Coach A is from Daytona Beach Florida. In 2016 he launched the US Military Baseball Organization to help others who are struggling with depression, suicide and seeking an outlet of hope and joy.
Coach A attended High School at Father Lopez in Daytona Beach Florida where was recruited at the age of 14 from the Chet Lemmon Juice Select program where he started as a freshman on the #2 ranked High school in the US. By his sophomore year he had over 300 Division 1 letters but by his junior year he tore his labium. Due to his passion for the game he transformed himself from a highly recruited catcher into power stick leading his high school team and the Central Florida region with a 520 batting average and still holds the Connie Mack Summer High School Prospect league with a batting Record of 650 over the course of 70 games. In 2001 was select 1st team All State and accepted an athletic scholarship from Graduated Lander University where he would latter start graduate with a Business Degree in Marketing and Management in 2005. Due to another torn labium Coach A continued forward where he latter attended Erskine Theological Seminary within the masters program on another athletic scholarship. He would Commission as US Army Chaplain where he would acquired a Masters in Counseling. By 2006 he had thought all hope of getting drafted was impossible but after posting a 525 batting average and 495 regular season average with over 35 double at the division II level posting and only striking out 3 times in 298 appearances where he entertained the options of late round MLB draft pick but turned it down to press forward with his Army Commission where would would latter serve 16 years. He also played for the Military All Stars at first base at the professional level in 2011 and 2012. He was blessed to be trained by some of the best coaches like Chet Lemmon (18 Years MLB Detroit Tigers), Joe Olivers (MLB Reds, Catching Coach) Berry Larkin (MLB Reds), Bret Boon (MLB Reds), Fred Munji (Director of Walt Disney World Wide Baseball Sports Program, Rick Rhoden (18 Years MLB Pittsburgh Pirates), Frank Core (Hitting Coach and Advisor to Chipper Jones (Atlanta Braves MLB, 4 years individual hitting coach), Kevin Nicholes (4 Year All American Alabama, Phillips MLB Short Stop and Hitting Head Coach of Erskine College, #1 rated hitting coach on the East Coast, Coastal Carolina) and roommates on the Orioles Scout Team with Zack Grienkie (18 Years MLB), Prince Fielder (Brewers and Rangers MLB) and Ricky Weeks (Brewers MLB).
-Coach A has coached high school, collegiate and professional players for years from the US and Internationally. He believes his God given purpose is to serve others in the capacity of sharing the love of God, Education, Honoring our US Military and baseball with others. He is a trained counselor, certified personal trainers in health and speed coach and a life long learner.
He served in the US Army with 2 combat tours in Iraq with the 25th ID, 2-35 Infantry and the 1st Division and was an Airborne Paratrooper. He has served at the following duty stations Chaplain Officer Basic Course FT Jackson (2006-2007), Airborne School FT Benning GA (2007) 25tth ID Infantry Battalion Chaplain Schofield Barracks (2008-2009), Medical Residency FT Sam San Antonio Texas, Battalion and Brigade Chaplain 101 BSB FT Riley Kansas, Desron Fifteen Chaplain Yokosuka Japan (US Navy) and served as the Command Chaplain for the US Navy Medical Training and Support Center. Coach A has endured by the grace of God through the loss of many of his troops in combat and conducted funerals, ramp ceremonies and counseling sessions. His moments the burn units at Brooke Army Medical Center to giving last rights to his troops in Iraq has taught him much about the meaning of life in doing what you love. He designed Military Baseball to recover from his own PTSD and in return it has served to encourage and help thousands of others. "Military Baseball has saved my life and it has helped so many others of Soldiers and Sailors. Baseball is a source of hope for many seeking a space of purpose, passion and hope."
Coach A continues to volunteer his time to coaching athletes in helping them reach their God given talents and dreams. His mission is to help bring hope back to communities, players and military in sharing the goodness of God and to teach them about the game of baseball in order to perform at the highest levels and to succeed beyond the lines and lights within the professional world.
Coach Thomas Eaton is the founder and Executive Director of the Charlotte Crushers Summer Collegiate Baseball and Prolific Post Grad Collegiate Baseball, which was created for players who wanted to compete at high level in a positive environment. That was conducted for growth and development. In his years as director and also as coach of the Crushers, he has seen over 100 student athletes go on to play at the next level. His teams have won state, regional, and national titles from 2001-2018.
His Prolific Post Grad team helps young men who need that extra development in academics and athletics that were overlooked by colleges in order to get a college baseball scholarship.
Coach Eaton was also a recruiting coordinator for Johnson C Smith University from 2006-2013. He has coached 5 All American softball players and 5 Rookie of the Year players in the CIAA. His teams led the NCAA Division II in stolen bases and triples during his time there. They won one divisional title 2008 and he was named assistant coach of the year. Along with his duties at Johnson C Smith University he was a member of the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association.
Coach Eaton is a former associate baseball scout for the Kansas City Royals and Cincinnati Reds. He has players who are now playing professional baseball, and Independent Baseball
He is a graduate of Livingstone College with a degree in Sports Management and holds a Certificate from Groundskeepers University. He is also a graduate of the United States Sports Academy with a degree in Sports Coaching. He also is a board member of Metropolitan Junior Baseball League located in Richmond Virginia, member of the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association and American Baseball Coaches Association.
He spends most of his time working with fellow premier baseball showcase organizations.
Coach Eaton resides in Port Orange, Florida with his wife Darlene and Dog Rosie.
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Coach spent 15 years in the U.S. Army, serving abroad in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and South Korea. I served in the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade in 1993 and the 2291st U.S Army Hospital, Medical Corps in 2001 as a commissioned officer at Fort Bliss, Texas. In 2008 he earned a Masters degree in Secondary Teacher Education from the University of Phoenix.
-2013 Assistant Coach Belmont Abbey College
-2013 Washington Nationals' Headfirst youth summer program
-2014 Assistant Coach Wingate University (alma mater)/Won the SAC Championship
-2014 Assistant Coach Asheboro Copperheads in the Coastal Plains Summer League
-2015 Assistant Coach Deep River Muddogs in the Carolina, Virginia Collegiate League
-2016 Head Coach Charlotte Crushers in the Carolina, Virginia Collegiate League
In 4 years of coaching I have helped develop 12 players that went on to get drafted in the MLB
Collegiate playing achievements:
-South Atlantic Conference
-District 26 Player of the Year
hit .419 with 20 homers and 60 RBIs as a senior and finished collegiate career with 43 homers and 153 RBIs
-Drafted in the 28th round by the Brewers
-2005 Inducted into the Wingate University Hall of Fame
-2008 Induction in the Asheboro High School Hall of Fame
High School playing Achievements:
-3A State Baseball Champions
-NC State Player of the Year
A member of American Baseball and Coaches Association.
A native of Asheboro, NC, married to Lieutenant Colonel Sandy Coble, US Air Force.
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Coach James V. Meszoros, Sr. was born and raised in Bridgeport, CT. He graduated from Bassick High School and spent time at San Diego State University. James returned to his school alma mater Bassick High School to start his coaching career with inner city youth. James lettered at his alma mater which helped in his coaching because his name was well known in the community and the kids respected his athletic ability. James was mentored by his childhood football coach, Frank Brown. Coach Brown introduced him in his ability to connect with inner city youth.
James has a passion to teach and coach which brought him to pay and manage multiple softball leagues in the City of Bridgeport, CT.
James became the General Manager for the Bridgeport American Baseball Legion and remained there for 25 years, mentoring and coaching inner city high school youth in fundamentals of baseball, sportsmanship and pride in their community.
James and his players donated their time and energy to many charitable events throughout the City of Bridgeport, CT.
James has been a member of the National Commissioners Board in Richmond, VA for the past 4 years. He also is a member of the Board of the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League which is a non-profit organization that was founded in Richmond, VA in 1967. It is designed for urban youth opportunity to travel to other cities comprised of baseball teams and to be exposed to diverse cultures. It has become a network of teams throughout the United State and the Caribbean.
James continues to support Bridgeport, CT athletics holding the title of Vice-President of the “Roberto Clemente Old Timers”. 17- 2018
James motto is “My passion and dedication to our youth provides me such comfort because in some way I am able to mentor children with sportsmanship, respect and pride of oneself and the community”.
James has been married to his wife Vangie and they have 2 children James, Jr. and Michael who are also deeply involved in the baseball community in Bridgeport, CT.
James states that “Vangie and I love watching our sons play the game they were raised on “baseball”.
James and his family reside in the City of Bridgeport, CT.
Ben was born and raised in Adrian, Michigan, and graduated from Hudson High School in 1997. Ben was a three year starter on the Varsity Baseball team but the dream ended there. Ben joined the US Army in 2003, and has been on Active Duty status ever since. In 2005 he started coaching a Mens Softball team out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In 2013 when his son was of age to play he got into youth coaching through CYS at Brunnsum, The Netherlands. Ben was transferred to Fort Lee, Virginia in 2015 where he continued to coach as a Assistant Coach with Henrico, County Youth Sports for three years. During that time, Ben was selected to coach the All-Star team twice and started coaching 10U travel baseball with the Trained 2 Go, and Henrico Heat.
In 2018, Ben was a key member in standing up the Virginia Heat Youth Program which allows kids less fortunate a chance to play and enjoy the game he loves to play. Ben graduated with a B.A. in Sport Management from American Military University in 2019.
In 2019, Ben moved to Germany and took on the opportunity to build the Rheinland-Pfalz (RP) Outlaws baseball program from the ground level. In year one they played in three tournaments where they took home a 1st Place finish in Sala Baganza, Italy and 2nd Place in Nettuno, Italy. In 2020 they have grown to four teams ranging from 10U to 18U and have high expectations for his athletes both in the classroom and on the field.
He and his beautiful wife Angela have been married for 16 years and have three incredible children, Riley (15), Brenden (12) and Landon (9).
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