We aim to enhance the development of players, their character, and confidence while showing the love of God to others using the platform of baseball.

Greg Burgess

CO-OWNER / HEAD COACH

Coach Burgess grew up playing baseball in Michigan. He played his college ball in LaCrosse, Wisconsin at Viterbo University and pro baseball for the Baltimore Orioles. He finished his playing career in 2008 after 18 years of competitive baseball. But the sport never left his heart, or his life.  His coaching career began soon after. Coaching for Northwood University (D-2) and Michigan Braves (semi-pro) in Midland, Michigan in 2009.

After moving to Nashville in 2010 he immediately started coaching elite travel summer baseball and after being noticed for his coaching style and hard work added to his coaching resume as a coach for Mt. Juliet in the spring. After only a year he quickly became recognized in the high school world and improved his career by transitioning to a coach for Goodpasture High School as a Varsity Assistant where he has been since 2014.

He and his business partner, Ryan Self, started angels Baseball in 2015 and he continues to coach at the highest level, both in the summer and the fall, that elite baseball has to offer.
His future plans are to continue to build and improve angels Baseball while developing young athletes’ confidence, character, and baseball talent both on and off the field. He is very excited to serve in this way and looks forward to what the future holds.

Greg is a graduate of Belmont University.

Ryan Self

CO-OWNER / HEAD COACH

HEAD OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Ryan Self grew up in the Nashville area. He played for Mount Juliet High School from 2002-2006, where he was a three year starting utility player but was well known for his catching and middle infield abilities. Ryan was a two year district and regional team selection for Tennessee 9aaa, and was selected to 2nd team all state his senior year as co-captain for Mount Juliet High School.

Ryan grew up playing for an elite travel baseball organization in the greater Nashville area, with high caliber players, such as Sonny Gray, Caleb Cotham, Rex Brothers, Mike Minor, and Taylor Hill, all of which played or are currently on Major League rosters.

Ryan continued his playing career at East Tennessee State University where he was a two year starter for the Division 1 Buccaneers. He played his freshman and sophomore years before injuries and the passion for teaching the game of baseball took over.

He has coached in elite organizations since 2009, has given baseball and softball lessons during that time, while also running his indoor facility. Ryan is going into his second year as head coach at Donelson Christian Academy and has a passion for teaching on and off the field. He is dedicated to helping young kids grow and develop as players and more importantly in to young Christian men who will become outstanding citizens and leaders in their communities.

Kyle Douglas

HEAD COACH

Coach Douglas grew up playing baseball in Tennessee. He graduated from Coffee County Central High School in 2014 after an accomplished career. He was voted a team captain for his junior and senior seasons. He was selected All-District his junior and senior seasons, and All-Region his senior season. He also competed in elite travel summer baseball, playing for Coach Burgess for two seasons.
Upon graduation, Coach Douglas accepted a scholarship to play college baseball at Freed-Hardeman University, an NAIA university that competes in the American Midwest Conference. Up to this point, he has been an integral part of a conference championship team and two NAIA National Tournament teams.
During his sophomore year, Coach Douglas accepted an offer to become a part of angels Baseball Organization. He assisted Coach Burgess and Coach Self during the organization’s first summer of competitive travel baseball in 2016 and the subsequent fall. He is stepping into head coach role for the summer of 2017.

In 2015, Ryan Self and Greg Burgess set out to be different than any other organization in the country. They set out to develop these young men in ways others weren’t reaching. The passion and love for the game and the thought of making people better is what drives them.

They started Angels Baseball Organization and Angels Wings Inc. to give young athletes a place where they can reach their full potential on and off the field. They dedicate their time to developing these young men into great players.

In starting Angels Wings Inc. the goal is to help local kids with financial disabilities reach their full potential, while also teaching them skills BEYOND BASEBALL. The program’s goal is to also help inner city children get the materials to be successful with sports as well as life.