John grew up playing baseball in Southern California from the beginning through High School. Although John opted for college, he was drafted multiple times by the Minnesota Twins, Milwaukee Brewers, NY Yankees, and finally securing his place in the Oakland Athletics farm system at the AA level. Unfortunately, John suffered a career ending injury and he settled in as a teacher and baseball coach. His philosophy is to evoke, Discipline, Leadership, Selflessness, and Work Ethic along with Confidence. John believes that player should be challenged in all of these aspects on and off the field. Life lessons come through participation in athletics and interaction with positive coaching principles.
Eloy personally believes that in order to be successful in the game of baseball, having disciplined defensive players is the key. Growing up in the Yucatan Peninsula gave him the passion and love for the game baseball at an early age. Being selected to represent his state in many National tournament he signed his 1st professional contract with the Yucatan Lions at the age of 15. After 4 seasons he made the decision to come to the United States to start a family. His children are now very active playing baseball and softball, and he has been fortunate enough to coach his son’s team that has been ranked in the state for the past 2 consecutive years. He has been able to work with many talented coaches in his early years . Many of they ideologies and methods for playing the game has stuck with him and is eager to pass them down.
Alex is a three-year letter winner and two-year captain at Marmion Academy, Alex earned all-area, all-conference, team MVP and SCC Conference Player of the Year honors as a Senior. Ranked the No. 23 player in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report. Recruited to Michigan State he played the last 2 years becoming a Finalist for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award by the College Baseball Foundation. Alex has now been drafted by the Washington Nationals.
Coach Greg Believes in Players being matched by age and skill level to insure they are being challenged properly with each drill. He focuses on teaching proper mechanics through proven and effective skills drills! Players learn 3 ways, Watching, Listening and Performing.
We are excited to announce our new head pitching coach, Hannah Perryman. A local Elgin High School graduate, Hannah comes with a number of accolades including but not limited to pitching in the National Pro Fastpitch for the Akron Racers but also setting a number of records during her collegiate career for University of Missouri – St. Louis. As a senior lefty Hannah led the NCAA D2 softball in strikeouts with 445, shutouts with 20, and is second in victories with a 36-2 record. Hannah also completed her career pitching 9 perfect games. We are excited to have Hannah aboard and has already made a major impact on our girls.
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