Fort Scott Tiger Baseball Coaching Staff
Josh Regan (Head Coach)
Coach Martin has been on the Tiger baseball coaching staff since 2012. He has worked as a strength and conditioning coach for the past 17 years in both the private sector and most recently at FSHS where he graduated in 1995. Coach Martin coordinates the in-season and off-season strength and speed work for baseball athletes as well as those from other sports, and is the head JV baseball coach. The JV Tiger Baseball team has been very successful in recent years due to Coach Martin’s ability to maintain both intensity and fun during games, and that success has translated into player development that has shown up at the varsity level as well.
Coach LaRoche returns to his alma mater after a remarkable Big League career that spanned 12 seasons, highlighted by winning the Silver Slugger Award and the Gold Glove Award while hitting 33 home runs in 2012. He was a perennial defensive wizard at first base and consistently maintained some of the best power numbers in the National League throughout his career.
Adam brings his extensive experience, leadership, and mentality to his new role as a high school baseball coach. He has an excellent demeanor and relationship with the players that he coaches, and commands an immediate respect given his success in the game. Adam currently also enjoys the experience of coaching his son, Drake, who is a sophomore on the team. In addition, Adam is responsible for the beautiful ballpark and facility in which the Tigers play- Dave Regan Stadium/LaRoche Baseball Complex. The project was a gift from Adam and his wife Jenn to the school and the community, and has proven to be a gamechanger both economically and as an aesthetic addition to the town. The LaRoches live on their ranch in rural Fort Scott and remain a huge part of the community.
Coach Messer is a 1999 graduate of Fort Scott High School where he played four years of Tiger Baseball. He coached high school baseball in Chanute, Kansas for eight years before returning to Fort Scott. He is excited to be a part of the coaching staff for the Tiger Baseball program. He believes the program taught him many valuable life skills that he still utilizes today. He is glad to be able to help teach those traits to other young men. Coach Messer is an outstanding baseball mind and does an excellent job connecting with our players and getting the best out of them. Our players love to play for Coach Mess.
Coach Messer and his wife Kari have two children – Jadyn, 12 and Brady, 11. He enjoys traveling around watching his children compete in many different sports and activities.