Our Coaches.

"A coach is someone that sees beyond your limits and guides you to greatness!"

                                - Michael Jordan


I’m coming to Akins from Seguin High School where I served as a varsity assistant and pitching coach. My tenure in Seguin includes 3 playoff appearances and a number of athletes playing at the collegiate level. I also work with the football team as a defensive assistant. I’m a Texas State Graduate. I’ve been married to my beautiful wife Mave, for 6 years and she is truly the backbone of our little organization. We have 3 dogs with varying degrees of obedience.

My philosophy is based on hyper competitiveness, great energy, and fun. My goal is to provide the best possible experience for each athlete and to help each athlete to do their best in all phases of their lives. When kids buy into this, the wins and losses begin to take care of themselves.

Gordon Taylor

Head Coach

 I have coached for 7 years throughout the state of Texas. I have made stops in Sugarland (Dulles HS), Geronimo (Navarro HS), Buda (Hays HS) and finally here in the great South Austin area at Akins HS. I was born and raised in San Marcos where I played multiple sports (Football, Track, Baseball) while in high school. I had the opportunity to play baseball in Puerto Rico during my Junior year of high school. I am a graduate of Texas State University with a Degree in Exercise and Sports Science and Minor in Business Administration. I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Educational Leadership program at Texas State and expect to graduate in May.  I am married to my beautiful wife Ixlu Rodriguez, we have one daughter Isabella (6) and expecting our second daughter Jayden (Sept 7). I have had the opportunity to coach multiple all district baseball and softball players throughout my 7 years. While at Navarro and Hays I was fortunate enough to be a member of an Area Finalist, Regional Finalist, and Bi-district finalist teams. 

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Isaac Rodriguez

Assistant Coach


 I graduated from Texas State in 2013 and I have been at Akins ever since. While in college I obtained a degree in Psychology and English with teaching certification. Over the past 9 years I have coached baseball for 2 years (2013-2015) and basketball for 7 years (2013-2015 & 2017 - 2021). I have been married to my amazing wife, Erica, since December 31, 2013. We currently have 3 dogs; Mavis, Dobby and Jovie. I am excited to be a part of the baseball program again and I'm looking forward to an amazing season with our kids. Wings up! 

Ben Grajczyk

Assistant Coach