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Jerry Valdez

Jerry Valdez is the President of Baseball Operations with the Dallas Patriots and Premier Baseball Academy.  He manages two teams, and gives private instruction Monday-Thursday. Coach Valdez was a 25th round draft pick and played five seasons of professional baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies organization and six years total.  He holds the record for homeruns at Fort Hays State University.

Matt Moore 

Matt Moore is the Chief Operating Officer with the Dallas Patriots and Premier Baseball Academy.  Matt Moore joins the Dallas Patriots after spending the last 5 years in the Toronto Blue Jays Organization. Matt played his HS baseball locally at Nolan Catholic High School in Ft. Worth serving as team captain his senior year and being named to the All State Team twice in his three years on Varsity. Matt was a member of the inaugural UT-Tyler Baseball Team in 2003, which compiled a record of 24-13 in it first year as a program. As a member of the University of Texas at Tyler Baseball Team Matt was apart of Two American Southwest Conference Championship Seasons, named to the Academic All Conference Team all four years of his career and was named team captain during his senior season. In addition to coaching and giving private lessons with the Dallas Patriots organization, Matt also serves as the Director of Scouting for the Premier Showcase League.

Brandon Sherard 

Brandon Sherard is well known as one of the best instructors in the country. Upon retiring from playing baseball, Brandon returned to Rockwall Christian, where he played high school baseball, and coached them to the TAPPS State Title in 2007. Brandon Sherard instructs many of the top rated players in the country while doing lessons at Premier Baseball Academy.

Brent McFadden 

Brent McFadden played baseball in high school at Euless Trinity. He graduated from the University of Dallas with a Bachelors degree in Economics and Finance. He played baseball four years at U.D. and his senior season he was named captain. After college he worked in the front office of the Midland Rockhounds, AA affiliate of the Oakland A’s organization.

Carlos Ramirez

After a successful pitching career in high school, Carlos Ramirez pitched for Miami Dade Community College during the 1988 and 1989 seasons under legendary coach and Hall of Fame Charlie Greene. Shortly after, Carlos started a 7 year professional baseball career in Puerto Rico.  Carlos has been the Assistant Baseball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for Cedar Valley College in Dallas, Texas for the past 6 years, and has taken the Suns to national rankings on three of the last four years.  Carlos has served as a Recruiting Advisor for many colleges in the state of Texas.  Carlos has been married to Toni Ramirez for 20 years and has two sons, Jean Ramirez currently a sophomore playing for the University of Arkansas baseball team, and Anthony Ramirez currently a freshman at Boswell Senior High School.

Chad Pittman

Chad Pittman played baseball at Haltom High school and was a first team all regional player.  Chad was drafted by the Houston Astros in 1993. Chad played baseball at Veron Regional for two years.  Chad has been coaching select baseball since 1997 chad joined the Dallas Patriots in 2007.

Jarrod Vaught

 Jarrod started three years at Eastern Hills HS in Ft. Worth before attending Western Texas College in Snyder, TX. He has been coaching youth baseball in North Texas for the last ten years and led one of his teams to a national championship in 2007.

Howard Ashkinos

Howard played baseball at Fort Worth’s Southwest High School and began his coaching career in 1985 at the young age of 17. A lifelong teacher and student of the game, Howard has focused much of his work with young men between ages 8-18 on helping them developed both the physical and mental edge to compete successfully at the next level.

Jerry Ashford  

 Jerry Ashford Jr. was four year letterman at Everman High School graduating in 1990. Jerry’s continued his playing career at Brown Mackie Junior College and even sometime with the Cleveland Indians organization as a catcher, while also pitching and playing third base.Jerry has coached youth baseball for several years ranging in ages from 9 -15 at both the Everman Youth Association and Pioneer Youth Baseball/Softball Association in Saginaw. In addition to assisting in the athletic development of young men, Jerry also has extensive experience in coaching select softball as well.

Frank Quintero 

Frank Quintero played 1 year at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, Ok.  Frank has coached at the select level for 7 years and has been giving private instructions in the Fort Worth area for 7 years.

 Jeff Chase 

 Jeff joined the Patriots in December by giving lessons and eagerly awaiting the season.  Jeff 1stcoached a 13u select team in Albuquerque when he was 16. Jeff was an assistant coach for Sandia Prep winning the 2005 New Mexico state championship.  Jeff then went on to Yavapai Junior College finishing runner-up for a national championship in 2006. From there Jeff went to Armstrong Atlantic State University where he played for three years becoming fifth all time in strikeouts. While at Armstrong Jeff graduated cum laude in Chemistry while being published twice in the Journal of Chemical Education.  In 2010 Jeff was a player coach for the Yorkton Cardinals summer collegiate team where Jeff was third in strikeouts, leading his team in wins. Jeff previously played his summer collegiate ball for Yorkton in 2006 and 2007. In 2007 Jeff finished third in the league in era and was selected as 2nd team all-league.  Jeff then went to Medical School for a year in Colorado before moving to Fort Worth with his wife Whitney and his son Dean who was born in July of 2011.

 

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