JASON HANIGER

FOUNDER | 18U HEAD COACH | HEAD OF RECRUITING

BIO

Jason Haniger grew up playing baseball in Santa Clara, California. Haniger pursued a baseball scholarship at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. During his first two seasons as a Yellow Jacket, Haniger served as the backup catcher to Matt Wieters (All-Star catcher for the Baltimore Orioles). As a junior, Haniger started for Georgia Tech and was drafted in the 19th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2008 MLB Draft. Haniger decided to return to Tech for his senior year and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Management.

Following graduation, Haniger pursued his Masters of Education at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. During this time, Haniger served as a graduate assistant for the Rockhurst University baseball team. His responsibilities included working with catchers and hitters, as well as implementing a strength and conditioning program. In addition to coaching, Haniger served the baseball team by conducting bible studies and leading a group of 20 baseball players on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic through Fellowship of Christian Athletes and SCORE International.

After graduating from Rockhurst University, Haniger was hired as a 6th grade math teacher in the North Kansas City School District. Haniger served as the assistant varsity baseball coach at Rockhurst High School for two seasons prior to starting IMPACT Athletes of Kansas City. Haniger received his Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University. Haniger served as the Assistant Principal at New Mark Middle School prior to becoming Principal at Barry School in the Platte County School District.

Haniger's current role is an Advisor for Maquette Advisors based out of Kansas City, MO. He currently resides in Kansas City, MO with his wife, Erin, and his four daughters, Evluhia (8), Eyla (6), Zoe (4), and Harlow (2).

PLAYING EXPERIENCE & AWARDS

GEORGIA TECH (2005-2009)

In 135 games, Haniger posted a .320 batting average, 19 home runs, 94 RBI, and a .534 slugging percentage.

2020

  • North Kansas City Schools Culture of Excellence Award for Service

2017

  • Missouri Coach of the Year - Community for Coaches

2016

  • North Kansas City Schools Superintendent's Leadership Institute Vicki L. Baker Award

2009

  • Johnny Bench Award Nominee
  • ACC Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Lowes Senior Class Award Finalist
  • Robert Cup Award
  • Peach of an Athlete (Athletic Role Model)
  • Georgia Tech Baseball Team Captain

2008

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 19th round draft pick
  • NCAA Athens Regional All-Tournament Team
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District 3rd Team
  • Bobby Dodd Scholarship
  • All-ACC Academic Baseball Team

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Club Baseball (2011-present)
  • Rockhurst High School Baseball (2012-2013)
  • Rockhurst University Baseball (2010-2011)