COACHES & BIO'S

High School Players

2021 Fall Team - Scott Peddicord & Matt Shin

Coach Shin has been involved with youth and high school baseball for over 7 years and has coached various age levels within our program. Most recently he served as our 2023 head coach and currently serves as our Director of Player Development. Coach Shin is a graduate from Arundel High School and the University of Maryland where he served as a player / coach on the UMD Club Baseball team. Coach Shin’s players have experiences tremendous growth under his guidance and have found success both on and off the field. The high school coaching staff will provide assistance to the staff with practice and developmental training.

Scott Peddicord - Graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County where he played baseball from 2006-2008 and was an All-Conference Outfielder. Coach Peddicord is the current head varsity baseball coach at Atholton high school. Coach Peddicord for the past five seasons has served as the head coach for the Rawlings A’s Prospects 16/17u and has guided numerous players through the college recruiting process.

2022 Team - Scott Peddicord & Brendan McGowan

Scott Peddicord - Graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County where he played baseball from 2006-2008 and was an All-Conference Outfielder. Coach Peddicord is the current head varsity baseball coach at Atholton high school. Coach Peddicord for the past five seasons has served as the head coach for the Rawlings A’s Prospects 16/17u and has guided numerous players through the college recruiting process.

Brendan McGowan – former all MET player at Archbishop Spalding high school and pitcher at Catholic University. Pitching coordinator for the Rawlings A’s Prospects Prep team. Current Vice President of Baseball Operation for the Rawlings A’s Prospects and head coach of the Rawlings 16u.

2023 Team - Steve Miller (President of Baseball Operations) & Michael Austin

Steve Miller – current Head Varsity baseball coach at Dematha High School and Co-Founder of the Rawlings A's Prospects. Former K.C. Royals Area Scout and Mid-Atlantic Scouting Supervisor for Detroit Tigers. Played at the University of Maryland, San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres. Former head baseball coach at Archbishop Spalding high school 2002-2010.

Michael Austin – is another coach in our program with professional playing experience. Coach Austin played high school baseball at Century before attending College at UMBC. Coach Austin is currently at member of the Kansas City Royals organization. His pitching experience is a huge advantage to the players in our program.

2023 Team - Matthew Aubin & Charlie Chaffin

Coach Aubin graduated from Wilde Lake high School before continuing his baseball career at Washington College on Maryland's Eastern Shore.  He currently is a teacher at Hammond Middle school and serves as the head baseball coach for Atholton High School JV team.  Coach Aubin previously served as an assistant coach for the Rawlings A's 2023 team during the summer of 2020. 

Charlie Chaffin – former catching coach at Hillsboro high school (Beaverton, OR) and Coppin State University. Current head baseball coach at Old Mill high school.

2024 Team - Matt Shin & George Gaylord

Coach Shin has been involved with youth and high school baseball for over 7 years and has coached various age levels within our program. Most recently he served as our 2023 head coach and currently serves as our Director of Player Development. Coach Shin is a graduate from Arundel High School and the University of Maryland where he served as a player / coach on the UMD Club Baseball team. Coach Shin’s players have experiences tremendous growth under his guidance and have found success both on and off the field. The high school coaching staff will provide assistance to the staff with practice and developmental training.

Rawlings South - Kyle Lynch

Kyle Lynch - Graduate of the University of Maryland. Played baseball through high school in Vermont (Milton Jr/Sr High) and started coaching after graduating college. Served as baseball commissioner of GORC for two years. Helped form the Chesapeake Baseball Association in 2009 and served on their board of directors. Current head coach at Southern high school and the Rawlings 2020 Team.

Brendan McGowan - Pitching Coordinator

Brendan McGowan – former all MET player at Archbishop Spalding high school and pitcher at Catholic University. Pitching coordinator for the Rawlings A’s Prospects Prep team. Current Vice President of Baseball Operation for the Rawlings A’s Prospects and head coach of the Rawlings 16u.

rly played centerfield for the University of Maryland and was the 2018 Big Ten Network Defensive Player of the year!! Zach has previously coached the Rawlings A’s Prospects 2022 Team.

Justin Morris - Catching Coordinator

Justin Morris - Graduated from DeMatha high school where he was named first team All-Washington Capital Athletic Conference and first team All-Met by the Washington Post for two years straight. Went on as a scholarship athlete to play at Maryland University. Has coaches and instructed on all levels of youth baseball and currently serves as the catching coordinator for the Rawlings A’s Prospects program.

Charlie Chaffin - Assistant Head Coach / Pitching Coach

Charlie Chaffin – former catching coach at Hillsboro high school (Beaverton, OR) and Coppin State University. Current head baseball coach at Old Mill high school.

Youth Players

8U - Justino Lopez & Kirk Hunter

We are excited for the inaugural season of our 8u team!!

10U - Bernie Granzow, Jason Weber & Josh Shirlen

Bernie Granzow – played his high school baseball at the prestige’s DeMatha Catholic and graduated in 1997. Immediately after high school Coach Granzow started his coaching career at St. Joseph’s Catholic grade school and throughout the Bowie baseball organizations. Coach Granzow has coached at numerous age levels brining a strong focus on fundamentals and player development.

 

11U - Joe McVey & Staff

Coach Joe McVey has been coaching youth baseball at all age levels for the past 13 years. For the summer of 2020 he was the head coach of both and 10u and 18u travel team. Coach McVey’s primary focus is player development, bringing the love of the game and mentoring his athletes. His players all know his slogan “Respect yourself, Respect each other and Respect the game!!” Coach McVey brings lots of enthusiasm and expects it in return from his players. We are excited to add Coach McVey to our program and look forward to watching him develop the 11u team during the 2020-2021 season.

12U - Bernie Granzow, Ben Prada & Kirk Hunter

Ben Prada – also played his high school baseball at DeMatha Catholic. Coach Prada is another coach that brings a ton of knowledge and experience to our program. After graduating from DeMatha, Coach Prada went on to be a 4 year starter at University of Massachusetts (UMASS)!

Bernie Granzow – played his high school baseball at the prestige’s DeMatha Catholic and graduated in 1997. Immediately after high school Coach Granzow started his coaching career at St. Joseph’s Catholic grade school and throughout the Bowie baseball organizations. Coach Granzow has coached at numerous age levels brining a strong focus on fundamentals and player development.

Kirk Hunter - Has years of coaching experience in the youth level. His strong player development philosophy has helped his players approve their game as they transitioned to a 90’ diamond.  Coach Hunter previously served as our head coach for our 10U and 11u Prospects.    

 

13U - Tim Rathell & Staff

Tim Rathell has years of experience coaching youth baseball at all age levels. For the past four years he has been our 12u head coach. Coach Rathell focuses on teaching the game the “right way”, win a lot of games, and help your player develop fully and reach his baseball goals. The high school coaching staff will aid the staff with practice and developmental training.  Coach Tim is excited to bring his experience to the 13u level.

 

14U – Beau Brown & Bob Lamb

Beau Brown has been a staple in the local baseball community for several years now. Coach Brown has previously coached the Kent Island 10U and has been with the Rawlings A’s Prospects for the past three season’s coaching the 11U, 12U and 13U Prospects. Coach Brown led the inaugural visit of the Rawlings A’s Prospects 12U visit to Cooperstown Dream Park. Coach Brown led our 2018-2019 13u team to a very strong season earning high accolades from Perfect Game Top 50 teams.

Bob Lamb has over 30 years of coaching experience including time coaching in college and high school. Bob served on the high school staff at Annapolis and South River and at Essex community college. In addition, he has coached at various youth programs around the state, the most recent as, the head coach for the SYRA 14u who won the 2018 CBA Championship

 

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