Head Prep Baseball Coach
Todd Weldon, native of Carlsbad, New Mexico has spent the last 6 years as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas. In the 6 years that Coach Weldon has been the head of the Wayland Pioneer pitching staff, school records have been broken and new ones have been set including Lowest ERA, Fewest Runs Allowed, Fewest ER Allowed and a pitching staff that led a team to the most wins (45) in program history while making it deep into the Opening Round of the NAIA World Series. Coach Weldon has also recruited and developed players who have went on to play at the professional level.
Coach Weldon not only has had success recruiting and developing players who have had great success while chasing their baseball dreams, but he also had a phenomenal career as a player. He graduated from a baseball powerhouse in New Mexico where he was a pitcher and a two-time All-District selection his junior and senior year and a First-Team All-State selection his senior year. He was also selected to participate in the yearly North-South State All-Star game. Weldon also had the opportunity to participate and pitch in the notable Connie Mack World Series that takes place in Farmington, New Mexico every year. Weldon signed with Garden City Community College earning a starting role as a freshmen and becoming a crucial part of a team that was one win away from making a trip to the NJCAA Division 1 World Series. During the regional tournament, Weldon earned 2 wins after entering the game with his team trailing early and holding the opponent scoreless the remainder of the game to put his team in a position to win each. He not only pitched 10 innings of relief between the 2 games on back to back days, but also started a 3rd game two days after their last victory where he also put his team in a position to win. A terminal sickness of a beloved family member called him back closer to home to New Mexico Junior College where he proved to be a valuable member of a pitching staff that also made a trip to a regional tournament. After considering offers to University of New Mexico and other Division 1 schools, Weldon felt as if God was leading him to Wayland Baptist University. He joined the Wayland Pioneer Family and immediately became a huge part of the baseball team’s now 2nd most successful season (was most successful season previous to him joining the Wayland Pioneer coaching staff and changing that record). Weldon led the team in wins with 11, strikeouts (120), and innings pitched (85.1). Weldon’s success continued into his senior year where he added to these totals bringing his career wins to 19, strikeouts to 219, innings to 166, and shutouts to 4. He also went on to be a 2010 Academic All-American for his phenomenal work in the classroom.
Weldon’s success continued in 2010 when he was drafted in the 27th round by the New York Mets. During his time with the New York Mets organization, Weldon spent time with the Kingsport Mets, Brooklyn Cyclones, Savannah Sandgnats, and the Port St. Lucie Mets. Weldon had the privilege of playing under pitching coach Frank Viola, a World Series MVP in 1987 and Cy Young Award winner in 1988, while playing for the Brooklyn Cyclones in 2011. In 2011 Weldon was named to the New York-Penn League All-Star Game where he recorded a save by striking out the final two batters of the game. He was also organization pitcher of the month for July during the 2010 season.
Coach Weldon received his bachelor of Applied Science/Physical Education and Master of Education/Sport Administration and Management degrees from Wayland Baptist University. Coach Weldon is married to Devon Weldon and together they have 2 sons, Crosston and Asher.
Head High School Baseball Coach
Joshua Wayne Edgin was born on December 17, 1986. A native of Three Springs, Pennsylvania, Edgin took a small town mentality into the big city and made his MLB debut with the New York Mets on July 13, 2012.
Edgin attended high school at Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. As a four-year letter winner in football, wrestling, and baseball, Edgin took a determined wrestling mentality into every sport he played. He ended his high school career as a three-time state place winner in wrestling, where he won a state championship as a junior, and finished fourth at the prestigious National Prep Tournament that same year. He was a force on the football team where he earned all-area honors, but his main concern was baseball.
After graduating from Mercersburg, Edgin earned a baseball scholarship to The Ohio State University (OSU), where he competed in 2007 and 2008. At first a starting pitcher, OSU coaches began to use Edgin as a relief pitcher in his sophomore season. Wanting an opportunity to start, Edgin transferred to Francis Marion University, where he pitched for the Francis Marion Patriots in 2009 and 2010. Edgin was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 50th round of the 2009 draft but elected to go back to finish his senior year. In 2010, the Mets drafted him as a senior in the 30th round and sent him to Kingsport, Tennessee to start his career.
New York Mets
Edgin split the 2010 season between the Kingsport Mets of the rookie-level Appalachian League and the Savannah Sand Gnats of the Class A South Atlantic League, appearing in 18 games for Kingsport and two for Savannah; he posted an earned run average (ERA) of 2.84 and a record of 0–1 in 322⁄3 innings with Kingsport, striking out 41 and walking 12, and pitched three scoreless innings for Savannah, striking out five giving him an overall ERA for the season of 2.60 and an overall record of 0–1 with 46 strikeouts and 12 walks.
Edgin split the 2011 season between Savannah and the St. Lucie Mets of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League. With Savannah, he appeared in 24 games with a record of 1–0 and an ERA of 0.87 over 31 innings of work, and he pitched in 25 games for St. Lucie, going 2–1 with an ERA of 2.06 in 35 innings. He had 41 strikeouts and 10 walks with Savannah and 35 strikeouts and 13 walks with St. Lucie.
The Mets invited Edgin to spring training in 2012. To start the season, they assigned him to the Binghamton Mets of the Class AA Eastern League, where he served as the team’s closer. After he made 6 appearances with Binghamton in which he posted an ERA of 1.42 in 61⁄3 innings with 5 strikeouts and 2 walks, the Mets promoted Edgin to the Buffalo Bisons of the Class AAA International League. He appeared in 35 games for Buffalo, with a record of 3–2, an ERA of 3.89, and 40 strikeouts and 18 walks in 37 innings of work.
The Mets called Edgin up to the major leagues on July 13, 2012. He made his debut that same day against the Atlanta Braves. Edgin came in to pitch in the 5th inning and stranding stranded 3 runners by striking out both Juan Francisco and Michael Bourn, his first 2 major-league strikeouts. In the sixth inning, however, Edgin recorded only 2 outs, one of them his 3rd major-league strikeout, and allowed 2 runs on 2 hits – a solo home run to Chipper Jones and a double to Freddie Freeman.
He finished the 2012 season with a 1-2 record in 34 appearances for the Mets, with a 4.56 ERA in 252⁄3 innings pitched, 30 strikeouts, and a WHIP of 1.130 while giving up 19 hits, 14 runs, 5 home runs, and 10 walks.
Edgin made the Mets’ roster for Opening Day in 2013. Deciding that Edgin needed some time in the minor leagues to work on his pitching, the Mets demoted Edgin on April 27 to the Binghamton Mets. He returned to the Mets on June 9th and finished the 2013 season with 1-1 record in 34 appearances for the Mets and a 3.77 ERA in 28 2⁄3 innings pitched with one save, 20 strikeouts, and a WHIP of 1.326 while giving up 26 hits, 12 runs, 2 home runs, and 12 walks.
Edgin received an invitation to major-league spring training in 2014, but on March 10 the Mets optioned him to Las Vegas. He appeared in 17 games for the 51s – with a record of 3–0, an ERA of 4.97, 12 strikeouts and 11 walks in 122⁄3 innings. The Mets called him up to the major leagues on May 15. He finished the season with the Mets, making 47 appearances for them, with a 1-0 record, a 1.32 ERA in 27 1⁄3 innings pitched, 28 strikeouts and a WHIP of 0.915 while giving up 19 hits, 6 runs, 2 home runs, and 6 walks.
During spring training in 2015, doctors detected a bone chip in the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow joint in his left arm. He underwent ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, popularly known as “Tommy John surgery,” ending his 2015 season.
Edgin began the 2016 season on the 15-day disabled list. He finished the season with 16 MLB appearances in which he had a 5.23 ERA over 10 1⁄3 innings with 11 strikeouts and 6 walks and a 1–0 record. He also appeared in 37 games for Las Vegas during 2016, posting an ERA of 3.24 in 331⁄3 innings of work with 38 strikeouts and 20 walks and a record of 2–2.
Edgin made the Mets Opening Day roster on April 3. In 46 games for New York, he managed a record of 0–1, an ERA of 3.65, 27 strikeouts, and 18 walks in 37 innings of work. They designated him for assignment on July 30, then outrighted him to Las Vegas on August 2. He elected free agency on October 4, 2017.
On November 27, 2017, Edgin signed a minor-league deal with the Baltimore Orioles that included an invitation to major-league spring training in 2018. The Orioles assigned him to the Norfolk Tides in the Class AAA International League on April 2, 2018. He made 12 appearances for the Tides, working 182⁄3 innings, striking out 25, walking 5, and posting a 4.34 ERA. Edgin used his opt-out clause on May 15th and signed with the Washington Nationals shortly after.
On May 23, 2018, Edgin signed a minor-league deal with the Washington Nationals. They assigned him to play with the Syracuse Chiefs in the Class AAA International League. He posted a record of 1-3 with a 2.96 ERA with 39 strikeouts and 16 walks and finished the year in AAA.
After 9 years of professional baseball, Edgin has retired from the game and aims to spread the wealth of knowledge that he has gained to the next generation of up and coming youth.
Coordinator of Player Development and Analytics
Jordie Henry, a native of Amarillo, Texas, is in his first year as the Coordinator of Player Development and Analytics for the Scotland Campus Sports baseball program. In May of 2019, he graduated from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a sports management specialization. He also pitched on the Pioneers baseball team from 2015-2019.
As a collegiate pitcher, Jordie had a few years of success between various injuries. He underwent two elbow surgeries in 2013 that included UCL reconstruction, or Tommy John surgery, before attending college. The proudest moment of his collegiate career is being a member of the 2016 Wayland Baptist team that broke the program record for most wins in a single season, finishing two games shy of the NAIA World Series with an overall record of 45-17. That same season as a sophomore, Jordie made 16 starts on the mound and went 9-4 in 87.1 innings with a 3.71 ERA and 82 strikeouts, which earned him All-Sooner Athletic Conference honors. He missed the 2017 season due to shoulder surgery, but came back in 2018 to post a record of 3-0 in 26.2 innings with a 2.70 ERA and 27 strikeouts before suffering another elbow injury that caused him to miss the majority of the 2019 season. During his five years at Wayland, he also earned a number of academic accolades at various levels.
His time as a collegiate athlete and his experiences with injury provided him the opportunity to learn about many different concepts in the world of player development, including analytics and technology, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and strength training. He stresses a growth mindset and aims to be the best conduit between the athletes and the nerds as possible.
Before coming to Scotland Campus, Jordie worked as a Minor League Baseball stringer for the Amarillo Sod Poodles (AA San Diego Padres) and as an instructor at Amarillo Baseball Academy in Texas.
Assistant Baseball Coach
Brian Canida is from Amarillo, Texas. He just recently graduated from Wayland Baptist University, in Plainview, Texas, where he finished up his college baseball career. From there, he received a bachelor of science degree in Fitness Management Composite w/ a Specialization in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning coach. He is also certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer as well as a Youth Training specialist.–
Assistant Baseball Coach
Entering his first season at Scotland Campus baseball in June 2019, David Drennen brings a wealth of experience as a coach, player development, and mentor for young talent. He’s got a natural knack for developing young players. A Florida native, Coach Drennen was a three sport athlete at Eustis High School. Coach Drennen turned over the rudder hard to the United States Marine Corps and served the country valiantly. He spent eight years in the marines, with deployments in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Following his career in the U.S. Military, Coach Drennen attended George Mason University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management with a minor in coaching. David actively participated in Mason Club Baseball for one semester. His experience during this time shaped his mindset as a coach, a craft he decided to pursue full time. Coach Drennen accepted his first coaching job June 2016 with the Mizuno Outlaws in Vienna, Va., where he helped bring a previously downtrodden 14U team to a competitive program with a .650 winning percentage. Coach Drennen was active in all phases of player development and was instrumental in charted improvement with each player.
Assistant Program Manager of Athletic Development
My name is Bryan Nuñez. I am from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I grew up with a great passion for baseball since childhood. Baseball is the only sport I played and the only sport I love.
At age 19 I went to El Paso Community College to keep playing the game I love and to earn a college degree. I graduated from El Paso.
After El Paso Community College I went to Wayland Baptist University where I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in International management.
Corey Weldon is a native of Carlsbad, New Mexico and graduated from Carlsbad High School. He was an all-state pitcher his junior and senior year of high school and went on to compete in the New Mexico “State All-Star Game”. He signed out of high school to Division 1 JUCO, Frank Phillips College where he became a starter as a freshmen. Corey then moved on to complete his collegiate career at Wayland Baptist University. Corey brings a passion for the game of baseball and mentoring young men through life’s challenges in effort to make good decisions. This is Corey’s first year coaching and has added value to the SCS program.