Coaches Biography Page - Baseball
Merritt Ainslie - Varsity Head Coach
Duane Turner - C-Team Head Coach
I Graduated from Heritage High School in Conyers Georgia in 1995. While in High school I played football, wrestled and played baseball. I went to Georgia State University and graduated in 2006 with a degree in Middle Grades Education. This is my 15th year coaching and teaching. I have coached middle school and high school wrestling for 15 years, middle school and high school softball for 15 years and this is my 7th year coaching baseball at the high school level. I also spent two years coaching middle school football. I am currently a 7th grade math teacher at Morgan County Middle school. My favorite thing about coaching is teaching young people how sports relate to life. There are so many life lessons to be learned from competition. My hobbies include Alabama football and spending time with my wife and kids.
Jeff Snipes- C-Team Assistant Coach
My name is Jeff Snipes. I am an assistant coach for the C team. I am married to Tina and we have four children, Hadleigh (15), RubyGrace (8), DixieMae (5), and Jep (2).
I graduated from Greene Co high school in 1998. I played football and baseball in high school. I then attended Middle Ga college in Cochran where I also played football. I now own and operate Snipes Tree Service, a local tree removal service here in Madison.
I enjoy coaching here at Morgan county. I began coaching football in 2012 and just completed my 9th consecutive season. This will be my third season coaching baseball. I was an assistant coach for the varsity team in 2018 and 2019 and am happy to be back on the field in 2021.
My favorite part of coaching is not just teaching these guys the sport, but forming relationships and helping them become great men. I’m looking forward to an awesome season! Go Dogs!
Andrew Couch - Varsity Assistant Coach
My name is Andrew Couch and I am and assistant coach for the Varsity Baseball Team. I am married to Morgan McBay Couch who is a registered nurse at the Morgan County Health Department. We will be married two years in April and with us is our golden retriever, Cash.
I graduated from Morgan County High School in 2013. During high school, I played football, baseball, and basketball. After high school, I attended the University of Georgia where I graduated in 2017 with a Bachelors in Sport Management. While at UGA, I had the opportunity to intern with their strength and conditioning program and work with the football team training in the weight room. Go Dawgs!
I now have my own company, Wheaton-Nichols Construction LLC, and work as a licensed general contractor. We primarily focus on commercial projects but do some residential renovations as well.
This will be my third year coaching for Morgan County High School. Last year I was an assistant JV baseball coach and finished out the season as an assistant Varsity baseball coach. What I enjoy most about coaching is forming a relationship with my players. I enjoy following their success on and off the field and watching them grow into great young men.
In my free time, I enjoy hunting/fishing and spending time with family and friends.