OUR COACHES

Jason Washburn

Director of Baseball Operastions and Player Development

Specialization:  High Shool Program, Recruiting

 

Prior to joining Scorpions Baseball, Coach Washburn was the Director of Baseball Operations at Sam Houston State University.  Before joining the Bearkats, he was the head baseball coach at College Park (for 14 years), Spring and Willis High Schools.  He also coached the 15U USA National Team to a Gold Medal in 2015.  He played college ball at Texas A&M.

Dave Wood

Director of Player Development, Professional Trainer

Specialization:  Hitting, Pitching, Fielding

 
Coach Wood is currently the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for St. Edwards University.  Prior to coaching he played several years in the Kansas City Royals organization.  In college, he was a standout player receiving multiple accolades at Texas State University.
 
 

Mike Harris

Program Advisor, Professional Trainer

Specialization: Hitting, Pitching, Fielding

 

 

Coach Harris was a 3-time Minor League All-Star, Defensive Coach for the White Sox, and Professional Scout for the Cardinals.  In 1999, he founded Miracles Baseball Academy (MBA).  MBA has helped position more than 300 young men to play at the college level and helped 14 players to get drafted...5 have gone on to play in the Major Leagues.  

 

Danny Crawford

Professional Trainer/Coach

Specialization: Pitching

 

Coach Crawford played and earned 1st-Team All-Conference and 2nd Team All-American Honors at the University of Houston and Seminole Jr. College before being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates.  He played his High School Career where he was stand-out receiveng all-district, all Greater Houston and All State awards.  Out of High School, he was first drafted by the Toronto Bluejays, but elected to earn his education before pursing his MLB dreams.  

Tanner Lawson

Professional Trainer/Coach, Current Professional Pitcher

Specialization: Pitching, Arm Care, Speed , Agility and Strength Training

 

Coach Tanner played at University of Houston and St. Edward's University where he studied kinesiology.  He was drafted in 2018  (21st round) by the Atlanta Braves.  He pitched the 2018 season with the Danville Braves and posted a 3.60 ERA with 29 innings, 31 strikeouts, and only 5 walks. 

Ramon "Smokey" Ortiz

Professional Trainer 

Specializaion: Hitting and Outfield

 

Coach Smokey spent 29 years as a hitting instructor with the St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees before joining Scorpions Baseball this year.  His lively demeanor and vast knowledge of the game have translated well to working with our younger players.

 

Josh Pettitte

Professional Trainer/Coach

Specialization: Pitching

 

Coach Josh was drafted in 2013 by the New York Yankees, but elected to pursue his pitching career and education at Baylor University.  In 2015, he transferred to Rice University where he recorded 27 strikeouts in 19 innings as a relief pitcher that year.  In his outing against #1 ranked TCU, he fanned 2 of the 3 batters he faced.  As a high school player at Deer Park High School, he was a stand-out being selected second team All-American and First Team All State his senior year.

 

Garrett Nelson

Professional Trainer, 13U Major Coach

Specializaion: Hitting

 

Coach Garrett played his collegiate career at the University of Texas - Tyler where he was named to the all-conference team 3 times.  He is now in his 4th year of coaching high level youth teams and a proven track record.

Robbie Lammons

Professional Trainer

Specialization: Hitting, Catching, and Infield

 

Coach Robbie finished his playing career after a successful college career at Rice University, Howard College and ultimately, St. Edwards University we he earned his degree.  As a catcher and infielder, he's been named to numerous all-district, all-conference, and all-tournament teams.

Brent Holcombe

Professional Trainer, 13U Major Coach

Specializaion: Pitching

 

Coach Brent played his collegiate carreer at Bosier Parish CC before playing Division II Baseball and graduating from The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.  

 

Tyler Brown

Professional Trainer 

Specializaion: Pitching, Speed and Agility

 

Coach Tyler finished his collegiate career at St. Edward's Univerity in Austin, Texas.  He is a left-handed, hard throwing (95) pitcher that hopes to continue his career as a professional player in 2021.  While he trains in the off-season, he will be helping our players.

Dalton Cross

Head Coach/Professional Trainer 

Specializaion: Hitting and Pitching

 

Details and pitcture coming soon.

 

David Dupras

Head Coach/Professional Trainer

Specialization: Hitting and Infield 

 

Details and Picture Coming soon.

 

Adam Durand

Professional Trainer/Louisiana Regional Director

Secialization: Hitting and Middle Infield

 

Coach Durand was a 4 year letterman at Redeemer HS before playing  SS and 2B at Delgado CC and leading them to the NJCAA College World Series.  He is married and has 4 children with his oldest son playing playing baseball at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.  He has coached Select Baseball for 11 years.

 

Wade Martinez

Head Coach/Professional Trainer

Specialization: Catching, Strength & Agility (Y.E.S. Certified)

 

Coach Wade was a catcher at Cy-Fair High School and Southwestern University.  After college, he continued to play Ametuer baseball for 17 years.  He competed in tournaments around the country winning multiple local titles and finishing second in the 18U+ Open Division Word Series in Arizona. 

 

He is a Certified Youth Exercise Specialist and has been a head coach with Scorpions Baseball for 8 years. 

Scott Harris

Head Coach/Professional Trainer

Specialization: Hitting

 

Coach Scott was a standout as a switch-hitter at Sul Ross State University.  He has been a head coach for Scorpions Baseball since 2015.

 

Adria Martinez

Professional Trainer

Specialization: Speed and Agility

 

Coach Adria received a full volleyball scholarship to Rice University when she was 15.  Since being a high school senior, she has worked as a strength and agility coach for the Scorpions.  As a Student-Athlete at Rice studying sports management, she helped lead the Owls past the #3 Texas Longhorns and land the Rice Volleyball Program in the top 25 for the first time in program history.  In the fall of 2020, she'll be pursuing a Masters Degree at Durham University in England while conitinuing her Volleyball career as a scholarship student-athlete abroad.

Keeon Johnson

Certified Personal Trainer

Specializaion: Speed and Agility and Strength Training

 

Coach Keeon played football at The University of New Mexico State prior to a professional career in both Europe and in the Arena Football League.  Today he holds numberous certifications in the fitness world from both ACE and ISSA. 

 

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