Brandon Hollier, Varsity Assistant & JV Baseball Coach
Jamie Crocker, Varsity Assistant & JV Baseball Coach
Coach Brian Mavus begins his 8 th year coaching Baseball at Friendswood High School, and is in his 13th year teaching and coaching in Friendswood ISD. He teaches Aquatic Science, Agricultural Science and Medical Science at Friendswood Junior High. Coach Mavus also coaches Football at FJH along with his baseball assignment at FHS. Coach Mavus graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1992 with his Bachelors of Science in Education, and again from SFA in 1993 with his Masters of Education. He is currently in his 26 th year of teaching, with stops in Klein ISD, Deer Park ISD, Alvin ISD, along with his time in Friendswood ISD. Coach Mavus was also blessed to be named the FISD Secondary Teacher of the Year in
2018! He and his wife Irma reside in Alvin, and together have 6 children, 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He and Irma enjoy spending time traveling, and especially enjoy spoiling the grandkids!!
Coach Benavides has been coaching and teaching for 7 years and begins his 4th year with Friendswood High School. Having previously held the positions of JV and Assistant Varsity baseball coach as well as a Varsity football coach, Coach Benavides is now in his first year as the Head Varsity Baseball Coach for Friendswood High School. Coach Benavides is a 2006 graduate of Friendswood High School where he played Varsity Baseball and Football for three years, earning several all-district and regional honors in both sports. After high school, Benavides attended Angelina Junior College for three years on a baseball scholarship. He then went on to attend Stephen F. Austin University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Health Science. Coach Benavides is honored and excited to begin this journey of being the head coach of a long respected and successful baseball program. He prides himself with being a relational coach that cares about the character of his players off the field as much as on. He believes that what his players do in the classroom, in practice, in the weight room, on the track and in the community will translate to winning games. He currently resides in Friendswood with his wife, Courtney, who is a NICU Nurse at Texas Children's Hospital, and their dog, Maverick.
Cory Benavides, Varsity Head Baseball Coach
Brian Mavus, Junior Varsity & Sophomore Baseball Coach
Coach Jared Hoelscher begins his first year as Sophomore Baseball Coach at FHS after previously serving as varsity assistant at his previous district. A 2011 graduate of Rosebud-Lott high school, Hoelscher was part of back to back regional championships. Hoelscher earned All-District first team recognition at 3rd base as well as designated hitter. He concluded his high school career representing Rosebud-Lott in the central Texas all-star game. After two years at Austin Community College, he transferred to Texas State where he graduated with a major in History and minor in Exercise Sports Science. Hoelscher is currently teaching 7th grade Texas history, as well as 8th grade U.S. history at FJH. Married to his wife Lori, they have two dogs: Sadie and Axel. In his spare time, he enjoys time being active and lifting weights as well as watching any Texas Longhorn athletic events and the Cowboys disappoint him every year.
Jared Hoelscher, Sophomore Baseball Coach
Coach Jamie Crocker is a 20 year veteran of teaching and coaching. This will be his 6th year as a Friendswood High School baseball coach. Crocker previously served as a Varsity Assistant under Coach Steve Hecker in 2017 and Head JV/Varsity Assistant under Coach Charlie Taylor from 2005-2009, which included a trip to the State Tournament at Dell Diamond in Round Rock (2008). In 2010, Coach Crocker led Danbury HS as the Head Baseball coach to a 27-9 record and a trip to the Region IV Finals. He has also served as the Head Baseball Coach for Manvel HS from 2011-2012 and led the team to a school record in wins for a single season. Currently, Crocker is the Defensive Coordinator for the Varsity Football Team and teaches Forensic Science. In his playing career, Coach Crocker played for Sweeny High School where he would receive All-District and All-Brazoria County honors. He would go on to obtain a Bachelors of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and Masters in Education Administration from Lamar University. Coach Crocker is excited and energized about returning to the baseball coaching staff where, with the collaboration of the other coaches and leadership of Coach Benavides, he can help grow excellent ball players, respectful young men, and outstanding future leaders of our community. Coach Crocker resides in Friendswood with his wife Melanie, who is a Friendswood High School graduate, a proud member of the FHS State Champion Volleyball Team, and currently works in the FJH Counseling Center. The couple has two beautiful daughters, Elise (14 and a Freshman at Friendswood High School) and Claire (7 and a 1st grade student at Westwood Elementary). The Crocker Family are members of Friendswood United Methodist Church and enjoy trips to the movies.
Coach Brandon Hollier begins his third year as Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach. A 2010 FHS graduate, Hollier was part of the district champion 2009 & regional finalist 2010 Varsity teams. Hollier earned All-District and All-County honors at FHS and holds Friendswood’s single season record for most runs scored (41 in 2010). Hollier earned a scholarship at Galveston College and helped the Whitecaps reach the Regional playoffs for the first time in nine years. Following two years at Galveston Hollier transferred to Concordia University where he earned several honors playing for the Tornados including: Academic All-American, All-Conference (SS), was named to the D3baseball team of the week and the ASC West Division Player of the Week. Hollier graduated with a BS in Kinesiology. Hollier played one season of independent professional baseball with the Santa Fe Fuego. Hollier has two previous coaching stints at Bay Area Christian and Emery Weiner. Hollier is currently teaching 7th grade history at the FJH. Married to his wife Ashley, they have three dogs, Kash, Banks and Roscoe.