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FTB SELECT COACHING STAFF

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CHRIS DUFFY

General Manager & Team Coach

As UCF's all-time record holder in Home Runs, Batting Average and Slugging, Duffy finished as a top five finalist for the Golden Spikes award as well as a 1st team All American in 2010.

Drafted by the Chicago White Sox out of Cypress Creek High School in 2006 MLB Draft and then drafted again by the Philadelphia Phillies out of the University of Central Florida.  Duffy played 6 years of professional baseball finishing his career with a .298 batting average before becoming a Youth Travel Ball Coach.

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JOSH WOOD

Team Coach

  • Former junior college pitcher at Itasca CC.

  • 10 years of coaching experience from 12u to high school.

  • Current varsity pitching coach at Mount Dora Christian Academy.

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NOEL LOPEZ

Team Coach

  • Studied in first class of the Puerto Rico baseball academy and high school PRBAHS (Catcher and Right Field)

  • Former catcher/right field in University of Tennessee D1 (2004-2006)

  • Former player catcher for minor league professional baseball MILB 5 seasons

  • Bachelor's degree in sport technology and minor in sports education

  • 2010 Inter American University of Puerto Rico

  • Certified for ACE, NATA, CSCS personal trainer and coaching specialist baseball, softball and volleyball.

  • Coached at University of Puerto Rico in 2 sports, softball and volleyball.

  • Former coach for the international baseball academy and High school Trainer and catcher's instructor for 2 years

  • Former coach for Haines City High School, Florida for volleyball and Assistant coach for softball team 2013-2015

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TANNER WOOD

Team Coach

12u Coach

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ALEX KELLY

Team Coach

-Former Pitcher at Shoreline College (Seattle) Under Coaches Ryan Browne and Dave Snell (Blake Snell’s Father)


-All Northwest Athletic Conference Honorable Mention

2011 NWAC ERA Leader

- 2 Year Letter Winner at Lake Stevens High School (WA)

-Former Varsity Pitching Coach at Marysville Getchell HS (WA)

2022 Perfect Game Prep League Coach of the Year

-Head coach of 2022 Perfect Game Prep league champions Horizon High School

-Head coach of Team Carolina at Perfect Game Nationals 2022

- 12 years of coaching experience at Various travel ball Organization’s in Washington State and Florida.

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TONY RIVERA

Team Coach

Puerto Rico National Team Head Coach 2005-2007 Pan American Games, Junior Olympic Games, Carribian World Series.
Puerto Rico World Baseball Classic coaching staff 2006
Area Director of Collegiate Scouting, Puerto Rico / Central Florida Baseball and Softball All American Evaluator. 
Signed as free agent St Louis Cardinals organization 2000 DSL
Member of PR National Team 1998-1999
Intrical part of the foundation of the biggest youth baseball organization of the state of Florida

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OBED GARCIA

Team Coach

 I was born in the Dominican Republic. Baseball has been a key component of my life as I have been playing since I was 4 years old! I am now 27 years-old with great baseball experience as I played in the American Association Independent League located in DR, as well also played College baseball for 4 years. My mission with FTB, is to be able to connect all of my resources/techniques obtained to build and prepare my team to have the essentials for a future at the next level! My motivation is being able to see how far a player has improved and came along way from when they first joined the team!

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JONATHAN BACHANOV

Team Coach

Former first pick of the LA Angels,  of the 2007 mlb draft. Right handed pitcher in the Angels, White Sox, and Red Sox organizations. Played 7 seasons of Minor League Baseball. Graduate of University High School from Orlando, FL.

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