The Diamond Mine is committed to excellence by providing athletes with a well equipped, well staffed wholesome, baseball and softball training facility that is a challenging, productive learning environment for athletes at all ages and prepares these athl

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JD Chaplain: President, Co-owner

JD is a pitching instructor and Co-Owner with his father Darin, at the Diamond Mine. JD is also the Head Baseball Coach at Asheville Christian Academy. JD does the day-to-day operations, which include handling the financials, human resources, data and website management. JD attended Owen Middle and High School where he played baseball and basketball from 7th-12th grade.  He played on the varsity baseball team his sophomore, junior, and senior years. While there, he was awarded All-Conference his junior and senior years, as well as All-State his senior year.  JD was named player of the year and scholar athlete of the year in the Western Highlands Conference his senior year.  He was named to the All WNC team also that year.  After graduating in 2011, he went on to play baseball at Brevard College in Brevard, North Carolina where he studied Business Organization Leadership and History and graduated in 2015.  He was a 4 year starting pitcher and was awarded the South Atlantic Conference Scholar Athlete of the year his senior year.   

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