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Men's Baseball Coaching Staff

Mike Kandler
Head Men's Baseball Coach

Michael Kandler will enter his 14th season as the Head Baseball Coach at Gulf Coast State College. Coach Kandler has been coaching for 32 years. Coach Kandler has a career record of 751-378 (.665 Winning %). His record at the helm of the Commodores is an impressive 438-226 (.659 winning %). His team's have won two Panhandle Conference Championships (2006, 2010) and have made six State Tournament appearances (2006, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016).

While at Gulf Coast, Coach Kandler has coached five All-Americans and 25 players that have signed professional baseball contracts. Having coached over 75 players who have been drafted, including big-leaguers David Herndon, Will Smith, Bob Wickman, Tim Spooneybarger and Terrance Gore, Coach Kandler is no stranger to developing big-time talent.

Prior to coming to Gulf Coast, Coach Kandler spent 5 years at Alabama Southern Community College. While at ASCC Coach Kandler's teams combined for a record of 180-104 and qualified for 4 regional tournaments. He coached 3 All-Americans and over 30 players that went on to play at the next level.

Prior to his stop at Alabama Southern, Coach Kandler was the head coach at Pine Forest High School in Pensacola, Florida for six years. His record at Pine Forest was 133-51. His Pine Forest teams qualified for the state playoffs 5 times, made two final-8 appearances and one final-4 appearance in 1997.

Coach Kandler has also coached at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the University of California-San Diego and was the assistant coach here at Gulf Coast from 1991-94.

Coach Kandler brings an intense, enthusiastic approach to coaching baseball. Gulf Coast promises to be a hard-nosed, aggressive team under his direction. The Commodores should be a fundamentally sound team that is extremely fun to watch.

Phone: 850.872.3897
E-mail: mkandler@gulfcoast.edu

Addison Braswell

Assistant Coach

Addison Braswell is entering his first season with the Commodores, serving as an Assistant Coach. Coach Braswell works with the catchers and outfielders, as well as the hitters, while helping to coordinate recruiting and player development. Braswell spent the 2018 Season at Pitt Community College in Greenville, NC prior to his role at Gulf Coast State College. 

 

Prior to coaching at Pitt Community College, Braswell also spent the 2016 season at NC State University as the Student Assistant Coach. Braswell served as the bullpen coach, while helping with the hitters and catchers as well.

 

In the summers, Braswell has spent time with the Canes Showcase team for the past 5 years, serving as a roving coach at national events. 

 

Braswell, a native of Raleigh, NC, attained his Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from NC State University in 2016. He is currently working on completing his Master's in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration from California University of Pennsylvania. 

 

Phone: 850.872.3256
E-mail: abraswell@gulfcoast.edu

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