A Few Words About Me
I am a father of 2 boys. I grew up as a Navy Brat with 2 brothers in the house, mostly in San Diego but lived in Virginia, Colorado, and Rhode Island for a bit. My brothers and I played Little League at Poway National along with travel baseball for the San Diego Sting and the San Diego Crush. I did a lot of traveling for baseball including taking a trip to Cooperstown NY as a 12-year-old in their first summer of tournament play in 1996. I played for my school at Poway High School until I graduated in 2002. I then went on to play with a scholarship at Cal Poly Pomona until 2006. I was mostly a catcher in my playing days but always found some time at second or third base as well. After my 4th year of college ball I came back home to Poway and started coaching the freshman team at Poway High School. Under the tutelage of Ed Hermann I started my first travel club known as the Poway Crush. I was at Poway for 2 years then moved to coach the varsity team as the hitting coach at El Camino High School in Oceanside. After 1 year I was brought back to Poway as an Assistant Varsity Coach. I made a home at Poway High for 6 years until the season of 2015 where I joined the coaching staff at San Diego Christian College. After 2 years of working as the lead assistant I took a big step back from baseball to spend more time with family. I still coached in the Spring at Poway High School as an assistant JV coach. In the Fall of 2018 I was called to take over as Hitting Coach at Westview High School where I have made a full-time commitment back to baseball and am very excited to be back. During these 12 years of coaching I was a lead assistant with Baseball ASAP, a traveling baseball instruction company mostly running the hitting and infield department. It was with them I had the pleasure of running the hitting station during the Padres annual Coaches Clinic at Petco park for 4 years. I built up the San Diego Crush to a full time travel baseball academy ages 9u to College Summer teams. I handed off the SD Crush directors role in 2017 and is currently going strong.
The phrase No Plateaus comes from my father who constantly reminded my brothers and I that if you aren’t taking steps to make yourself better than you're letting yourself get worse. There is no such thing as staying the same, like a plateau. I believe in it wholeheartedly and hope to pass this message along to not only my sons but all the players I come into contact with. The lessons we learn on the field or in the cages have a direct reflection to what we will be facing in life outside of the fences.
In order to stay competitive I take action in Spartan Races and various physical challenges I find. I completed a 50k trail run last year and am hoping to get a permit to hike Mt. Whitney in the summer of 2019. I am a huge advocate of keeping your body in shape and keeping a competitive mindset. I have let myself slip in these areas in the past and found it to be a very difficult trench to get out of. I like to challenge my players to burpees or pullups. I believe it increases the intensity in practice which is always a good thing. Strong Body Strong Mind. With that make yourself a tough out and STAY IN ATTACK MODE!!!!!!