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Private Instruction - Instructors - Charlotte Location





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


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







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 







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



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


Ivan Juez
Title: Coach
Hometown: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Education:
South Mecklenburg High School

Experience:
• Played at South Mecklenburg High school
• Part of Ecuador's National team (2014-2017)



Cody Whitten (Hitting, Baseball Pitching)
Title: Instructor/Coach
Hometown: Forest, VA
Education: Jefferson Forest High School
Winthrop University
University of Dayton
BA in Finance
Masters Certificate in Strategic PR

Experience:
-3 Year letterman
-1st team All Conference Utility (LHP/1B)
-2nd team All Region Utility (LHP/1B)
-State Runner up
-4 seasons at Winthrop University
-11 starts with a 3-1 record making his first college start against Clemson
-2019 was named #2 prospect in the Big South for 2020 Draft by D1 baseball
-Graduate Transferred to the University of Dayton
-Made 4 starts for the Flyers in the A10 Conference
-Signed Professionally after the season with the Sussex County Miners
-Had sub 4 era in first professional season with 33 strikeouts and 3 starts


Colby Bruce (Hitting, Baseball Pitching) & (Defense 12U & down)
Title: Instructor/Coach
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Education: South Mecklenburg High School
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
BA in Criminal Justice and BA in Sociology 

Experience:

-All Conference at South Mecklenburg for both pitching and hitting
-High School career batting average of .325
-2nd team all conference in Conference USA as a Junior at Charlotte
-2020 Pre-season closer of the year in Conference USA
-2020 Pre-season stopper of the year in NCAA Division 1
-All time Career Appearance leader at Charlotte with 106
-Member of the 2016 On Deck O's graduating class

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