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IMG Academy Coaches

The IMG coaching staff have coached and managed at every level of the game, including Major League Baseball. IMG Academy offers the most thorough and proven training in the nation. 

Coaching Staff
Dan Simonds - Director, IMG Academy Baseball Program
Dan Simonds
Director
A former collegiate and professional player and coach who most notably spent eight years as Miami University’s head coach, Dan Simonds is a proven leader with...

Baseball Coaching Staff

  • Baseball Coach - Chris Sabo
    Chris Sabo
    Varsity Head Coach
    Chris Sabo brings an immense amount of playing experience at the college and...
  • Steve Frey
    Steve Frey
    Pitching Coordinator
    Prior to joining the IMG Academy staff in 2004, Coach Frey played a total of 17...
  • Justin Zinkovich
    Pitching Coach
    Prior to joining IMG Academy, Justin played baseball at State College of Florida...
  • James Houser
    Varsity Assistant Coach
    James joined IMG Academy in the spring of 2016 as a pitching coach. Currently, James...
  • Baseball Coach Tim Raines
    Tim Raines Jr.
    Varsity Head Coach
    Coach Raines played professionally for 14 years after being drafted in 1998 out of...
  • Tony Ferreira - IMG Academy Baseball Program
    Tony Ferreira
    Pitching Coach
    Ferreira brings to IMG Academy an immense amount of playing and coaching experience...
  • David Anderson
    Freshman Head Coach
    An All-American and 2009 Big South Player of the Year, David Anderson enters his...
  • Edgar Caceres
    Edgar Caceres
    Infield Coordinator
    Prior to joining the IMG Academy staff in 2008, Edgar played 15 years of...
  • Mark Morawski
    Varsity Head Coach
    Mark Morawski returns to IMG Academy after spending the past 9 years in Connecticut...
  • John-Ford Griffin
    Hitting/Camp Coordinator
    After a record setting career at Florida State University, John-Ford Griffin played...
  • Kason Gabbard
    Head JV Coach/Pitching Coach
    After graduating from Royal Palm Beach High School, Kason was drafted by the Boston...
  • Daniel Hadra
    Post-Grad Head Coach
    Daniel Hadra comes to IMG Academy with a variety of college coaching experience....
  • Andy Revell
    Post-Grad Assistant Coach
    Andy began his coaching career in 2011 at the University of West Alabama as a...

Baseball Administration

  • Colbe Herr
    Program Manager
    Colbe first joined the IMG Academy baseball program as a Business Operations Intern...
  • Nick Phelps
    Nick Phelps
    Camp Director
    Nick joined the IMG Academy baseball program as Business Manager in 2005, but has...
  • Jason Elias
    Jason Elias
    Student-Athlete Advisor
    Jason Elias joined IMG Academy in 2006 with a focus on Outfield Development and new-...
  • Kit Carlson
    Kit Carlson
    Student-Athlete Advisor
    Kit Carlson joined IMG Academy in 2008 and is currently a Student-Athlete Advisor....
  • Matt Madrid
    Sport Advisor
    Matt Madrid comes to IMG Academy with extensive knowledge of our camp curriculum and...
  • Jason Puckett
    Team and Group Sales Manager
    Jason has worked with the University of Florida Athletic Department, the Cincinnati...
  • Marlboro Ma
    Head of China Recruitment
    With a home base in Beijing, Marlboro oversees all IMG Academy Outreach throughout...
  • Naotoshi Tamaru
    Outreach Coordinator - Japan
    Naotoshi Tamaru started as the Japanese Outreach Coordinator at IMG Academy in the...
  • Martina Knezevic
    Head of Europe Recruitment
    Martina was born and raised in Germany. After completing formal education in Munich...

Football Administration

  • Paul Fair
    Pro/Collegiate Advisor
    Paul graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Sports...

Baseball Support Staff

  • Academy Coach - Will Townsley
    Will Townsley IV
    Physical Conditioning Coach
    In addition to leading the strength and conditioning programs for the baseball...
  • Mike Lewis
    Mental Conditioning Coach
    Prior to joining IMG Academy, Mike operated a sport performance training company in...

College Planning and Placement Staff

  • Mark Blaweiss
    Mark Blaweiss
    Director of College Planning and Placement
    Mark Blaweiss has worked and held leadership roles in the fields of higher education...
  • Wayne Walton
    College Counselor
    Wayne works primarily with basketball, golf and baseball student-athletes. Prior to...
  • Heather Von Seggern
    Heather Von Seggern
    College Advisor
    Heather Von Seggern has been with IMG Academy since 2010 and works with soccer,...
  • Mark Riddell
    Mark Riddell
    Director of College Entrance Exam Preparation
    Mark Riddell is the Director of College Entrance Exam Preparation (SAT & ACT) at...
  • Scott Treibly
    Scott Treibly
    Recruiting Coordinator & College Advisor
    Scott Treibly has been with IMG Academy since 2001 and is currently the College...
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