2013 Instructors 2

The California Winter League Announces the 2nd round of coaches for the 2013 season. The coaches represent Independent Leagues from across the nation and are looking to sign players to play for them in 2013.

The Coaches are:

Barry Moss

Most recently, Moss was the Miami Marlins Minor League hitting Coordinator for the 2012 season. Before the Marlins, he was the Player Procurement Director for the Brockton Rox from 2003-2011, the Fort Worth Cats from 2004-2008, and the St. Paul Saints 1998-2000. Moss also worked as a hitting coach for each club during those years. Moss was also with the Los Angeles Dodgers as an Independent League Scout during the 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons.

Jamie Bennett

Bennett is the Manager for the Schaumburg Boomers where he led the Boomers, a team built completely from scratch, to a 54-42 record in his first season as a professional manager. Selected in the 22nd round of the 2000 major league entry draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, Bennett is a veteran of 104 minor league games, including 78 starts with a career record of 37-18 and ERA of 3.89.

Rich Austin

Rich Austin just finished his second year as the Manager of the Rockford RiverHawks. Austin finished his career with a .304 average, 104 home runs and 524 RBI. He holds the RiverHawks’ career record for walks (247) and is second on the home-run (41), RBI (204), runs (225), hits (340) and outfield-assists (28) lists.

Bart Zeller

Zeller spent the 2012 season as the manager of the Joliet Slammers of the Frontier League. He won the 2011 frontier league championship and was voted manager of the year in 2011 by fellow league managers. Zeller spent the 2012 season as the manager of the Joliet Slammers of the Frontier League. He won the 2011 frontier league championship and was voted manager of the year in 2011 by fellow league managers.

Kenny Hook

Hook is the current Field Manager and Director of Baseball Operations for the Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association. After spending the 2011 season as bench coach for the T-Bones, Hook took over the reigns as manager in 2012.  He has over nine seasons of coaching experience at the collegiate level, including positions at Benedictine College, Odessa College (TX), and his current position as assistant head coach and sports training center coordinator at Maple Woods Community College.

Brent Metheny

Brent Metheny is the current manager of the Frontier Greys (2012 Road Warriors) of the Frontier League where spent his first year as manager this past season. The Greys are a travel team who spent their first season in the Frontier league in 2012. Before becoming manager of the Greys, Brent played for the Edmonton Capitals in the North American League in 2011. He also played for the Calgary Vipers of the Golden Baseball League in 2010 and the Northern Leagues Winnipeg Goldeyes from 2007 – 2009.

Joseph Brown

In 2012 Brown was a volunteer coach in the California Winter League (CWL), this will be Joseph’s first season as a professional baseball coach. This past summer he spent his first season in pro baseball as an assistant coach for Doc Edwards of the San Angelo Colts.