This is Coach Garner's 12th year to coach high school baseball. It is his 9th year at Hillcrest and his 7th year as Head Coach of the program. Coach Garner is a 1998 graduate of Daphne High School. He played for Central Alabama Community College in 1999. During the summer of 1999, he was a part of the USA Junior College Baseball Team. From 2000-2002, Coach Garner played for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. During the summer of 2001, he had the honor of playing with Athletes In Action in the Alaska Baseball League. After graduating from UAB in 2003 with a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Distribution and a Bachelors of Science in Marketing, he went on to play professionally for the Rockford Riverhawks in the Frontier League. Coach Garner has previously coached football and baseball at McAdory High School from 2007-2010 before coming to Hillcrest. He also obtained his Master's degree in Sport Management from the University of Alabama during the spring of 2013.
Coach Garner has been married to Beth Garner, 1999 graduate of Hillcrest, for the past 14 years and they have 3 sons.