Coaching Staff

We are pleased to introduce the 2017 Madisonville Miners coaching staff!


Jared Franklin – Head Coach

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  • 17 years coaching experience
  • 4th year as Head Coach for the Madisonville Miners
  • currently Assistant Coach at Lake Erie College
  • Former Associate Scout for the Texas Rangers
  • coached his team to the Mountain Collegiate Baseball League Championship in 2013
  • coached 2 years at Webster County High School, 3 years at Delaware Hayes High school, 5 years at Dublin Coffman High school, 2 years at Ohio Wesleyan University, 1 year at Texas A&M International University, 1 year Southeastern Illinois Community College, 1 year at Defiance College
  • coached 2 summers with the Delaware Cows (Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League), 1 summer with Yorkton Cardinals (Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Western Major Baseball League), 1 summer IMG Baseball Academy, 1 summer Cheyenne Grizzlies (Mountain Collegiate Baseball League)
  • has had 16 former players sign professional contracts
  • holds a Bachelor degree in Cross Disciplinary Studies from Ohio Dominican University
  • played at The Ohio State University-Lima and Columbus State Community College
  • holds an Associate degree in Architecture from Columbus State Community College
  • originally from Antwerp, Ohio.


James Dillard – Pitching Coach


  • 2012-Present  Head Coach – Magnolia West High School
  • 2015-2016 Head Coach- Woodlands Strykers (Texas Collegiate League)
  • 2010-2012 Head Coach – Rusk High High School
  • 2007-2009 Head Coach – O’Donnell High School
  • 2006-2007 Head Coach – Normangee High School
  • 2005-2006 Assistant Coach – Waco Reicher High School
  • 2004-2005 Assistant Coach – Navasota High School
  • 2002-2004 Pitching Coach – University of Texas at Dallas
  • 2006-2008 Assistant coach Denton Outlaws (Texas Collegiate League)
  • 2004-2005 Assistant coach Plattsburg Thunder (New York Collegiate League)


  • District coach of the year 2007 and 2011
  • South plains coach of the year 2007
  • Tris Speaker All star coach 2006
  • State Championship coach 2006
  • West Texas coach of the year
  • Regional director for the Houston Area Baseball Coaches Association


  • Married to the beautiful Stephanie Dillard and he has 3 sons.  Drew (15 yrs old) Tagertt (10 years old) and Easton (2 years old)
  • Member of Sam Houston State Baseball Team (1996-2000)


Austin Sistrunk – Assistant Coach

  • Hometown: Franklin, Tn
  • College: Infielder at Lipscomb University and Middle Tennessee State University
  • Played for the Miners in 2016


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