Brandon Matthews is a professional hitting instructor in North Carolina. Brandon has over a decade of coaching experience at all levels from youth to professional baseball. In 2017, Brandon started Swing Angry LLC for baseball and softball hitting instruction. Since then, Brandon has performed thousands of lessons with youth to professional hitters. Combining playing experience and continued research, Brandon has developed unique training methods aimed at helping athletes compete physically and mentally at the highest levels of the game. With technology and performance-driven training, hitters receive full assessments related to physical mobility, biomechanics of the swing, swing path data, and batted ball profiles to create custom player development plans. These plans help identify and improve areas of focus while maximizing the strengths of the hitter.
Brandon strives to stay up to date on the latest hitting research through continued education and is certified in the following areas:
Baseball Rebellion: Rebel Rack Movement Certification.
Driveline Baseball: Foundations of Hitting.
Driveline Baseball: Youth Baseball
On Base University: Hitting Certification.
USA Baseball Coaches Certification.
Blast Motion Certification
American Baseball Coaches Association Member.
Brandon has coached and helped develop hitters at every level, from youth to professional, including players from the SEC, ACC, PAC 12, and more.
2023 Hitting Coach: Tarboro River Bandits - Premier Collegiate League
2022 Hitting Coach: Waynesboro Generals - Valley Baseball League: Regular Season CHAMPIONS 28-19 overall record. Ranked as the #1 offensive team in the league leading in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, runs scored, hits, doubles, home runs, RBI, total bases, and stolen bases.
2020 Head Coach: Tarboro River Bandits - Carolina Virginia Collegiate League CHAMPIONS 29-11 overall
2019 Hitting Consultant: Waynesboro Generals - Valley Baseball League
2019 Hitting Coach: Paul D. Camp Community College - Ranked as one of the top offenses in NJCAA Region 10 during the 2019 season. Improved the offense from 5 home-runs in 2018 to 37 in 2019 leading to 30 wins and a regional appearance! The team hit .296 /.423 /.450
2018 Hitting Coach: New Market Rebels - Valley Baseball League CHAMPIONS 30 - 18 overall. 5th best offensive team in league history. #1 Offensive team in the league in 2018. .290/.396/.441, The team led the league in all three rate categories, batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage, along with runs (55 more than 2nd place! Same number of games!), doubles (with 85), home runs (with 46), and walks (with 246). The lineup finished second in hit-by-pitches and stolen bases.
2016-2017 Head Coach: Edgewater Pirates in the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate League. 2017 Regular Season CHAMPIONS. 2016 Tournament Runner-Up
2014 Head Coach: Carolina Freedom in the All American Collegiate Baseball League - 2014 Regular Season and Tournament CHAMPIONS. 27-7 overall
Previous volunteer assistant at Chowan University.
2018 Head Varsity Baseball Coach: Pasquotank County High School
Over 7 years in High School Player Development:
Gates County High School and Hertford County High school. Led the JV program and served as the hitting/infield instructor.
Ahoskie 14U State Champion - Tar Heel Little League 2011
Over 10 years experience serving the youth of northeastern North Carolina through American Legion baseball, camps and baseball instruction.
Baseball Rebellion Rebel Rack Movement Certification
Driveline Baseball - Foundations of Hitting
Driveline Baseball - Coaching Youth Baseball
On Base University - Hitting Certification
USA Baseball Coaches Certification
Blast Motion Certification
American Baseball Coaches Association Member