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9U FCA BlueClaws

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9U FCA BlueClaws

 

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 trainingwithcoachtom@gmail.com.

Head Coach - Jordan Rooks

Jordan Rooks played high school baseball at Eagle’s View Academy where he was a part of three state championship teams. His senior year he was named a captain of the team and received a USMC male athlete award for honor, courage and commitment. After high school, Jordan went on to play amateur baseball in the Jacksonville MABL where he was a two time all-star selection. He began his coaching career in 2012 at Eagle’s View Academy as a middle school coach and as a travel baseball coach at Oakleaf Sports Association.   Coach Rooks was named an assistant varsity baseball coach at St. Johns Country Day School in 2015 where he currently coaches. He attended Trinity Baptist College where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 2015. With a continual passion for the youth, Coach Rooks is pursuing a career in education where he intends to make a difference in the classroom. He is a member of Shindler Drive Baptist Church.

 

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.

  

Andrew Baker - Lead Pitching Instructor

Andrew Baker is the lead pitching instructor for the FCA BlueClaws travel baseball program and the FCA JAX Pitching Academy. Andrew is a young and passionate coach who is a student of the game and an excellent instructor of the art of pitching. He has worked extensively with youth baseball players (ages 8-13) for the last 6 years. Andrew has actively learned from some of the best pitching coaches on the high school and collegiate level as he has developed his own knowledge and instructional proficiency. Andrew’s experience, research and expertise inspired the creation of the FCA JAX Pitching Academy which unites the physical, mental, and spiritual attributes of pitching.