Private Lesson Coaches

In addition to coaching some of our baseball teams, the coaches below also provide private instruction at Southern Performance Institute. Please contact these coaches directly to schedule lessons.

Knights Knation Coaches

Darius Kendrick

Born and raised in Vicksburg, MS, Kendrick was a multi-sport athlete who excelled on the baseball field at Vicksburg High School before attending Holmes Community College, Jefferson Davis Community College, and Louisiana College. After college, he went on to play professionally in the Independent system, playing with various teams and leagues including the Arizona Desert League, National Urban Professional League, Pecos League, and finished his career with the USA military baseball team before retiring due to injury. As a coach for Knights Knation, Darius focuses on training players in fundamentals and body control. Please call or text to schedule a lesson with Coach Kendrick.

Please call or text 601-831-7334 to schedule a lesson with Coach Kendrick.

Chamar McDonald

Chamar McDonald played baseball, football, and basketball at Madison Central High School in Madison, MS. He was considered one of the best all-around athletes in the state. After graduating high school in 2001, McDonald signed with Louisiana State University to play college baseball under Skip Bertman. He was also drafted at the age of 17 by the Kansas City Royals in the 5th round (145th overall) of the 2001 MLB June Amateur Draft. McDonald was the first Mississippian drafted that year and was considered the best hitting prospect in the state. He decided to pursue his professional career, and retired in 2006 after several injuries.

Please call or text 601-462-5555 to schedule a lesson with Coach McDonald.

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