Former Head Coach of Topeka Golden Giants & Topeka Senators #13 CHRIS GRAVES (2014 - 2016) Field Manager/ Head Coach
Coach Graves Retires from Organization to spend time with young family
Thanks for everything you have done for us Chris!
2008-2009- Rogers State University, Claremore, Oklahoma- #1 NAIA Conference in the nation
2009- Kansas City T-Bones, Kansas City, Kansas-Professional Ball Club
Completed his third year as skipper of one of our Topeka Baseball Club teams (1st year as Golden Giants Manager), Chris is committed to his players success on all levels. He will bring a wealth of knowledge to the Giants players this summer.
His successful playing career has been influenced by many Coaches and he will bring a combination of strengths from their expertise. Included in that stable of great coaches are; Valis McClean- Coach McClean is the NJCAA Hall of Fame. He has collected over 100 victories. Scott Camien- Coach Camien played baseball at Allen County and Arkansas State. He was drafted as a catcher and has coached at several nationally ranked junior colleges. Ron Bradley- Coach Bradley won 4 state titles at 2 different high schools in Oklahoma before coaching at the college level. He was named 2009 Oklahoma College Baseball Coach of the Year. Ryan Brittle- Coach Brittle played for Virginia Tech and then coached there for 7 years. He is currently coaching at Rogers State University, who finished 2 nd in the NAIA College World Series in ’12. Jimmy Rogers-Coach Rogers is currently one of the pitching coaches for Rogers State. He was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays and played in the major league for 2 years. Rick-Dehart- Coach Dehart was the pitching coach for the Kansas City T-Bones. He played major league baseball for the Kansas City Royals
Other coaches that have influenced Chris and his love for the game: Mick Keller and Scott Graves.
Chris’ Philosophy: The main objective is to get all the young men to buy into the same system, which for me is a “team”.
The definition of a team: “A team is a small number of people with complimentary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and an approach for which they can be mutually accountable.”
MAY 21, 2016:
Thanks for the memories!
MID PLAINS LEAGUE 2015 ALL STARS
|Wednesday||July 10th, 2013||Junction City Brigade (11) @||Rossville Rattlers (5)||7:00 PM|
|July 11th, 2013||Topeka Golden Giants (8) @||Rossville Rattlers (9)||7:00 PM|
|July 12th, 2013||Junction City Brigade (5) @||Topeka Golden Giants (7)||7:00 PM|
|July 13th, 2013||Rossville Rattlers (1) @||Topeka Golden Giants (6)||7:00 PM|
|July 14th, 2013||Topeka Golden Giants (7) @||Junction City Brigade (5)||7:00 PM|
|Monday||July 15th, 2013||
Rossville Rattlers (5) @
|Junction City Brigade (4)||