The inaugural IMG Wood Bat League 14U has officially selected its coaches for the summer:
1. Jonathan Norfolk - University of San Francisco
John will come to IMG this summer for his 2nd stint as a Wood Bat League Coach.
Prior to his time as a coach at the University of San Francisco, John worked for the Yukon Sutter Gold Sox Organization as well as the Junior Dons Baseball Academy. Jon played collegiately at the University of San Francisco and has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration along with a Masters of Arts in Education.
John will bring his expertise in working with catchers to the IMG 14U Wood Bat League.
2. Matthew Mark - Allegheny College
Matt comes to IMG this summer after his 3rd year on the staff at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA.
Matt played collegiately at Washington and Jefferson College and received his BA in Business Administration in 2006. After college, Matt returned to his Alma Mater in 2007 to serve as the recruiting coordinator and catching coach. While at Allegheny College, Coach Mark serves as the pitching coach and helps in program recruiting efforts.
Matt will work with pitchers in the 14U program this summer at IMG.
3. Mario Jimenez - Palm Beach Atlantic University
Mario comes to IMG after his 2nd year at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Mario has been affiliated with IMG for 10+ years as both a player and a coach.
Coach Jimenez handles the infielders and base running at PBA. Coach Jimenez competed collegiately at Palm Beach Atlantic University where he was a standout Infielder. Mario also spent time playing professionally in the Continental Baseball League in 2010.
Mario Jimenez will work extensively with infielders this summer at IMG.
4. Brandon Locks - Hillsborough Community College
Brandon comes to IMG after his 9th season of coaching at Hillsborough Community College.
Coach Locks went to school at Tusculum College in Greenville, TN where he was a 1997 graduate. After graduation, Coach Locks continuously moved up the ranks as a high school coach eventually becoming an Assistant Coach at Cedarville College. Coach Locks started his current endeavor at Hillsborough Community College in 2003 and has been there since
Brandon will work with Pitchers while at IMG.
5. Dave Moates - Former Coach at Manatee Community College/Lakewood Ranch HS
Coach Moates has been a mainstay at IMG over the past 10 years as a manager. Dave worked in the Florida Collegiate Instructional League at IMG for 5 years and served as a manager in the High School Wood Bat program with us over the last 3 years.
Coach Moates played collegiately at Florida State University where he was a member of the 1969 team that won the College World Series. Dave went on to be a 4th round draft pick of the Texas Rangers and made his Major League debut in 1974 as the starting Center Fielder. After his playing career, Coach Moates spent time at Manatee Community College and at Lakewood Ranch HS. He won the Florida State Championship in 2003 at Lakewood Ranch HS and was deemed Florida High School Coach of the year.
Dave will handle the Outfielders during the IMG 14U program.
6. Mike Golom - IMG Academy baseball program
Mike comes to IMG for his first year as a coach. He is a 2002 graduate of the IMG Full Time Program.
Mike continued his career collegiately at Duke University and eventually transferred to Rio Grande University from which he graduated in 2006. Mike spent time as an infielder and outfielder during his playing days. Coach Golom spent a year professionally in the South Coast League.
Mike will work with infielders and base runners in the Inaugural 14U program at IMG this summer.