Junior Instructors

Bobby Bennett

Bobby Bennett played high school baseball at Lake Mary. He went on to play two years at Dakota County Technical College and one year at Indiana Tech as an outfielder. In his one season at Indiana Tech, he batted .310 with 12 home runs and 37 RBIs in 41 games played.

Ivan Coutinho

Ivan Coutinho grew up in Winter Park and attended Hagerty High School. He played college baseball at Bethune Cookman University as a pitcher. His two best season were his Junior and Senior seasons where he came out of the bullpen to pitch 61.2 innings posting an ERA of 3.24.

Mason Davis

Mason Davis is an infielder who played college baseball at The Citadel. He was drafted by the Marlins in 2014. He played second base for five seasons in the Marlins farm system. He has a career minor league batting average of .260.

Mitchell Jordan

Mitchell Jordan is a right-handed pitcher who attended Lake Brantley High School and helped the Patriots win the 8A state title in 2013. He went on to pitch at Stetson University and won the Cape Cod League Pitcher of the Year posting an 8-1 record with a 0.20 ERA. He was drafted in the 10th round by the Oakland A’s in 2016 and is in his fourth year with their organization. In 2018 he won the ERA title in the Midwest League playing for the Beloit Snappers by having a 2.67 ERA in 124.2 innings pitched.

Danny Light

Danny Light is currently the head coach at Tavares High School. He also coached at Deland High School and Lake Howell High School. He has a background in speed and agility training and works with kids in these areas at the ABA camps and clinics.

AJ Makarewicz

AJ Makarewicz is an infielder that played high school baseball at Lake Brantley High School where he was a part of the 2013 8A state title team in 2013. He played two seasons at Seminole State College before transferring to Alcorn State where he played another two seasons.

Nikko Martell

Nikko Martell is currently the Head Coach at Tohopekaliga High School in Kissimmee. Martell is bilingual, specializes in fielding instruction and has coaching certifications from USA Baseball, NFHS and FLDOE. With a decade of experience, Martell previously coached at Gateway High School as an Assistant Coach to former Kansas City Royals scout, Jim Moran. The Gateway program’s success was solidified by its production of several NAIA-D1 student athletes and a Panther baseball alum in the 2018 MLB draft by the Chicago White Sox.

Frankie Martello

Frankie Martello played high school baseball at University where he lettered all four years. He went on to play four years at Flagler College as a third baseman starting at the position his Junior and Senior year. 

Brett Rhodes

Brett Rhodes was a four-year starter on his high school team and earned a scholarship to play baseball at Drexel University. He finished his college playing career at Florida A&M University. He has been around baseball his entire life and also works at Sanford Memorial Stadium. He works primarily with hitters, infielders, outfielders and catchers.

Jordan Thomas

Jordan Thomas played outfield for three years at Bethune-Cookman University where he was on the All-MEAC Academic team each year. He played his final year of college baseball at Webber International University.

McKinley Tinny

Mick Tinny played catcher at Lake Brantley High School where he was part of the state title winning team in 2013. He played two years at Seminole State College before transferring to Presbyterian College for one season. He finished his college career playing at Warner University where he batted .393 over 45 games.