Madison Southern baseball coming a final four run in the 11th region hired former EKU Colonel great Jayson Langfels to be their next head coach. Langfels played for EKU and was drafted by the Colorado Rockies spending 6 seasons in professional baseball. Jayson previously served as an assistant coach for Madison Southern back in 2017 and joined the Colonels staff this season as a volunteer coach. Below is the press release from the school on the hiring of their new coach.
Madison Southern would like to announce the hiring of their new baseball coach Mr. Jayson Langfels. Coach Langfels has a proven track record both on and off the field. He has a true passion for the game of baseball, education, and impacting young lives in a positive way. We are very excited to have him lead these young students athletes on and off the field. Please come and welcome him into his new role at MSHS, Monday 6/10/2019, in the Madison Southern auditorium at 6pm.
The three-year starter at third base for EKU from 2008 to 2010 was drafted after his junior season in the 16th round by the Rockies and played six seasons in their minor league system. Langfels’ best professional season came in 2012 when he hit .280 with four home runs, 51 RBIs and 44 runs scored for the Class A Advanced Modesto Nuts. A year later he hit 14 home runs for AA Tulsa.
Langfels was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball after his first season in maroon and white when he hit .304 with four home runs, 37 RBIs and a school single season record eight triples. He was chosen as a second team All-American after hitting .441 with 12 home runs, 72 RBIs, 45 runs and 15 stolen bases as a sophomore in 2009. Langfels posted a .353 batting average with 16 home runs and 52 RBIs as a junior.
Less than a year after his collegiate career ended, Langfels was chosen to the EKU All-Century Team in February 2011.
Langfels finished his EKU career with 203 hits, 32 home runs, 161 runs batted in and a .364 batting average. He completed his degree in general studies in health sciences at EKU in December 2014.
In 2014, Langfels was recognized as having the best infield arm in the Texas League AA and was also rated as the best defensive third baseman.
Langfels was a second team all-state selection after hitting .469 with 33 runs scored and 14 doubles as a senior at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Kentucky.
Langfels led the Eastern Kentucky University hitters in the 2019 season to several national rankings among all division 1 Programs:
17th in runs
14th in Homeruns
7th in stolen bases
21st in walks
29th in slugging percentage
27th in hits
75 home runs as a team was the most home runs by an Eastern Kentucky team in the last 10 years.
Jayson has worked at Madison Southern High School for 4 years and teaches Science Foundations. His wife, Courtney, also works at Madison Southern where she teaches U.S. History. Jayson and Courtney have a three year old daughter named Kennedy and an 8 month old son named Wyatt.