Friday October 21st, 2016

Jason Magnum


Jason Magnum

USSSA Playing History Player Page


2014 Interview

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
1st and the local 1 pitches and tourneys I play a mean shortstop though

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
I could say the usual names but played with Brain Rainwater and dude is a beast hit it where he wanted and hit it hard

Why do you like the game of softball?
I love to play and compete but it's the people you meet and the life long friendships you make that means the most..

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
I might be biased but Tommy Melton, Josh Wiggs, Stuart Snell, Lee Payne, Chivas Clark ..locally Curtis Cornett can ball

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Jmag or mags

What is your height and weight?
6'3 270

Where do you call home?
Hapeville, Georgia

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Off weekend what is that?? Spending time with my daughter

What do you do for a living?
I own a recording studio here in Atlanta

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I played it all football, basketball, and baseball Greg Millsap says would've went pro in all 3 sports if the coach would've put me in just once!!

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I played in a league and a good friend of mine Wayne Stephens asked me to play for coach Billy Moody and Driftwood.  Played with those guys for 4 years the team folded up due to TDM..Greg and Donnie gave me a chance with dynasty it's been great..

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The pitching by far…defense is so much better

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Haven't had the highlight I want yet ask me after I win a world..what sticks out the most is finishing 3rd at the pic in Chattanooga, it was an accomplishment

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
I have been blessed to be coached by 2 guys with so much knowledge of the game..Mr Billy Moody with Driftwood and Mr Donnie Munford with Dynasty

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Play hard and play alot

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
28 oz over lap grip drop my Pinky

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
I lift, hit bp once a week if weather permits, and rest..people don't realize the travel a conference schedule calls for so I like to stay close to home during offseason

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Atlanta braves , hawks and's been a rough year as a fan..

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
No superstitions..although I do swipe the box before I hit

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
I love the upper game

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
The mullet or pic

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Field of dreams Las Vegas was awesome

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Wing house

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Man playing with Matt Titshaw, Wayne Stephens, Steve Smelcher, Walt Black, Brandon Chappell and Driftwood those dudes would do the craziest and funniest things I've ever seen and been apart of.  Greg Millsap has a lot of jokes too..









12 responses to “Jason Magnum”

  1. Mike Hernandez says:

    This guy has an awesome name, it sounds like a porn star name. LOL, jk boss, good luck this coming year, hope you have a great one.

  2. D. Munford says:

    What a pleasure to be able to coach this guy and call him my friend. The guy only wants to get better and puts in the work. If you ever wanted someone to have your back, MAGGY is the one. Thanks Jason for giving me the opportunity to be someone who has a small voice in your success.

  3. Wiggs says:

    Great guy on and off the field. Glad to be able to call him a friend and team mate. Looking forward to 2014….

  4. Chad Loudon says:

    Great guy and a REAL MASHER!!! Good luck and see you on the field buddy!! BOOOWHOOOP!

  5. Snake 10 says:

    Enjoyed playing with you the last two years J Mag…..keep working hard and the sky is the limit buddy! RTR!


    Although he has to stay 100 yards from elementary schools, JMAG is a great guy and i am proud not only to call him a teammate but a good friend s well. You meet alot of shady characters over the years in softball but this is one of the good guys and he is the tru definition of the word friend. Great interview and looking forward to another strong year this season.

  7. M Titshaw says:

    Man where do I start? First things first I see one thing that is missing is the nickname “Thundar Throat”, guess you forgot that from your days in Thundar from down under. I’ve seen this dude work his way up the ladder from the bottom, all the way to the top. When he first started playing tournament ball he was a back up and couldn’t even make the starting line up in E class all the way to playing conference ball at a high level. Who would have thought that when the first tournament you played in Myrtle Beach with OBC in tow. My man has put in the work and will always do what it takes to be a team leader.

    More importantly off the field you cannot find a better guy. We have had some good damn times for sure. From times in Fla, to times in ATL, to the cold nights in July in Columbus GA with the winds blowing off the river in the parking lot, all the way to “call me a cabs” in Savannah, it was an awesome ride on Driftwood. Couldn’t be more proud of a friend and more importantly someone I can call my brother. Keep kicking ass bro!!!

  8. LP says:

    The man, the myth, the legend of Hapeville, GA! My great teammate (on and off the field), carpool buddy, and bp partner, but most of all – a true friend. Keep working hard and smashing it, I know you will! See you in the ‘Ville for some cuts soon

  9. Clack24 says:

    One of the coolest dudes on the Planet!! Keep puttin in work and those big #’s my dawg!! Good luck this season!!

  10. DWood6 says:

    You’ve come a long way since E ball playboy! Don’t think there is a more dedicated, hard working cat out there. Can’t wait to swing this dudes signature bat. If its anything like his stripping days it will be long and narrow with no sweet spot! Proud to call this tender D a friend and a brother.

    “Gametime at 7 in the morning, party til 5.” DWood 4 liiiiiife!

  11. Wooooooooow…. Love this interview. That’s awesome. Proud to say he is a great guy but most importantly his is “the” best father in the entire world.
    Glad to see he’s progress tremendously and that through all his trials and tribulations his dreams has come true. This man has inspired me in so many ways .
    From him I’ve learned to never give up and that anything is possible. He’s shown his daughter how hardwork does payoff .He deserves everything that god has blessed
    him to have . Although Kendall is daddy’s little “girl”, she is determined to follow her Heros footsteps and why not follow a great leader. Kuddos to the man with the BIG heart Mr.Jason Magnum.

    Love AshleyC/ Kendall Magnum

  12. AChristler says:

    Great guy all around. Can’t say one thing bad about him. Very genuine person.

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