Former All-SEC standout Brandon May is the latest addition to Coach Stricklin's staff.
July 8, 2013
ATHENS-----Brandon May, a Marietta native who earned All-SEC honors at Alabama, has been named the volunteer coach for the Bulldogs, Georgia baseball coach Scott Stricklin announced Monday.
May, 25, will work with the infielders, assist Scott Daeley with the hitters and serve as the first base coach.
“Brandon May was a great player at Lassiter High School, a standout in the East Cobb program, an All-SEC player at Alabama and had a very good professional career,” said Stricklin. “He has a great passion and energy for the game and is an excellent teacher. He has a bright future in the coaching profession, and we are very fortunate to have him in our program.”
May served as a student coach this past year at Alabama after playing three seasons of professional baseball as an infielder/catcher in the Chicago Cubs organization. He was a 36th round draft pick of the Cubs in 2009. May returned to Alabama in 2012 to finish his degree in business marketing. This past season, Alabama went 35-28 and advanced to the NCAA Tallahassee Regional.
“I’m looking forward to continuing my coaching career as a part of Coach Stricklin’s staff and helping Georgia get back to being a national power,” said May. “I grew up in Georgia, and my wife and I are excited about returning to the state and living in Athens and being involved in the community.”
A three-year starter for the Crimson Tide, May hit .334 with 21 home runs and 132 RBI in his 168-game career and was a regular on the SEC Academic Honor Roll and Dean’s List. He is one of 16 players in Alabama history with at least 200 career hits. He earned first team All-SEC honors as an outfielder in 2008 after batting .365 with nine home runs and 50 RBI as a sophomore. He followed that season by batting .347-12-69, all career highs, in 58 games as a junior. During his collegiate career, he made starts around the infield and in the outfield.
May enjoyed a stellar career for the Lassiter Trojans in helping them win a state title and in the East Cobb summer leagues for the Astros and Yankees where he was a part of 10 World Series championship teams. He was a four-year starter at Lassiter and was a two-time high school All-America selection.
May is married to the former Taylor Jones of Roswell, Ga.
The Brandon May File
Born: Jan. 7, 1988 in Marietta, Ga.
High School: Lassiter HS, Marietta, Ga., 2006
College: University of Alabama, B.A. in Business Marketing, 2013
Family: Wife: Taylor
University of Alabama, 2007-09, All-SEC 2008
36th Round Draft Pick, Chicago Cubs, 2009, Minor Leagues: 2009-11
Student Coach, University of Alabama, 2013
Volunteer Coach, University of Georgia, July 2013-present