Corey Truman, Junior Varsity Baseball Coach
Coach Marburger begins his 3rd year with the Friendswood baseball program. He began his teaching and coaching career at Galveston Ball High School before moving to Friendswood. Coach Marburger attended the University of Houston where he earned a B.S. in mathematics. After college, Marburger began a career in the business world. While successful, he always felt his calling was in teaching and coaching, so he made the career change in 2013. Being a successful high school athlete, he is intent on playing the game the right way, fundamentally, while playing with passion, heart, discipline, and pride. At FHS, Coach Marburger teaches Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus. He is also the JV and Varsity assistant basketball coach.
Caleb Marburger, Sophomore Baseball Coach
Brandon Hollier, Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach
Coach Truman begins his 4th year at Friendswood High School and his 2nd year as JV Baseball coach. He began his teaching and coaching career at Friendswood Junior High. Coach Truman now teaches U.S. History at the High School and is the Varsity Football Running Backs coach. A 2006 graduate from Friendswood High School, Truman went on to play football for Texas Lutheran University. He then transferred to the University of Houston where he graduated with a B.S. in Sports Administration. Coach Truman resides in Friendswood with his wife Courtney.
Coach Benavides has been coaching and teaching for four years and begins his 2nd year teaching at Friendswood High School as well as his 2nd year as the Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach. Benavides also coaches Varsity Football QB/WR. Benavides is a 2006 graduate of Friendswood High School and played Varsity Baseball and Varsity Football for three years. After high school, Benavides attended Angelina Junior College for three years on a baseball scholarship. He then went on to attend Stephen F. Austin and obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Health Science. Coach Benavides currently resides in Friendswood with his wife, Courtney, who is a NICU Nurse at Texas Children's Hospital, and their dog, Maverick.
Coach Hecker begins his 3rd year at Friendswood High School and his 2nd year as head coach. He began his teaching and coaching career at Galveston Ball High School (7 years); the last 4 years serving as the Head Baseball Coach. In his first season as head coach, he led the Ball High Tornadoes to their first playoff appearance in 11 years and their first playoff win in 13. In 2012, and again in 2013, he was named the Galveston County Coach of the year as well as the District 24-4A Co-Coach of the year. Career record stands at 95-58 (.621). Coach Hecker played Division I baseball for the University of Memphis and Illinois State University. He graduated from ISU with a B.S. in Business Administration. Coach Hecker also went on to enjoy 7 seasons pitching in minor league baseball. He first signed with the Toronto Blue Jays on June 20th, 2001; with stints in Independent baseball and the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Hecker draws from that experience while he remains focused on developing fundamentals, competition, and discipline. Coach Hecker has mentored 32 players who have gone on to play college baseball and players drafted in the 2nd, 10th, 11th, 14th, 26th, and 28th round of the MLB first year player draft. At FHS, he teaches Sports and Entertainment Marketing and Money Matters. Married to his wife Jessica, they have two boys Jackson and Tyler.
Cory Benavides, Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach
Steve Hecker, Varsity Head Baseball Coach
Coach Brandon “BAM” Hollier begins his first 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 D3 baseball team of the week and the ASC West Division Player of the Week. Hollier graduated with a B.S. 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 and currently, teaches 7th grade history at Friendswood Junior High. Coach Hollier is Married to his wife Ashley and have two dogs, Kash and Roscoe.