Joe Maddon

Joe is part our our "Past Coaching Staff".While bench coach of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Joe served for 3 years as clinic coordinator (2002-2004). He then went on to an illustrious career as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, twice winning the American League Manager of the Year Award. In the 2015 off season, Joe was named the manager of the Chicago Cubs (if Joe hadn‘t been named Cubs manager, he told me he’d be honored to re-join the Pro Ball coaching staff. We wish him well in turning around the Cubbies...if anyone can do it, he can.

Kevin Long

Kevin is a member of our Past Coaching Staff. One of the best known hitting coaches in Major League baseball, Kevin is in his 1st year as Mets hitting coach. Having spent 8th seasons as Yankees’ hitting coach, K-Long now takes his talents to Citi Field. Kevin is a Phoenix-area resident in the off season, so we will definitely try to get him to re-join the Pro Ball Coaching Satff in 2016.

Buddy Black

Buddy, a member of our Past Coaching Staff, was skipper of the San Diego Padres for 8+ seasons before being relieved of his managerial duties in mid-June of 2015. Before taking the Padres helm, he was the Angels pitching coach for 7 seasons (2000-2006). Buddy is one of four current or former Major League managers to be or have been a member of the Pro Ball Coaching staff. Can you name them?

Bryan Price

Bryan, a member of our Past Coaching Staff, is in his 2nd year as manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Prior to being named Reds’ manager, Bryan served 14 years as a Major League pitching coach (4 years with the Reds, 6 with the Mariners and 4 with the Diamondbacks.

Mike Butcher

“Butch”, a member of our Past Coaching Staff, is in his 9th year as pitching coach of the Angels. Prior to that, he was Tampa Bay pitching coach in 2006 under then manager Joe Maddon. Spent previous six seasons (2000-05) in the Angels minor league system, serving as roving pitching instructor (2003-05) and minor league pitching coach (2000-02).

Bob Apodaca

Former Pitching Coach, Coloroado Rockies, Milwaukee Brewers, NY Mets

Bob was the Rockies pitching coach from 2003-2012, surely a very challenging task in Coors Field. Before joining the Rockies, "Dac" was the Brewers pitching coach from 2000-2001 and the Mets pitching coach from 1996-1999. I‘ve been in recent contact with Bob and he’s very interested in coming on board as one of the pitching coaches at the FL clinic in Sarasota (Jan 15-18). Dac is a GREAT teacher of the art of pitching.