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It takes a great team to make Baseball Factory a valuable program for our student-athletes.

Meet the Team

Executive Team

  • Steve SclafaniChief Executive Officer/Founder

    Executive Team

    Steve Sclafani

    Chief Executive Officer/Founder

    Over the past 21 years, Steve has led Factory Athletics to the top of the youth player development and college recruiting landscape.  Starting in 1994 with Baseball Factory, and since then expanding to add Softball Factory, Volleyball Factory and Football Factory, Factory Athletics has helped more than 75,000 players earn more than $1 Billion in scholarships.

    Steve’s vision began through his own personal experience as a college athlete at University of Pennsylvania (’93), where he played Second Base for the Quakers.  It was there he met his then-teammate and now business partner Rob Naddelman (’95) and the dream of Baseball Factory began.  At just 23 years of age, Steve launched theBaseball Factory in 1994 in Columbia, MD.  Steve’s ability to create new opportunities for athletes nationwide revolutionized the player development process and transformed the college recruiting landscape.

    Under the leadership of Steve and Rob, the company has grown to over 70 full-time and 2,000 part-time employees holding more than 1,000 events across the country for athletes ranging from 12 to 18 years old.  The Factory has attracted such prestigious partners and sponsors as Under Armour, Easton, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Little League Baseball, American Legion Baseball, ASA/USA Softball and many more.

    In a continuing effort to revolutionize the player development industry and help more kids reach their full potential, Steve recently worked with the renowned Dr. James Driskell to research and author “Stressors in Youth Batting Performance” and “Game Time Pressure Training Handbook.”  Both publications have been ground breaking in showing not only how stress and pressure affect performance, but ways players can train to overcome these stressors and be more successful.  In addition Sclafani and Driskell authored “Reducing the Effects of Game Day Pressures through Stress Training” published in the Journal of Sport Psychology in Action.

    As a result of these efforts, the Game Time Pressure Training & Simulation Program was created to help players overcome game-time stressors and allow their true ability to shine.  To date it is the only program of its kind in helping young players to develop the necessary tools to overcome stress and build confidence.  It was recently launched in an iOS format, available on the Apple Store to users across the globe.

    Throughout his career, Steve has received numerous honors for his leadership and business success, including the Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, honoring the 40 top executives under 40 years of age making a name for their business. Steve also earned a 2012 SmartCEO/Clifton Gunderson Future 50 award, which recognizes the Greater Baltimore area’s 50 fastest-growing companies based on employee and revenue growth over the past three years.  In addition, he has been featured nationally in Business Week and CNNFN as well as locally in the Baltimore Sun and Washington Post.  Steve has also been a featured speaker at the Ivy Sports Symposium at Harvard University and is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Sports Industry Management program.

  • Rob NaddelmanPresident

    Executive Team

    Rob Naddelman

    President

    In 1995, Rob joined forces with his former college teammate and founder Steve Sclafani to expand and build The Baseball Factory. Under Rob’s direction, The Baseball Factory has grown by over 1000% in the past 10 years. Rob is currently a member of the prestigious Young Presidents Organization (YPO) – Baltimore/Washington DC Chapter, a member of the National Registry of Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, and was written up in Business Week with Steve Sclafani as successful business leaders on a national scale. Rob is also the Executive Director of The Baseball Factory’s Foundation which helps at risk youth excel in the classroom by using baseball as an incentive. Rob is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he was a two time All-Ivy League selection, an inductee into the Penn Baseball Hall of Fame as a member of the 1995 Ivy Championship Team, and competed in the 1995 NCAA Division I College World Series Midwest Regional.

  • Steve BernhardtExecutive Vice President of Baseball Operations

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    Steve Bernhardt

    Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations

    Steve joined Baseball Factory in 1998 after a five-year playing career in the Colorado Rockies organization. As Executive VP of Baseball Operations, he oversees all Baseball Factory events and instruction. Steve previously served as an Associate Scout with the Colorado Rockies. He received his B.S. from the University of Richmond where he was an All-Conference player. Steve is Chairman of the Under Armour All-America Game selection committee.

  • Jason BuddenSenior Vice President of Marketing & Brand

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    Jason Budden

    Senior Vice President of Marketing & Brand

    Jason joined the Baseball Factory in 1997 while still a junior in high school. After going through the Baseball Factory’s college recruiting program he was placed at Johns Hopkins University where he played two years of college baseball before graduating with a degree in Economics. After working part-time at the Factory throughout college, Jason joined the team as a full-time employee in January 2002 when he was promoted to Director of Marketing. He currently oversees all marketing projects and sponsorship opportunities at Baseball Factory. He also oversees the general day-to-day operations of Baseball Factory.

  • Dan ForesterSenior Vice President of Player Development

    Executive Team

    Dan Forester

    Senior Vice President of Player Development

    Dan joined Baseball Factory in 2001 as a Player Development Coordinator and now the Factory’s VP of Player Development. Dan oversees and manages our Player Development Coordinators across the United States. He has worked with high school athletes since 1993. Dan has been instrumental in moving players thru our program and helping them get to the next level. Dan attended Ithaca College, where he played lacrosse.

    States Represented: United States

  • Jim GemlerChief Program Officer

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    Jim Gemler

    Chief Program Officer

    As the Director of On-field Sessions, Gemler schedules, organizes and executes all Under Armour Tryouts and Signature College Recruiting (SCR) sessions throughout the country. Jim will work to secure top-notch former college coaches, professional scouts and former professional players to work at each event. Gemler’s coaching experience includes stints at the University of Akron and most recently at Pennsylvania State Behrend. Jim’s playing career included a stop at the University of North Carolina – Asheville before he transferred to the University of Akron. He received numerous accolades while at Akron including Preseason All Mid-American Conference candidate, Collegiate Baseball “Top Prospect,” Mid-American Conference All Academic Team and Akron’s Defensive Player of the Year. He earned a B.S. in Finance from Akron and recently earned a Master’s in Business Administration (M.B.A) from Penn State in Spring 2006.

  • Gene MattinglyChief Financial Officer

Player Development

  • Ed BachRegional Player Development Coordinator

    Player Development

    Ed Bach

    Regional Player Development Coordinator

    Ed Bach graduated from Atholton High School in Columbia, MD in 2005, where he was a two sport varsity letter winner in football and baseball.  Ed was selected as Howard County Player of the Year for baseball, and earned all-county and all-met honors as a senior.  He went on to play D1 Baseball at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and was a four year starter in the pitching rotation.  He earned his BA in economics while studying at UMBC and joined the Baseball Factory in early 2012 as a Regional Player Development Coordinator.

    State Represented: AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, PR, SC, TN, VA, WV

  • Chris BrownRegional Player Development Coordinator

    Player Development

    Chris Brown

    Regional Player Development Coordinator

    Chris joined the Baseball Factory in September of 2007 after receiving his Bachelors Degree in Management from Gettysburg College. He currently serves as a Player Development Coordinator. Chris played football and baseball while attending Gettysburg College and currently resides in Highland, MD.

    States Represented: AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, PR, SC, TN, VA, WV

  • Adam DarvickSenior Player Development Coordinator

    Player Development

    Adam Darvick

    Senior Player Development Coordinator

    Adam joined Baseball Factory in December of 2006 right out of college, where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Sport Management and Mass Communication from Towson University. He currently serves as a Player Development Coordinator. He has worked with the Brooklyn Cyclones dealing with Game Day Operations and the Communications Department at Sports Illustrated.

    States Represented: AR, CAN, CT, IN, MA, ME, MI, NH, NY,OH, PA, RI, TX, VT, WY

  • Josh HippensteelRegional Player Development Coordinator

    Player Development

    Josh Hippensteel

    Regional Player Development Coordinator

    States Represented: AR, CAN, CT, IN, KY, MA, ME, MI, NH, NY,OH, PA, RI, TX, VT, WY

  • Steve NaglerExecutive Player Development Coordinator

    Player Development

    Steve Nagler

    Executive Player Development Coordinator

    Steve joined the Baseball Factory in 2001 as a Player Development Coordinator and was promoted to Senior Player Development Coordinator in 2006.  He received his degree in Sports Management/Business Administration from Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh, PA in 1989.  Since joining the Baseball Factory, Steve has worked with hundreds of high school baseball players, providing guidance in college recruiting and identifying ways for them to improve on their baseball abilities.  Steve works with players from the Midwest, Northeast, Texas and Nevada.

    States Represented: AR, CAN, CT, IN, MA, ME, MI, NH, NY,OH, PA, RI, TX, VT, WY

  • Dave PackerSenior Player Development Coordinator

    Player Development

    Dave Packer

    Senior Player Development Coordinator

    Dave has been with the Baseball Factory since 2001, first serving as a Signature College Recruiting Program Representative. In 2002, he became director of the Signature College Recruiting Program. Since 2006, Dave has served as a Regional Player Development Coordinator for the east coast. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 2002, with a double major in Marketing and Logistics.

    States Represented: AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, PR, SC, TN, VA, WV

  • John PerkoSenior Player Development Coordinator

    Player Development

    John Perko

    Senior Player Development Coordinator

    John joined the team at the Baseball Factory in 2004 as Team Sales Coordinator and was promoted to Director of Team Sales in 2006. Along with serving as the Company liaison for all equipment, apparel, and footwear sponsors and retail partners, John assists the CEO and Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations with designated projects and on-field events. John began his career in the sports industry by gaining experience from the two largest sports agencies in the world, IMG and Octagon. John also worked in the front office for the Cleveland Indians. A graduate from the Robert E. McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, the management and marketing double major also lettered in two varsity sports, the Hoyas division one baseball and football programs.
    States Represented: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, IL, KS, MN, MT, ND, NE, NM, OK, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI

  • Rob OnolfiRegional Player Development Coordinator

    Player Development

    Rob Onolfi

    Regional Player Development Coordinator

    Rob joined the Baseball Factory in 2008 after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Frostburg State University. Since then Rob has worked with thousands of players to help achieve their goal to play college baseball at every level. Rob played football at Frostburg State and was a member of the 2003 ACFC Championship Team that also won the Regents Cup. As a high school football standout, Rob was a three time All-County Selection and was named 2002 Howard County Defensive Player of the Year before graduating from Long Reach High School. He currently serves as a regional Player Development Coordinator.

    States Represented: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, IL, KS, MN, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI

  • Julia RiceRegional Player Development Coordinator

    Player Development

    Julia Rice

    Regional Player Development Coordinator

    Julia joined Baseball Factory in June of 2014 as Regional Player Development Coordinator after graduating from Mercer University where she earned her Bachelors Degree with a major in Communication and minor in Political Science in May of 2014. Julia received a scholarship to play for Purdue’s Softball team, pitching for the Boilermakers from 2009 to 2011 before transferring to Mercer where she pitched and was an All-Academic athlete from 2012 to 2014.

    States Represented: AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, PR, SC, TN, VA, WV

  • Patrick WuebbenRegional Player Development Coordinator

    Player Development

    Patrick Wuebben

    Regional Player Development Coordinator

    Patrick worked in the telecommunications industry after playing his college baseball at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where he received a degree in Marketing. He went on to coach baseball at Loyola High School in Los Angeles for four seasons before starting with The Baseball Factory in February 2006.

    States Represented: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, IL, KS, MN, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI

  • Matt RichterRegional Player Development Coordinator

    Player Development

    Matt Richter

    Regional Player Development Coordinator

    Matt has been with Factory Athletics since 2002. Originally from Southern California, he played his college baseball at the University of Arizona and Westmont College. He went on to coach at the college level in Southern California for seven years. Matt has worked as a coach and instructor for the Factory’s Under Armour National Teams including the Under Armour All America Game at Wrigley Field in 2011. He has been a Regional Scout and college recruiting consultant with Factory Athletics as well. Matt has served as an Associate Scout for the Atlanta Braves in the Midwest and as a General Manager and coach in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. He currently serves as a Regional Scout and Player Development Coordinator.

    States Represented: AR, CAN, CT, IN, MA, ME, MI, NH, NY,OH, PA, RI, TX, VT, WY

  • Corson FidlerRegional Player Development Coordinator

    Player Development

    Corson Fidler

    Regional Player Development Coordinator

    Corson serves as a Regional Player Development Coordinator at the Factory by helping players and their families successfully navigate the college recruiting process. Growing up in New York, Dallas, and Boston, Corson studied mathematics at Hobart College and played soccer at the Division III level, including a trip to the NCAA playoffs in 2006. He taught upper school math at independent schools for six years prior to joining the Factory, where he coached soccer and hockey at the JV and Varsity levels, was named Coach of the Year, and helped guide the hockey program to a state championship. Corson earned his master’s in Sports Industry Management at Georgetown University with a concentration in Business, Finance, and Operations.

    States Represented: AR, CAN, CT, IN, KY, MA, ME, MI, NH, NY, OH, PA, RI, TX, VT, WY

National Tryouts

  • Dave ErbRegional Director of Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts
  • Geoff LangRegional Director of Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts

    National Tryouts

    Geoff Lang

    Regional Director of Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts

    Geoff, a native of Pittsburgh, PA, attended Penn State Erie – The Behrend College and graduated in 2011 with a double major (Marketing & Operations Management). Geoff was a 3-time All-Conference outfielder for Behrend, while helping lead the Lions to 3 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. His senior year, Geoff set a new school and conference record for triples in a season. He finished the season ranked 3rd in all of NCAA players for most triples in a season. Geoff was teammates with fellow Baseball Factory employee Ryan Liddle.

  • Mike MagaroRegional Director of Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts

    National Tryouts

    Mike Magaro

    Regional Director of Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts

    Mike joined the Baseball Factory team as the Regional Director of the Under Armour National Tryout & College PREP Programs in 2014. Originally from Halifax, PA, Mike graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Sports Management in 2013. After playing club ball in college, Mike returned to Susquenita High School (PA) as a volunteer coach in 2014, where he was a four-year varsity starter. Mike comes to the Baseball Factory after stints as an intern for the AA Harrisburg Senators and as a field director with Triple Crown Sports.

  • Mark SkakleSenior Director of Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts
  • Zach VolpeRegional Director of Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts
  • Charlie SapienzaRegional Director of Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts
  • Ryan ChandleeRegional Director of Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts

    National Tryouts

    Ryan Chandlee

    Regional Director of Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts

    Ryan is Regional Director of Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts and College PREP Representative. Originally from Huntingtown, MD, Ryan interned with Baseball Factory and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Sports Management in December 2014. He has most recently worked for the Baltimore Orioles as an Authentication Assistant. 

  • Nick PanosRegional Director of Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts

    National Tryouts

    Nick Panos

    Regional Director of Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts

    Nick is Regional Director of Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts and College PREP Representative. Originally from Roxbury, NJ, Nick interned with Baseball Factory and graduated from Towson University with a degree in Sports Management in May 2015. 

  • Patrick LawrenceRegional Director of Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts
  • Michael LoeweRegional Director of Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts
  • Jon StonerRegional Director of Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts

Creative Team

  • Amanda BeckDatabase Marketing Manager

    Creative Team

    Amanda Beck

    Database Marketing Manager

    Amanda first worked for Baseball Factory as a member of the Marketing department immediately after graduating from college. After relocating to Salisbury, Maryland and then Winston-Salem, North Carolina, she returned to the team in May 2009 as the Database Marketing Coordinator. Amanda earned her degree in Communications at Salisbury University where she was a four year member of the nationally ranked women’s lacrosse program.

  • Brian JohnsonSenior Multimedia Producer

    Creative Team

    Brian Johnson

    Senior Multimedia Producer

    Brian started as a video intern with the Baseball Factory in the summer of 2004 while working on his Bachelors of Art from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  He graduated Cum Laude from the UMBC Imaging and Digital Arts program with a minor in Sociology.  His IMDA focus was in Interactivity while he also took film/video courses.  Brian played varsity lacrosse for 5 years with the UMBC Retrievers.  He became the Media Designer for the Baseball Factory in the spring of 2006 where he helps in all aspects of video production, graphic design, and website design.

  • Tom KreftVideo Editor

    Creative Team

    Tom Kreft

    Video Editor

    Tom started as a video intern in the Spring of 2011. He previously graduated with his Bachelors of Art from the University of Maryland Baltimore County where in majored in Film/Video. He also received an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Graphic Design from the Community College of Baltimore County. He was hired full time as a Video Editor for the Baseball Factory in July 2012, where he helps in all aspects of video production, and is in charge of editing videos for clients who have registered for the College PREP Program.

  • Dave LaxSenior Director of Event Marketing & Partnerships

    Creative Team

    Dave Lax

    Senior Director of Event Marketing & Partnerships

    Dave started with Baseball Factory in June of 2006 as the Assistant Director of Marketing. Dave is currently the Director of Event & Online Marketing having earned his degree in Business from the University of Maryland, College Park. He majored in Marketing and minored in Communication. At Maryland, he played on the Scout Basketball Team for three years, where he was part of the National Championship team in 2006.

  • Wei XueSenior Director of Web Development

    Creative Team

    Wei Xue

    Senior Director of Web Development

    Wei started with Baseball Factory as an intern in July of 2007 while finishing up his Bachelors Degree in computer science. Wei then went on to accept a part-time position in January of 2008. Wei is currently the Lead Developer.

  • Adam BeaverDirector of Retail Sales

    Creative Team

    Adam Beaver

    Director of Retail Sales

    Adam played collegiate baseball for both CCBC Catonsville and UNC-Pembroke. While at Catonsville, Adam was named Male Athlete of the Year and still holds school records for career homeruns. Midway through his college career, Adam transferred to UNC-Pembroke where he continued playing baseball and earned his marketing degree in 2003. Shortly after graduation, Adam returned to CCBC Catonsville to coach. Over the last ten years, Adam has worked with sixty players that went on to play at four year schools and eleven players that signed professional contracts. In addition to coaching, Adam worked at Team Express from 2004-2014. During his time with them he managed and opened two retail stores and managed high profile high school and college team accounts. Adam currently serves as Director of Retail Sales for Factory Athletics.

  • Matt LundDirector of Social Media & Web Content

    Creative Team

    Matt Lund

    Director of Social Media & Web Content

    Matt started with Baseball Factory in December of 2014 as the Web Producer for Factory Athletics. Matt is currently the Director of Social Media & Web Content having earned his degree in Digital Communication from Towson University. Prior to the Factory, Matt worked in television production with the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals.

Baseball Operations

  • Pete BuckSenior Regional Event Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic & Northeast
  • Mark DanielsScouting & Evaluation Crosschecker

    Baseball Operations

    Mark Daniels

    Scouting & Evaluation Crosschecker

    Mark started with the Baseball Factory in 1996 and is currently the Scouting & Evaluation Crosschecker with Baseball Factory. He is also the Head Coach of powerhouse Virginia High School in Bristol, VA, having won six state championships during his time as head coach. He has served as an associate Scout for the Cleveland Indians, Arizona Diamondbacks, and is a current scout with the Atlanta Braves.

  • Scott DemetralRegional Event Coordinator, Midwest
  • Nolan FullerSenior Director, Baseball Player Development Events

    Baseball Operations

    Nolan Fuller

    Senior Director, Baseball Player Development Events

    Nolan is the Senior Director of Baseball Player Development Events with Baseball Factory and a graduate of the University of South Carolina Beaufort, where he played and coached under the tutelage of current Pittsburgh Pirates Third Base Coach, Rick Sofield. In 2012, Fuller helped the Sand Sharks make their first NAIA World Series appearance – where they finished ranked 7th in the Nation. In his four years at USCB, the Sand Sharks compiled a record of 142-75. Nolan is also a Baseball Factory Alum, competing in events during High School.

  • Mark LemonFDI Events Coordinator
  • Ryan LiddleSenior Director, Event Experience

    Baseball Operations

    Ryan Liddle

    Senior Director, Event Experience

    Ryan played his college ball at Penn State-Behrend. Ryan played all four years as a second baseman. He graduated in 2010 with a BS in marketing and a minor in management. Ryan interned in the scouting department while in college before joining on full-time in January of 2011.

  • Justin RoswellExecutive Director, Tournament Division

    Baseball Operations

    Justin Roswell

    Executive Director, Tournament Division

    Justin joined the Baseball Factory in 2001 serving in the scouting, event coordination, and player development departments. In 2007, he became the Director for Team One Baseball, which is the showcase division of Baseball Factory. As Senior Director he heads up the player identification process for all Team One Regional Showcases. Justin also manages the day-to-day operations of Team One including the website. In addition to directing Team One Baseball, Justin also heads up the Under Armour Tournament Division. Justin graduated from California State University – Fullerton, where he received his degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis on management.

  • David SittonRegional Event Coordinator, Texas & Southern Midwest

    Baseball Operations

    David Sitton

    Regional Event Coordinator, Texas & Southern Midwest

    David played his college ball at San Jacinto College in Houston and the University of Arkansas. He has been with the Houston Astros for 12 years and has also been coaching high school for the past 29 years. He is the current President of the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association.

  • Jason ScottFDI Instructor
  • Chad AddisonRegional Event Coordinator, Southern California & Southwest

    Baseball Operations

    Chad Addison

    Regional Event Coordinator, Southern California & Southwest

    Played his college baseball at UC-San Diego from 1999-2002, before starting his coaching career. As an assistant coach at UCSD from 2003-2008, he was the Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. Coach Addison also coached with the Brewster Whitecaps of the prestigious Cape Cod Summer league in 2006. Coach Addison has worked with the Baseball Factory since 2008, and has been the Athletic Director at Capistrano Valley High School since 2012.

  • Don JamersonRegional Event Coordinator, Northern California & Pacific Northwest

    Baseball Operations

    Don Jamerson

    Regional Event Coordinator, Northern California & Pacific Northwest

    Don played his college ball at Cal State University Hayward. He was then drafted by the San Francisco Giants where he reached as far as Double-A. He then went on to coach at St. Mary’s for five years and won Coach of the Year in the W.C.C. Don also managed an 18U team that won two National Championships. Don has been with the Factory since 2008. He assists at many College PREP, Player Development, and Showcase events. He is the Northern California & Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator for the Factory.

  • Zach DingesEvent Operations Coordinator
  • Randy HodgeLogistics Coordinator

    Baseball Operations

    Randy Hodge

    Logistics Coordinator

    Randy is the Logistics Coordinator for Baseball Factory. He is also an NATA-certified Athletic Trainer who has worked in high school, collegiate and professional settings. Randy was the trainer for The Citadel who played in the 1990 College World Series. Prior to his stint at The Citadel, he interned with the Philadelphia Eagles. For the past 24 years, he has taught Elementary School and has been the High School Athletic Trainer at Virginia High School in Bristol, Virginia. Randy has been working with Baseball Factory since 2002, providing excellent event efficiency and overall quality, and loves the game of Baseball.

  • Talmadge NunnariHitting Coordinator

    Baseball Operations

    Talmadge Nunnari

    Hitting Coordinator

    Talmadge is a former All-American player at Jacksonville University and was the Montreal Expos ninth round selection in the 1997 MLB Draft, spending time in the major leagues with the Expos as a first baseman/outfielder in 2000. Talmadge has also gone back to be the coach at Jacksonville University as well as a stint as GM of the Pensacola Pelicans.

  • Chris KievitAthleticism Coordinator

    Baseball Operations

    Chris Kievit

    Athleticism Coordinator

    Chris played baseball at Long Island University as a catcher and is USA Weightlifting certified and has his masters in coaching and conditioning.

Consultants

  • Jeff BrazierEvent Operations Consultant

    Consultants

    Jeff Brazier

    Event Operations Consultant

    Jeff served as the VP of Youth Baseball, where he scheduled, organized and executed player and coach development in conjunction with Little League® International throughout the country. Jeff worked with District Administrators and League Presidents to develop programs that will enhance the success of the players and coaches on the field. Brazier’s experience includes working in the Baltimore Orioles scouting department, Camp Operations Director for Sports International and the Facility Superintendent and Recreation Supervisor for Joe Cannon Stadium and Randazzo Softball Park. While at the Baseball Factory, Jeff worked on the development of Baseball University and also was the General Manager of the Baltimore Pride (a summer collegiate team in the Clark Griffith league. In addition, Jeff worked in the Exclusive Department as a Personal Recruiting Director working with over 200 players including MLB draftees Stephen Vogt and Mike Eisenberg. He earned a B.S. in Sports Management from Towson University and earned a Master’s of Science in Sports Administration from California University of PA in Summer 2006.

  • Dr. James DriskellFactory Development Institute Consultant

    Consultants

    Dr. James Driskell

    Factory Development Institute Consultant

    Dr. James Driskell was brought on by Baseball Factory to help develop the Game Time Pressure Training and Simulation program. Driskell along with CEO Steve Sclafani have researched and authored, “Stressors in Youth Batting Performance” and “GTP Training Handbook”. Both publications have been ground breaking in showing how stress and pressure affect performance and ways players can train to overcome these stressors and be more successful.

    Dr. Driskell has over 20 years research experience in stress, performance, and training. He has served in the government, academia, and private sector. He is the President of Florida Maxima Corporation adjunct professor of psychology at Rollins College, Winter Park, FL. Dr. Driskell has conducted research for Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, National Science Institute, FAA, Defense Modeling and Simulation Office, STRICOM, Army Dugway Proving Ground, and other organizations. He has authored over 100 articles and papers, including recent publications in the Journal of Applied Psychology, American Psychologist, Human Factors, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Military Psychology, Small Group Research, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and Group Dynamics.

  • Keith MadisonRecruiting Consultant

    Consultants

    Keith Madison

    Recruiting Consultant

    Coach Madison joined Baseball Factory as a consultant in 2005 after retiring from the University of Kentucky in 2003. As a consultant with the Factory, Madison helps strengthen connections between the Baseball Factory, college and professional coaches to ensure that players were properly developed and capable of playing at the next level. His knowledge of the college recruiting process from a head coaching perspective is second-to-none for the Baseball Factory College Recruiting Program. Not to mention his long list of connections in the college baseball world has helped in placing many of Baseball Factory’s Exclusive College Recruiting Program players.

  • Rick SofieldSpecial Advisor to Baseball Operations

    Consultants

    Rick Sofield

    Special Advisor to Baseball Operations

    Rick Sofield served as the field coordinator for the New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers and Montreal Expos and is a former AAA Manager for the Colorado Rockies. Sofield also coached at the college level serving as the Head Coach for the University of Utah, University of South Carolina – Beaufort and the Assistant Coach at the University of South Carolina. Rick currently is the third base coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates and was previously the manager of the West Virginia Power, the Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sofield is a former first round pick in the major league draft for the Minnesota Twins and boasts three years of big league playing experience. Rick will work as a Special Advisor to Baseball Operations.

  • Mike ToomeyScouting Consultant

    Consultants

    Mike Toomey

    Scouting Consultant

    Mike Toomey is the Special Assistant to the General Manager (KC Royals) has signed on to be a Scouting Consultant for Baseball Factory in 2006. Mike has an extensive background in Scouting and Coaching.  Currently in his 25th year of professional baseball, Coach Toomey has served as field manager, coach, instructor, and international advance scout for the New York Mets. Mike is respected by his peers as an astute evaluator of talent and as an accomplished teacher. He began his coaching career at The George Washington University (GWU); leading the team to three NCAA Eastern Regional bids. He was elected to the GWU Hall of Fame in 1989. Mike also is a member of the Hall of Fame at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. Coach Toomey has worked for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Texas Rangers, and the New York Mets. In 1992, he was named Major League Baseball Scout of the Year.

  • Rich PasqualeCollege Recruiting and Baseball Operations Consultant

    Consultants

    Rich Pasquale

    College Recruiting and Baseball Operations Consultant

    Rich played baseball at Francis Marion College and is the current scout for the Baltimore Orioles. In addition to his time as a scout, Rich has had stints as head coach at Penn State-Beaver, La Roche College and Youngstown State University and is the former assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh and Slippery Rock University. He also spent time as the hitting coach for the Washington Wild Things.

College Recruiting

  • Bernadette BechtaAcademic Advisor

    College Recruiting

    Bernadette Bechta

    Academic Advisor

    Bernadette serves as the main academic contact for all players and parents in the Exclusive Program. With over 20 years of experience as a teacher and advisor at the high school level, Bernadette will provide families with guidance on topics ranging from application essays to financial aid. In addition, Bernadette’s two sons have both gone through the Exclusive Program so she knows the ins and outs of the process from a parent’s perspective.

  • Dan MooneyExecutive Director of College Recruiting

    College Recruiting

    Dan Mooney

    Executive Director of College Recruiting

    Dan serves as a Senior Director of the Exclusive Program. Dan began his collegiate career as a catcher at Brevard Junior College. He later transferred to North Carolina State University where he was a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer. After college, Dan played professionally in the Boston Red Sox organization where he reached the double-A level before being forced to retire after an injury.

Financial Team

  • Brittany WilsonFinancial Assistant
  • Alesha SiscoFinancial Analyst

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