Austin Newell

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About Coach Austin

Coach Austin is the Owner and Founder of the North Texas Kings Baseball Club. He is the Head Coach for both 9u and 13u teams. Austin also works as a private baseball instructor, he has been giving private lessons for 10 years now, and takes pride in helping the next generation develop and further grow a love for the game. Coach Austin lives in Grapevine with his wife Jenn and 3 English Bulldogs: Meatball, Cannoli, and Biscuit.

Accomplishments

  • 3 years Varsity at Kennedale High School
  • 2-time All-State Shortstop
  • 2005 District Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2006 District Offensive Player of the Year
  • 4 years of collegiate baseball at Baylor University and University of Texas-Tyler
  •  2-time All-Conference honors at UT-Tyler 
  • Batted over .350 three of four collegiate seasons
  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in Kinesiology
  • 6 years of professional baseball experience
  • 2012 Independent Minor League batting title, batting .425
  • 2012 Pecos League All-Star
  • 2012 Pecos League MVP
  • 2015 Florence Freedom team MVP and batting leader, .330
  • 2016 Florence Freedom Team Captain and Veteran
  • 2016 Frontier League All-Star
  • Career .320 batting average in professional baseball
  • More Walks (197) than Strikeouts (165) in over 1,600 professional plate appearances