About us

About Texas Cannons Baseball

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Mission

Provide long term competitive baseball and personal development for athletes of all ages, abilities, and skil levels.

Texas Cannons Baseball Philosophy

We strive to inspire and enable our players to achieve excellence in the sport of baseball and in life.

We are committed to sharing the values of our sport and engage young people in healthy activity.

We seek to continue our tradition of excellence so that each athlete can fulfill their dreams, whether that is learning to play the game, playing in college or beyond.

Coaches’ Statement

Our mission as a coaches is to develop your true potential in life. We promise to have an open door policy and be available to you to talk about your needs and dreams. Our goal is to encourage athletic skills through individualized instruction, strengthen inner core values and principles, encourage abilities in leadership, fair play and team work, and provide a fun, rewarding and memorable experience.

After years of playing competitive baseball, our coaches have integral knowledge about baseball and use a wide variety of techniques. We encourage our players to participate in other sports like our coaches did.  It is a great way to cross train and enables them to build other skills for lifelong use. After all, our players are kids and should have a chance to be one.

We feel we must build not only a well-rounded baseball player, but a well-rounded person. As a staff, we constantly work with players to develop individual and team goals, exhibit sportsmanship, and create a positive environment which encourages growth in life skills. We also teach the importance of citizenship thru our teams volunteering in the communities they live and play in.

Baseball is not just something you experience as a child. What we teach at Texas Cannons changes lives.

Program Goals

  1. Build each player’s self-esteem and confidence, both on and off the field.
  2. Provide players with skills to become community leaders.
  3. Promote regular physical activity, values and sportsmanship to create a well rounded individual.
  4. Teach players the importance that goals can only be achieved by hard work, dedication and persistence.
  5. Create a stimulating baseball community where players become better players.

Coaches

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JAKE JOHANSEN

11UAAA Head Coach

Jake grew up in Allen Texas and attended Allen High School. He played first, third, and pitcher for the Eagles during his time there. Jake was drafted out of high school in the 45th round by the New York Mets but chose to further his education and baseball career at Dallas Baptist University. During his four year span at DBU, Jake was a part of 1 conference tournament championship, 2 regionals, and 1 super regional appearance. In 2012 Jake was drafted by the Pittsburg Pirates in the 27th round and again turned it down to go back to college to graduate with a degree in Kinesiology and play for another year. In 2013 he was selected 68th overall in the 2nd round by the Washington Nationals. 

 

Jake played in the Washington Nationals organization from 2013-2017 before getting picked up by the Chicago White Sox half way through the 2017 season. He played with the White Sox through the end of the 2018 season and is currently a free agent. During his 6 year professional career, Jake has experience as a starter, reliever, and closer at almost every level in the minor leagues. 

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DANIEL BROWN

Daniel grew up in Mt Vernon Texas where he attended Mt Vernon High School. He played shortstop and pitcher for the Tigers during his time there. After high school Daniel signed with Tyler Junior College. During his one year there, TJC won the NJCAA Div III National Championship. Daniel was named the NJCAA Div III Player and Pitcher of the Year. Daniel then signed with Mississippi State where he played for 2 years. During his time there he played in a Regional, Super Regional, and a SEC Championship. Follwing his Junior season in 2016, Daniel was drafted in the 7th round by the Milwaukee Brewers.

Daniel currently plays in the Brewers Organization where he was a member AA Biloxi Shuckers this past season(runner up in the Southern League).. He was also a team member of the 2018 Peoria Javelinas(winners of the Arizona Fall League Championship).

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CAMERON WATTEN

14U Major- Head Coach
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TYLER GAMBILL

14UAAA-Head Coach

Taylor recently moved to the Dallas area from Savannah, Georgia. Taylor brings with him 10 years of coaching experience at all levels from youth to high school.

His training comes from connections in the Washington Nationals organization as well as experience coaching under top high school programs in the Savannah region. He specializes in advanced infield techniques but has experience in catching, hitting and pitching training as well.