Donnie Phillips

17u Evoshield Seminoles Coach & National Recruiter

Coaching in the Richmond and surrounding area over the last 30 years at many levels. He played at VCU for four years, signed with the Detroit Tigers and also coached for 3 years at VCU. Donnie currently coaches our Elite Showcase Team. Since taking over the Elite Showcase team in the Fall of 2010, Donnie has had 40 kids sign and play college baseball at all division levels.

Ronnie Atkins

15u Seminoles Showcase Coach

Beginning his seventh season as a coach with the Richmond Baseball Academy. Ronnie’s outstanding baseball coaching career spans many years. He began his illustrious career as head varsity coach at J. R. Tucker High School where he amassed six regional titles and four AAA State Championships in six years as Head Coach. He was the first inductee into the J. R. Tucker hall of fame. Ronnie became the head coach of the University of Richmond Spiders in 1984, a career that lasted 23 years. During his career at Richmond he garnered 717 collegiate victories with 15 winning seasons, 7 NCAA tournament appearances, and a 2002 NCAA Super Regional appearance. He was honored with the admittance to the Richmond Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. Coach Atkins over his career has sent many players to professional baseball among notables Sean Casey, Brian Jordan, Tim Stauffer, Mike Smith, and Mark Budzinski. Ronnie brings outstanding coaching credentials to RBA and possesses a wide array of college coaching contacts. Ronnie coaches our 17U National team.

Bruce Secrest

17u Evoshield Seminoles Coach - Braves Associate Scout

Beginning his 4th year as a Coach with RBA West. Coach Secrest is presently the Head Baseball Coach at the Steward School. His twenty plus years as a high school coach and a scout with the Atlanta Braves bring tremendous knowledge to RBA West. Bruce is the Head Coach of the 16U Team.

Patrick Scoggin

16u Evoshield Seminoles Coach

  • Started at RBA West in 2015
  • Lesson Instructor
  • Freeman High School – 2009 grad
  • 2009 Rawlings & Perfect Game Preseason All American & All Region
  • 2009 All Colonial District, All Metro & All Central Region
  • RHP at Virginia Tech
  • Signed with Atlanta Braves in 2012
  • Played in minor league system for Braves from 2012-2014

David Moon

12u Evoshield Seminoles Coach

  • Started at RBA West in 2011
  • Lesson Instructor
  • RHP at Colonial Heights High School – 1999 Grad
  • RHP at Chowan University

Patrick Fletcher

9u Evoshield Seminoles Coach

  • Started at RBA West in 2011
  • Lesson Instructor
  • Varina High School – 2003 grad
  • All region OF & LHP
  • LHP at George Mason University

Robbie Grimes

13u Evoshield Seminoles Coach

  • Started at RBA West in 2015
  • Evoshield Seminoles 12u Coach
  • Mills Godwin High School Player
  • 1987 State Champions
  • Inducted into Mills Godwin Hall of fame in 2012
  • Played at VCU
  • 2 Seasons of Professional Baseball – Northern League/Frontier League
  • VCU Baseball Coach (1993-1994)
  • Inducted into the VCU Baseball Hall of Fame 2007

Jeff Wise

10u Evoshield Seminoles Coach

Derek Troupe

10u Evoshield Seminoles Coach

  • Started at RBA West in 2015
  • RBA West Elite 9u Coach
  • Lesson Instructor
  • INF at Patrick Henry High School – 2006 Grad
  • MIF at Coastal Carolina University

John Tobin

12u Evoshield Seminoles Coach

Jelani Motley

13u RBA Seminoles Coach

  • Started at RBA West in 2015
  • Lesson Instructor

Scott Sizemore

Lesson Instructor

  • Started at RBA West in 2015
  • Hickory High School
  • INF at VCU
  • Drafted in 5th round by Detroit Tigers in 2006
  • Made Major League debut on April 5, 2010 for Detroit Tigers
  • INF for Oakland Athletics (2011-2013)
  • INF for New York Yankees (2014)
  • INF for Miami Marlins (2015)
  • INF for Washington Nationals (2015)

Keith Provo

Coach

  • Started at RBA West in 2015
  • Pitcher at Manchester High School
  • Pitcher at Rappahannock Community College
  • JV Head Coach at Godwin High School (2016)

RC Orlan

Lesson Instructor / VeloQuest Instructor

  • Started at RBA West in 2015
  • Deep Run High School – 2009 Grad
  • All State as UTL in 2009
  • All district as LHP in 2008
  • Drafted in 44th round of the 2009 draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • LHP at the University of North Carolina
  • Drafted by Washington Nationals in 2012
  • Played in Nationals minor league organization from (2013-2015)

Kyle Bogese

Lesson Instructor

  • Started at RBA West in 2014
  • VeloQuest Instructor
  • Thomas Dale High School – 2010 grad
  • RHP at Trinity University
  • Signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Phillies organization in 2014
  • Signed as a free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks Organization in 2015

Aaron Simmons

17u Evoshield Seminoles Coach

  • Started at RBA West in 2016 - Lesson instructor
  • Sequatchie High School – 2002 Grad
  • 1B at Chattanooga State Community College
  • 1B at Lee University
    • Gold Glove Team (SSAC) – 2007
    • 2 year captain 2005-2007
    • All conference 2007
  • Played professional for Charlotte County Redfish - South Coast League
  • Sequatchie County High School Head coach for 6 years

Ron Frazier

17u Evoshield Seminoles Coach & Lesson Coach

  • Attended Christopher Newport University, P/OF
  • Pitching coach & recruiting coordinator (1990-1992) and Christopher Newport University (1999-2013)
  • USA Baseball Amateur Coach of the Year in Virginia (1998)
  • Philadelphia Phillies Scout (2010-2016)
  • Manager/Head Coach with NADA SSM Split, Europe - Croatian Championship (2014)
  • Manager/Head Coach with Technika Brno, Czech Extra League, Europe 2015 - Placed third in the Czech playoffs, Runner-up in the Czech Cup
  • Manager/Head Coach with Solingen Alligators, Bundesliga 1, Solingen, Germany, Europe 2016 - Second place regular season, and lost in league quarterfinals
  • Kansas City Royals Scout (2016-Present)
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