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12U FCA BlueClaws

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12U FCA BlueClaws


Head Coach (Blue Team) - 

Head Coach - Tom Marsh

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.

Don Presley 

Don Presley has been involved in baseball in Northeast Florida for the last 40 years.  Coach Don graduated from University Christian in 1980 and was a part of 2 State Title teams and 2 Final Four teams in his 4 years of high school. Don played soccer for UNF and played college baseball for Asbury college in 1983-1984.  Coach Don is the current head varsity coach for Eagles View Academy, and has been the part of many state title teams while at Eagles View.  Coach Don has coached various travel and showcase teams in his coaching career, coaching many college and professional players.  Coach Don is married to Mary and both attend Normandy Park Baptist.