Matt Williams | FOUNDER, CO-OWNER

My Coaching With Purpose statement guides everything I do and is as follows:

I coach to develop my players into men of integrity who will love, serve, and lead others with confidence, excellence, and purpose.

I played my youth and high school baseball in my home state of Michigan where I was the first ever four year starter at my high school. After a successful prep career that included almost every high school award in the state, I went to Duke University on a baseball scholarship.

While at Duke, I was a four-year starting catcher and started 216 games in my four year career.

After graduation, I was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 18th round of the 2009 MLB draft. I went on to play one year of professional baseball before retiring to pursue a career in coaching.

I currently live in Overland Park with my wife, Kristin, and our son, Brayden. We are also expecting a daughter in early 2019.

 

PLAYING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 18th round draft pick of the Chicago Cubs in the 2009 MLB Draft
  • 1 year of professional baseball experience at the Rookie and A- MiLB levels
  • 2009 NCAA Johnny Bench Award Semi-Finalist (given to top Division 1 catcher)
  • 2009 NCAA Lowe’s Senior class Award Nominee
  • 4 year starter at Duke with a total of 216 games played in 4 years
  • .310 career hitter while at Duke
  • 4x ACC Honor Roll member
  • 3x All-ACC Academic Team

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Founder/Co-Owner of Ironmen Baseball Club (2018-present)
  • Private Hitting Instructor (2010-present)
  • Private Catching Instructor (2010-present)
  • Owner/Founder of Catcher University (2015-present)
  • Co-Owner/Founder of Best in the US Showcases (2015-2018)
  • Associate Director/Staff Representative, Community for Coaches (2014-2018)
  • Collegiate Assistant Coach, MidAmerica Nazarene University (2014-2017)
  • High School Varsity Head Coach, Kansas City Christian School (2015)

JORDAN MCCLOUD | 15U head coach

Jordan McCloud played baseball at MidAmerica Nazarene University for five years, where he also graduated with a degree in education. Jordan currently teaches middle school and lives in Olathe with his wife and son.

PLAYING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

COACHING EXPERIENCE