Our Executive Staff
Dr. Gary J. Long
Dr. Long has been both a professional baseball player and coach. After playing high school baseball in Lufkin, Texas, Coach Long earned a scholarship to Blinn College and then Texas Tech University. Upon graduation, he played professionally for the Texas City Stars in the independent Lone Star League.
Coach Long’s coaching career began as a graduate assistant baseball coach at Texas Tech University while earning his master’s degree. He then began his high school coaching career spanning 23 years. After retiring in 2011, he was invited to coach baseball in the USA and also Germany. He continues to coach select baseball and teach private lessons in Austin, Texas, as well as abroad.
Dr. Long received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Health, a master’s degree in Education from Texas Tech University and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University.
Dr. Gary Long is the inventor of the Rope Bat™ Hitting System and the CEO of Better Baseball Texas, Inc. If you would like to contact Dr. Long, please use the email form on our Contact page and he will get back to you as soon as possible.
Marketing Consultant, Better Baseball Texas, Inc. To inquire about speaking requests for Dr. Long or about sales or marketing opportunities, please contact Ms. Keesee using the email form on our Contact page and she will get back to you as soon as possible.
We would like to acknowledge the partners who have worked with us and contributed to the success of the Rope Bat™ Hitting System:
- Detail Mold & Design, Rope Bat™ Hitting System Manufacturer in Leander, Texas
Supporting Non-Profit Organizations for Children At Home and Abroad
Better Baseball Texas, Inc. is honored to support Coach Bart Bratcher’s efforts with Heart of a Champion Africa in Zimbabwe, a not-for-profit organization that addresses “crisis of character” issues throughout the African continent through character development programs for high school students. Coach Bratcher is a great ambassador for baseball and has shown tremendous support for Heart of A Champion Africa. We were happy to donate Rope Bats and special training balls.
For more information on Heart of a Champion or to donate, go to:
Coach Bratcher’s Heart of a Champion Team