Dan Contreras (Hitting, Pitching, Fielding)An Arizona valley native, Dan is a former minor league player with the Brewers organization and has been coaching for over 20 years. Currently, he coaches for the AZ Wildfire at various levels. He specializes in hitting fundamentals, power hitting and what it takes to be mentally ready for the game. Coach Contreras specializes in young player development, but also takes pride in preparing the older players for the next level.
Jeff Carter (Hitting)Played 4 years at the University Of Nebraska (Lincoln).
Drafted in 1985 by the San Francisco Giants in the 9th round.
26 years of professional experience.
Played 12 years in the minor leagues, 7 years in AAA ball (A's, Twins, Marlins, Rockies).
Played in 2 All Star games.
Manager and hitting coach in minors for 3 organizations (Twins, Royals, Dodgers).
Member of 3 championship teams (2 as a player and 1 as a manager).
Had the opportunity to coach players like: Joe Mauer, Jason Kubel, Justin Morneau, Denard Span, and Garrett Jones.
Marcus McBeth (Pitching & Hitting)Starting Center Fielder for The University of South Carolina under head coach Ray Tanner.
USA Today College All-America Team. First-Team All-SEC (2001).
Ranked #1 Defensive CF in the SEC by Baseball America (18 hr, 1 Error).
Drafted in the 4th round of the MLB Amateur Draft by the Oakland Athletics, and Signed with the Oakland A's (11HR)
Named #1 outfield prospect in the Oakland A's organization by Baseball America.
2005 - Converted from outfielder to pitcher near season's end.
2006 - Pitched at every level of the minor leagues (70IP, 86K).
2007 - Made MLB Debut with the Cincinnati Reds vs. St Louis Cardinals.
2009 - Joined the Boston Redsox bullpen.
2010 - Retired with the Oakland Athletics.
Rocky Parra (Pitching & Hitting)Rocky has been coaching fast pitch softball for more years than he can remember. There is no doubt that he loves doing it. Both of his daughters played at D1 schools, UofA and Hawaii. He has been coaching girls softball ever since. Rocky has coached multiple high schools throughout the Phoenix valley. He is currently the coach for Back to Back Softball State Champion Hamilton High School. If you are looking for lessons for pitching, hitting or fielding Rocky is a great coach.
Jessica Parra (Pitching & Hitting)"I started playing when I was 11 years old. I have played on some of the top Arizona and California teams. At age 15, I was flown to California for practices and games so that I could compete at the highest level of competition. I played 18-Gold when I was 15 and competed in many Women's National and Major Tournaments. In these tournaments we faced numerous Team USA players (and soon-to-be Team USA players) as well as other National Teams. We always held our own. I went to Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, Arizona. I earned First Team All State Pitcher ('99)and First Team All State Utility Player('98). I lead the state in most HRs, triples, doubles, and RBIs. I was Player of the Year for Softball('99). We won (I pitched) the 5A State Title in 1999 and we were in the final four the years prior. We (Mountain Pointe) were ranked 4th in the country in '98 and 2nd in the country in '99 by the NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association). I was recruited by many top schools but chose to go to Hawaii. I played softball for 4 years and then followed my passion for teaching. I moved back to Arizona and taught preschool as well as studied Nutrition at ASU. I am passionate about softball, teaching and nutrition. I will also be starting nursing school in the Fall of this year ('13). However, I always make time for softball!" – Jessica Parra