• Record: 32-23
  • Home: 23-12
  • Away: 9-11
  • Neutral: 0-0
  • American Midwest: 13-15

Jonathan Estes was named head baseball coach at his alma mater for the 2009-2010 season. He begins his eighth season with the Freed-Hardeman baseball program after spending three seasons as the skipper at Harris-Stowe State University (Mo.)

Since coming to FHU, Estes has led the Lions to conference titles in 2012 and 2015 and National Tournament appearances in2012, 2015 and 2016. The Lions have also been ranked in the NAIA Top 25 in each of the past five seasons under his leadership. Estes earned AMC Coach of the Year during his 2015 campaign after one of the best seasons with the Lion baseball program since he came to FHU seven years ago. The Lions ended the 2015 season with a 37-16 record and clinched the AMC regular-season title. The Lions also won two games in the NAIA National Tournament opening round with a 4-1 win over Judson College as well as a 10-2 win over Louisiana State University-Alexandria. At the end of the 2015 season, the Lions were No. 23 in the coaches postseason top 25 poll. This past season, the Lions were equally impressive under Estes as they posted a 41-19 record and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament for the second straight year. The Lions picked up an impressive 15-4 win over Taylor (Ind.) University before being eliminated with two losses.

In 2012, Estes was named Transouth Coach of the Year after leading the Lions to an appearance at the NAIA National Tournament and Transouth Conference Regular Season Championship.

Estes has a record of 245-145-1 while coaching at Freed-Hardeman and an overall record of 309-226-1.  He tallied his 100th career win on February 14, 2011 in a 9-2 win over his former team Harris-Stowe. Estes tallied his 200th career win on February 9, 2014 with a 5-4 victory over St. Catharine College. Estes' 300th career win also came at the hands of his former squad when the Lions defeated Harris-Stowe 11-1 on April 15, 2016.

Estes led the Lions within one game of an NAIA Opening Round berth in 2014 after advancing deep into the program’s first ever AMC Conference Tournament. After dropping the opening game of the tournament, the Lions reeled off three consecutive wins while facing elimination before dropping their final game 4-2 to 8th ranked Missouri Baptist.  In 2013, the Lions 38 wins was the second most in school history. The Lions were ranked as high as 17th in the nation after spending two weeks with the nation’s highest winning percentage. FHU players dominated the conference player and pitcher of the week awards, earning 10 of the 20 possible awards. The 2012 Transouth Conference Championship was the first for the Lions since the 1997 squad that won a school record 44 games. The Lions cracked the Top 25 in the first regular season poll and were ranked in all six regular season rankings. The Lions highest ranking came on April 3 after taking two of three games from #18 Bethel. The series win propelled the Lions into first place in the conference and #18 nationally.

At Harris-Stowe, Estes helped rebuild a team that had been to the post-season just twice in the program's previous 12 years. In his first two years at the helm, Estes led the Hornets to consecutive conference tournaments including a second place finish in 2007, their highest since 1994. That 2007 squad swept conference doubleheaders from four of five teams helping Estes earn American Midwest Conference Coach of the Year. In 2008, the Hornets rallied to win seven of their final eight games to earn a return trip to postseason play.

Estes spent two seasons in the high school ranks as an assistant baseball coach at Ritenour High School in metropolitan St. Louis.  The Huskies reached the district championship game both years. Estes also served as an assistant basketball coach for five seasons.

Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Estes spent parts of three seasons in professional baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals organization. The Cardinals drafted Estes after his senior season at FHU in the 2002 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. Estes went 7-3 with a 3.54 ERA covering 52 appearances in his professional career working as both a starter and a reliever.

Estes spent three years at FHU as a pitcher from 2000-2002 after transferring from NCAA Division 1 St. Louis University where he set the school record for innings pitched (111.1) as a freshman. Estes earned All-Conference honors each season with the Lions and NAIA Scholar Athlete after his junior and senior seasons. Upon graduation, Estes ranked in the top five in 16 of the 18 career and single season pitching records at FHU, holding nine. Estes still holds records for single season innings pitched, single season and career complete games, career batting average against and career ERA.

Estes holds a degree in Marketing from FHU graduating Magna Cum Laude and a Masters in Teaching degree from Lindenwood University. He is married to the former Ashley Bennett and they have two sons, Dean and Lane, and a daughter, Ellie.

2017 Baseball Roster
Roster for 2017 Baseball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
RSKaimana AncogJROFL/L5-10184Lahaina, HawaiiOhlone CC
RSWill Barham*FRINFR/R5-9170Murfreesboro, Tenn.Middle Tennessee Christian
RSBrelin Carroll*FRINFR/R5-9157Arlington, Tenn.Arlington HS
RSDe'Mikyl Holmes*JROFR/R6-0185Auburn, Ala.Faulkner (Ala.) University
RSGarrison Keene*FRCR/R5-10155New Madrid, Mo.New Madrid County Central HS
RSRoberto Morson*JRRHPR/R6-3195Mississauga, OntarioCawthra Park Secondary
RSJosh Sears*FRINFR/R6-4299Huntsville, Ala.Grissom HS
1Collin McPhersonSOINFR/R5-11194Henderson, Tenn.Jackson State CC
2Bryce LesterFRINFL/R5-8145Lebanon, Tenn.Lebanon HS
3Cody McSwainFRINF/OFL/R5-11176Paris, Tenn.Henry County HS
4Quinn FrostJRINF/OFL/R5-10202Unionville, Tenn.Jackson State CC
5Chase YoungSROFL/R5-10206Dexter, Mo.University of TN, Martin
6Cam PalmeterFRINFR/R6-1186Ajax, Ontario, CanadaAjax High School
7Houston LooserSRINFR/R5-10170Muscle Shoals, Ala.University of Alabama-Huntsville
8Casey OverturfSRRHPR/R5-9185Palatka, Fla.Palatka Hs
9Jacob SawyersFROF/RHPR/R6-2191Munford, Tenn.Munford HS
10Jordan GoffSOLHPL/L5-9164Gallatin, Tenn.Goodpasture Christian
11Griffin SiebertJRINFR/R5-10167Cape Girardeau, Mo.Notre Dame HS
12Cody DuncanSOINFR/R5-10161Arlington, Tenn.University of Memphis
13Collin BaberFROFR/R5-9150Clarksville, Tenn.Rossview HS
14T.J. WebbFRRHPR/R6-2168Cookeville, Tenn.Cookeville HS
15Ethan MayberrySRINFR/R5-8178Lexington, Tenn.Jackson Christian School
16Aden CampbellJRINFR/R6-0202Wadsworth, OhioWestern Illinois University
17Parks FlowersJROFR/R5-9183Collierville, Tenn.Union University (Tenn.)
18Kyle DouglasJRRHPR/R6-0217Manchester, Tenn.Coffee County HS
19Landon SewellFRRHPR/R6-3187White House, Tenn.White House HS
20Drake WalkerSOINFR/R6-1228Paris, Tenn.Henry County HS
21J.C. ChapmanJRRHPR/R5-9187Cobden, Ill.Mid-Continent University
23Bailey BarnettSORHPR/R6-2197Lawrenceburg, Tenn.Lawrence County HS
24Brandon GuskeSRRHPR/R6-3187Spring Hill, Tenn.Independence HS
25Alex WhitwellJRCR/R5-11228Parsons, Tenn.Jackson State CC
26Austin MayfieldFRLHPL/L5-11213Arlington, Tenn.Arlington HS
27Wes BrooksJRINFL/R6-4221St. Louis, Mo.St. Louis CC
28Darcy MooreJROFR/R6-1198Sharon, OntarioBill Crothers Secondary
29Beau CavinessJRRHPR/R6-2175Bartlett, Tenn.Bartlett HS
30Joseph LeatherwoodJRCR/R5-9186Bartlett, Tenn.Bartlett HS
31Chandler YoungFROFL/R6-1181Dexter, Mo.Dexter HS
32Austin MabryFRLHPL/L5-10128Murfreesboro, Tenn.Blackman HS
33Wes EversSOOFR/R5-8185Mary Esther, Fla.Rend Lake CC
35Dalton CavinessSORHPR/R6-4216Bartlett, Tenn.Bartlett HS
36Seth SelbyFRRHPR/R5-10168Stevenson, Ala.North Jackson HS (Ala.)
37Larkey DotsonFRRHPR/R5-9146Millington, Tenn.Bolton HS
38Seth CannonFROFL/R5-11181Raleigh, NCAthens Drive HS
39Austin MeltonFROFR/R5-10175Murfreesboro, Tenn.Middle Tennessee Christian
41Collin DavisFRRHPR/R6-1200Memphis, Tenn.Faulkner University (Ala.)
42Riley EcholsSRRHPR/R6-4205Collierville, Tenn.University of Central Arkansas
44Jared HumphryJRRHPR/R6-4254Henderson, Tenn.Chester County HS
* Redshirt
Jonathan Estes Image
Head Coach
8th season
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Assistant Coach
9th season
Will Wallis Image
Assistant Coach
1st season
Jess Trask Image
Grad Assistant
2nd season
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Grad Assistant
2nd season