John Hartley: Co-Owner/Director of Baseball Operations for 417 Youth Sports

John is a lifetime Southwest Missouri resident.  John is a Springfield Central HS graduate with a B.S. degree from Oakland City College in Oakland City, IN and a M.S. Athletic Administration degree from William Woods University.  John has led the Springfield Kickapoo Legion Program for 6 years, Willard High School and American Legion for 21 years, College of the Ozarks Baseball Program for 3 years and with the Midwest Nationals for 8 years. John is currently the Head Baseball Coach at New Covenant Academy, where he has started their baseball program from scratch. Last season John and his son Tyler led the New Covenant Academy Warriors to the 2016 Missouri Class 1 State Championship Game where they ended up Runner Up for Class 1 in their second year of existence. In 1997, John was honored with induction into the MHSBCA Hall of Fame. John is married to Julie Hartley and has two kids. Daughter Kelly and her husbancd Robb Richardson. They have one son, Rylan.  Son Tyler and his wife Ashten Hartley.  They have one daughter, Aubree.

Tyler Hartley – Co-Owner/Director of Baseball On Field Operations/417 Baseball 18u Head Coach

Tyler is a 2008 Willard High School graduate who was a 4 year letterman and 2 time All State baseball player for Coach John Hartley and Coach Scott McGee. He went on to play two years at College of the Ozarks and was an All-Conference selection before multiple surgeries prematurely ended his college career. Tyler then earned his bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University in Kinesiology. While getting his degree in Kinesiology Tyler coached for the Midwest Nationals. Tyler coached for them for 5 years before starting with 417 Baseball with his father John Hartley. Tyler has coached one of the 417 Baseball 18U teams for the last 3 years. Tyler is the ISS teacher at Jarrett Middle School for the Springfield Public School System where he is currently the 8th Grade Girls Basketball Assistant Coach and the 8th Grade Boys Basketball Assistant. Tyler is also the Assistant Baseball Coach at New Covenant Academy with his Father John Hartley. In 2016 John and Tyler led the New Covenant Academy Warriors to the 2016 Missouri Class State Championship Game where they ended up Runner Up in only their second year of existence. Tyler is married to his amazing wife Ashten Hartley and they have a beautiful little girl named Aubree.

Kelly & Robb Richardson – Co-Owners/Operation Advisors

Robb and Kelly Richardson currently fill the role of advisers to 417 Youth Sports.  Robb was a highly decorated athlete from Arlington, Washington and came to Evangel University to become an All American Linebacker for the Crusaders. Kelly also was a highly decorated athlete at Willard High School, became the first All American Volleyball Player at Evangel University and was just inducted into the Evangel Crusader Athletic Hall of Fame.  Robb and Kelly have a son – Rylan. Kelly is the Head Volleyball Coach at NCAA Division 1 Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill.  Robb is the Special Teams Coordinator/Assistant Coach at NCAA Division 3 Monmouth College Football in Monmouth, IL.

Terry Tolbert – Legal Counsel

Terry brings a wealth of legal experience with his firm of Tolbert, Beadle and Musgrave.  Terry has been a member of the Missouri and Arkansas Bar for the past 20 years and served in the Army Reserve as a JAG Corp Officer from 1996-2006.  Terry is a current American Legion JAG Corp Officer and served in that capacity for the past 10 years.  Terry also serves currently on the Fair Grove School Board.

Tom Ladd – Partnership and Sponsorship

Tom joins 417 Youth Sports and brings experience in almost every area of Sports Marketing and Directing.  Tom currently is the Voice of the Missouri State Lady Bears and owns and operates, under the banner of the Springfield Sports Network.  Tom has worked at and owned a couple of radio stations in the past 25 years.  Tom and John Hartley have been connected with Travel Baseball for over 10 years through 417 and the Midwest Nationals.