HIGHLANDER BASEBALL COACHING STAFF



HEAD COACH RON EASTMANN

Coach Eastman enters his 17th season as Head Baseball Coach of The Woodlands High School, and as the coach with the most wins in Highlander history, with a record of 391-129.  Eastman’s overall record in 24 years as a head coach is 524-229.  In 2013, the Highlanders won their 3rd state title, and Coach Eastman was named the National HS Coach of the year for the third time.

As selected by his peers, in 2017 Coach Ron Eastman will be inducted into the National High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in December in Tuscon, AZ.

He has also been asked to participate in a new program through USA Baseball and MLB for elite draft prospects.      
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ASSISTANT COACH SHANE GRAVES

Coach Graves has been coaching with The Woodlands Highlander baseball program for nineteen years. He is a graduate of Nacogdoches High School where he played football and baseball. Coach Graves played college baseball at Stephen F. Austin State University and is a 1995 graduate of Texas A&M University. He was a proud member of the 2000 5A State Championship coaching staff. Coach Graves has served as the pitching coach for the Highlanders for 13 years including the 2006 State Championship and 2013 State Championship. He also serves as Athletic Coordinator and Head Football coach for The Woodlands Ninth Grade Campus. He and his wife Dina have two daughters, Peyton and Rylie and a son Bryce.





ASSISTANT COACH CHRIS HARDEN

Coach Chris Harden enters his 15th year as Assistant Coach for The Woodlands Highlander Varsity team. He is a 1988 graduate of Cheboygan High School, Cheboygan, MI, where he played Varsity baseball, football and basketball. He attended Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI, where he earned his Bachelors in Math Education in 1997. At Ferris State he was a four-year Varsity baseball player. In 1993, he was named the MVP for the Ferris State University Baseball Team, and in the same season made Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 1st Team AllConference. Coach Harden is currently a Math teacher at TWHS. This is his 18th year of teaching, the last 16 with CISD. He is a single parent with seventeen year old twin sons, Jarrod & Jordan. He is the son of Richard & Lucy.




ASSISTANT COACH BRYAN HILL

Coach Bryan Hill enters his seventeen season with The Highlander baseball program and third year as head coach for the Junior Varsity team. Coach Hill is in his nineteenth year of teaching/coaching and eighteenth year in CISD. He has coached at Knox Junior High (1998 – 2000), at Branch Crossing Junior High (2000 – 2005), and is currently teaching Biology at TWHS 9th Grade Campus. Coach Hill graduated from Glen Oaks High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1986 where he made All-District and team MVP as a catcher. He also caught at Gulf Coast CC and Henderson State University, graduating from there in 1992. Coach Hill has 3 children, Bridger (8th grade), and twins Cali and Camden (4th grade).





ASSISTANT COACH JOHN HAYS

Coach Hays will be entering his third year as coach for the sophomore team at TWHS, where he also coaches freshman football. Prior to this, he coached football and basketball at McCullough Junior High. Coach Hays ia a graduate of Peoria High School in Arizona and Texas A&M University (Class of '06). His wife, Heather Hays, is also a teacher at TWHS.








ASSISTANT COACH CHAD ROZELLE

Coach Chad Rozelle is in 18th year of teaching & coaching and his 7th year with the The Highlander Baseball Program assisting at all levels as a volunteer. Coach Rozelle teaches a high school credit Health class at McCullough Jr. High as well as coaching seventh and eighth grade football. Prior to McC he served as the JV Baseball coach at College Park High School from 2005-2008 and from 1998-2005 coached The Woodlands Sophomore Baseball team for seven years. Coach Rozelle is a 1996 graduate of Texas A&M.






ASSISTANT COACH JEFF LILLEY

Jeff is entering his ninth year as an assistant for the Sophomore team. He currently teaches at McCullough Junior High. Jeff graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, (now Louisiana-Lafayette). He coached baseball for two years in Louisiana at Merryville High and Oberlin High and then moved to Texas and coached baseball at Hull-Daisetta High School. After five years at Hull-Daisetta, Coach Lilley moved to Cypress with his wife Katrina and their two children, Kaitlyn and Carter.