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10U FCA BlueClaws

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10U FCA BlueClaws

Head Coach Blue Team- Tom Lucas

Tom Lucas is the current head coach of St Johns Country Day Spartans in Orange Park, FL.  He is entering his 5th season as the varsity head coach.  Prior to becoming the head coach he served as the pitching coach at St Johns and Wilkinson Middle school.  The Spartans team was district runner-ups in 2017 and 2018, and he was named 3A District coach of the year in his region the last 2 seasons.  Coach Lucas has coached travel baseball for the last 5 years in the area coaching at Oakleaf before moving over to FCA.  His teams have been some of the best in the country, and have competed at the USSSA EWS in Orlando the last 2 years and his 12U team won Cooperstown Dreams Park in 2018.  Tom is married to his high school sweetheart, Cynthia, and they have one daughter who attends THE University of Florida.  The family worships at Lakeside Church of Christ, where both Tom and Cynthia teach Bible classes.

Asst Coach Tom Marsh has been coaching youth sports since he was 16 years old and has a genuine passion for working with kids to instill an attitude of hard work and commitment. Tom played the game of baseball with great passion but learned he enjoyed coaching the game and helping young players even more than playing it. Although he gives individual instruction to young baseball players all around NE Florid his coaching home is here at FCA. You can reach Tom at 904.217.9479 or Coach Tom coached the top 8U team in the area last year and will coach an elite 9U travel team in 2017-2018 focused on competing against the best at the highest level.

ASST Coach Vernie Alvarez

Vernie Alvarez  moved to Jacksonville in 1998. Before that he lived in Va. Beach Va where he played 3 years of Varsity baseball at Bayside High School.  He moved his Senior year where he attended Clay High School and played Varsity baseball there for 1 year. He went on to play ball at Saint Johns River and Lake City Community College. He has been coaching youth sports for 5 years. He is married with 5 kids ranging in ages of 11 down to 2 yrs old.  Coach Vern coaches because he loves being a role model to our youth, and being around the greatest game ever played.

Coach Daryl Walls

Daryl Walls was an NCAA Division I Assistant Baseball Coach at both Auburn University and Appalachian State.  During his time as a college coach Daryl coached over 20 players that were drafted into professional baseball, including 2 first round selections.  Coach Walls has extensive experience working with youth baseball players. He helped direct camps at Auburn University and Appalachian State University, and has been on camp coaching staffs for numerous college programs, including Mississippi State University and Old Dominion University.  Coach Walls played his college baseball at Mary Washington College from 1994-1997 where he was a four-year award winning pitcher.  Daryl has been a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association since 1997.  He received a Master of Business Administration degree, with concentrations in finance and sports administration, from Auburn University in March 2000.  Daryl lives in Ponte Vedra with his wife and two children.

10U Grey Team- Head Coach Mike Jones

Asst Coach- Nick Severidt