve has been a pitching and hitting instructor for the past 10 years. Coach Steve has one former student playing at MTSU, three at UTM and one at Union University. Several of his current players will sign with colleges in the next two years.
Coach Steve currently coaches the pitchers at Westview Chargers. The two Charger pitchers finished the 2008 season with 0.58 and 0.66 eras respectively.
Coach Steve is very adamant about strong mechanics for both pitching and hitting.
Steve attended Lanier High School in Macon, Georgia where he played football, basketball, and baseball. He moved on to UTM after graduation in 1969 where he played football for two years.
Craig Lowrance is from Union City, Tn. He was an All-State pitcher and outfielder at Union City High School before signing with national powerhouse Walters State Community College. His career ended prematurely at Jackson State Community College due to pre-existing arm injuries. He has worked at Full Count going on 5 years.
Jonathan Parker was born and raised in Martin, TN. After graduating Martin Westview, he played all 4 years of college baseball. His first two years of college were played for Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, KY. During that time he was an utility player. His main positions there were First Base, Third Base, Right Field, Catcher, and Pitcher. After two years at Mid-Continent University, Jonathan transferred to Bethel University for his Junior and Senior years. While at Bethel University he was a Pitcher. While at Bethel University he majored in Wellness and Fitness Promotion.