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 currently 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.
Andrew played at American River College and went on to play at Lewis and Clark College. He played professionally with the San Angelo Colts as a pitcher. He is a very versatile instructor with expertise in pitching, fielding, hitting and catching mechanics. He currently is coaching the Hustle 11u team while assisting with lessons, camps, clinics and workouts.
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 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.
Coach Blake pitched locally at Rocklin High School and helped led them to back-to-back sectional titles in 2009 and 2010. He went to play his college ball as a starting pitcher at Diablo Valley College and University of California at San Diego. He instructs at workouts, camps and lessons and currently manages the Spring 13u team. He also assists in the daily office operations at The Clubhouse.