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MacKinnon named head coach for 2021

Kyle MacKinnon named Macon Bacon head coach

MACON, Ga. – Kyle MacKinnon has been named the head coach of the Macon Bacon, team president Brandon Raphael announced Friday.

“Kyle is the perfect fit to lead our club,” Raphael said. “He came highly recommended and has a wealth of experience in summer baseball. He will step in and elevate our organization on the field while also allowing us to continue to be a leader in the Macon community. We are excited for him to join us next season.”

MacKinnon is in his fifth year as associate head coach at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. His duties include working with the Bulldog hitters. He spent the 2020 summer season as the interim manager of the Mandan Flickertails, which competed in the Northwoods League.

The Caledon, Ontario, native worked two summers as an assistant coach in the Western Major Baseball League with the Medicine Hat Mavericks (2016) and the Fort McMurray Giants (2017). He served as field manager and general manager of the Burlington Bandits of the Intercounty Baseball League, and earned the league’s Manager of the Year award in 2015. Additionally, MacKinnon has assisted with the Ontario Blue Jays and worked with the Barrie Bay Cats.

The Bacon, which won the 2020 Southern Ball Series Championship, are expected to begin the 2021 campaign in May. The Coastal Plain League schedule will be released later this year. For more information on ticket plans, call (478) 803-1795.





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