Coach Sheehan (SHE-en) comes to ProBall, having truly loved and excelled in baseball from an early age while being raised in a SoCal baseball family. He played baseball at Capo Valley High School under legendary Coach Bob Zamora where he was a two-way player (Pitcher, Catcher, Third baseman, and Center Fielder). Coach Sheehan then moved on to play at Saddleback college under two lauded influential baseball players & head coaches, who helped guide and further cement his skills and baseball IQ: Coach Marshall Adair (SC high School & SF Giants) and Jim Brideweser (USC & NY Yankees championship teams). He competed at the Division 1 level at San Diego State before being drafted and playing professional baseball in the Houston Astros & Anaheim Angels affiliate teams. Coach Sheehan's coaching career began a decade ago in San Clemente, where he has lived with his wife and three children since 2008. He has coached baseball at all levels of development, from Tee-ball to little league All-Stars to travel teams through 15u (San Clemente Little League, SC Sun Devils). What sets Coach Sheehan apart is his laser focus on proper baseball mechanics for all levels and how to leverage proprioception for your unique skill set. In his personal life, Coach Sheehan loves playing and watching a variety of sports, collects and plays all types of guitars and frequents concerts, enjoys cooking, and spearheads adventure getaways with his family. "I truly feel my purpose is to pass my athletic knowledge and passion for the game to the next generation of young athletes." Areas for instruction: Professional Pitching Instruction Professional Hitting Instruction Catching fundamentals Base stealing techniques Baseball strategies
Spencer has been on the coaching staff at Beckman High School since 2015. He is currently their Varsity outfield and 1st Base Coach. He was previously the Head Coach for over 4 Freshman and JV Beckman teams, winning a JV league championship in 2019. Coach Spencer was a 3-year varsity starter at Beckman, winning 3 Pacific Coast League Championships. In 2011, his team won DIV III Southern Section CIF Championship, where he led his CIF Championship team in both average and hits. He was named First Team All-City, First Team All-League twice, and Offensive Player of the Year 3 times. He was recruited by USC, San Diego State, UC Davis, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Long Beach State, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Baptist and the Atlanta Braves’ Organization out of high school. He ultimately decided to pursue football in college, where he excelled both on the field and in class. He graduated from Livingstone College in 2017 with Honors in Criminal Justice. Spencer piqued interest from professional teams around the world. He was invited to camps for the Packers, Lions, Browns, CFL, and professional teams in Germany. After returning home to California, his excellent reputation, coupled with his baseball knowledge, led him to his current role with Proball. Coach Spencer is passionate about player development and teaching/developing proper mechanics. Available For Instruction In: • Proper swing mechanics and fundamentals • Emphasis on hands and building compact swing • Balance and efficient use of legs to build power from the ground up. • Rhythm & Timing • Using all 3 fields.
Ryan Fitzpatrick started his baseball career playing for Saddleback College, where he was named first team All-Orange Empire and led the team to their first Conference Title in 20 years. Ryan also played two years in the Northwoods Summer League for the Rochester Honkers. After Saddleback he was recruited to play at the Division-l level for the UC Irvine Anteaters. Ryan led the Big West conference in on base percentage his senior year and was top 5 in numerous categories including home runs, RBIs and slugging percentage. He was named to the First Team All-Big West Conference and was second in Player of the Year voting. After his senior year at UCI, he was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 22nd round and played for the White Sox affiliate, Great Falls Voyagers in Great Falls Montana. He was a part of the team that won the Pioneer League Championship and Ryan was named MVP of the Championship series. Ryan is excited to share his love for the game of baseball with future generations! Ryan specializes in Hitting lessons but is available for some Pitching as well. Book a Training with Ryan today, your Baseball player will thank you!
Zak Doan - Co-Owner of ProBall, played professional baseball with the Florida Marlins organization. Before playing professionally Zak played two years of Junior College baseball at Harper JC in Chicago. There he compiled a 18-4 record and averaged over a strikeout per inning. He then moved on to play collegiate Division I baseball at Austin Peay State University where he pitched on the 1996 team that had an impressive 46-18 win/loss record. Zak Doan is one of the leading pitching instructors in Orange County and has received accolades from several local media resources for his work with some of the top high school and college pitchers in the nation. Zak’s students include some of the areas and nations best high school, college, and professional pitchers. Zak has extensive knowledge on all aspects of pitching including mechanics, velocity enhancement, increased command, and the development of new pitches. His teachings have helped his students achieve staggering results with both velocity and command. He has conducted private instruction for the past 8 years and typically conducts over 1500 lessons per year.
Dr. Ben Strack - Co-Owner of Proball, Inc. and a Professional Instructor. As a Sports psychologist, Dr. Strack has consulted with athletes across all levels including Professional (MLB, NHL, NBA) Olympic, amature and Youth in a variety of Sports. He is also an author/Editor of the Sports psychology book "Applications of biofeedback and neurofeedback in Sports Psychology." He is a former D1 College Baseball Player and NCAA-Scholar Athlete. During 1999 and 2000 MLB seasons, he was batting practice Pitcher for the Anaheim Angels. From 1999-2004 he was hand selected to pitch in the MLB Players' Association and ESPN's Big League Challenge Home Run Contests where he was the personal pitcher for Superstars: Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Raphael Palmeiro, Jose Canseco, Shawn Green, Maggilo Ordonez, Andruw Jones, and Troy Glaus. Please see "mental game" link at Proballbaseball.com for more information on our Sport psychology training lab .