MEET THE STAFF

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MATT BALOGH

Owner & Director of Operations

Head Coach (12u & 16u)

Location:

Gilbert, Arizona

College:

Colby Community College

(NJCAA D1)

Ouachita Baptist University

(NCAA D2)

Playing Career:

Played four years at the collegiate level and three seasons professionally overseas in Germany, Hungary and Australia. 

Coaching Career:

Hungarian National Team Head Coach (2018), Developed players in over ten countries, College Recruiting Advisor

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SCOTT

BUDNER

Pitching Coordinator

Location:

Phoenix, Arizona

College:

Eastern Connecticut State

Playing Career:

Pitched for the San Francisco Giants & Baltimore Orioles (1977-1984)

Coaching Career:

MLB pitching coach for 15+ years,  Named the Seattle Mariners Player Development Staff Member of the Year (2007), GM for Chinatrust Brothers in the CPBL (2018)

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GARRETT

GAHAN

16u Assistant Coach

Location:

Chandler, Arizona

College:

Mesa Community College

(NJCAA D2)

Benedictine University at Mesa (NAIA) 

Playing Experience:

Played at the collegiate level for 4 years. Reached the NJCAA Regional Championship (2016).  Also competed on the team that reached the Calpac Conference Championship (2018). 

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JONATHAN

HOLLER

16u Assistant Coach

Location:

Tempe, Arizona

College:

Gateway Community College (NJCAA D2)

 

Playing Experience:

Played two seasons at Gateway Community College (2015-2017)

Went to Enid, Oklahoma for the JUCO World Series, went on to be National Runner-Up in 2016.

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NICK

STEWARD

15u Head Coach

Location:

Gilbert, Arizona

College:

Lincoln Trail College

Grand Canyon University

Playing Experience:

Played three years at the collegiate level & five years of Amateur Baseball in Arizona. 

Coaching Career:

Coached 9 years at the Varsity level in Indiana and Arizona.

 

Former Assistant Coach at Mesquite HS (2013-17), including two state finals appearances and one State Championship.

Head Coach at Chapparal HS (2018) *District Champions

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MATT

HEIBULT

15u Assistant Coach

Location:

Gilbert, Arizona

College:

Regis University

NCAA D2

Playing Experience:

Pitched four years at Regis University, two as a starter and two as a reliever.

Coaching Career:

Coached two seasons at Mesquite HS as the Varsity pitching coach. 

*AZ 4a State Champions 2021

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RYAN

SMITH

14u AAA Head Coach

Location:

Mesa, Arizona

College:

Butte College

Graceland University

 

 

Playing Experience:

Played two years at the collegiate level. Awarded the Gold Glove as a shortstop.

Coaching Career:

6 years coaching for BPA San Diego and 3 seasons of high school coaching in California.

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RYAN

FRANKEL

13u Head Coach

Location:

Chandler, Arizona

College:

Marymount California

(NAIA)

Benedictine University at Mesa (NAIA)

Arizona State University

Playing Experience:

Played four years at the college level as a middle infielder.  Signed to play Indy Ball with the Greensboro Army.

Coaching Career:

Former 18u Head Coach with Blue Chip.  Three years of scouting experience with Prospect Wire and Perfect Game.

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TJ

FRANKEL

13u Assistant Coach

Location:

Chandler, Arizona

College:

University of Arizona

 

Playing Experience:

Played High School Baseball for Pinnacle HS

Coaching Career:

One year of scouting experience with Prospect Wire.  Former pitching instructor at the Cages Indoor Facility.

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HAYLEY

SECONDO

Media & Event Coordinator

Location:

Gilbert, Arizona

College:

Tennessee Tech University

Studied International Business

Experience:

Managed baseball events in Australia, Dubai, Eastern Europe and the United States.

Covers all Photography, Videography and Interviews for Nomadic.

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