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MATT SMITH


Background:

-Native of Chesapeake, Va

-Graduate of Great Bridge High School in 2001 and Virginia Military Institute in 2005

 

Accolades/Stats:

-Holds multiple records at VMI and was named First Team All Big South in 2004

-Left VMI with 218 hits and 38 stolen bases and 753 AB's (Record)

 

Experience:

-Played Professionally for 5 years with the Texas Rangers and New York Mets Organizations.






  WILEY LEE, “COACH LEE”

 CURRENT POSITION:  DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT, HAMPTON ROADS SPORTS ACADEMY

PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:  

  • 1989-GRADUATE, OLD DOMINION

  • 3 TIME ALL-SUNBELT SELECTION, 1985-1987

  • 5TH ROUND DRAFT PICK, CALIFORNIA ANGELS, 1989

  • OLD DOMINION SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE, 1994

  • PLAYED PROFESSIONALLY WITH THE CALIFORNIA ANGELS

  • HAMPTON ROADS AFRICAN AMERICAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE, 2018

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY BASEBALL COACH, 2012-2016

  • IN 2015 THE SPARTANS ONE THEIR FIRST EVER NORTHERN DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP, WHILE SETTING THE SCHOOL RECORD FOR WINS IN A SEASON AT (27).

  • IN 2016 THE SPARTANS REPEATED AS NORTHERN DIVISION CHAMPS, AND AGAIN ECLIPSED THE SINGLE SEASON RECORD FOR WINS IN A SEASON AT (29)

  • GREAT BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, HEAD BASEBALL COACH, 1998-2011

  • LED WILDCATS TO (11) SOUTHEASTERN DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • LED WILDCATS TO (2) VIRGINIA TRIPLE AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, (2003, 2011)

  • NAMED MID-ATLANTIC MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR, 2008

 TY RIVERS

Playing Background

Played HS at Nansemond River in Suffolk, VA under Mark Stuffel. Ty played in Richmond Braves Organization under Mikey Roberts and Jack Cooper. Rivers was a Second Baseman/Outfielder at Radford University (2006 - 2010) under Joe Raccuia in which he started in over 178 Division 1 college baseball games.

Accomplishments

All-Time stolen base leader Single Game, Career and Single Season at RU. Rivers selected as a Big South All-Conference second-baseman (2008).

Coaching Background

Assistant JV Coach at Nansemond River spring 2006. Began travel baseball coaching career in summer of 2010 with The Richmond Braves 17U and have been developing youth players of all ages (2012-Current). Head Coach of the Richmond Braves 12U Majors, Richmond Braves South AAA – Rivers, Braves 13U Majors, and Richmond Braves 14U National.   

Managing Experience

Ty ran Richmond Braves South Organization as Director of Baseball Operations out of Hampton, VA facility. Currently operating as Assistant Director of Baseball Player Development at Hampton Roads Sports Academy. Rivers specializes in Offensive Approach, Infield/Outfield instruction, Baserunning and Speed & Agility Training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 






 







                                                           


 


 

           







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