Mark Jones // JV HEAD COACH
Coach Jones has been coaching baseball at all ages and experience levels since graduating
from Columbus State College in 1991. Coach Jones has experience as a travel baseball
ball coach, assistant varsity coach, and assistant jv coach, before becoming head coach at
Whitewater HS in 2013. Since leaving WHS to continue a career in homebuilding, Coach Jones
has continued to support the Whitewater program including many of his former players and
students. Coach Jones’ daughter Peyton, a former WHS student, currently attends UGA. His wife
Natalie is a current member of the WHS staff.

Coach Byrd is in his 13th year coaching for Whitewater. Barry has coached football at Whitewater
and assisted with baseball for 2 years. Barry coached Youth Football in the County for over 25
years before joining Whitewater. He was co-founder and served as President of the United Youth
Football Conference for 3 years. Coach Byrd lives in Fayetteville with his wife of 35 years, Cindy.
They have three children and 3 grandchildren. Brooke is married to Andrew Barnes and they
have 3 boys. David is married to Katie McCreary Byrd, and Kristin is married to Joel Van Asch,
all former Wildcats.