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Coaches & Instructors

Jason Hill
Title: Co-Owner, Director of Teams (18U-14U), Director of Player Recruitment
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Education:
West Charlotte High School
University of North Carolina at Charlotte BA in English MA in English Education

Experience:
• Played at West Charlotte High School
• Was an All-Conference and All-State selection
• Powerade/NC State Games participant (Region 6-1993)
• Played American Legion baseball for Post 287
• Four-year starter at UNC Charlotte
• In 1996, he was named to the CUSA All-Freshman Team
• He was named to the CUSA All-Tournament Team in 1996 and 1997
• In 1998, he helped the 49ers to an NCAA Regional batting .357 with 14 homeruns and 73 RBI, during which he received a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week Award
• Jason was named 49ers Team MVP in 1999
• Played for the Wilson Tobs in the Coastal Plains League during the summer of 1997
• Served as an Assistant Coach at UNC Charlotte for four years (1999-2003)
• Head Coach of the On Deck O’s 18U team which finished 3rd at the Perfect Game/ Baseball America World Wood Bat Championships (in 2003)
• English Teacher at Northwest Cabarrus High School, Cabarrus County First Class Teacher Finalist (2003)
• Board Member and President of Parent Council for The Choir School at St. Peter’s (2017/2018-present

Kevin Hill
Title: Co-Owner, Director of Teams (13U-10U), Director of All Hands On Deck Non-Profit Organization
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Education:
West Charlotte High School
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Experience:
• Played at West Charlotte High
• Was an All-Conference and All-State selection
• Powerade/NC State Games participant (Region 6-1995)
• Played American Legion baseball for Post 287
• Played at UNC Charlotte
• In 1998, he helped the Charlotte 49ers to an NCAA Regional (Texas A&M)
• Assistant Coach at Pfeiffer University (2000)
• Founder and Head Coach of the Carolina O’s (2000), which eventually became the On Deck O’s
• Hitting Consultant for the University of Central Florida Softball Program (2005-2006)
• Associate Scout with Cincinnati Reds (2003-2006)

Lindo Javelona
Title: General Manager & Lead Instructor
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Education:
West Charlotte High School
University of North Carolina at Charlotte BS in Biology

Experience:
• Played at West Charlotte High
• All-Conference selection
• Assistant Coach of the West Charlotte High Fall Team (1998)
• Assistant Coach of the Carolina O’s (2000)
• Assistant Coach of the On Deck O’s (2001-02)
• Head Coach with the On Deck O’s 2002-present)
• Head Coach of the 16U On Deck O’s, which finished 8th at the Perfect Game/ Baseball America World Wood Bat Underclassmen Championships (2005)
• Head Coach Baseball Coach at Covenant Day Middle School (2012-2014)
• Head JV Coach Marvin Ridge High School (2015)
• NFHS Coaching Certification (2015)
• General Manager On Deck Academy (2011-present)

John Steele
Title: Director of Pitching Academy & Lead Instructor
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Education:
Fort Worth Southwest High School
St. Mary’s University (San Antonio, TX) BS Exercise Sports Science
Texas Wesleyan University MS Physiology

Experience:
• Represented Germany in the 1985 Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA
• Played at Fort Worth Southwest High School which won the 5A State Championship (1989)
• Played at Murray State College and participated in the NJCAA World Series (1992)
• Played at perennial national contender St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX
• NAIA Baseball National Championship participant (1995)
• Began his coaching career at Texas Wesleyan University
• Joined the Texas Rangers player development staff (1996-1999)
• Over two decades of experience developing pitchers at the high school, collegiate and professional levels
• Founder and Lead Instructor Dynamic Pitching Institute (1995)
• Director of Pitching On Deck Academy (2011-present)

Jordan Darnell
Title: Assistant Director of Teams & Lead Instructor
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Education:
Ardrey Kell High School
Elon University BS Sports Management

Experience:
• Played at Ardrey Kell High School
• Member of the AKHS baseball team which finished runner-up in the NC 4A State Championship (2008), All-Conference selection, All-State selection
• Southwestern 4A Player of the Year (2008)
• Member of the On Deck O’s (2006-2008)
• 3-time Powerade/NC State Games participant (2006, 2007, 2008)
• Played at Elon University (2008-2013)
• 3-time NCAA D-I Regional participant (2009, 2010, 2013)
• SOCON All-Freshman Team selection (2009)
• 3-time Southern Conference Championships at Elon University (2009, 2010, 2013)
• Signed with Barrie Baycats (IBL)
• Certified Dynamic Pitching Institute Instructor
• Assistant Director of Teams & Pitching Program (2014-present)

Eric Folmar
Title: Assistant Director of Teams & Lead Instructor
Hometown: Chambersburg, PA
Education:
Chambersburg High School
Old Dominion University BS Health and Physical Education

Experience:
• Lettered in Baseball, Football & Wrestling at Chambersburg High School
• 3-time All-Conference, 2-time Area Player of the Year, All-State in football for CHS
• 3-time All-Conference in baseball for CHS • Set record for most wins for a freshman and went undefeated as a sophomore in wrestling at CHS
• Signed with and played baseball for 4 years at Old Dominion University (1996-1999)
• Four year starter at ODU
• 1996 CAA regular season and tournament champions
• 1996 NCAA Regional participant (Clemson, SC)
• 1997 CAA Regular Season runner up • 1998 & 1999 Conference Tournament runner up
• Started 159 straight games from 1996-1999 • ODU Baseball Team Captain (1999)
• Began his coaching career at Young Harris College (200-2001)
• Won 82 games in two seasons at YHC, along with two conference championships
• Coached at Old Dominion University (2002-2005)
• Coached at Penn State University (2006-2013)
• Finished in the top three in the Big Ten different times (2007, 2008, 2012)
• Nittany Lions Baseball set the single season win total record for Big Ten play (2007)
• Coached at West Point Academy (2014)
• Army finished the 2014 as regular season champions
• Coached at the University of Louisiana Monroe (2015-2017)
• Coached and/or recruited 56 players who moved onto professional baseball careers, including On Deck O’s alum, Ben Heath (2007 O’s) (PSU All-American) and Justin Verlander (ODU All-American) (CY Young Award winner & AL MVP)
• Director of Teams, Assistant Director of Player Recruitment & Lead Instructor (2017-present)

Chris Detweiler
Title: Head Coach & Instructor
Hometown: Solon, Ohio
Education:
Solon High School
University of Louisville
Kent State University BS Health and Physical Education BA in Geological Sciences with a Minor in Secondary Science Education

Experience:
• Four-year starter at Solon High School
• Signed with and played SS and CF for the University of Louisville (1997-1998)
• Transferred and played for three years at Kent State University where (1998-2001)
• Team Captain for KSU (2001) • Led Kent State to a Mid-American Tournament Championship and a NCAA Tournament appearance (2001)
• Served as the student assistant coach at Kent State University (2002)
• Taught at Hopewell High School and Lake Norman Charter High School
• He served as the head baseball coach at Lake Norman Charter from 2010-2013
• Chris started the varsity program as Lake Norman Charter opened
• Currently teaches AP Physics, Honors Physics, Astronomy, and Earth Science at Stuart Cramer High School in Gaston County
• On Deck Coach and Instructor since 2010

John Jimenez
Title: Head Coach & Instructor
Hometown: Milford, Pennsylvania
Education:
Delaware Valley High School
East Stroudsburg University BS in Business Management

Experience:
• Four Year Starter at Delaware Valley High School Signed with and played 2B & SS with NHCC (1997-1999)
• Signed with and played 2B for East Stroudsburg University (1999-2000)
• Led NHCC to a Junior College state title in 1998
• Currently teach at Poplin Elementary in Union County
• Currently serve as a Certified Translator for UCPS
• Nephew of former MLB All-star/World Champion, Pedro Guerrero
• Coach at Sun Valley High School since 2014
• On Deck Coach & Instructor since 2015

Jacob Midkiff
Title: Coach & Instructor
Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
Education:
South Pointe High School
Presbyterian College BS in Business Administration concentration in Accounting

Experience:
• Played shortstop and pitched at South Pointe (S.C.) High School
• Earn All-Region honors during junior and senior years
• Captured All-State honors as a senior
• Named Battle of the Border MVP
• Received the Academic Achievement Award freshman through junior year
• Played for the On Deck O’s (2012 class)
• Signed with and played for Presbyterian College of the Big South Conference
• He is currently an accountant for GemSeal
• Jacob has been a coach and instructor at On Deck Academy (2016-present)


Ben Krise
Title: Head Coach & Instructor
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Education:
Seneca Valley High School
University of Richmond BA Criminal Justice: Minors in Spanish and Sociology
UNC Charlotte MS Criminology

Experience:
• Four-year starter at Seneca Valley High School: SS, P, 1B
• First Division 1 scholarship athlete from SVHS
• Received full scholarship and played four years at University of Richmond (1990-1994)
• Played in Upstate New York wooden bat league for Little Falls Diamonds 1991
• Played in Shenandoah Valley Collegiate baseball league for Front Royal Virginia 1992
• Signed and pitched in 12 games for Zanesville Ohio independent league 1994

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