Winter Camp Coaches
Winter Camp Coordinator | Infield & Hitting Instructor
We are proud to announce Kyle Gray, former second baseman for the New York Yankees Organization, will be coordinating Action’s Winter Camp as well as an infield coach! Gray played with Action Baseball Club from 2011 to 2015. Gray attended Blanco High School where he played on the Varsity team all four years. At Blanco High School Gray was named the District 27-2A Player of the Year in 2014. He was also named to the All-District 27-2A First Team in 2013 and the District 8-2A Newcomer of the Year in 2012.
From there, Gray went on to play at West Virginia University as a 2nd baseman and in left field. As a Freshman, Gray was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on April 11 after recording five hits, two RBI’s and two runs scored in a pair of games against Furman on April 10. As a Sophomore in 2017, Gray was named to the All-Big 12 Honorable Mention Team. As a Junior in 2018, Gray was named the All-Big 12 First Team Second Baseman. Gray was on the ABCA/Rawlings All-American Team, being only the 18th person in the program’s history to make the team. During Gray’s Junior year, he had a 23-game hit streak, which was the longest by a Mountaineer since 2009! He also had 14 home runs which tied for the sixth most home runs in a single season in the program’s history. Gray finished the season batting .374 and hit .391 in the Big 12.
In 2018 Gray was drafted in the 14th round to the New York Yankees in the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft. Gray is still playing for the New York Yankees Organization.
We are lucky enough to have Gray come back to Action Baseball Club as a Director of Action Baseball. Gray will be coordinating Winter Camp and will be assisting with infield and hitting coaching.
We are proud to announce Calvin Schiraldi as Action’s Pitching Instructor for Action’s Winter Camp!
Schiraldi attended Westlake High School before being drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 17th round in 1980. Schiraldi chose to further his education at University of Texas before entering the MLB. At UT, Schiraldi pitched alongside Roger Clemens and pitched the team to a 1983 College World Series championship. Schiraldi was named the College World Series Most Outstanding Player and was named to the All-Tournament Team.
After his time at UT, Schiraldi was drafted by the NY Mets in the first round (27th pick) in the 1983 MLB Draft. Schiraldi made his major league debut on September 1, 1984. In 1985 Schiraldi was traded to the Boston Red Sox where he appeared in four of the seven games of the 1986 American League Championship Series against the California Angels. He then played in game 1 and game 6 of the 1986 World Series against the NY Mets.
From there Schiraldi went on to play with the Chicago Cubs in 1988. In 1989 he went to the San Diego Padres. Schiraldi ended his career with the Texas Rangers’ where he played through 1991.
From there Schiraldi went on to be the head coach at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy.
Schiraldi currently lives in the Austin, TX area and is excited to work with the players at Action Baseball Club.
Outfield & Hitting Instructor
We are proud to announce Eric Richardson as the Outfield and Hitting Coach at Action’s Winter Camp!
Richardson was drafted to the Chicago White Sox in the 5th round in the 1991 MLB June Amateur Draft as an outfielder where he went on to play 5 season in the minors.
Richardson was the hitting coach for the Lakewood Blue Claws in 2004, GCL Phillies in 2005, and Batavia Muckdogs in 2006. In 2004 season he also served as the hitting coach for the Phoenix Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League. This three-year stretch was followed by a decade away from professional baseball. Richardson resurfaced in the Chicago White Sox organization in 2017-2018 as the Great Falls Voyagers hitting coach. His next hiatus was briefer, and he joined the Cincinnati Reds’ organization in 2022 as the hitting coach for the Chattanooga Lookouts.
Richardson worked as a private hitting coach and instructor in the years he was not working in affiliated baseball.
We are lucky enough to have Richardson work with our athletes as an Outfield and Hitting Coach for Action’s Winter Camp!
Catching & Hitting Coach
We are proud to announce Ivan Gonzalez, catcher for the White Sox Organization, will be a catching and batting coach at Action’s Winter Camp! Gonzalez played with Action Baseball Club from 2011 to 2013. Gonzalez attended Stony Point High School where he played for their baseball team all four years. At Stony Point Gonzalez was named to the All-District 16-5A First Team in 2014 and All-District 16-5A Second Team in 2013. He was also named the District 16-5A Freshman of the Year and All-District First Team in 2012.
From there, Gonzalez went on to play at West Virginia University as catcher and 3rd baseman. Gonzalez is currently ranked number 10 in WVU history with 780 career putouts. He is also tied for number 6 with 11 career sacrifice flies. As a Freshman, Gonzalez earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention accolades and was named to the Baseball American Freshman All-American team. As a Sophomore in 2017, Gonzalez was named to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List, recognizing the nation’s best catcher. As a Junior in 2018, Gonzalez earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.
In 2019 Gonzalez was drafted in the 8th round to the Chicago White Sox. Gonzalez is still playing for the White Sox Organization.
We are lucky enough to have Gonzalez come back to Action Baseball Club to work with our athletes as a private catching and hitting coach as well as a catching and hitting coach for Action’s Winter Camp! To schedule a lesson with Gonzalez, call 180 Performance Center at 512-215-6014.
We are proud to announce Angel Garcia as a Guest Instructor for Action’s Winter Camp!
Garcia grew up in Premont Texas where he played Varsity baseball for 4 years.
Garcia started with Action Baseball Club back in 2013 and is now entering his 10th year as an Action Baseball Club Coach!
Garcia has coached for over 30 years from youth levels to the high school level in the Houston area as well as the Austin, TX area, including his time spent as the Assistant Coach at St. Stephen’s high School and as a volunteer baseball coach for hitting and infield at Southwestern University.
Garcia is proud of the many players he has coached and helped develop who have gone on to play at the collegiate and professional levels!
Jeff Kent is an American former professional baseball second baseman. He played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1992–2008 for the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Kent won the National League Most Valuable Player award in 2000 with the San Francisco Giants, and is the all-time leader in home runs among second basemen. He drove in 90 or more runs from 1997 to 2005. Kent is a five-time All-Star, and his 560 career doubles put him in 30th on the all-time doubles list.
We are lucky enough to have Kent work with our athletes as a Guest Instructor for Action’s Winter Camp!
Matt Kata is an American former professional baseball infielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Houston Astros.
Kata graduated from St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio in 1996 and attended college at Vanderbilt University. In 1997 and 1998, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Chatham A’s of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He was selected by Arizona in the ninth round of the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft and made his major league debut for the Diamondbacks June 15, 2003. He also played briefly for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2005, and Texas Rangers in 2007.
We are lucky enough to have Kata work with our athletes as a Guest Instructor for Action’s Winter Camp!