Team: 18 U 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: 18 U 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: 16 U 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.
18 U White
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.
Team: 16 U Red
Brian graduated from Hoggard High School in Willmington, North Carolina, moving on to play college baseball at East Tennessee State University. Participated in 3 NCAA regional tournaments while at ETSU. Coach Thomas brings over 30 years of High School and College experience to the North Florida Storm. His most rewarding accomplishment being a 1993 State Championship at New Hanover High School in North Carolina which also finished 3rd in the nation by USA Today and Baseball Weekly, featuring former 1st round draft pick Trot Nixon (Boston Red Sox). Brian had over 100 of his former players play College baseball, with 35 reach their ultimate goal of playing Major League Baseball. Coached at Nease High School for 8 years, where the FHSAA annually recognized Nease for their work in the classroom. During his tenure, his teams attained over a 3.7 GPA, including 3 State Scholar Athlete Award Finalist. Entering his 1st year as Head Coach at Columbia High School in Lake City, FL.
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. He is currently an Assistant coach at Terry Parker High School.
Assistant Baseball Coach at Columbia High School
Team: 16 U Grey
Alan played high school baseball at Englewood HS and Eagle's View Christian Academy. Upon graduation, he received a scholarship to play baseball at The University of South Florida in 2008. He played 4 years at Thomas University in Thomasville, GA.
Bacone College Head Coach
Michael played 2 years at Bacone College in Muskogee, OK where he is now the Head Coach entering his 3rd year. 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).
Assistant Coach at Edward Waters College
Team: 14 U Black
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).
Team: 18 U Black
Jeremy attended University Christian for four years. Upon graduation, Jeremy received an athletic scholarship to St. Leo University in Tampa, Fl. He is apart of the Lion pitching staff and is studying for a BioMedical degree with a specialization in health science with goals of becoming a physical therapist. Jeremy was also a player in the Storm organization from 2012 - 2016.