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Ryan Mansfield - Athletic Director, Head Coach

In the final year for Laker's Baseball, MCC-Longview has hired assistant coach Ryan Mansfield to fill the vacancy of Head Baseball Coach and Athletic Director. Mansfield has spent the last four years at MCC-Longview serving as the assistant coach serving as the recruiting coordinator, infield/outfield coach, catching coach, defensive coordinator and strength and conditioning coach.

Mansfield came to MCC-Longview from Central Methodist University where he spent 2011-2013 serving as a graduate assistant pursing and earning a Master's Degree in Education. While at Central Methodist Mansfield served as catching coordinator, defensive and advance scouting coordinator as well as the hitting and base running coach. During Mansfield's first year at Central Methodist, Eagle hitters enjoyed an improvement in all offensive categories. The most notable jumps came in doubles, slugging percentage, on base percentage, a 30 point increase in average and scored 50 runs more than the previous year's squad while finishing one game shy of the opening round of the NAIA national tournament. In 2013, the Eagles squad once again broke records in several offensive categories including average, on base percentage, slugging percentage and stolen bases. In addition, the 2013 Eagles squad won their first HAAC Conference Championship since 1975 as well as advancing to Central Methodist's first ever appearance in school history to the Opening Round of the NAIA National Tournament.

Prior to Central Methodist Mansfield served as an assistant at Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kansas from 2005-2011. While at Fort Scott, Mansfield served in many capacities including hitting coach, recruiting coordinator, catching coordinator, outfield coach and field maintenance supervisor. Most notably Mansfield helped the Fort Scott squad reach a 40+ win season in 2011 which was the first in over a decade and the second highest win total in the program's history. The Greyhounds also saw an increase in stolen bases, batting average, runs, hits, doubles and slugging percentage for the 2011 campaign. Mansfield worked with 18 Academic All Americans, 10 Distinguished Academic All Americans, 10 All Region Players, 37 All Conference Players and more than 45 players moving on to the Division I and Division II levels during his time at Fort Scott.

During the summers Mansfield is the Head Coach, General Manager and recruiting coordinator for the Nevada Griffons Summer Collegiate team in Nevada, MO. Mansfield has been serving as the Griffons Head Coach for the last ten years and will be returning for his eleventh in the summer of 2018. He the longest tenured head coach in Griffons history and has the most wins under his belt as head coach for the Nevada Griffons at 246-185. He has recruited nationally and has coached players from all regions of the country and from all levels of college baseball. Mansfield has had the good fortune during his time with the Griffons to work with over 40 players that have gone on to play professionally. During his tenure, the Griffons have qualified for the NBC World Series National Tournament each year, with top ten finishes in 2013, 2012 and a third place finish in 2011.

Prior to working for the Nevada Griffons summer ball team, Mansfield worked as an instructor at the Mickey Owen Baseball School. Not only did he play there as a student but also worked as a counselor and later as a coach. After taking a position as a full time coach, he also had the privilege to travel as a roaming instructor working camps in not only Missouri but Oklahoma, Texas and his home state of Arizona at numerous MLB spring training facilities including the Royals Spring Training facility in Surprise, Arizona.

In addition to his duties at with the Griffons and Longview Community College, Mansfield has been an associate scout with the Boston Red Sox for seven years and is now currently working for the Baltimore Orioles as an associate scout. Mansfield hold two degrees, the first a pre-law degree from William Woods earned in 2005 and the second a Masters of Education from Central Methodist earned in 2013.

Jared Cage, Assistant Coach

Gage enters his first year in the Laker baseball program.

Prior to coaching, Gage played two years at Longview Community College and his junior year transferred to Evangel University as a catcher and first basemen. He then played his senior season at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR serving as the catcher.

A four-year letterman at Summit Christian Academy High school, Gage earned 1st team All-State Catcher honors in 2011 and 2012.

Studied Exercise Science and later majored in Sports management at Henderson State.