Coach Rick is the founder of Hard 90 Baseball Academy and has dedicated his life to ready ball players for high school and college. Rick's passion to "teach the game" has provided players of all skill levels the opportunity over the years to learn and become successful both on and off the field. A former 16th round draft selection by the California Angels in 1981, Rick played his college ball at Santa Clara University where he attained M.V.P. honors. He manages the H-90 Hustle Premier 11u's. There are many coaches out there who have worked with him and follow Rick's preachings of a strong mindset and will. He is available for hitting and catching instruction and works camps, workouts and clinics.
Jon Ray hails from Vacaville. He was a two time 1st team all league player at Will C. Wood High School. Jon took his talents as a hard hitting middle infielder to Sac City before moving on to Bacone College in Oklahoma where he led the conference in hitting his junior year with a .422 average. JRay is the infield and skills hitting coach at Folsom Lake College. He is currently coaching our Power Premier 13u team. He is available for lessons at The Clubhouse in El Dorado Hills for both hitting and infield work.
Justin who attended East Union High School in Manteca before moving on to pitch at Oklahoma State. Justin has many accomplishments on and off the field including 1st Team All-Nor Cal in 2006 & 2nd Team All-Big 12 in 2007 and being named on the Deans List. In 2007 Justin was selected in the 13th round by the Oakland A's. Justin moved up the pro ranks quickly and spent the last several years pitching in AAA in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He runs Velocity sessions and pitching classes for while also managing the Phenom Premier 18u team. Coach Justin is available for private and group lessons, call (916) 365-4977.
Coach Matt is a local athlete out of Ponderosa High School who also was instrumental in team's historic run through their section championship season. He started his collegiate career playing two years at Sierra College. He went on to pitch both at Waldorf College and Chico State. Matt conducts both pitching and hitting instruction at camps, workouts and lessons. He is available by calling (916) 365-4977.
Coach Matt is a talented infielder who played at Ponderosa High School. Upon graduation he starred at Sierra College while catching the attention of the University of Southern California, where he played and excelled for the next 3 years. The Washington Nationals snagged him in 2012 where he played professionally. Hard 90 is proud to have him instruct in workouts, camps and lessons. Matt is also the manager of our Legacy 12u team.
Coach Leon was an 8th round draft selection of the Oakland A's in 1993. He was a versatile infielder/outfielder from Casa Robles High School, helping his team become C.I,F. section champions in '93 and was named tournament MVP. He has made his mark at Hard 90 as a tournament manager and currently coaches the Slam Premier 18's. He also instructs most H90 workouts and camps during the year. His easy going, no-nonsense style makes him a valuable asset for all ages of players. Coach Leon has much experience in private lessons at Hard 90.
Drew attended Gilroy High School before earning 1st team all conference at his Junior College for his stand out glove at short stop. From there he went on to play at San Francisco State where he continued to dazzle with his defense. Drew is currently the manager of the Pride 10u team. He is available for hitting and infield lessons at the Clubhouse.
Coach Aaron attended and played baseball at Napa High School while making All-County in 1988 and winning the Sac-Joaquin Division 1 Section Championships. He played outfield at Napa Valley JC. In 2002, he was named Sierra Valley Conference and Sacramento Bee Coach of the Year while guiding Folsom High to a Division II Section Championship. He is currently the Varsity Manager at Folsom High School and manages H90's Power 13u team. His vast coaching experience since 1999 makes him a valuable mentor to many players in the area, both past and present.
Coach Sham is a very experienced baseball coach and mentor. Any player who's played for him knows he manages with heart having tremendous passion and respect for the game. He played infield at Yuba City High School and was a member of the 1998 Sacramento Sox (NABA) national championship team. He has 15 years of high school coaching at Oak Ridge and Folsom High under his belt and was named 2007 Delta River Coach of the Year. He currently manages H-90 Cycle 14u team.
Coach Mark grew up and played his high school ball in South Lake Tahoe. He went on to play at Yuba College and is another very positive and instructive coach. He attended and graduated the well known Harry Wendelstedt Umpiring Academy and knows the game of baseball inside and out. He is an experienced youth baseball manager in the area and lives to coach and instruct. He currently manages H-90 Hammer 9u team and is a favorite at H90 camps, workouts and private lessons.
Coach Scott played high school ball at Liberty High School in Brentwood where he starred as a catcher and 3rd baseman. He went on to play at Los Medanos Junior College where he was the mainstay behind the dish. He is a very experienced coach and instructor, having coached at Vista del Lago High School since 2009 helping to build that tremendous program over the years. He has managed local teams too in his spare time, coaching for the past 16 years. 10 of his players have gone on to play D-1 college baseball with 4 of them going into the pro ranks.
Coach Michael hails from Folsom where was a stand out catcher for Folsom High School. After his senior year he accepted a baseball scholarship to University of Arizona. Michael then transferred to Sierra College where he was drafted and signed in the 24th round of the 2010 draft by the Minnesota Twins. Michael is currently with the Twins' organization and instructs with Hard 90 in the off-season. He instructs at workouts, private catching lessons and assists our Legacy Premier 12u team.