Tristan Toorie – Field Manager
Tristan Toorie will begin his first season as Field Manager of the Green Bay Booyah in 2021. He was named to the position on December 17th, 2020 as the franchise prepares to enter its third season at Capital Credit Union Park.
Toorie currently serves as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Anderson University, which competes in NCAA Division II as a member of the South Atlantic Conference. Before joining the Anderson University coaching staff, Toorie spent numerous seasons working at Division I programs throughout the country, building relationships along the way that aid him in recruiting his roster for the summer.
Prior to Anderson, Toorie served as the Erskine College recruiting coordinator and third base coach, as well as the hitting and catching coach, while helping lead the Flying Fleet to the South Region Tournament in 2019. Before Erskine, he served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at NCAA Division I Alcorn State where he worked with hitters, infielders and the defense. Prior to Alcorn State, he served as the defensive coordinator and coached the outfielders and hitters and Eastern Kentucky University, while also assisting with the recruiting efforts. He also has spent time at Presbyterian College where he coached hitters and catchers and coached first base.
Through his seven-year coaching career, Toorie has coached 34 student-athletes that have gone on to continue their career in professional baseball.
Prior to entering the collegiate ranks, Toorie spent two seasons with the Augusta Green Jackets, the Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. With the Green Jackets he assisted with pregame activities and also worked with the athletic training and strength and conditioning staffs.
Toorie is a graduate of Augusta State where he played first base. His coaching career began with the St. Cloud Rox in the Northwoods League where he served as first base coach, third base coach, and strength and conditioning coordinator over multiple season there. He currently resides in South Carolina.
Billy Henley – Hitting Coach/3B Coach
Billy Henley returns for his third year serving as the hitting and third base coach for the Booyah. Billy is in his second year as the recruiting coordinator at Andrew College (DI NCJAA). At Andrew he is responsible for the team’s hitters and working with catchers and infielders, while overseeing recruiting efforts. Prior to Andrew, he was an assistant at Georgia State University in Atlanta. At Georgia State he served as the team’s first base coach while also working with hitters and catchers. Henley also spent two years as the recruiting coordinator at Oglethorpe University, and three years as a varsity assistant at South Forsyth High School.
Connor Kelly – Pitching Coach
Connor Kelly will bring two years of professional experience to the Booyah in his first year as the team’s pitching coach in 2021. Kelly is currently in his third year as pitching coach at Lander University in South Carolina where his responsibilities include scheduling, creating analytics charts, and recruiting. After graduating from Desert Vista High School in Arizona, Kelly went on to play at Chandler Gilbert Community College and then received a scholarship to Central Michigan University, where he was a member of the 2014 Conference Championship team. He is no stranger to summer collegiate baseball as he played one season in the NECBL with the Ocean State Waves in Rhode Island and two years in the Northwoods League with the Kenosha Kingfish and Wisconsin Woodchucks. Upon conclusion of his collegiate career, Connor played professionally with the Garden City Wind (Pecos League 2016), Mustangs (Thoroughbred League 2017), Carina Red Sox (Australia 2017 winter), Joliet Slammers (Frontier League 2018), and Martinez Clippers (Pacific Association 2018).
Dylan Southerland – Bullpen Coach/1B Coach
Dylan Southerland will join the Booyah for his first season as assistant coach in 2021. He is currently in his first season coaching at Anderson University, coaching alongside Tristan Toorie. Prior to Anderson, Dylan spend two seasons at pitching coach at the high school level in South Carolina. Southerland pitched four years at Newberry College under PJ Zocchi, who is now the head coach at Anderson University. He is no stranger to summer baseball as he played two seasons for the High Point Thomasville HiToms in the Coastal Plain League. He is a native of Belton, South Carolina.