Bush takes on new role at Bill Reynolds Sports Park
By ADRIENNE HARRISON
Communications Director for the City of Bainbridge
If you haven’t been to Bill Reynolds Sports Park recently, you’ll likely see a new face on your next visit. Bryan Bush, Bainbridge Leisure Services Athletic Director, has been tasked with the job of managing Bill Reynolds Sports Park as well as developing and coordinating all of the City’s baseball and softball programs.
A native of Cordele, Bush was a standout baseball player for Crisp County High School and also played with the American Legion Post 99 team out of Fitzgerald. Bush has worked as an assistant coach for both Bullock Academy in Statesboro and Southland Academy in Americus. His experience also includes working with the Crisp County Recreation Department where he honed his skills in recreation management, managing their parks and working with their baseball and softball leagues.
A 2010 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a degree in Recreation Management, Bush began working with the City in February. At the time, his role was mainly to manage the sports complex, but with the recent reorganization, he has taken on the responsibility of coordinating all baseball and softball programs, including the City’s many leagues and any tournaments held at the complex.
Bush truly has a passion for baseball and softball. His hope is to continue to provide recreation opportunities to the citizens of Bainbridge, kids and adults alike. Currently, Bainbridge Leisure Services offers programs for all ages including men’s softball, co-ed softball, and youth baseball and softball.
“I really hope we can grow our numbers in all of our leagues,” Bush said. “We already have a lot of participants, but I’d love to see it get bigger.”
He plans to review each of the league’s organization and rules and hopes to breathe new life in all of the programs. He has already instituted a kids’ baseball clinic that was held in July at the park. “I hope that grows every summer,” Bush stated, “It’s a great thing for the kids and we really enjoyed having it.”
He is also offering private lessons for both baseball and softball. He says the lessons can be structured to fit any given player’s needs, whether it’s hitting, fielding or pitching.
With the new Bill Reynolds Sports Park, Bush is focusing a lot on bringing tournaments to Bainbridge. He has been busy working with tournament directors from throughout the southeast, to promote Bainbridge’s state of the art complex. “The new Bill Reynolds Sports Park allows the city of Bainbridge to host numerous tournaments throughout the year,” Bush said. “By bringing these tournaments to our facilities, it helps promote the great community of Bainbridge, as well as generating economic growth from sales and tax dollars. With support from the community and our tremendous recreation facilities, I believe the Bill Reynolds Sports Park has a great opportunity to positively impact the Bainbridge community for years to come.”
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