Winter Camp Coaches
Winter Camp Coordinator | Infield & Hitting Coach
We are proud to announce Kyle Gray, 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 as well as one of our high school coaches. Gray will be coordinating Winter Camp and will be assisting with infield and hitting coaching.
We are proud to announce Kyle Schmidt, catcher for the MN Twins Organization, will be the Catching Coordinator at Action’s Winter Camp! Schmidt played with Action Baseball Club from 2012 to 2015. Schmidt attended Smithville High School where he played for their baseball team all four years. At Smithville, Schmidt was named District 26-AAA Newcomer of the year (Freshman) in 2012. In 2013, he was named All County and District 26-AAA All Academic as well as assigned to the District 26-AAA First-Team. In 2014, Schmidt was named to the All-Tournament selection Weimar HS Tournament and Stanley Krist HS Tournament. He was also awarded the All-Area and District 26-AAA Defensive MVP, and named in the THSBCA Third-Team All-State.
From there, Schmidt went on to play at the University of Richmond as catcher. In his freshman year, Schmidt played in 26 games, including 19 starts, and hit his first collegiate home run. During his sophomore year, Schmidt played in 38 games with 29 starts. As a junior, Schmidt was named to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List and played in 42 games with 37 starts. During Schmidt’s senior year, he was again named to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List as well as Second Team All-Atlantic 10 Catcher, A-10 Player of the Week (April 22) and A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
In 2019 Schmidt was Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 33rd round of the 2019 MLB Draft where he is still playing.
We are lucky enough to have Schmidt come back to Action Baseball Club to work with our athletes as a private catching coach as well as the Catching Coordinator for Action’s Winter Camp! To schedule a lesson with Schmidt, call 180 Performance Center at 512-215-6014.
Infield Coach & Hitting Coach
We are proud to announce Ryan Goins, second baseman and shortstop for the Atlanta Braves Organization, will be an Infield Coach at Action’s Winter Camp! Goins attended Stony Point High School where he played for their baseball team all four years as a shortstop.
From there, Goins went on to play at Dallas Baptist from 2007 – 2009. In his three seasons with the Dallas Baptist Patriots, Goins hit 32 home runs and recorded 117 RBIs. In 2009, Goins set the Patriots record for home runs during a single season with 22. During the off season, Goins played with the Waterloo Bucks and the Northwoods League.
In 2009 Goins was Drafted by the Blue Jays in the 4th round of the 2009 MLB Draft where he played on their minor league teams. In August 2013, Goins was called up by the Blue Jays. He made his MLB debut on August 23, 2013. From there, Goins signed minor league contracts with Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, and Oakland Athletics. In February 2021, Goins signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves organization, where he currently plays today.
We are lucky enough to have Goins work with our athletes as an Infield 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 Chris Young, current bullpen coach of the Chicago Cubs, as one of the pitching coaches at Action’s Winter Camp! Young played college baseball for the Mississippi State Bulldogs where he earned Freshman All-American honors. In 2001, Young was named 2001 SEC Tournament MVP. In 2002 he was named the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week.
Young was then drafted to the Colorado Rockies in the 18th round in the 2002 Major League Baseball draft. Young played in Minor League Baseball for six seasons, pitching in as high as Class AAA.
Young then went on to work as a scout for the San Diego Padres from 2010 to 2014 and as a scout and scouting supervisor for the Houston Astros from 2015 through 2017. From there Young was hired by the Phillies as an assistant pitching coach for their major league roster. In 2019 he was promoted to pitching coach. From November 2019 to present, Young has been the bullpen coach for the Chicago Cubs.
Young also coaches one of the Action Youth teams, and his son currently plays for Action Baseball Club.
We are proud to announce John Anderson, Minor League left-handed pitcher since 2008, will be the Pitching Coordinator at Action’s Winter Camp!
John has spent the past 14 years playing across the country at the professional level. As a high schooler in California, he only played 3 innings at the varsity level and was cut his Senior year. With a passion for the game and a competitive drive, he overcame adversity and walked-on at Chabot College in CA. In 2008, he was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 28th Round and is still pitching today. He spent the 2021 season across the Mexican Baseball League (LMB).
With an open mind in addition to his experience, training and a competitive background, John is constantly striving to learn more and find better ways to help each player reach his or her potential. His hands-on approach to the mental side of pitching is his expertise, and is well versed in today’s technology. Whether you are at the youth level, or a professional, you can expect your talent to improve in every aspect.
We are lucky enough to have Anderson work with our athletes as the Pitching Coordinator for Action’s Winter Camp!
We are proud to announce Chris Roller, outfielder for the Akron RubberDucks, will be an Outfield Coach at Action’s Winter Camp! Roller attended Lake Travis High School where he recorded a .395 batting average with seven home runs and 21 RBIs. Roller was first-team all-district, first-team all-Centex and third-team all-state selection in baseball. He was also second-team academic all-state selection. Roller was also named District 14-6A Football MVP, First-Team All-Centex, First-Team All-State returner and Second-Team All-State defensive back in football at Lake Travis.
From there, Roller went on to play at McLennan College where in 2017 he played in 59 games, .414 BA, 10 HR, 71RBI, 32 SB. Roller was named NJCAA First Team All Region 5 Outfielder, NTJCAC First Team All Conference Outfielder, 2017 NJCAA World Series All Tournament Team.
In 2017 Roller was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 30th round of the 2017 MLB June Amateur Draft. He was also drafted in the 1st round to Cleveland in the 2020 Minor League Rule 5 Draft. Roller currently plays with the Akron Rubber Ducks.
We are lucky enough to have Roller work with our athletes as an Outfield Coach for Action’s Winter Camp!
Randy has provided his servant leadership skills with Action for more than 5 years as a Coach and Parent. His son Tyler recently completed his 5th and final season with Action. Through hard work and preparation Tyler has earned the privilege to continue his baseball career at the collegiate level as a student athlete.
Randy was also a student athlete and played baseball competitively at the high school level for 4 years. He chose to serve the United States Army after high school. Randy was assigned to the Army Special Operations Ranger Regiment. Randy then completed airborne school. He spent 20+ years serving our country in the Ranger’s along with over 60 months deployed to other countries.
In 1997 and 1998, Randy was selected to represent the entire Ranger Regiment in the Army’s Best Ranger Competition. He finished 12th and 8th respectively. This event is considered one of the most difficult and physically demanding events in relation to the ultra-marathons and iron man triathlons.
Randy has served in every Leadership position in the Rangers. He has attended numerous tactical, physical, and mental training courses throughout his career. During his final few years of service, Randy had the privilege to attend Gym Jones, Mountain Athlete and API to assist with redefining a Physical Fitness Program for elite soldiers preparing them for deployment and injury prevention.
Randy utilizes his previous military tactics and philosophies to not only focus on the physical side but on the mental side of the game of baseball, strength and conditioning. Randy strives to fundamentally prepare Actions youth to become better athletes and outstanding citizens.
We are lucky enough to have Randy work with our athletes as the Conditioning Coach for Action’s Winter Camp!