| DIRECTORS & COACHES |

DIRECTORS

Brock Hunter

Travel Director | Lead Pitching Instructor | College Recruiting Coordinator

-Manager of our 2025 Academic Showcase Team
-Attends practices/games for all rosters over the spring/fall to assist and head development + practice execution
-Incorporates pitching plans and season programming across all teams
-Develops and assists in lesson plans for pitchers
-Head Coach of the Silver Spring Takoma Thunderbolts over the summer in the Cal Ripken Collegiate League

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
McLean HS, VA (2010-2012)
Coastal Carolina University (2012-2015)
George Mason University (2016-2017)

Eryk Dees

High School Director of Player Development | Lead Hitting Instructor

-Head Coach of our 2025 Academic Showcase Team(Summers only)
-Assists in practices/games for all rosters in all seasons to assist and head development + practice execution
-Develops lesson plans and program development for all players in the program 13 years and up
-Incorporates and oversees our hitting and development plan at the plate across all teams

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
Coral Reef HS, FL (2004-2007)
Eastern Kentucky (2007-2008)

Chris Blair

Youth Development Coordinator & Camp Director (6-12u) | Pitching Instructor

Head Coach of our 2029 Waves Baseball Team(11U)
-Runs our youth baseball camp with Silver Spring Takoma Thunderbolts
-Programs and runs our youth development programs including our winter programs
-Head Coach of the Single-A Bees team in the Bethesda Area Baseball League

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
Southern HS, MD (2014-2016)
Millersville University (2016-2018)

Steve Friedman

Fields & Facilities Manager | Lead Defensive Instructor

-Head Coach of our 2027 Waves Baseball Team(13U)….18-1 Last season, great job boys!
-Keeps all of our fields in game condition and helps limit rainouts by working our fields
-Runs our Koa Youth Baseball Camp every summer since 2017
-Programs and runs all defensive development across all teams
-Head Coach of the Single-A Legends team in the Bethesda Area Baseball League

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
Rockville HS, MD (2014-2016)
Montgomery College (2016-2017)

Zeb Ahalt

12u Waves Baseball (Cooperstown) | Hitting/Defense Instructor

-12U Waves Head Coach
-Assists 2025 Academic Showcase team
-BABL Head Coach; Trash Pandas
-Works in front office operations assisting in league and tournament management
-Specialized training in youth and advanced hitting development

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
Middletown HS, MS (2012-2015)
Hagerstown Community College (2016-2017)
Maryland Renegades 2016


COACHES & TRAINERS

Steve Christakos
Waves Baseball Coach

John Paseur
Waves Baseball Coach

Eric Turvin
Waves Baseball Coach

Mike Evans
Waves Baseball Coach

Howard Bolden
Waves Baseball Coach

Carlos Mesa
Waves Baseball Coach

Brandon Gotshall
Waves Baseball Coach

Dan Oddo
Waves Baseball Coach

Tim Hadley
Waves Baseball Coach

Eric O’Brien
Waves Baseball Coach

Mark Brown
Waves Baseball Coach

Travel@koasports.org | 202.924.1949
15151 Southlawn Ln, Rockville, MD 20850 (Unit F)