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Vince Spilker  -  Baseball pitching

Born and raised in Raytown, Vince graduated from Raytown High School in 2009. He was drafted in the 49th round of the 2009 MLB draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. Vince chose to attend Johnson County Community College instead of signing with the Rays. After 2 successful years at JCCC Vince was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 20th round of the 2011 MLB draft. Vince opted to attend Lee University in Tennessee for his Junior year and was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 25th round of the 2012 MLB draft. He signed a contract in June of 2012 and pitched for the Missoula Osprey, a minor league affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Chris Clark  -  Baseball & Softball hitting & fielding

Graduated from Raytown High School in 1988.  Played baseball while attending Longview Community College. Graduated from SMSU with a teaching degree in Physical Education & Health. Chris is the former Varsity Softball Coach at North Kansas City High School and current Asst. Varsity Baseball Coach at Fort Osage High School. Before taking his current positions Chris was the Varsity Baseball Coach at North Kansas City High School. Chris has also coached lower levels in baseball and softball.

Jonathan Krysa  -  Baseball pitching


Jonathan graduated from Lee's Summit High School in 1996 and played 2 years of Varsity baseball. He attended Rockhurst University where he received a BSBA in Finance/Econ and a minor in Philosophy in 2000 and then received an MBA in 2004 with an emphasis in Management and Marketing.

Jonathan's coaching experience includes Rockhurst University Pitching Coach from 2002-2004. He was also the graduate assistant obtaining an MBA while coaching. He has been a personal trainer for over 10 years with various facilities. In 2008, Jonathan assisted Brad Willis with the BC-14 year old team.

Jonathan's professional experience includes being drafted in 2000 in the 26th round by the Houston Astros. He played with Houston in the minors for two seasons until an injury ended his professional career. He was released the Spring and then proceeded to play independent ball in Texas with the Edinburg Roadrunners in 2002. In 2003, he began a 5-year career with the Kansas City T-Bones.

Awards and achievements:
1999: Ban Johnson Pitcher of the Year
All-75 Year Team for Ban Johnson
1999: Rockhurst University - World Series (finished 4th nationally)
2000: Pre-season All-American
2000: NCAA Division II 1st Team All American
2000: NCAA Division II 1st Team Academic All American
2000: Rawlings National Pitcher of the Year

Professional highlights: 2006: Pitcher of the Year, Kansas City T-Bones
2006: Northern League Pitcher of the Year
2006: Northern League All-Star Game Starting Pitcher
Pitched to Buck O'Neil in All Star Game

Frank White  -  Hitting & Fielding Instructor

In the early 1970s, the Royals established a Baseball Academy to locate and train prospective baseball players at an early age.

Frank White was the best player to come out of the academy, and the only one to have a long big league career.  In his first 11 seasons as a regular, the Royals advanced to the post-season seven times. In 1980, Frank was named Most Valuable Player of the American League Championship Series, when he hit .545 with six hits and three RBI in Kansas City's three-game sweep of the Yankees. White spent all of his 18 seasons as a member of the Royals, earning five All-Star berths and a Silver Slugger Award to go along with his defensive honors. His range on artificial turf was unmatched in his era


Played For the Kansas City Royals (1973-1990)

Awards and Honors  1977 AL Gold Glove 1978 AL Gold Glove 1979 AL Gold Glove 1980 AL Gold Glove 1980 ALCS MVP 1981 AL Gold Glove 1982 AL Gold Glove 1986 AL Gold Glove 1987 AL Gold Glove ALL-Star Selections  1978 1979 1981 1982 1986

Drew Simmons  -  Baseball Pitching


2016-          Freelance coaching ages 8-18 while specializing in one on one instruction and leading practices for teams in the KC metro area

2013-2016: KC Elite- Head instructor/player development for over 125 players; coached 3 high school teams at 17/18 age level

2011-2013: Kansas City Sports Club- Pitching Instructor; coached 2 high school aged teams

2010-2012: Pitching coach at Rockhurst University; helped lead the staff to the 2011 Regional finals

2009-2010: Pitching coach at Labette CC

2008-2009: Eudora High School- Varsity Pitching coach

2003-2005: Starting pitcher at Rockhurst University; all conference in 2004

2001-2002: Starting pitcher at Cowley County Community College; made two College World Series' while placing 3rd in 2001

2000            graduated from Parsons High School; all state 1B/P my senior year