• Coach Cornblum

    Eddie Cornblum, Head Coach 

    Coach Cornblum is in this sixth year as Head Coach at Midway High School.  Coach Cornblum holds a Bachelor's degree in Recreation with a minor in Business Management from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor.  His early coaching experience included serving as Assistant Coach under Craig McMurtry at Temple College (1997-1999), Assistant Coach under Larry Haynes at Temple HS (2000-2003), and Assistant Coach under David Tidwell at Belton HS (2003-2008).  In 2008, Coach Cornblum became Head Baseball Coach at Belton HS where he led their program until his departure for Midway High School in 2016.  Cornblum served as the Regional Director for the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association (THSBCA) for 3 years (2012-2015), as well as the Head Baseball Coach for Team Texas 2011-2013.  In 2016, Coach Cornblum was named to the THSBCA All Star Committee and served as Head Coach for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes' Victory Bowl.  Since coming to Midway, Coach Cornblum's teams have won 3 district Championships, sent dozens of players to college and has seen his teams average 23 wins a year.  Success should never be once in a while. It should be sustained.

    There is so much Cornblum loves about coaching.  His favorites include developing players, the challenge of excellence, practices, games, edging the baseball field, the relationships with his players, the friendships he shares with his fellow coaches, and last but not least...WINNING!

    Coach Cornblum and his wife, Deena, have two children: daughter Tarran, 25, who resides in Austin, and Couper who is a junior at Wichita St. and plays baseball for the Shockers.

    In his spare time, Cornblum likes to spend time with his wife, workout, watch movies and work on the baseball field.  The Cornblums are very involved with special needs groups.  Coach Cornblum is the founder of "Homerun for Health," a fundraiser held in collaboration with Scott & White Children's Hospital.

    His advice to players today is "There might be players more talented than you, but there is no reason you can't be a great teammate, out work your opponent, and do whatever you can to help your team be successful."

     

  • Coach Mann

    Chase Mann, Varsity Assistant

    Coach Mann is a graduate of Robinson High School and Tarleton State University.  His previous coaching experience includes time at McGregor, West, A&M Consolidated and Rosebud-Lott.  His success at these schools included three state tournament appearances as Head Coach, being named THSBCA's All-Star Coach in 2013, All-American Game Coach in 2005 and Houston Area Baseball Coaches Association's Coach in 2005.  In his spare time, Coach Mann enjoys working Baseball Factory/V Tool events, hunting and watching his daughter Azlee (18) and son Clayton (14) play soccer.  His favorite thing about coaching baseball is the bond built with his players and seeing them grow both as baseball players and as young men.  His favorite quote is, "Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world."  His best advice to his players today is, "Develop a strong work ethic, improve daily and HUSTLE!"

  • Coach Basden

    Ben Basden, Varsity Assistant

    Coach Basden is currently in his 17th year of coaching-his seventh at Midway High School.  He earned both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Baylor University.  His coaching experience includes time spent as a baseball coach at Vanguard College Preparatory School and Troy High School.  His favorite thing about coaching baseball is the opportunity to positively impact young men, while watching them compete and respond to the challenges in the game of baseball.  In addition to coaching, he is also the Worship Leader at Crossroads Fellowship Church.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing music, reading and spending time with his wife, Michelle and his children, Bryce (10), Brinkley (8), and Brewer (4).  His favorite quote is from John Wooden, "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."  Coach Basden's best advice to his players is to make the most of every moment and every relationship.

     

  • Coach Wright

    Nick Wright, JV Blue Coach

    Coach Wright is a graduate of Baylor University and was a member of the 2012 Big XII Championship baseball team.  Prior to Baylor, he pitched for two seasons at Angelina College in Lufkin, tying the school record for career appearances.  Coach Wright is a graduate of Belton High School, where he played three seasons of varsity baseball.  Prior to Midway, Coach Wright coached for four years at Bruceville-Eddy High School, where he served as the head baseball coach for three of those years.  In his spare time he enjoys working out, traveling, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and taking naps.  His best advice for players is, "As the years pass, your teammates will remember you a lot more for how you treated them than for how you performed on the field."

     

  • Coach Fungo Man

    Coach Fungo Man

    Coach has been on staff for 7 years.  He is a distant cousin to Coach Chase Mann (the resemblance is remarkable).

    His hometown is Shreveport, LA.