MEET THE STAFF

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MATT BALOGH

Owner & Director of Operations

17u Head Coach

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

17u Assistant Coach

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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WILLIE

WILSON

Hitting Coordinator

17u Assistant Coach

Location:

Peoria, Arizona

Playing Career:

1974 1st Round Draft Pick with the Kansas City Royals.  Played 19 seasons in the MLB. 

 

Lead the Royals to their first World Series title in 1985.

12th All Time in Career Stolen Bases

Coaching Career:

Coached with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1995 & 1997.  

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GARRETT

GAHAN

16u Head 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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AREA 

SCOUTS

1. Aritz Garcia

Pamplona, Spain

2. Devon Ramirez

Regensburg, Germany

Perth, Western Australia

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