Baseball - Varsity
|21||Toby Trowbridge, IV||IF|
|23||Harrison Wilson IV||OF||11|
|35||Sam Thomas McInnis||1B|
Allen Pavatte is entering his ninth year as head baseball coach at Madison-Ridgland Academy. He also teaches World History and is the Elementary Football Coordinator. Allen previously served as Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Briarcrest Christian School, Covington High School, and Sky View Academy. He also served as assistant coach at the University of Memphis and Arlington High School. Allen graduated from the University of Memphis with a B.S. in History and a Master of Arts in Teaching. Under his leadership as head baseball coach at Sky View, Covington, Briarcrest, and MRA his teams have won nine district championships, three region titles, made nine State Championship appearances, a third place finish in the state, four State Runner-ups and three State Championships. During this career numerous honors have been earned: 8-time District Coach of the Year; Commercial Appeal BOP Coach of the Year; three-time Covington Leader "Best of the West" Coach of the Year; the 1999 TBCA State Coach of the Year; and most recently the Bill Buckner FCA Influence Award. Allen also served as president of the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association from 2009-11. He also worked as a grounds crew member at the 2009 SEC Tournament in Hoover, AL. He has worked in numerous baseball camps and spoken at several baseball clinics. In 2011, he was inducted into the inaugural Sunbelt Classic Hall of Fame at the Sports Hall of Fame in Oklahoma. In January of 2013, he was inducted into the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Allen has been married to Karen for 31 years. They have three sons, Mason (26), Reece (23), and Jake Ross (20). The Pavatte's are members of Broadmoor Baptist Church.
Chad Lipscomb is a 1994 graduate of Natchez Cathedral and a 1998 graduate of Delta State University. Coach Lipscomb was a team member of the Delta State Baseball program for three years, including 1996 when they won the Gulf South Conference and reached the Division II World Series. This will be his 9th year at MRA and his 20th overall teaching/coaching. He began his career as a high school football assistant at Trinity Episcopal in Natchez. He then coached two years at Adams County Christian School in Natchez, where he was the head junior high football coach and head varsity baseball coach. From 2000-2008 he coached at Manchester Academy in Yazoo City, where he started out being the head junior high football and head baseball coach. He later became the Athletic Director and head football coach. While at MRA, Lipscomb has served as head junior high football, assistant for high school football, and serves an assistant in baseball, who helped lead to the Division I AAA State Championship in 2012 and the AAAA State Championship in 2016. He has two children, Kaleb (13) and Sarah Glen (10). His family are members of Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison.
Brett Christensen is entering his first year as head softball coach at Madison-Ridgeland Academy. He also teaches 8th grade STEM and is an assistant baseball coach. Christensen is a native of the Jackson-area and previously served as Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Park Place Christian Academy. He also served as assistant baseball coach at Richland HS and Southside Christian School (SC) and assistant softball and football coach at Park Place Christian Academy. Christensen graduated from Belhaven University with a B.S. in Elementary Education and minors in Biological Sciences and Psychology. He is also a graduate of Holmes Community College with an A.A. in Biological Sciences. He was a member of the Holmes’ baseball team and was inducted into the Holmes Community College Hall of Fame class of 2014. Under his leadership as head baseball coach at Park Place Christian Academy, his teams saw 7 players continue their playing career at the collegiate level while rebuilding the program’s image and reputation. He also works as the camp coordinator for D-BAT Pearl. He has worked in numerous baseball camps and spoken at baseball clinics including coordination of an ACE Clinic for USA Baseball. Christensen is also a 6-year continuous member of the American Baseball Coaches’ Association (ABCA). Brett was recently married to his wife, Mary Stafford, in December 2019. They reside in Madison and have a puppy named Reedy.