Team: 18u Black
Shelly played baseball and graduated from Fernandina Beach High school in 1985. He then went on scholarship to play baseball at Andrew College, graduating in 1987 with his Associates Degree. After an injury ended his playing days during his Sophomore year, he returned to his roots and began coaching Fernandina Beach High School, where he remained until 1997. During that time, in 1991 he coached his summer ball team to a National Championship and a #3 World Ranking. He became the hitting instructor with Doyle Baseball Academy from 1992-1993, widely regarded as the #1 baseball school in the world. He coached at First Coast High School from 1997-1998. He then moved on to Arlington Country Day from 1999-2000 where he won back to back State Championships. The birth of North Florida Storm came in the summer of 1999, and had such players as Howie Kendrick, Billy Butler, and our very own Reggie Johnson. They won the State Championship and finished #3 in the country. He has continued his success with North Florida Storm to the present day, while being recognized for the Organizations success rate at getting their players into College.
Team: 18u Red
A 2007 graduate of Baldwin High School, winning team MVP honors in 2004, 2005, and 2007. Attended North Florida Community College, winning 2nd team All Conference, before transferring to Northwest Florida State College for the 2009 season. He then attended University of West Florida during the 2010-2011 season, obtaining his Associates Degree. During his stint at UWF he was a part of the NCAA Division II National Championship team. He earned ABCA, NCBWA 2nd team All American and Daktronics 3rd team All American. He was also a Tino Martinez award semi-finalist, and set school records with single season ERA leader (0.59), strikeouts per game (16.02), hits per game (3.59), and led GSC in saves. Shane signed a contract in 2011 with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Was Edward Waters pitching coach from 2012-2016 where his staff finished in the top 5 in the nation for opponents batting average in 2016.
Edward Waters College Head Coach
Team: 16u Black
Reggie attended and played baseball at First Coast High School. After graduation he went on to attend and play baseball at Florida Gulf Coast University, getting his degree in Business Administration and Sports Management in 2007. He became a Graduate Assistant for the 2007-2008 FGCU Baseball season. He became the Assistant Coach at Edward Waters College in 2009. He became the Head Coach at Edward Waters in 2012 where he remains today. Reggie was also a part of the inaugural North Florida Storm team in 1999.
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Travis graduated from Crystal River High School in 2013. He started playing with North Florida Storm in 2009, where he played every summer until his graduation. Currently attending Edward Waters College, he is on Coach Shane Waller's pitching staff. Travis earned GCAC All Conference Pitcher honors during his sophomore year in 2015 as well as GCAC Pitcher of the Week twice in 2016.
Westside High School Head Coach
Team: 18u White
George played baseball and graduated from Paul VI High School in New Jersey in 2010. He then went on to attend Jacksonville University from 2010-2014. He was later employed by the Florida Times Union covering High School sports. He would later become an Assistant coach for Orange Park High School and Terry Parker High School.
Coach Wahl is his first season as the Head Baseball Coach at Westside High School.
Bacone College Head Coach
Team: 16u Red
Michael played 2 years at Bacone College in Muskogee, OK where he is now in his 4th year of being the Head Coach. Upon obtaining his Associates Degree, Michael attended and played for Northeastern St University where he was part of a conference winning team. Was a high school assistant coach for 9 years and a high school Head Coach for 2 years prior to Bacone College. Lead his HS team to a state tournament appearance in 2012. Michael is happily married to wife Brandi and has 4 children (Deanna, Michael, Albany, & Simeon).
Team: 16u White
Joe Berardi played his college baseball at Concordia College for ex NY Yankee and World Series champion Del Alston. He was a standout LHP and first baseman. He coached HS baseball at Lincoln HS as well as perennial powerhouse and NYC Champion Iona Prep for 5 seasons. He was an assistant coach and head coach at Concordia as well before signing a minor league contract in the Northern League where he played for Paul Blair in Yonkers, Ken Oberktfell the following year in Elmira, and Allentown, PA for Ed Ott. He can work with pitchers, hitters, and outfielders and has an old school, fundamental approach to this game. He brings passion and desire to the field and his approach will be contagious to all that come into contact with him.
Edward Waters College Assistant Coach
Team: 18u Silver
Rey attended and played baseball for Sandalwood HS from 2005 to 2008. He transferred to Arlington County Day in 2009. Upon his graduation, Rey attended Cowley County College(KS) from 2009 to 2011 where he was the starting catcher. In 2011, Rey received a scholarship to Edward Waters College where he was a standout catcher for the Tigers. After earning his degree at EWC, Rey signed a professional contract with the Evansville Otters of the Frontier League (2014). Rey has also played professionally for the Laredo Lemurs of the American Association (2015) and the Sussex County Miners of the Can-Am League (2016). Rey is in his 2nd season as assistant coach at EWC.
Team: 14u Black
Nick played high school baseball at Camden County High School (Ga) and is a North Florida Storm Alumni. His on field play earned him a scholarship to play college baseball at Division 1 Savannah State University as a catcher. Unfortunately, Nick suffered an arm injury that ended his baseball career after his freshman year. Nick has decided to now use his knowledge as a baseball lifer to help players achieve their dreams of playing college and professional baseball. He is excited to become part of the staff where he was able to achieve his goals!
Team: 14u Black
Tim is a native of New York. A 4 year varsity starter at Harborfields HS where he won All-County Honors 3 times. He was also a League 7 earned a Gold Glove Award. Tim would later go on to attend SCCC and St. Johns University. After his playing days were over, Tim became a Varsity Assistant coach at his HS alma mater. Tim has since relocated to Florida to continue his coaching career. He worked at Quinco Academy where he became the Director of Baseball Operations and started his on travel ball program (LineDrivePro)/ He currently works at The Data Cage at The Hit Center with the flightscope to develop elite level swing patterns with elite level measurables. Tim eats, sleeps, and breathes hitting and is an advocate of an aggressive offensive attack. Tim looks forward to working with our young players and growing with the Storm family.
Coach Brown is a native of Havernhill, MA where the work ethic and love of baseball was formed by working around former MLB player Carlos Pena and family. Coach Brown attended Notre Dame Catholic HS in Connecticut, where he was a three year all conference selection and a 2001 All-State selection. He was selected to attend the Area Code Games in Long Beach, CA in 2000. He was selected by the Montreal Expos in the 30th Rd of the 2001 MLB Draft as a LHP. Coach Brown however decided to attend college at Manatee Community College (now State College of FL) where we was part of a state championship JUCO team and finished 2nd in the country. He then transfered to NAIA powerhouse Cumberland University where he was apart of the schools first NAIA National Championship team. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2005 in the 24th Rd. He played 2 years in the Pirates organization and then played Independent Baseball in the Can-Am League and North League. In 2009, Coach Brown moved to Jacksonville, where he started his own travel team (Diamond Dreamz) and has been teaching all areas of the game for the last 10 years. Coach Brown is excited to join the Storm family and we are more than thrilled to have his experience as part of our family!