Hendrix Baseball Camps
Former coach in the San Diego Padres organization Sean McSheffery joined the Hendrix College baseball staff as an assistant in 2016.
In his first season, McShefferey coached three All-Region selections and five All-Southern Athletic Association picks.
McSheffery spent two seasons on head coach Turtle Thomas' staff at Florida International University in Miami. in 2015, the Panthers won the Conference USA Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Regional.
Prior to his time at FIU, McSheffery spent 2012-14 with the San Diego Padres, working with the Eugene Emeralds, the organization's short season Single A team, and the the AAA affiliate Tucson Padres. He was responsible for assisting day-to-day operations of the clubs and managing scouting reports. McSheffery also worked with infielders, hitters and baserunners.
In 2012, McSheffery was an assistant coach at Phoenix College working with hitters and infielders. In 2011, he was a volunteer assistant at his alma mater - the University of Dallas.
McSheffery has also worked for the Cangelosi Baseball Academy, Oak Forest High School and Chicago Bulls White Sox Academy.
He graduated from the University of Dallas in 2010 with a degree in Business Leadership. He was the Crusaders' team MVP and captain as a senior. He hit .320 during his career with a .970 fielding percentage. McSheffery also played at Phoenix College, where he received his associates degree in Business.
What others have said about McSheffery...
"I had the pleasure of having Sheff on my staff for three years. He has a relentless work ethic as well as tremendous love and passion for the game of baseball. I cannot wait to see where Hendrix goes in the coming years" - Pat Murphy - longtime Arizona State coach and current Brewers bench coach
"Sheff is one of the hardest working coaches I have ever coached with. During his time at FIU we had the best defensive infield in my nine years as head coach. He is a great baseball coach and an even better person." - Turtle Thomas - former FIU head coach
Jay Mattox, a native of Conway, begins his ninth year in his third stint as a volunteer assistant coach for Hendrix baseball.
Mattox helped the Warriors to the program's first winning record in 2012 and a school record of 23 victories in 2014.
In one season at the University of Central Arkansas, Mattox was in charge of hitting and coached the Southland Conference Freshman of the Year and Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American. In his last stint with the Warriors, Mattox was an assistant coach helped Hendrix to a 2009 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference title. While at Hendrix, Mattox has coached 19 all-conference hitters.
Mattox has coached summer teams in Conway from 2007-10 and was an assistant at Conway High School in 2007.
Mattox was a two-year letterman for East Carolina University in 2005-06. He was a two-time All-Panhandle Conference selection at Chipola College in Marianna, Fla.
Mattox has been taken the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on two occasions. In 2001, he was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the fourth round, and selected by the Anaheim Angels in the 35th round of the 2003 draft.
He was the 2001 Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior at Conway High. Mattox was a two-time all-state and three-time all-conference honoree.
Mattox earned his associates degree from Chipola College in 2004 and earned his bachelor's from East Carolina in the summer of 2011.
Director of Baseball Operations
Noah Simmons joined the Hendrix College staff as the Athletic Fields & Turf Manager. He is beginning his third season as the Director of Baseball Operations for the Warriors.
In 2015, Simmons was the football team's running backs coach and he helped lead the Warriors to a Southern Athletic Association championship with an 8-3 overall record and a trip to the NCAA Division III Playoffs. He also coached SAA Offensive Player of the Year, AP Little All-America and AFCA Coaches All-American running back Dayton Winn.
Prior to joining the staff, Simmons served as the cornerbacks coach at Lyon College from 2014-15. Before working with the Scots, he worked for the Department of Interior – Bureau of Land Management in Merlin, Ore. where he worked compliance for the wild and scenic section of the Rogue River that has up to class IV rapids.
Simmons owned and operated a small business in Central Arkansas for 18 years that provided landscaping and lawn care maintenance to residential and commercial contracts. In spring of 2013 coach made the decision to sale the business to focus on moving forward in a career change in coaching and sports administration.
Simmons gained his coaching knowledge and experience at the University of Central Arkansas from 2010-13 defensive backs and the defensive line. During his time with the Bears, Simmons helped UCA to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivison Playoffs in 2011 and 2012. UCA also won the Southland Conference championship in 2012.
Simmons also assisted with multiple fundraising programs for the football program and UCA. He interned under Athletic Director Dr. Brad Teague during the 2011 and 2012 seasons while working on his graduate degree. Simmons also assisted in sponsorships, game day operations for men and women’s basketball, NCAA compliance meetings, bid proposals, and attended activities meetings related to university athletic programs.
Simmons spent time working on staff with the Arkansas Travelers as the Assistant Director of Operations – Turf Manager.
Simmons served in the United States Marine Corps during the Gulf War. In May 2009, Simmons went back to school, transferring to the American Military University in Charles Town, W. Va. where he received his undergraduate degree in Sports and Health Science with a 3.4 GPA in May 2011.
Simmons earned his Master of Science in Sports Management from the American Military University in 2012 with a 3.92 GPA and was recognized as a Honors Graduate by the Dean of Students and University President.
He is a Conway native and graduated from Conway High School.
Simmons and his wife Jennifer have been married 15 years and have six children (hers, his, & theirs) Zachary, Spencer, Nicholas, Kassidy, Ryan, and Camryn and reside in Vilonia, Ark.
Brandon Schmidt enters his first year as the Assistant Coach to the Baseball team.
Schmidt went to high school at Little Rock Central High School.
He played baseball at Crowder Community College where he pitched 46 innings.
Schmidt also played at University of Central Arkansas for two years where he was on the Bears team that won the Southland Conference Tournament and played in the NCAA Starkville regional. While there he earned his bachelors degree in Computer Science.
After his collegiate career was over Schmidt became the pitching coach at Little Rock Central high school from 2015-2017.