Coach A has coached and trained players for years.
2001 All State Florida High School Father Lopez posting a 520 batting average
-After two arm surgeries he accepted a Athletic Scholarship with Lander University and Erskine College posting a 495 batting average
-Turning down late round options Coach A pursued the US Army Officer route as a Christian Chaplain
-He caught for 17 years, played outfield in college and played first base at the professional level. He was blessed to be trained by some of the best coaches like Chet Lemmon, Rick Rhoden and played with Zack Grienkie, Prince Fielder and Ricky Weeks.
-Coach A has coached high school and collegiate player for years and has passionate for God, Goal setting and baseball! He his dream was to help bring hope back to communities, players and military through the US Military Baseball Organization.
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.
Coach Contact: Coach.firstname.lastname@example.org
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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