Macon Bacon hires new head baseball coach

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Macon Bacon have hired Kyle MacKinnon as their new head baseball coach. Team President Brandon Raphael announced the news Friday.

MacKinnon has been an associate head coach at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas the last five years.

He spent the summer as the interim manager of the Mandan Flickertails, which competed in the Northwoods league.

MacKinnon, a native of Caledon, Ontario, worked two summers as an Assistant Coach in the Western Major Baseball League with the Medicine Hat Mavericks and the Fort McMurray Giants.

He also helped with the Ontario Blue Jays and worked with the Barrie Bay Cats.

The Bacon won the Southern Ball Series Championship, and is expected to start the 2021 season in May. The schedule for next season is expected to be released later this year.

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Montezz Allen joined 41NBC as a sports reporter in 2019. He was born and raised on the West Side of Detroit, Michigan, but spent seven years in Chicago, Illinois. While there, he worked as a Sports Anchor at NCTV17, a Sports/News Reporter at Urban Broadcast Media and an Assistant Producer at WBBM-AM Newsradio — the No. 1-ranked news radio station in Chicago. He also made frequent guest appearances on WCIU's "The Jam" and The D & Davis Sports Radio Show at "670 The Score." He graduated from Oakland University — located in Rochester, Mich. — where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2012 and then earned a Master of Arts from DePaul University in Chicago in 2014. He's the first person out of his immediate family to achieve the feat of earning a college degree — let alone two of them. He's extremely proud of that. Tezz has a strong love for the game of basketball. He played most of his life. It's his passion. He admits that he's a Kobe Bryant fan and believes the "Black Mamba" is the second greatest player of ALL TIME, hands down. In his spare time, Montezz loves to workout, travel, shop for the latest fashion and spend time with his family. Tezz is excited to be in Middle Georgia, and is looking to tell the best sports stories he possibly can. Don't hesitate to hit him up at mallen@41nbc.com.