2018 13 and Under - Coaching Staff
|#01, Head Coach - Tim Estes|
Coach Tim Estes founded the Americus Travelers Baseball Club in 1995 and has
spearheaded the rise of this program from a recreational level team to a
nationally elite program. He has been named the National Coach of the Year twice
(2007, 2013) and has lead four teams to the National Championship game (2007,
2013, 2015 and 2017).|
Coach Estes baseball background includes playing catcher at Americus High School, graduating in 1987 and being named to the All-Area, All-Region and All-State teams. He played catcher on scholarship at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama for Hall of Fame Coach Tom Fletcher. As a coach, he has coached a Dixie Youth City & District Championship. He served as a Volunteer assistant for two seasons at Sidney Lanier High School setting school records for wins in a season in both years. He served as a “bird dog” scout in the San Francisco Giants organization for two seasons and has coached the Travelers for 20+ seasons.
Professionally, Coach Estes worked for the Montgomery Parks and Recreation Department as a stadium manager from 1990-1994. He was the Assistant Director of the Americus Sumter County Recreation Authority from 1994-2008. He was named the Executive Director of the Sumter County Park’s and Recreation Department in 2008 -Present.
Personally, Coach Estes has been married to his wife Tammie since 1993. They have two daughters: Lexie: a sophomore at Georgia Southwestern State University and Ashleigh: a rising Senior at Schley County High School. The Estes are members of the Oasis church of Christ in Ellaville where Tim alternates the preaching duties. He enjoys traveling to the North Georgia Mountains, fishing and the beach in what little spare time he has.
|#31, Assistant Coach - Jeff Fussell|
Jeff Fussell enters his fifth season as the Americus Travelers assistant coach, working
mainly with the hitters. He graduated from Americus High School, where he played
baseball with the Panthers from 1976-1978. Fussell also holds degrees in advanced
electronics from South Georgia Technical College and in applied science from Georgia
Southwestern State University.|
Coach Fussell is a Certified Youth Sports Administrator and is A.F.O certified to manage aquatic facilities. He is the Recreation Manager for the Sumter County Parks and Recreation Department.
Fussell has been a successful baseball coach for many years. His knowledge of the game and his ability to motivate young men makes him a valuable member of the Travelers staff.
Coach Fussell and his wife, Susie, have two children: Kate, a registered nurse in Columbus, and Adam, a program coordinator for Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency in Woodstock. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf. He and his family are members of St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Plains.
|Assistant Coach - Jarrod Wall|
Jarrod Wall enters his first season as an assistant coach for the Americus Travelers. He graduated from Schley County High
School in May 2017. He played baseball for four years, winning two state championships as a catcher. Wall
currently attends Georgia Southwestern State University, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice.
He is also beginning to serve as a volunteer firefighter in Ellaville.|
Wall was born in Warner Robins and raised in Ellaville. He played for the Americus Travelers, beginning as a 13 year old in 2013, under the direction of Tim Estes, Jeff Fussell and Adam Fussell. Wall is also an Eagle Scout. He is currently employed with the Schley County School System in Ellaville as a Technology Specialist and Website Administrator in the Technology Department.
Wall's family includes his parents, Rodney and Vanessa, and his sister, Mallory. The Walls attend Ellaville Baptist Church. In his spare time, he enjoys watching football and baseball.
|Assistant Coach - Reid Ragsdale|
Bio coming soon.