Meet Our Team of Baseball Advisors

Rick Asadoorian

College Baseball Advisor

Rick Asadoorian
Rick Asadoorian is originally from Massachusetts where he attended Northbridge High School. Rick was a standout student-athlete where he earned 12 varsity letters in 3 sports, Football, Basketball, and Baseball. He was an all-state wide receiver in Football and a first team All-American in baseball. After committing to play baseball at the University of Florida on a full scholarship he was a 1st round OF draft choice out of high school in the 1999 draft by his home state Boston Red Sox. Deciding to forgo his college career he played 12 years professionally for 5 different organizations (Red Sox, Cardinals, Rangers, Reds, and Dodgers) as well as several independent league organization. After 7 years of Playing OF he converted to the mound and pitched for 5 seasons. His highest level of play was AAA and major league spring training invite.

After his pro career he returned to school and earned a degree in Business Management. He has worked with Team USA as a scout and has coached with several teams in the Tampa Area. He has also given private lessons and clinics in both Florida and Massachusetts. Rick can relate with the athletes and is very excited to help families through the college process. He brings his years of experience and knowledge as well as his passion for all sports to help athletes reach their full potential and goals.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • First Team HS All-American in Baseball
  • Full ride scholarship to play at the University of Florida
  • 1999 first round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox
  • Played 12 years of professional baseball
  • Made it to AAA and was a major league spring training invite
  • Worked with Team USA as a scout and coach
  • Gives private lessons and clinics in Florida & Massachusetts


Dave Bacani

College Baseball Advisor

Dave Bacani
David Bacani is originally from Long Beach California and he attended Los Alamitos High School. As a senior at Los Al, on the football field he was named All-CIF, All-County and was Sunset League Defensive Player of the Year. On the diamond, he was an All-League selection. David went on to play baseball and was a 4-year starter at Cal St Fullerton from 1998-2001. While at Fullerton, he was a 4-time 1st Team All-Big West Conference selection, the only player in Big West Baseball history to accomplish this feat. He was also a 2-time All American and made 2 College World Series appearances, making the All-CWS Team in 2001. David holds school records for the most Hit By Pitches, Runs Scored, and Walks at Cal St Fullerton. In 2002, Baseball America created the “David Bacani Award”, which recognized the best collegiate player in the nation under 5’10”.

In 2001, David was drafted by the New York Mets. He was part of 2 championship teams (Brooklyn Cyclones/St Lucie Mets) and was selected to two All-Star teams while with the Mets. Following the 2005 season, he was selected in the Rule 5 draft by the Boston Red Sox. In 6-seasons in affiliated professional baseball, he won 3 championships and went to the playoffs every season.

Shortly after retiring from professional baseball, David was named Head Baseball Coach for Santa Margarita Catholic High School in 2009 and spent 8 seasons at the helm of the Eagles, compiling 109 wins in that span. In 2014, Santa Margarita won the Division 1 CIF Championship and David was named CIF Coach of the Year. During his time as Head Coach, he helped over 40 players move onto play baseball at the collegiate level.

David currently resides in Mission Viejo, California. He is married to his beautiful wife Jamie and his 3 amazing daughters, Maison 7, Madden 4, and baby Maris who was born in January 2018.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • All-CIF, All-Orange County, Sunset Lg Defensive Player of the Year Football, Los Alamitos HS
  • 4-time 1st Team All-Big West Conference selection, Cal St Fullerton Baseball 1998-2001
  • 2 College World Series Appearances, ‘99/’01, All-CWS Team 2001
  • 2-Time All-American
  • Summer Collegiate NBC National Champion 1998 (El Dorado Broncos)
  • Summer Collegiate Great Lakes League Champion 2000 (Northern Ohio)
  • “David Bacani Award” 2002 Baseball America Magazine, Best Player in the Nation Under 5’10”
  • New York/Penn League Champion 2001 (Brooklyn Cyclones), Florida St League Champion 2003 (St Lucie Mets), Easter League Champion 2006 (Portland Sea Dogs), Golden Baseball League Champion 2008 (Orange County Flyers)
  • Eastern League All-Star 2004-2005, Golden League All-Star 2007-2008
  • 2014 Division 1 CIF Champion Santa Margarita High School
  • 2014 CIF Coach Of The Year


John Bava

National Recruiting Advisor

John Bava
John has played, coached & worked in sports for the past 25 years. John began playing baseball competitively at an early age and continued to improve as an athlete, earning All-League & All-American honors in baseball his senior year at Thomas Downey High School in Modesto, CA. After his playing career was over, he coached high school varsity baseball & then became a private hitting instructor.

He also has been scouting and working with football players for the past 12 years, connecting many with college programs at all levels DI,II,III, and NAIA. Prior to working as a Scout and Advisor he worked with the 49er's organization and with NFL agents on draft prospects.

Some of the colleges and universities that John’s student-athletes are attending include the following:
  • Division I: Cal Berkley, Northern Arizona, UC Davis, Sacramento State, Loyola Marymount, U of Hawaii, University of San Diego, Valpraiso, Portland State, Oregon State, U of Montana, Grand Canyon U
  • Division II: CSU Stanislaus, Humbodt State, Chico St, Lincoln University
  • Division III: UC Santa Cruz, University of Redlands, Menlo College, University of LaVerne, Chapman University, LaGrange (GA), Otterbein U (OH), Macalaster (MN), Linfield (OR)

Athletic Achievements:
  • 1992 led Thomas Downey HS to a CIF sub-section championship game
  • 1993 All-League Catcher, Thomas Downey HS
  • 1993 Stanislaus County All-District team
  • 1993 Mizuno HS All-America


Brandon Black

National Recruiting Advisor

Brandon Black
Brandon Black joins SportsForce with an extensive baseball resume and background. Brandon was born in Covington,KY. He attended Boone Co High School where he was named 1st Team All-Region and Regional MVP as a sophomore. As a junior he was named 1st team All-Region, 1st team All-State and NKY Player of the Year. As a Senior he was 1st Team All Region, 1st Team All-State and signed a full scholarship to the University of Kentucky. During his HS career, Brandon played Summer Ball for the Midland Organization. In 1993, his Midland Redskins team won their 3rd straight National Championship, winning the Connie Mack World Series. After a year at UK, Brandon decided to transfer to Pensacola Junior College where he was named the 1995 Panhandle Conference Player of the Year, Florida Junior College Player of the Year, 1st-team All-State, and named to the 1st-Team Junior College All-American team. During the fall of 94', Brandon committed to the University of Alabama. The summer of 95' he was drafted in the 34th round by the NY Mets and decided to sign a professional contract. Brandon played 2 full seasons with the Mets winning the Appalachian League Championship in 1995.

After his professional career, Brandon took some time away from baseball to start a family and has recently became a player evaluator with the Midland Organization in Cincinnati, OH. Brandon has continued evaluating baseball youth talent for the past five years in the Cincinnati/NKY area. Brandon currently resides in Hebron, Kentucky.

Career Highlights:
  • Played for Midland Organization Cincinnati, OH (summer team) 90-93
  • Won National Championship w/ Midland Redskins 93'
  • 2nd Team All Panhandle Conference (JUCO) 94'
  • 1st Team All Panhandle Conference/Player of the Year 95'
  • 1st Team All State 95'
  • Florida Junior College Athletic Association Player of the Year 95'
  • 1st Team Junior College All-American Team 95'
  • Player Evaluator w/ Midland Organization 15/16U


Andrew Beinbrink

National Recruiting Advisor

Andrew Beinbrink
Andrew Beinbrink is the CEO and one of the co-founders of SportsForce. He has been a driving force behind the growth and development of the SportsForce vision. As a 3 sport athlete in high school and former college (Arizona State University) and professional baseball player (Tampa Bay Rays & Texas Rangers) Andrew brings a wealth of hands-on sports career development experience and sports relationships to the table. He is continuously inspired to teach student-athletes, coaches and parents how to reach their potential, play sports with integrity and achieve their goals on and off the field. Andrew has assisted almost 1,000 student-athletes and families with the sports career development process over the last 3 years.

Professional Baseball Profile & Stats:

Athletic Achievements:
  • MLB Amateur Draft 1995 - Drafted14th Round – Boston Red Sox
  • 1995 - Accepted Baseball Scholarship to Arizona State University
  • 4 Time All-American


Jason Clements

College Baseball Advisor

Jason Clements
Jason joins the SportsForce team after spending much of his life playing or coaching baseball. He made it to the highest levels of professional baseball before retiring after seven seasons in 2005. Jason graduated from Temecula Valley High School where he was a four year varsity baseball player and earned All-League and All-State honors as a second baseman. He went on to play at top ranked Riverside Community College in 1997 and earned All-Conference that year before transferring toplay at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At ORU he was one game away from going to the College World Series in 1999. He was named second team All-American in addition to Mid-Con player of the year in 1999. Jason signed a professional contract with the Oakland Athletics when he was drafted in the 19th round of 1999 Amateur draft. He played seven seasons playing for the Oakland A’s, Solano Steelheads (Ind.), San Diego Padres and the Houston Astros.

Jason is currently an assistant coach at Cal State University San Marcos in North County San Diego. Jason understands the value of coaching on the field and remembers going through the stressful recruiting process himself, and is excited to provide coaching/guidance to young players and families off the field as they embark on this memorable journey.

Athletic Achievements:
  • All-State HS second basemen
  • Junior College All-American
  • D1 2nd Team All-American Short Stop
  • 19th Round Pick 1999 Amateur Draft (Oakland A’s)


Chris Emanuel

College Baseball Advisor

Chris Emanuel is a native of Omaha, NE, where he was a first team All State pitcher and state champion in 2000 at Omaha Burke HS. After high school, Chris spent two years playing at Butler County CC in Kansas and then moved on to the University of Nebraska-Omaha. At UNO, an elbow injury derailed his playing career and led him into the coaching world. He received his Bachelors degree in Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science.

Chris has spent over a decade coaching and instructing baseball at all levels from youth through college. He spent five years as a college coach and recruiting coordinator and has held a variety of roles at the high school and college levels. Chris possesses strong player development and evaluation skills, as well as extensive knowledge of the recruiting process. Most recently, from 2012-2014, Chris was a director for Arizona Baseball Club. As director of college recruiting for AZBC, Chris has helped hundreds of players advance to college baseball. With AZBC Chris led recruiting seminars, took teams on campus visits, advised families, and provided player evaluations and recommendation to college coaches. Chris is committed to providing accurate and honest evaluations for players and guiding them through the recruiting process.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • 2007-2011: Pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. Bellevue University (NE), Lindenwood University (MO). 2 appearances in NAIA World Series. 214-83 overall record.
  • 2009-2010: Chillicothe Mudcats, MINK Summer Collegiate League. 2009 MINK League Champions, 2010 North Division Champions. 2 NBC World Series appearances. Franchise record for wins in regular and postseason.
  • High School Experience: Omaha Burke HS (NE), Millard West HS (NE), and Corona del Sol HS (AZ)
  • Scout/Club Teams: Arizona Baseball Club, St. Louis Gamers Academy


Seth Etherton

College Baseball Advisor

Seth Etherton is a native Southern Californian who has made his passion for baseball his life’s work. Seth went to Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, CA where his performance on the baseball team earned him a full baseball scholarship to the University of Southern California. There he earned Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year honors in 1996 and 1998 along with being a three-time All-American selection in 1996, 1997, and 1998. He was also named the Sporting News National Player of the Year in 1998 after pitching for the USC National Championship team.

Following his success at USC, Seth was drafted in the first round (18th overall) by the Anaheim Angels in 1998 and played professionally for 15 years. He pitched in the major leagues for the Anaheim Angels, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals. He also played internationally in Venezuela, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, South Korea and Taiwan.

After retiring from playing in 2013, Seth was hired as the pitching coach at the University of San Francisco. His title also included scouting, recruiting, player admissions, summer league placement, player housing, and he was the academic coordinator for the team. In his two years there, the pitching staff had three All-Conference pitchers and the lowest era in over 5 years. Along with a cumulative baseball team GPA of 3.38.

In 2008, Seth started the Southern California Baseball Academy, through which he continues the development of baseball players, specializing in pitchers. His main focuses are player arm health, mechanical efficiency, pitching philosophy and mental training. He has developed baseball players who are currently playing both professionally and at the collegiate level, including UCLA and USC.

Seth attended the Marshall School of business at USC and received his degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. He has been married for 13 years and has two children. Seth’s family currently resides in Monarch Beach, California.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • Full Baseball Scholarship to USC
  • Three-Time All-American - 1996-1998
  • Two-Time Pac 10 Pitcher of the Year - 1996 & 1998
  • 1998 First Round Draft Pick (18th Overall) - Anaheim Angels
  • Played professionally for 15 years.
  • Pitched in the major leagues for the Anaheim Angels, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals.
  • Played internationally in Venezuela, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, South Korea and Taiwan.
  • Pitching Coach & Academic Coordinator - University of San Fransisco - 2013-2015
  • Pitching Coach - Team USA Tournament of Stars 18U - 2013 & 2014
  • Founder - Southern California Baseball Academy


Jim Guccione

College Baseball Advisor

Jim has been coaching baseball for more than 20 years. Jim has coached, trained, and developed ball players at every age and skill level. After injuries forced an early end to his playing career, Jim started coaching in the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association and now coaches and trains high school players for a variety of club teams in and around the Midwest. He has a passion for helping players reach their full potential and be prepared to make it to the next level in their baseball career.

Jim has been a recruiting coordinator for many years and has the knowledge and dedication to help players and families navigate the challenges of the recruiting process. Along with coaching, Jim has coordinated several training programs for student-athletes that include off-season strength and conditioning programs, as well as developing specific, individual action plans to help a player maximize their measurables and put themselves in the best position to achieve their goals both on and off the ball field. Jim has coach hundreds of athletes that have gone on to play college baseball and has coached or trained several players that have been selected in the MLB draft.

He has coached in high level tournaments in 24 states and has had a chance to evaluate talent across the country. Jim has had the pleasure of mentoring hundreds of high school and collegiate baseball players and understands the importance of building strong relationship with players and families to personalize a realistic plan that will lead them to a program that is the best fit for the player. In addition, Jim is the father of 2 high school athletes, and he knows first-hand how challenging and important this decision is for the future of a student-athlete. Having a deep passion for making players better, Jim currently works with a development company designing baseball mobile apps to assist coaches and players reach the next level.

It is Jim’s goal to take what might be a confusing and sometimes stressful recruiting process, and turn it into a journey that is encouraging and exciting for the athlete.


Bret Hemphill

College Baseball Advisor

Bret Hemphill
Bret is a former Major League switch-hitting catcher with the Anaheim Angels. He played 7½ years of professional baseball in the Angels’ organization as a catcher, and was on the big league roster for three years. He made his majorleague debut on June 28, 1999. He became the first rookie to collect his first two major league hits from both sides of the plate in his first two major league at-bats since 1980.

Prior to his professional baseball career, Bret was a standout at Cal State Fullerton where he was part of two teams that played at the College World Series (’92 & ’94). He played for Hall of Fame Coach Augie Garrido and current Oregon Head Coach George Horton. He was voted “Best Defensive Player” for the 1994 team. Bret was named honorable mention All-Big West in 1994 and was voted to the All-Tournament Team for the 1994 Midwest I Regional.

Bret is one of the three founders of Golden Spikes Baseball in Loomis, CA.Golden Spikes Baseball is an academy dedicated to improving the skills of young athletes who wish to perform at a high level.Several teams that Bret has coached have been nationally ranked and he has had the pleasure of coaching several athletes who have gone on to play at D-I, II, & III levels.He also served as an assistant coach at Sierra College for five seasons.

Bret holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton.Bret and his wife Stephanie live in Roseville with their two daughters Julia 18, and Ashlyn 16.

Career Highlights:
  • Collected a base hit from each side of the plate in my first two major league at bats
  • Named starting catcher for the American League in the AA All-Star game at San Antonio, TX in 1997
  • Named Northwest League All-Star in 1994
  • Member of two championship teams, Lake Elsinore Storm (1996) and Boise Hawks (1994)
  • Named the Anaheim Angels Best Defensive Catcher by Baseball America, 1994, 1995, & 1996
  • Played in two College World Series (1994, 1992)

Colleges My Players Have Played For

NCAA DI: Stanford, Oregon, UCLA, Oregon St., Cal State Fullerton, Loyola Marymount, Washington State, UC Santa Barbara, Jacksonville St., St. Marys,New Mexico State, Long Beach St., Sacramento St., University Nevada-Reno, UC Irvine, University of Pacific, Fresno St., University of Hawaii

NCAA DII: CSU Monterey Bay, Cal Poly Pomona, Sonoma St., Chico St.

NAIA: Lewis & Clark St.


Mike Linskey

College Baseball Advisor

Mike Linskey
Mike has gone through the entire process from college baseball to professional baseball. His recruiting process began in Baltimore MD, where he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a LHP from Loyola HS. This draft opened the doors for Mike to attend James Madison UN, a division 1 school located in Virginia, where he obtained a full athletic scholarship. He is a 4-year graduate with a BS degree majoring in Sports Management and a minor in Coaching. He was then drafted by his hometown Baltimore Orioles in the 9th round. His professional career took him through every level of baseball (HS, College Baseball, Professional Baseball). His knowledge, experience and uplifting personality is an enormous benefit to our team.

After his professional career ended, Mike worked with our youth in Pasco County Florida Parks and Recreational Dept. He then moved to Houston Texas, where he began his corporate career in marketing and promotions for over 15 years. Mike has a passion in training and developing athletes by using technology in filming with scientific analysis. When asked about what makes a successful athlete he said, "A Balanced Athlete". He truly believes in the importance of education and motivation. If you have any questions for Mike, please reach out to the link below.

Mike has a beautiful family with his wife Laura and their two children Anna and Matthew. And yes, his children are currently utilizing SportsForce to assist them through the college recruiting process.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh Pirated and Baltimore Orioles
  • 4 Year College Graduate
  • BS Degree Majoring in Sports Management and Coaching Minor
  • Minor League Pitcher of the Year O's
  • 40 Man MLB Roster O's and Padres
  • Top Velocity Pitching Certified


Josh Ludy

College Baseball Advisor

Josh Ludy
Originally from Portland, Indiana. Josh went to Jay County High School where he played baseball and tennis. Josh was All-conference, and All-State Honorable mention in Tennis during his senior year. Josh was All-Conference in baseball all 4 years, and made All-state in baseball during his senior year. Signed with Baylor University in the fall of his senior year. Graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. Served as Team Captain as a senior at Baylor. Was named a 3x All-Star Selection in the Frontier League, team has been to Championship Series all 3 years Josh has been there. Also, named 2015 Catcher of the Year in the Frontier League.

Athletic Achievements:

  • 2012 Big XII Player of the Year
  • 2012 Consensus All-American
  • 2012 All Big XII tournament team
  • 2012 All Waco Regiaonal team
  • Johnny Bench award semifinalist
  • 8th round draft pick by the Phillies in 2012
  • played with Phillies and A’s
  • Started as a player/coach with the River City Rascals of the Frontier League. Currently in 1st full season as coach only


Greg McCall

College Baseball Advisor

Greg is from Frisco, Texas and was a catcher at Frisco Wakeland High School from 2006-2010. Greg was a part of the 2010 Wakeland team who made a run to the state semi-finals. He was named All State his senior year and played in the North Texas High School Baseball All-Star game. After high school, Greg received a scholarship and attended the University of Texas-Arlington. He spent 4 years at UTA and received All-Conference, All-Academic, and All-Tournament team honors during his career. He earned a degree from UTA in Business Marketing.

In 2014, Greg was drafted in the 9th Round by the Milwaukee Brewers. During his pro career, he spent time in the Pioneer League, Midwest League and the Florida State League.

After 3 years of professional baseball, Greg retired and is now living in Frisco with his wife Hayley. He has several years as a baseball instructor in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Greg has a passion for working with young, aspiring athletes and using his experiences from his baseball career to help others.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • 2010-Districit 9-4A Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2010 All-State Catcher
  • 2010-Accepted a Baseball Scholarship to UT-Arlington
  • 2013-Southland Conference All Tournament Team
  • 2013-WAC All Conference Team Coach
  • 2014-Drafted in the 9th Round by the Milwaukee Brewers
  • 2015-Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Leadership Award


Robbie Moen

College Baseball Advisor

Robbie Moen is originally from Tucson, AZ where he attended Flowing Wells High School. Robbie was a standout student-athlete where he earned 6 varsity letters in 2 sports, Football and Baseball. He was an all-state wide receiver in Football and was the Arizona Division AA-C State Player of the Year in baseball his senior year. Robbie then committed to play baseball at the University of Arizona on a scholarship . He was a 4 year starter at Arizona, 3 time All-Pac 10 Outfielder, 2 time All American, career .374 hitter, and is still in the top 10 in several offensive categories including: hits, games played, doubles, runs batted in, and consecutive games played. He signed as a non-drafted free agent after the '93 season.

After his pro career he returned to school and earned a degree in Health Sciences. He has worked as a Division 1 Assistant Coach at U of A, Kansas St., and LMU. After coaching, Robbie has been an Area Scouting Supervisor for the Tampa Bay Rays for the last 8 years in the southern California area. He has also given private lessons and clinics in both California, Arizona, and Kansas. Robbie brings over 20 years of college coaching and professional baseball experience and truly believes he can relate with the athletes and their families to help them through this college process.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • Arizona State High School Players of the Year in Baseball
  • Baseball scholarship to play at the University of Arizona.
  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent with the Florida Marlins
  • NCAA Division 1 Assistant Baseball Coach for 11 Years
  • MLB Pro Baseball Scout for 9 Years (Tampa Rays and Detroit Tigers)
  • Drafted and signed over 25 players
  • 6 former players have gone on to play Major League Baseball
  • Actively coaches at College Baseball Camps, Clinics and gives private lessons


Gus Kaplanges

College Baseball Advisor

Gus Kaplanges
Gus Kaplanges joins the SportsForce Team with over 40 years of baseball coaching experience, including 25+ years at the high school and Showcase levels. Affectionately known to his HS & Showcase players as "Coach Gus", he currently is the Head Baseball Coach at Annapolis HS and is proudest of his Annapolis Baseball Program's 3.75 GPA for the 2018 school year. Gus was recently named the 2018 All-County (Anne Arundel Co) High SchoolCoach of the Year by the Baltimore Sun and the Capital Gazette News Paper. In addition to being the Head Coach at Annapolis HS (MD), "Coach Gus" has also coached on the HS Showcase Circuit with notable teams like the EvoShield CANES over the years, winning numerous titles, among other top programs during his many years of coaching. Gus is the Executive Director of CrabFest Baseball; a player development, special events and showcase program.

With over 25 years, as a coach, consulting families, players and other coaches through the collegiate recruiting process, Gus has developed a large network of personal relationships based on respect for his reputation of integrity with collegiate recruiters and head coaches throughout the industry. Gus Kaplanges has helped place literally hundreds, if not more, student/athletes into NCAA, NAIA & NJCAA baseball programs at the D1, D2, and D3 levels. Having "Coach Gus" as your SportsForce adviser during the collegiate recruiting process will place you miles above your competition.

Gus has 3 children and currently resides on the Eastern Shore of MD with his wife Sandy.

Baseball Coaching Background:
  • 40+ years of baseball coaching experience
  • 25+ years of assisting families in the college recruiting process
  • Director of Maryland State Baseball Association
  • 2018 All-County High School Coach of the Year - Baltimore Sun
  • Executive Director of CrabFest Baseball
  • Hundreds of players placed in NCAA D1, D2, & D3 baseball programs

Colleges My Players Have Played For

NCAA DI: Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Duke, Brown, Maryland, University of Virginia, Boston College, Navy, Air Force, University of Rhode Island, Lehigh, George Washington, Xavier, Villanova, UM Baltimore County, James Madison, KentState, VMI

NCAA DII: Flagler, University of Charleston West Virginia, Millersville, Mercyhurst, USC-Aiken, Pfeiffer

NCAA DIII: Salsbury, Johns Hopkins, Haverford, Dickinson, Washington & Lee, Catholic University, Gettysburg, Franklin & Marshall, St. Marys, Ursinus, Frostburg


Jim Priscaro

College Baseball Advisor

Jim Priscaro began his college career playing at De Anza Junior College and then transferred to the University of Massachusetts-Boston where he was twice an all-league player as a 3rd baseman. During his 3 years at UMASS-Boston he was in the top ten in hitting in the Little East Conference twice, elected captain for three years, and was named the Team MVP in 2001. He then continued playing ball in the Boston Park League in 2001 where he made the All Star team as a shortstop and was fifth in hitting in the league that year (.373).

His coaching experience began at Cupertino High School as a head coach for two years starting in 2004. His next stop was Westmont High School as an assistant coach, where he helped lead the warriors to the CCS playoffs. In 2007 he was an assistant at Leland High School, a team that took 2nd in the league and made the first round of the CCS playoffs. In the fall of 2007 he was invited to coach as an assistant for West Valley College. They won three conference championships and had one Final Four appearance. Jim stayed at West Valley for 7 years before moving to Menlo College as an assistant in 2013 where the team reached the regional tournament for the NAIA.

Jim holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and completed a Masters in Kinesiology – Physical Education/Coaching from Fresno Pacific University. He currently resides in Santa Clara, CA.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • 2x All Little East Conference player as 3rd Baseman
  • Top ten in hitting in the Little East Conference two times
  • Team MVP 2001 at Umass-Boston
  • Helped lead Westmont High School/Leland High School to the CCS playoffs in 2006/2007
  • Won three Conference Championships at West Valley College
  • One Final Four appearance at West Valley College
  • 100% transfer rate while at West Valley College
  • Coached 8 draft picks from 2005-2014


Dominic Ramos

College Baseball Advisor

Dominic Ramos
Dominic Ramos grew up learning Texas Hardball and developed into a premier infielder and pitcher at Pflugerville High School, receiving All-District, and All-Centex honors. Dom was awarded a baseball scholarship to Texas State University. There Ramos continued his hard work ethic and became known for his solid defense, command of the zone on the mound, and his ability to compete at the plate. He graduated with a business degree in finance.

Ramos began his professional career with the Boston Red Sox in 2005. After two years with Red Sox, Ramos started his independent baseball career. Ramos spent 8 seasons reinventing himself, reaching his true potential. In 2013, Ramos was named an Atlantic League All-Star and given the honor of “Skeeters Community Man of the Year.”

Ramos sees value in the fast track as well as the road of self-discovery. In the off-season you can find Ramos running around town giving lessons, working with his teams, and helping players and families find solutions to their baseball needs. Ramos has coached at all levels of youth baseball, select high school baseball, and college baseball at Texas State University. His passion is helping young and old players break through areas of the game that hold them back.

None of this would be possible without Dom’s faith in God and the support of his family. He encourages others to find strength in Christ, family, and community as they pursue their dreams.

  • Graduated from Texas State University with an MBA - 2017
  • Can-Am and Atlantic League All-Star - 2011-2014
  • Awarded Community Man of the Year – 2013
  • Played 10 seasons of professional baseball


Tony Runion

College Baseball Advisor

Tony Runion
Tony is originally from Florence, KY where he attended Boone County High School. Tony was a multi-sport athlete throughout his time at BCHS, winning multiple district, regional and state awards, including Northern Kentucky Athlete of the Year during his senior year in 1990.

Tony was very fortunate to receive a full baseball scholarship to attend and play at Duke University. Following his junior season at Duke, he was drafted in the 58th round by the Cleveland Indians and signed to begin his professional playing career. Tony's playing career would include playing in multiple MLB organizations, including San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates and Seattle Mariners.

At the conclusion of his 14 year professional playing career, which took him to locations around the world, Tony returned to the Northern Kentucky area to start a family with his new wife Natalie. Tony continued to work with younger players in the area as he had done for many years as a player in the off seasons.

In 2017, Tony, Natalie and their 2 daughters relocated to Colorado Springs and soon after, Tony connected with the CEO of Sportsforce, Andrew Beinbrink and joined the Sportsforce team.

  • Multi- sport high school athlete throughout his high school career in Kentucky... winning multiple awards for football, basketball and baseball.
  • Received a full baseball scholarship to Duke University.
  • Pitched at Duke University from 1990-1993.
  • Drafted by Cleveland Indians 1993.
  • Played professionally for 14 years for multiple organizations: Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners.
  • Multiple winter league player in Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
  • Played 1 season in the Taiwan Major League.
  • Played for Team USA, World Cup Qualifying team in 2005.
  • Inducted into Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame.


Wil Schommer

College Baseball Advisor

Wil Schommer
Wil Schommer was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona where he played high school baseball for Perry High School. When Wil was a child, he survived a rare pediatric cancer (neuroblastoma) after enduring six rounds of chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant, and radiation. He went on to take Perry’s inaugural 5a baseball team into the Arizona 5A2 State Championship game.

Scoring a 25 ACT and a 1473 SAT he chose the Division 3 route attending Austin College (Sherman, TX) where he majored in Communication and minored in Exercise and Sports Science. Wil went on to be the captain his senior season and hit for a .312 batting average.

Wil currently resides in McKinney, TX. He trains and develops youth and high school athletes/ ballplayers with Academy Select Baseball at Centerfield Training Academy in Plano, TX.

Career Highlights:
  • Four year letterman at Austin College
  • Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Sportsman of the Year in 2013
  • Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Honor Roll in 2015
  • One of the only Neuroblastoma Survivor to compete at the collegiate level
  • 2011 Arizona State 5A2 State Runner-up
  • Youth Trainer/Coach



Michael Sewell

College Baseball Advisor

Michael Sewell
Michael was a 2-sport athlete at John F. Kennedy high school in Fremont, CA (baseball/football). He went on to play baseball for Ohlone College and served as the Team Captain on the 1996 Coast Conference championship team. Michael has been involved in youth sports for over 20 years, including 8 years as the baseball head coach at Washington High School. He’s won 3 League championships and has seen over 30 former players move onto to play college baseball including 6 athletes that were drafted by the MLB.

Michael currently resides in Fremont, CA where he lives with his wife Carolynn and his 3 boys.

Career Highlights:
  • 2 Sport Athlete (4 yr Var Baseball/2 yr Var Football) at John F Kennedy-Fremont
  • 8 Years as Varsity Head Coach at Washington HS
  • Over 30 former players have moved on to play college baseball(3 D1's, 6 Drafted)
  • 6 Years with Hardtke Baseball Academy


Ryan Thompson

College Baseball Advisor

Ryan Thompson
Ryan was a three sport varsity athlete for three years at Dos Pueblos High School, in Santa Barbara, CA. Receiving All-County & All-Channel League honors his junior and senior years, Ryan chose baseball over football when attending UC Davis. Earning his B.A. in Rhetoric & Communication, he then enrolled at the University of San Francisco, graduating with honors while receiving his M.A. in Sports and Fitness Management.

In 2003, Ryan began his coaching and teaching careers at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA. From 2008 – 2010. Ryan was the head coach at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, CA. In 2010, the program won its first CIF tournament game and league title in the school's history, while Ryan earned league Coach of the Year accolades. Again winning Coach of the Year accolades, this time in 2011 while directing Santa Barbara City College team to the college's first playoff win and super regional appearance in SBCC history. From late 2011 to 2014 he has been working in Major League Baseball as the Cleveland Indian's Southern California Area Scouting Supervisor.

Ryan currently resides in Huntington Beach, California.

  • Responsible for 11 players drafted from 2012-2014 with Cleveland Indians.
  • 2011 Western State Conference Championship, Coach of the Year; first Junior College player drafted in MLB 2011 Amateur Draft.
  • 3 players drafted in MLB 2010 Amateur Draft, SRHS – More than any HS in California.
  • First West Coast Collegiate Baseball League playoff appearance for the Bend Elks Baseball Club, Head Coach - 2008
  • 3 x Western State Conference Conference Champions & Super Regional Appearances – Cuesta College 2004-2008
  • NBC Collegiate Summer - National Champions – Santa Barbara Foresters – 2003
  • UC Davis Student Athlete Outstanding Senior Award - 2000


Josh Ury

College Baseball Advisor

Josh Ury is originally from Parsippany, NJ where he attended Parsippany Hills High School. Josh was a standout student-athlete where he earned 10 varsity letters in 3 sports, Wrestling, Football and Baseball. He was all-county in Wrestling, an All Area Running Back in Football and was All State his Junior and Senior Years in High School. Josh then committed to play baseball at the Winthrop University on a scholarship. He was a 4 year starter at Winthrop, Named captain by his teammates his Junior and Senior Year. He was a 2 time All Conference, and All Tournament First Baseman. He had a Career .295 average, and is in the top 10 in three offensive categories including: hits, games played, and doubles. He signed as a non-drafted free agent after the '01 season.

After his pro career he returned to Parsippany Hills High School to teach Physical Education. He holds a Masters degree in K-12 Assessment and Learning. Josh was the Head Baseball Coach at Morristown High School from ’07 to ’13. His teams won back-to-back county championships and one state sectional title. He coached 17 college baseball players in that time frame including 5 at the Division 1 level as well as the NJ State Player of the Year in 2010. He is now the Varsity Assistant Coach at Roxbury High School. They have won back-to-back county titles the last two years he has been with the program. He has also gives private lessons throughout NJ and is the roving instructor for the travel program the Morris County Cubs. Josh brings over 18 years of high school coaching and professional baseball experience and truly believes he can relate with the athletes and their families to help them through this college process.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • All State in New Jersey his Junior and Senior years
  • Baseball scholarship to play at Winthrop University
  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent with the Johnstown Johnnies of the Frontier League
  • All Star in the Frontier League in 2003 and 2005
  • Won 4 Morris County Championships as a Head and Assistant Coach
  • 17 Former Players played at a four year university
  • 5 Division 1 Baseball Players and NJ State Player of the Year in 2010
  • Currently Coaches High School and Travel Baseball
  • Actively Giving Private lessons throughout NJ


Terry Vaske

College Baseball Advisor

Terry comes to us from his hometown of Dyersville, Iowa, which is also home to the “Field of Dreams” movie site. Terry comes from a proud baseball family who have been actively involved in the community for over 50 years.

Terry was a 2 time Iowa High School All-State player. After his High School career Terry received a scholarship to play baseball at Westark Community College in Fort Smith, Arkansas and then went on play in the Southeastern Conference at the University of Arkansas, earning a scholarship there after a successful junior college career. Terry had the unique talent and ability to both pitch and hit in college. Those talents landed him a contract professionally in the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves Organizations from 1992-1995 where he played primarily first base but also played all 3 outfield positions as well as third base, pitcher, and catcher. Terry has a wealth of knowledge on how to see and evaluate talent no matter what your positon may be.

After his career in professional baseball Terry decided to go back to school and finish up his college degree at the University of Iowa. While in school Terry also was the assistant baseball coach at Cornell College, local Division III School. Terry never lost his passion to play baseball so he stayed active and played on a local summer team. He then decided he wanted to give professional baseball another chance and signed a contract to play for the professional baseball league in Germany. Terry has also been active with Perfect Game over the past 2 decades. He coached a youth travel team that made the USSSA world series 2 consecutive years.

Terry has a passion for helping kids fulfill their goals and passion to find the right fit athletically and academically and always puts the best interest of the athlete and family first.

Coaching & Athletic Achievements:
  • 2 time All State High School baseball player
  • Received College Scholarship to the University of Arkansas
  • Played in the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves organizations
  • Has coached at both the youth travel team level as well at the Collegiate Level
  • Has scouted and evaluated talent over the past 20 yearsh