Head Coach – Cody Gaskill
Coach Gaskill is excited to finally begin his first full season with the Warhawks! He hit the ground running in 2019, being hired only weeks before the season began. He then brought in 11 signees for the 2020 season, only to have it cut short due to Covid-19. Now with a full recruiting class and a fall under the belt, the Warhawks are ready to get going in 2021. He previously spent 6 seasons at Volunteer State Community College (Gallatin, TN) and Motlow State Community College (Tullahoma, TN).
Cody is from Fayetteville, TN and attended Lincoln County High School. He spent his freshman season at Calhoun Community College before transferring to Volunteer State and Tennessee Wesleyan to close out his collegiate career. While at Tennessee Wesleyan, Cody was tabbed a First-Team All-American and the Conference Player of the Year his junior season. He hit .397 with 23 Homeruns and 108 RBIs. He was also named a First-Team Gold Glove winner at 2nd Base. He compiled 64 Homeruns during his 4 years of college baseball.
In his 6 seasons as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Volunteer State and Motlow State, Cody coached 8 draft picks. His players have went on to sign scholarships at multiple 4-year colleges: 31-Divison 1, 17- Division 2, and 20- NAIA signees. Cody is a relentless recruiter and expects great things during his time at Calhoun.
Cody is married to Tayler Gaskill, also from Lincoln County. They have two daughters, Camden and Clara.
*Season cancelled March 13th due to pandemic
Assistant Coach – Jonathan Wilkins
Jonathan is entering his first full season as the pitching coach at Calhoun. “Jon” joined the staff last season which was cut short due to COVID-19. He began his coaching career in 2018 at Faulkner University before moving on to Chipola College to become the pitching coach for the Indians. During his time at Faulkner and Chipola, he also served as the strength and conditioning coach, which he will continue doing for the Warhawks. Prior to beginning his college coaching career, Jonathan worked at B1st Performance in New Jersey, specializing in functional movement assessments, corrective exercise, and individualized baseball strength training.
Coach Wilkins began his playing career at West Chester University PA before transferring to Mercer County Community College where he helped lead the program to a World Series appearance. He would finish his career at Faulkner University where he also helped lead the Eagles to a 3 World Series appearances, 2 as a player and one as a coach. He was the closer for both Mercer County and Faulkner. During his junior season at Faulkner, he was tabbed 2nd Team All-Conference pitcher in the SSAC.
Under Coach Wilkins, Faulkner’s pitching staff had a 1st Team NAIA All-American, 2 SSAC 1st Team All-Conference Pitchers, 1 SSAC Newcomer of the Year, and 3 pitchers signed professional contracts: Evan Gillespie (Minnesota Twins), Jacob Hulcher (Lima Locos, Frontier League), and Alex Carrillo (Texas Rangers).
Jonathan is originally from Toms River, New Jersey.
Assistant Coach – Jacob Freeland
Jacob is from Braselton, Georgia. He attended Mill Creek HS and is a 2015 graduate. Before finishing his playing career at Faulkner University in Montgomery, AL, Jacob played for Coach Gaskill at Motlow State. While there, he was named to the TCCAA All-Conference Team. He hit 14 Homeruns in his sophomore season at Motlow. Jacob was then able to make 2 consecutive World Series appearances in his junior and senior seasons at Faulkner. Jacob also earned All-Conference awards at Faulkner. His senior season was highlighted by a .350 average, .605 slugging, 10 HR, 15 doubles stat line.
Coach Freeland looks to make an immediate impact with the hitters at Calhoun. After his playing career, he began coaching at Faulkner, before coming on board with the Warhawks. He played one season at Faulkner with Calhoun’s pitching coach, Jon Wilkins. Jacob is fired up to hit the ground running and is excited about the upcoming season.