AUBURN, Alabama – After the loss of Matt Bragga, who left Auburn to return to Tennessee Tech as head coach, Auburn baseball and head coach Butch Thompson announced the addition of former Tennessee pitcher and Southern Union Community College coach Aaron Everett as the program’s director of player development.
“Aaron checks so many boxes that he can have a positive impact on our players, coaches and program as a whole,” said Thompson. “Auburn Family, help me welcome Aaron, Joanna and their three wonderful children to the Plains.”
Everett was the head coach at Southern Union for the past two seasons, leading the Bison to an overall record of 44-31 during his time at the helm. Before being named head coach, he spent the fall 2019 semester as an assistant coach for the program.
Everett also previously held assistant coaching positions with the Alabama-Huntsville (2019), Albany State (2018), and Tennessee Wesleyan (2017).
“I am incredibly blessed to be a member of the Auburn baseball family,” said Everett. “I made a goal of being part of an SEC coaching staff when my playing days were over, and I’m blessed that it has come to fruition.
“The opportunity to work every day with Coach Thompson, a phenomenal mentor of the game, Coach Hudson, who is my all-time favorite professional pitcher, and the rest of the staff is an absolute dream come true for me,” said Everett . added. “It would be hard to find a nicer group of men to work with and learn from. I’m so excited to get this season going and seeing how it unfolds.”
Before breaking into the college coaching ranks, Everett spent three seasons as the head coach at Loudon High School, where he was named the 2015 TBCA Sectional and District 5-AA Coach of the Year, and two seasons as an assistant coach. at Altha High School.
Everett was a three-year reliever in Tennessee, with an 8-2 record and 3.23 ERA in 49 career appearances from 2006-08. He went 4-0 with a 2.82 ERA in 21 appearances in 2007 and was later named the SEC Community Service Player of the Year.
After an injury, Everett spent one season at Lee University in 2010 and was named All-SSAC and the Lee University Relief Pitcher of the Year, while leading the team to second place in the NAIA World Series.
Everett signed with the San Diego Padres after his collegiate career and spent one season with the Eugene Emeralds, going 5-2 with a 2.76 ERA in 25 relief appearances.
Born in Loudon, Tennessee, Everett graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2012. He is married to his college sweetheart, Joanna Stewart Everett. They have three children, Rackley, Marion and Lila.