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Jason Hill (Hitting, Defense & Catching)

Title: Co-Owner
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Education:
West Charlotte High School
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte BA in English MA in English Education

Experience:
• Played at West Charlotte High School
• An All-Conference and All-State selection
• Powerade/NC State Games participant (Region 6-1993)
• Played American Legion baseball for Post 287
• A 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)


Kevin Hill (Hitting & Defense)
Title: Co-Owner
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Education:
West Charlotte High School
The 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)


John Steele (Pitching - Baseball Only)
Title: Director of Pitching & Facilities
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)


Lindo Javelona (Hitting & Defense)
Title: Director of Teams
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Education:
West Charlotte High School
The 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)



Reed Gamache (Hitting & Defense)
Title: Assistant Director of Teams
Hometown: Exeter, RI
Education:
Bishop Hendricken High School
Binghamton University BA in History

Experience
• 3-Time Rhode Island State Champion at Bishop Hendricken High School
• Binghamton University baseball captain
• 2016 Male athlete of the year at Binghamton University batting .366 with 7 homeruns
• 2016 All-Tournament team and First team All-Conference
• America East Conference tournament champion in 2013, 2014, and 2016
• Played in NCAA regionals at NC State, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M
• Signed professionally with the New York Mets playing in: Kingsport (Rookie), Brooklyn (Short-Season- A), and Columbia (Full season-A)
• Began coaching career at the college level in 2018 as the assistant/ hitting coach with the Edenton Steamers in the Coastal Plain League







Amanda Stacevicz (SOFTBALL - Pitching, Hitting & Defense)
Title: Instructor 
University of Delaware

Experience:
• Played Division 1 softball at the University of Delaware
• After college coached 18U travel ball NJ Pride Gold
• Works full-time in Marketing 


Taylor Cheek (SOFTBALL - Hitting, Defense, Slap Hitting, Catching)
Available for Instruction: Fridays 2:30-7:30pm (England St)
Title: Instructor 
Queens University of Charlotte
BS in Health Sciences

Experience:
• Played college softball for Queens University of Charlotte
• Previously coached softball Myers Park Traditional Little League 2017, The Lady Blues Softball Organization, Butler High School & Ardrey Kell High School
• 4 year varsity softball player in High School and named All Region all 4 seasons.







*ALL BASEBALL STAFF CAN INSTRUCT IN HITTING & DEFENSE FOR SOFTBALL PLAYERS AS WELL


Mike Hennessey (Pitching)
Title: Coach
Hometown: Danbury, CT
Education:
Maryland Institute, College of Art
Bachelors of Fine Arts

Experience:
-Head Coach and Program Head at Charlotte Country Day School
-Has taken Charlotte Country Day in each full season as Head Coach
-Inducted into the Canterbury School Sports Hall Of Fame
-Active board member with Baseball For Life non profit

Christian Umphlett (Hitting & Pitching)
Title: Instructor/Coach
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Education: South Meck High School
Francis Marion University
BA in Business Management

Experience:

  • 4-year letterman
  • All-Conference as a senior
  • Ranked 6th-best first baseman in North Carolina by Perfect Game
  • 2016 Atlantic Region honorable mention
  • Member of the Sabres’ 2013 state championship squad
  • In 2015, also suited up for the South Charlotte Panthers and batted an impressive .432
  • Batted .380 during 2015 fall ball season



Jay Fish (Hitting - Outfield)
Title: Instructor 
Hometown: Springfield, MA
Education:
University of North Carolina @ Charlotte – BA English
University of North Carolina @ Charlotte – BA Criminal Justice

Experience:
• Played four years in high school at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School (MA) and Wilbraham Monson Academy (MA) respectively
• Four-year career high school BA .400+
• Team Leader/Top 3 in batting average, stolen bases, and runs scored each season 
• 10+ years coaching ages 7-13 in the Charlotte, NC area
• 2014 – 2017: Assistant Coach @ Cuthbertson High School – Waxhaw, NC
• 2017: Conference Championship
• 2015, 2016, 2017: State Playoffs
• 2017 – 2018: Assistant Coach @ South Mecklenburg High School – Charlotte, NC
• 2018: Conference Championship & State Playoffs
• 2019 – Present: Assistant Coach @ Marvin Ridge High School – Waxhaw, NC

Mike Ladka (Pitching-Baseball, Hitting)
Title: Instructor 
Hometown: Monroe, NY
Education:
Monroe-Woodbury High School
Elmira College
BA in History/Social Studies Education

Experience:
• Sullivan County Community College in Coch Sheldrake, NY
• Elmira College
• Team Captain of Elmira College Baseball Team (2016)
• Holds single game RBI record at Elmira College
• Holds single season appearance record Elmira College
• 2x Hudson Valley Collegiate Baseball League All-Star
• Pitching Coach at Marvin Ridge High School


Kyle Kadlub (Pitching)
Title: Instructor/Coach
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Education: Bishop Kenny High School
Danville Community College
North Greenville University
BA in Sport Management

Experience:
• Earned a scholarship to Danville Community College in Danville, VA
      -2015 ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award
• Earned a scholarship to North Greenville University in Tigerville,SC after two years at DCC.
       -2017 lead the team in appearances with 23
       -2017 Stopper award for most valuable relief pitcher
• Graduated from NGU in 2018 with a degree in Sport Management
• Current varsity pitching coach at Porter Ridge High School.



Slayton Fletcher (Pitching & Catching)
Title: Instructor/ Coach
Hometown:  Gastonia, NC
Education:  Ashbrook High School
Pfeiffer University (2 years)
Associates in Business Management


Experience:
-Played Baseball at Ashbrook High School
-Member of the 2016 OTK Saints
-1x All Conference Pitcher
-2017 Top 3 Conference Strikeouts Leader 
-American Legion All Legion Pitcher (2018)
-Played Division III Baseball
-2019 ECAC Champion
-Following my college career I coached with On Deck Academy (Fall 2020)


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