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Private Instruction - Instructors - Charlotte Location

Jason Hill (Hitting, Defense & Catching)

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

• 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
West Charlotte High School
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

• 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
Fort Worth Southwest High School
St. Mary’s University (San Antonio, TX) BS Exercise Sports Science
Texas Wesleyan University MS Physiology

• 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
West Charlotte High School
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte BS in Biology

• 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
Bishop Hendricken High School
Binghamton University BA in History

• 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

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


  • 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

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

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


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

• 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
Monroe-Woodbury High School
Elmira College
BA in History/Social Studies Education

• 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

Todd Elwood (Hitting - Defense)
Title: Instructor/Coach
Hometown: Indian Trail, NC
Piedmont High School
Member of 2016 On Deck O's
UNC Charlotte 
B.S. in Psychology (2020)
B.A. in Biology (2021) 

• Joined On Deck staff after his successful collegiate career. 
• Coached the 2024 On Deck Baseball squad in Summer of 2021
• Instructor at On Deck Summer Camps (2021)
• Current coach of the 10U Union Co & 13 On Deck Baseball Orange.
•  Career .297 avg. in college. 161 hits, 23 doubles, 58 RBI, 61 walks and 25 stolen bases
• In High School played for Piedmont High School in Monroe leading the Panthers to the 2014 state championship game. Earned the team MVP award & All-Conference honors in 2016. In 2016 led his Union County American Legion club to the state title game

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

-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

Mike Umphlett (Hitting)
Hometown: Ahoskie, NC 
Ahoskie High School
East Carolina University

• Played Baseball, Football, Basketball, Track & Tennis at Ahoskie HS
• All Conference in Baseball, Football, and Basketball
• All State Football
• Played American Legion Baseball Post 109 Ahoskie, NC
• Chose College Football over Baseball at ECU
• Over 15 years experience Coaching Youth Baseball ages 4-15
• Head Coach Quail Hollow MS
• Asst Coach South Meck High School Baseball
• Coach / Instructor Deck Baseball Academy

Bailey Dees (Baseball Pitching)

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Education: Independence HS/Hough HS 2017 Grad
Penn State University (BS Business Management) 2021 Grad


  • 4yr Varsity Letterman (Independence HS 2yrs/ Hough HS 2yrs) 
  • 4yr starter at Penn State University 
  • 3yr Athlete at Tread Athletics 
  • Drafted in 2021 by the New York Yankees in the 18th round (543rd overall)

Matt Hill (Hitting, Defense)
Title: Instructor
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
South Mecklenburg High School
Northeast Texas CC


• Played at South Mecklenburg High School
• SoMeck 7 All-Conference selection
• SMHS Most Oustanding Player (2019)
• Played for the 2019 On Deck O’s
• Perfect Game All-Tournament Team
• Played at Wingate University (2019-2020)
• Played in the PRIBL for the Aguada Bucaneros (2021)
• Played at Northeast Texas Community College (2020-2022)
• Served as a camp instructor at NTCC and On Deck Academy

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

-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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