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2020 Coaching Staff


Mark Blythe


John Smith:  Played and Graduated from Glasgow High School in 1988.  Played collegiately at Berry College (NAIA) and Cleveland State Community College (JUCO).  Graduated from UK in 1993.  10 years of youth baseball coaching with the last 4 years as the Head Coach of the KBC 9-12U teams.



Robbie Buchanan:  Born  & Raised in Lexington Kentucky.  Played & Graduated from Lafayette High School and went on to play at the University Of Kentucky under Head Coach, Keith Madison.   1st Team All SEC, 2nd Team All Region during his time at UK.  Played Professionally for the Kansas City Royals and is currently an associate scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Is his career he has coached from Youth – Independent Professional Baseball for the last 28 years.

Assistant: Joe Modica:  Played & Graduated from Lafayette High School.  Played & Graduated from Cumberland University (Tenn.) . 1st Team All-Conference, Conference Player Of the Year, Regional Player Of the Year, All American.  Played Professionally for the Pittsburg Pirates.  Coached Lexington Christian Academy to 1 4A State Championship and 3 All A State Titles.  Has given Baseball Lessons for 20 years.  


Denny Peck:  Played his college baseball at Georgetown College.  2000 LCA volunteer assistant, 2006-2011 Southeastern Cal Ripken, 2012-2013 South Lexington Babe Ruth, 2015 KBC 11u Blue Head Coach, 2016 KBC 12u Blue Head Coach, 2017 KBC 13u Blue Head Coach, 2018 KBC 13u Prime Head Coach.  Current head Junior Varsity coach at Lexington Catholic High School.



Chad Buchignani:  3 year varsity lettermen at Lexington Catholic high school, played his college baseball at Xavier University, 2011 - current head middle school baseball coach at Lexington Catholic.   


Jimmy Durrum:  Played high school baseball at Estill Co. were he graduated in 1988. Coached at Southeastern Cal Ripken for 6 years, winning 2 State Championships,  as well as 2 Ohio Valley Regional runner ups.  Going into his 5th year with KBC, as well as beginning his 3rd season at  Lexington Christian Academy as head Junior Varisity coach.



Sean Coughlin:  Played his college ball at the University of Kentucky.  While at Kentucky, Coughlin established himself as one of the top power-hitting catchers in the college game, earning first-team All-America accolades in 2007 by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. As a senior, Coughlin totaled a .344 (76-for-221) average, with 53 runs scored, 16 doubles, three triples, 13 homers and a then-school record 73 RBI. While helping UK to its first Southeastern Conference Championship in his inaugural year in Lexington in 2006, Coughlin batted .325 (66-for-203) with 13 doubles, 17 homers and 55 RBI.  13th round selection in the 2007 MLB Draft by the Diamondbacks, 2009 Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League Player of the Year.  Current assistant coach at Lexington Catholic high school.


Justin Miley:  Played at Bryan Station High School. Played college at the University of Pikeville. Coached three years at Richmond Model High School and two years at Western Hills High School. This upcoming season will be a varsity assistant at Henry Clay High School. Next summer will be coach Miley's 7th year coaching summer baseball. 



Kevin Clary:  2009 KHSAA Baseball Coach of the Year.  2009 KHSAA State Championship head coach.  Current head coach at Sayre High School.  Kentucky Baseball Club Board member.


Abe Mitchell:  Played his college baseball at Georgetown College.  2014-2016 Pitching Coach at Tates Creek High School.  Head Coach for Kentucky Baseball Club since summer of 2013.  Champions Pitching and Camps Instructor.  Head Junior Varsity coach at Lexington Catholic High School.



Jordan Tarrence:  2007 Graduate from Kentucky Wesleyan College, 3 years assistant coach at Apollo High School, 2 years assistant coach/pitching coach at Henry Clay High School, 8 years head coach at Henry Clay, 6 years summer coach at KBC.

Craig Snipp:  Played college baseball at University of Kentucky (2001-2006). Won the 2006 SEC regular season Conference Championship while at UK. Played professionally for Sussex Skyhawks of the Can-Am league as well Washington Wildthings of the Frontier League. Current Operations Manager and coach with the Kentucky Baseball Club. Head Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach with Lexington Catholic High School.