ABOUT P27 Performance Center Leadership


P27 Performance Center leadership is made up of a group of professionals who not only understand the game, but believe in the core principles that will enable players to reach their potential.

Johnathan Johnson, Head Coach

Jonathan Johnson played professional baseball for 10 years, 6 of those years at the major league level.  He attended Florida State University where he was the ACC Freshman of the Year, a Freshman All American, two time All American, two year All ACC team, voted the 1995 ACC tournament MVP, and voted Florida’s 1995 Amateur Player of the Year.

Coach Johnson represented his country playing for team USA in 1994. He was drafted in the first round, 7th overall, by the Texas
Rangers in the 1995 amateur draft. He has since been voted on the all century ACC team and has been inducted to the Florida State Hall of Fame.

Matt Padgett, Assistant Coach / Hitting Coordinator

Coach Padgett is a former Clemson Tiger and a 17-year veteran of professional baseball. A former draft pick of the Miami Marlins in 1998, he developed the reputation as a consistent middle-of-the-lineup power source.  Padgett's career statistical highlights include: 120 home runs, 230 doubles, 588 RBI, and a lifetime batting average of .264.


Padgett began his playing career with the Marlins, making it all the way to Triple-A Albuquerque in 2004, where he belted 24 homers and drove in 93. Padgett also played Triple-A over the next three seasons, including stints with Triple-A affiliates for the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies.

Independently, Padgett has spent time with the York Revolution, Long Island Ducks and Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League, and the Kansas City T-Bones and Wichita Wingnuts of the
American Association. In 2013, the Jackals acquired Padgett in a late season deal with the T-Bones to add power. Padgett also spent five winters playing in Mexico and Venezuela during winter ball, an experience that the former first baseman says taught him a lot about the diverse culture of the game.

Corey Warner, President

Corey Warner grew up in Lexington and went to White Knoll High School. He graduated in 2008 and signed to play baseball at Newberry College.


God then pulled him in a different direction where he played baseball at both USC Aiken and Catawba Valley Community College before landing at Toccoa Falls College as a sophomore. He won 3 consecutive National Championships along with winning the World Series MVP in 2012.

Corey, in addition to his duties with P27 owns and operates The Body Shop of Lexington, a full service fitness center.

Zach Warner, Director of Player Devemopment

Zack Warner grew up in Lexington where he played at Brooklyn Cacye High School. He was blessed enough to win a class AAA high school championship his freshman year.


He then went on to play college ball at Toccoa Falls College where he won two National Championships and back to back All American honors. God then pulled Zack closer to home to Francis Marion University where he finished his career.

Nate Bowen, Director of Baseball Operations

Nate Bowen is coming to us from Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, Ga.  During his time at TMU, he served as the health and wellness coordinator for the university. He served as the
strength and conditioning coach for several teams at the University. 


Nate is currently pursuing his masters in Sports Science with a concentration on Health and Fitness. Before taking the role at
Truett McConnell, Nate served 2 years as the assistant athletic director and head baseball coach at Toccoa Falls College.


Bowen finished his playing career for Toccoa Falls College in 2012 after winning back-to-back national championships. He served the team in the closer role and was blessed with an incredible senior season becoming NCCAA All-American and Conference pitcher
of the year.