Gordon College/ Georgia Southern
My family grew up big Glynn Academy baseball fans and the name BayBay Johnson was a household name. I started hitting with BayBay the summer before my sophomore year. It was soon I realized I had found a hitting coach, a mentor, and more importantly a friend. BayBay and I hit regularly for hours. He taught me countless drill and the priceless value of hard work. I could always hit, but with the help and coaching of BayBay , he turned me into a baseball player. I learned to think in a new way and approach the game in a new light The stats took care of themselves. I led the Glynn Academy Terrors all three years at the varsity level in batting average, home runs, RBI's and was the previous batting average leader Glynn County (.520) until it was broken by Ryan Good, who also hit with BayBay. I credit BayBay for a huge portion of my success which carried into college. After medically redshirting my freshman year, I continued the drills and frequent late night phone calls with BayBay to talk about hitting, the game, and life. My freshman year of college I was 2nd team all conference and led the conference in RBI and home run leader. The advice, time and friendship developed me into a division one player. His advice on the diamond made me the player I was and his friendship and hard work made me into the person I am today.
Darton State College/ University of West Georgia
BayBay has been one of the most helpful coaches I have ever met. I have to thank him for all my accomplishments from high school to where I am in college now. I played shortstop my senior year and really bought into what BayBay taught defensively and offensively. I began taking lessons from BayBay beginning my senior year in high school. I hit .385 my senior year and was rewarded a walk on spot at Darton State College. Still being in contact with BayBay throughout college I was still learning the game and ended up starting 50 games my freshman year. I hit .325 my freshman year and was a Rawlings Defensive All American at First Base and Co-Defensive player of the year for the GJCAA. I was awarded a baseball scholarship for my sophomore year. I went on to hit .305 my sophomore year and was awarded a gold glove for the conference a 2nd time. Now, I have the opportunity to continue playing baseball at the University of West Georgia on a baseball scholarship.
BayBay is one of the best teachers of the game I have ever met. From physical aspects of the game (hitting, fielding, base running) and the mental parts (hitting approach) he knows the game better than any one coach I have ever met.
Darton State College/ Armstrong Atlantic State University
I first started working with Brandon “BayBay” Johnson, the summer before my senior year of high school. My first three years of high school I was an average high school hitter. I started working with BayBay because I wanted to play at the next level. BayBay really helped my swing become short and quick, while still allowing me to have a lot of pop when I hit the ball. BayBay also taught me an approach at the plate, which is something I never had before I started working with him. My senior year I hit .534 and currently hold the batting record in Glynn County. I credit a lot of my success to BayBay.
Just wanted to give a big mentor and hitting coach a huge shout out! He has been with me since 10th grade giving me random calls just because he loves the game that much and he’s always ready to talk baseball. Not only did he help me with my mechanics but he totally gave me my foundation for the mental side of the game and just about any High-level baseball player will tell you the mental side of the game is 80% of it! I’m telling you guys he is one of the best! Thanks BayBay Brandon Johnson
Middle Georgia/ Armstrong State University
My name is Ryan Lawless and graduated from Glynn Academy class of 2013. Played varsity for four years as a pitcher, first baseman and third baseman. My hardest problem transitioning to the next level (from middle school to high school) was hitting against better pitching. As a freshman, I would face guys four years older than me getting ready to play in college. Nothing I had seen before. It was my freshman year when I started working with former pro baseball player Brandon Johnson (BayBay). BayBay helped me understand how to hit and how to play the game. Told me what to look for in certain situations and introduced me to a whole other side of baseball I didn't know existed. By the end of my senior year,
despite being setback from Tommy John surgery, I had been selected to play on Team Georgia and All Region first team. My senior year was definitely my best year offensively and defensively. I led the team in batting average (.470), home runs (3) and RBI's (35). That year I received All Region Player of the Year (region 2 AAAAA). My performance was due to my training with BayBay and landed me a spot to play at Middle Georgia College where I am currently a freshman.
Middle Georgia/ Kennesaw state/ Anaheim Angels 7th round draft pick
"I met BayBay when I was a freshman in high school. As a freshman I knew that I would have to work my way up if I wanted to make the varsity squad. I was hitting in the cages one day at a high school and BayBay came up to me asked me my name and where I play summer ball. A few other guys from the team and myself would meet up with BayBay for hitting lessons. He played professionally so I knew I couldn’t go wrong listening to him. I ended up hitting 460 my senior year and was offered a scholarship to middle Georgia college, here I hit 352 consecutive years. After my sophomore year I signed with Kennesaw State where I graduated. BayBay kept in touch with me throughout my college career and would always give me advice. I was lucky enough to be selected in the seventh round of the 2014 baseball draft and BayBay was one of the first people to congratulate me. I appreciate all the things he has helped me with throughout my career and I still keep in contact with him and talk about baseball."
Miami Marlins 6th round draft pick
I just want to thank Brandon Johnson for taking the time out of his busy schedule to work with me in the cage the last few days as I head down to spring training tomorrow. I met Brandon through a random guy who saw my girlfriend flipping me balls in a random cage in Brunswick Georgia. This random guy felt compelled to ask me if I wanted him to through me some BP before he left. I obliged and thanked him greatly. Before he left he gave me Brandon's number and we linked up the very next day for some work. I can't thank that man enough for setting me up with Bay Bay. Not only did he open my eyes to so many avenues of a swing, he also spoke volumes to me on a personal level along with how the game is played. I wish I had come across Bay Bay sooner, but I'll never question Gods timing. The instruction I received in 2 days from Bay Bay was instruction I'll never forget, as it definitely helped me makes strides hitting wise in such a short time. I'm not a Brunswick native nor am I a native of Georgia, BUT, I am a baseball mind, and it's always refreshing to stumble across other people who are driven about the game the same way as me. So to anybody in the Brunswick area you are missing out if you are not working with Brandon. This man is teaching top notch things to kids at a very young age. Use your resources if you love the game and want to better yourself not only as a ball player, but as a person as well! I thank you again Brandon for your time, we will link up again in the future!!! God bless you bro!!