Aaron Vorachek enters his ninth season as the head coach at Bossier Parish Community College. Vorachek is the all-time winningest coach in Cavalier baseball history; amassing 212 wins over his career. In 2010 former player Rennie Webber received the NJCAA D1 Big Stick Award; Taylor Pittman was award the NJCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year and received the 2011 NJCAA Division I Rawlings Gold Glove® Award; and in 2013 Matt Martin was awarded the Freshman of the Year award in the Texas East Athletic Conference. Prior to arriving to BPCC, Coach Vorachek was working for the Florida Marlins as a scout. His coaching resume includes having coached at three Division I schools. He started his career at Portland State University as an assistant during the 1998 season. Following the ’98 season the program was dropped, so Vorachek took the volunteer position at the University of Portland, while completing his Master of Science degree, in Education. Upon completion of his masters, Vorachek moved back to his home state, Arizona, and was an assistant at Glendale Community College during the 2000 season and through the fall of 2000, until he accepted a position with the Montreal Expos, as a scout for the state of Louisiana. Coach Vorachek also served as an assistant coach at Centenary College during the 2003 season. Vorachek has been a head coach in the Northwest Collegiate League, the Arizona Junior College Summer League, the Mississippi Collegiate Summer League, and for the Shreveport Muckdogs.
As a player, Vorachek was a standout catcher at Plantation High School, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Vorachek earned his Associate of Arts degree from Yavapai College, in Prescott, Arizona. During his career at Yavapai, Vorachek was fortunate to play each year on nationally ranked clubs, under legendary head coach Dave Dangler. Following Yavapai, Vorachek continued playing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of West Florida, which is where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education.
Coach Vorachek resides in Bossier City, Louisiana with his wife Lori and their three children: Buzz (13), Trace (11), and Alexa (10).
Anthony "TJ" Forrest begins his 3rd season as assistant baseball coach at Bossier Parish Community College.
As a freshman at Benton High School, TJ was 7-3 on the mound and earned All-District accolades. Continuing his career at Benton as a sophomore, he went 12-2 and was named All-State and All-District. He missed his junior year on the mound because of a district transfer rule making him ineligible to play for the Haughton High School Buccaneers when he transferred there. As a senior at Haughton, he set a Bucs school record for lowest ERA, had a perfect 7-0 season, and was named All-State and All-Conference. During his high school career, he went 26-5 in three seasons. He was the top high school pitching prospect in the state of Louisiana for 2006 and was also ranked the 121st best prospect in Baseball America's Top 300 High School Players of 2006. TJ was a 44th-round selection for the Florida Marlins in the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft, which he declined.
TJ was recruited during his senior year at Haughton to play baseball for the LSU Tigers. Late in the season of his senior year at Haughton, TJ was injured during a game and had to undergo Tommy John surgery in April 2006. However, he returned to the mound for LSU's first game at Centenary College on March 6, 2007. He worked 31.1 innings for the Tigers during their 2007 season, appearing in 11 games with 6 starts and a record of 2-2.
TJ elected to transfer to Bossier Parish Community College in June 2007. During the 2008 season, he had an 8-3 record with a 1.48 ERA and was a strikeout leader with 79 strikeouts in 85 innings. He was selected to the All-Conference and All-Region team. He was also chosen to represent the USA on the Junior College National Team. He was again chosen during the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 32nd round, which he declined.
After graduating from BPCC, TJ was recruited by the University of Arkansas, where he lettered in baseball and graduated in May 2011 with a degree in Sociology. As a junior, he was used mainly in the starting rotation but also pitched well out of the bullpen for the Razorbacks. When the Hogs advanced to the College World Series, TJ made two appearances in Omaha for a total of 5.1 innings and three strikeouts. He left Arkansas with an 8-1 record and was named All-Fayetteville Regional Pitcher.
TJ resides in Haughton, LA with his wife Meagan.
Thaddius Markray begins his second season as an assistant coach at Bossier Parish Community College.
Coach Markray is a native of Springhill, LA where he graduated from Springhill High School. During his high school career as the Lumberjack’s 3rd baseman Markray received All-District and All-American honors in 1996 and 1997.
In 1997 Coach Markray was a 3rd round draft pick out of Springhill High School for the Cincinnati Reds. Markray begin his pro career as a 3rd baseman, but in 2000 moved from 3rd base to the pitching mound. His career in the minors includes the New York Yankees – 2003, Kansas City Royals – 2004-2007 (made it to AAA in 2007), Shreveport Bossier Captains – 2008-2010 and was also the pitching coach for the Captains during 2009-2010. The summer of 2011 – Pitching Coach for the Grand Prairie AirHogs who went on to win the American Association championship.
Coach Markray resides in Shreveport, LA and has one son, Javien (8).