| 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

Head Coach of our Cooperstown Team (12U)
-Assists in all Wave’s youth development programs including our Fall, Winter, Aummer and BABL programs
-Head Coach of the AA Trash Pandas team in the Bethesda Area Baseball League

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
Fedrick ?? HS, MD (2014-2016)
JCC

Coaches & Trainers

Steve Christakos
Lead Pitching Instructor
14u Waves + 2023/2024 Academic Showcase

John Paseur
Lead Catching Instructor
12u Waves Baseball (Cooperstown)

Eric Turvin
Waves Baseball Coach

Mike Evans
Rover + Koa Sports 22u MCBL College Team + 2025 Academic Showcase

Howard Bolden
11u Waves Baseball

Carlos Mesa
Catching/Hitting Instructor
14u Waves Baseball

Brandon Gotshall
18u MCBA Summer

Dan Oddo
Pitching Instructor (Biomechanics)
2023/2024 Academic Showcase

Tim Hadley
MCBL College Summer Manager

Eric O’Brien
Waves Baseball Coach

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