Staff | Big West BPA Travel Baseball



Our coaching staff consists of professional baseball coaches, high school and collegiate level coaches, and coaches who are also Major League baseball associate scouts. All of our players are taught the game of baseball under experienced instruction and our track record of success- whether it be in players playing Division 1 College Baseball, or Major League Baseball, makes our club a premiere travel baseball club in South Orange County.


Justin grew up playing competitive travel baseball as kid.  In his youth, he traveled across the country and played national tournaments against players from all over the world so he understands first hand the experience we can offer the kids in playing competitive travel baseball.  In addition, he was coached by some very well respected coaches in the game today, and understands the game, and understands the end goal for our kids in the game. Justin played high school baseball at El Dorado HS and was voted the MVP his freshman year. Later on- he went on to build an 18+ competitive baseball organization that consisted of indy ball, minor leaguers, and high school and collegiate prospects trying to stay in shape in hopes of getting signed/re-signed onto a pro roster. Justin has been coaching competitive baseball for over 10 years and currently, there are multiple players that played under Justin in his organization that are playing professional baseball at the International, Minor League, and Major League level.



GREG POSEIN | GP Academy Director of the High School Program

Coach Posein founded & has been coaching baseball for the last 15+ years under the brand RIP Baseball.  RIP stands for “Raising Individual Performance" and Posein does just that for our players. In addition, Greg is currently an associate scout for the San Diego Padres, and is in charge of reporting top talent in the Southern California territory to the Padres. Greg has coached and developed some top level college players, minor league players, as well as players currently playing at the Major League Level today. He will be primarily focused on developing our older teams while offering individual lessons to all members including our younger players.

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Playing Experience- Capistrano Valley High School - Team Captain, 2 year All South Coast League.  Starting Shortstop on CIF Southern Section championship winning squad and #1 ranked high school team in the nation (USA Today).  Still holds single season stolen base record in school history (22).  Team Captain, All South Coast League performer, center midfielder on CIF SS championship winning soccer team.

University of Notre Dame- Voted Team Captain, 4 year monogram winner, played shortstop, third base, center field.  Earned all Horizon Conference honors (center fielder), voted Best Defensive Player. Played in college under former San Diego Padres Manager, Pat Murphy.

Haarlem Sparks Honkbal- Professional Baseball Club, Haarlem, Holland.  Played one season as starting shortstop before deciding to come home and hang up the spikes for good.  Most memorable moment going 5-5 with 3 HR’s in one game.

Coaching Experience:

  • Saddleback Valley Christian High School, current Assistant Varsity Coach.
  • Club Coach last 3+ years Stars & Stripes Baseball
  • Rancho Royals and various other clubs 10+ years.
Kyle Willet | Strength & Conditioning, REDLINE Athletics

Kyle Willett is a 2007 graduate of Santa Margarita where he was a dual sport athlete playing both baseball and football. After SMCHS, he went on to play baseball at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon. In 2010, he helped lead his team to a NWAACC South championship. Kyle continued his baseball career at Vanguard University while obtaining his degree in Exercise Science. He then went on to coach at SMCHS under coach Dave Bacani from 2012 through 2014. As an outfield coach, hitting coach, and speed coach, Kyle helped the Eagles win a CIF championship in 2014. In that time, he turned down a professional contract from the Raton Osos to begin his career with Redline Athletics. Kyle has been a part of the Redline Family since 2007, first as a client, then intern, Head Trainer, and officially became the owner in January 2016.

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Education, Certifications & Achievements

  • Vanguard University
  • BS in Exercise Science
  • Sports Performance Specialist (SPS)
  • CPR & AED certified
  • NWAACC South Championship in 2010- *Hit .330 while leading the team in stolen bases
  • CIF Champion as a coach in 2014 with SMCHS
  • Over 100 stolen bases during college career

Steve Hendricks experience and community involvement around South Orange County speaks for itself. He has been a private instructor and coach in the area for nearly a decade. Steve was drafted in 1987 by the San Diego Padres and his professional career involved stints with the Boston Red Sox and various professional independent teams before he took on a role as a coach. Steve has coached at the high school, college, and professional level including being the hitting coach for Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (now Los Angeles Dodgers Minor League Affiliate), and varsity hitting coach at San Clemente High School. Steve's love for the game and passion for developing young athletes brings an arsenal of value adding benefits to our members.



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Doug Banning works as a roving instructor within our program. Doug played Division-1 college baseball as a switching-hitting shortstop at the University of Northern Colorado and went on to play professional baseball in the Los Angeles Angels system. As a professional he was converted to a pitcher, and was an All Star at the AAA level in 1990.  Arm issues eventually sidelined Doug's professional career and after playing professionally, Doug was hired on as an instructor for a large baseball academy in Los Angeles before settling down in South Orange County. Doug primarily works with our pitchers and helps assist with our defensive training and development programs.


Coach Pac (pronounced "pack") grew up playing baseball and football and attended high school at Mission Viejo High School. Pac's passion for baseball started when he was in his youth playing travel baseball as a kid. He continued that passion into his adult years where he met Justin Bray in the 18+ Pacific Coast League. Together they coached & managed very successful & competitive teams compiled of collegiate and professional baseball players that have went on to win numerous National titles including 5 different World Series Championships and holding down the #1 spot in the National ranks year after year. During that time, Pac also worked as the Assistant Varsity Coach for Santa Ana High School.  Pac comes with years of competitive baseball coaching experience and currently, there are multiple players that played under for him that are playing professional baseball at the International, Minor League, and Major League level.


  • 11U Elite
  • 11U Premiere
  • 10U Elite

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Robert Purpura | North OC Director & Saturday Slams Coaching Director

Coach Purpura attended High School at Capo Valley HS. He went on to play college baseball at Vanguard University before being signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011. He played 2 seasons professionally before settling down here in OC. Robert has been coaching ever since and has ran his own program in the past. His developmental philosophies will steer our athletes in the right direction fast tracking them with their overall development.

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Terry Clark | Pitching Instructor, Head Coach Big West BPA Sting (Inland Empire)

Terry Clark is a former Major League Baseball player. A pitcher, Clark played for the California Angels in 1988 and 1989, Houston Astros in 1990 and 1996, Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves in 1995, Kansas City Royals in 1996, and Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians in 1997.  From 2000-2004, Clark was a pitching coach in the Cleveland Indians minor league system for Single-A Mahoning Valley, Double-A Akron, and Triple-A Buffalo. From 2006-2008, he was the pitching coach for Double-A Frisco in the Rangers organization. On December 29, 2008, he was named the pitching coach for Triple-A Oklahoma City. He was also the Seattle Mariners’ Minor League pitching coordinator 2014-2015, then in 2016 hired as the Chicago Cubs pitching coach at Tennessee.  His son, Matt Clark, is also a professional baseball player.

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In addition to working with our club as a professional trainer, Josh works as professional scout for the San Diego Padres. He oversees a team of scouts throughout the western region of the U.S.  A former catcher at Rancho Buena Vista High School in San Diego, he was drafted in the 17th round of the 1999 First-Year Player Draft by the Washington Nationals and continued playing professional baseball until 2006.

Josh works as a roving instructor in our program giving private instruction, and focusing on our specialty clinics, speed, agility, & strength training. In addition, he also runs private clinics & lessons at our baseball training facility in San Clemente, CA.


In addition to working with our club as a specialty coach, Matt is the Varsity Head Coach of El Dorado High School. Matt was a catcher at El Dorado High School in Placentia, CA and played along side our very own Justin Bray & Greg Posein. Matt was drafted out of college (California State Los Angeles) by the Houston Astros where he played professional baseball before becoming a baseball coach which included stints at Laguna Beach HS (Varsity Assistant), and Walnut HS (Pitching Coach).  Matt currently also teaches at El Dorado High School in additional to running the baseball program.

Additional Staff Instructors

  • TJ Middlestaedt- Professional Baseball, MILB- Brewers
  • Stephan Sabol- Professional Baseball, MILB- Mets
  • Dustin Williams- College Baseball, Independent League
  • Edgar Correa- College Baseball, Independent League
  • Josh Mendoza- College Baseball
  • Matt Welsch- College Baseball
  • Marquis Law- Speed & Agility
  • Tony Hardridge- Weight Training

"Off Field" Staff

Christina Cerone

Christina acts as the liaison between South Orange County Travel Baseball- Big West and manages our members within the network. This includes helping with signups, billing, and answering any questions our members may have. In addition, she also works directly with our tournament organizations ensuring we are signed up properly for tournaments, and are properly insured throughout the season.  CONNECT WITH CHRISTINA

Shannon Rubin

Shannon Rubin works with us as a team admin with multiple teams in our program. In addition, she acts as our liaison with between our club and our official uniform supplier- Victory Athletic and helps assist in other areas areas within our organization.  CONNECT WITH SHANNON

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Copyright 2016 South Orange County and Inland Empire Travel Baseball- Big West BPA | Orange County and Inland Empire Travel Baseball Club offers competitive travel baseball academy programs serving all of Orange County and the Inland Empire including Tustin, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Irvine, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Ladera Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita, Foothill Ranch, Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, Capistrano Beach, San Clemente, Camp Pendelton, Oceanside, Dana Point, Monarch Beach, Riverside, San Bernardino, Fontana, Moreno Valley, Ontario, Norco, Rancho Cucamunga, Corona, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Menefee, & Temecula . Our team practices in South Orange County and the Inland Empire and plays travel baseball tournaments all over Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles & San Diego Counties.