Coaching Career Coached 4 Years at NCCU Hitting, Catching, and Outfield Coach Coached 3 Years at Grand Rapids CC Head Assistant Coach - Pitching, Catching, Hitting, Recruiter, and Outfield Coach Coached 10+ Seasons for Travel Baseball Elite Baseball (2008-2009) Riptide Baseball (2013-2019)
Playing Career and Academics Played at Aquinas College for 3 years (Catcher/OF) - All-Conference WHAC Catcher 2008 and 2009
Master's Degree in Coaching Education from Ohio University Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management/Business Administration from Aquinas College
Ashleigh played at Northern High School. Spent a year at 3rd base before learning to pitch from UNC Player Yvette Davis Hendrian and taking over the position for her remaining 3 years. Spent 5 years with the NC Dominators as a first baseman and caught for select pitchers.
Ashliegh played at the University of Connecticut and was recruited as a first baseman before moving to catcher. She was a 4-year starter behind the plate. A natural lefty, she was trained in the small game as a slapper but continued to be a power hitter as well. She remains in the record books for career and single season sacrifices, career putouts, and career fielding average.
matt monastero Hitting, pitching, catching, strength
Coach Matt currently coaches and teaches at Jordan High School. Coach Matt played college baseball at Dowling College from 2006-2009 as an OF. Matt does lessons for hitters, catchers, pitchers, and outfielders.
Zach lee Infield, hitting
Zach played at NCCU 2013-2014. Zach was named All-MEAC Academic and Second Team NCCSIA All-State Honors for 2014. In his senior season, Zach hit .305 leading the MEAC with 49 scored runs. Zach started at SS for both 2013 and 2014 fielding a .950 his senior season.
Zach also played two years at Wake Tech Community College as a MIF.
luis diaz hitting, infield, strength
Luis Diaz played at NCCU in 2012 and 2013. Luis was named 1st Team MEAC in 2013 hitting .320 his Senior Year and in 2012 hitting .351 his Junior Year. Luis was a vocal leader for the team bringing toughness and attitude to the field every time he played.
Luis also played at Monroe Community College in New York for 2 years leading the team in BAT AVG, SLUG, & OBP.
ron thompson Pitching, catching, infield, hitting, strength, etc
Ron played 2 years and red-shirted one year at NCCU. Ron was plagued with a shoulder injury throughout his career. Battling through the injuries, as a Senior at NCCU, Ron hit 7 Home Runs, with 27 RBI's and 30 Runs. Ron was also a 2014 All-MEAC Academic Team.
Ron also played two year South Eastern Community College helping them win the NJCAA World Series hitting .315 with 9 Doubles, 10 Triples, 45 RBI's and 49 Runs scored.
Korey was the starting catcher at UNC 2014-2015 hitting ,288 with 6 Home Runs his sophomore year. He was then drafted in the 20th round in 2015 to the Marlins. Korey played one year in Minor League Ball hitting .296 and had to retire early due to injuries in 2016.
paul garcia Infield, pitching, hitting, Catching, strength, etc
Coach Paul Garcia has now been coaching with the Riptide for 4 seasons. Paul has coached 15+ year of little league, travel ball, and middle school baseball. Coach Paul specializes in infield, pitching and hitting for youth baseball players.
Malcoum green hitting, catching, infield, cst
Coach Malcoum Green is going into his 3rd season at the Hillside HS Head Baseball Coach. He also has been coaching with Riptide for 3 years specializing in catchers and hitters. Caoch Malcoum played catcher in high school.
nick hueneburg infield, hitting, pitching
Nick graduated from Tiffin University in 2016. Nick hit .341 in his senior season with 13 Home Runs and 50 RBI's playing 3rd base.
Nick is now in his second season coaching with Riptide's 10u team while going to graduate school at Campbell University.
Ad thorpe infield, hitting, pitching
AD was drafted in the 5th round out of Southern Durham HS in 1996 with the Atlanta Braves. AD players everything from SS, 3rd, 2nd and OF in the minor leagues. AD has also coached at Voyager HS and has been giving lessons for many top hitters in the area.