Meet Our Coaches
BBA FRONT OFFICE
Andy Bradley is the Founder and Executive Director of the Bradley Baseball Academy, which was created for players who wanted to compete at a high level in a positive environment that was conducive for growth and development. In his years as the Director and also as a coach of the Bradley Eagles, he has seen over 50 student athletes go onto play at the next level(more than 70 if you include his tenure at Gonzaga.) His BBA teams have won more than a dozen tournaments since they began participating in these events during the summer of 2011.
Coach Bradley, a Gonzaga College High School graduate, was captain of the 2000 WCAC Championship team and was named team MVP and runner-up for WCAC Player of the Year. Following the 2000 season, Coach Bradley went onto play his college ball at West Virginia University, Prince George’s Community College and Montgomery College-Germantown. In 2005, he began his coaching career as a Varsity infield coach at his high school alma mater and held that position for four years before taking over as the head coach in the fall of 2008. In 2011, Coach Bradley was voted the WCAC Baseball Coach of the Year and in 2012, he became a member of the National Coaches Institute and Sports Challenge Leadership Academy. He recorded his 100th win at the end of the 2016 season in the DCSAA Quarterfinals. Coach Bradley lead Gonzaga to two DCSAA Championships in 2015 and 2017 and was recently awarded the honor of the 2016-17 National Federation of State High School Associations Coach of the Year Award for the District of Columbia.
Along with his duties at BBA, Coach Bradley works as a field coordinator for the Headfirst Honor Roll Showcase Camps in Jupiter, FL and Long Island, NY. He is also a board member of the Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League, where he spends a lot of his time working with fellow organizations on their Premiere Showcase League division. In 2015, he joined the American Baseball Coaches Association and attends their annual conventions, which host close to 7,000 coaches from around the country.
Andy is extremely proud and humbled to be starting his ninth year heading up BBA. It would not be possible without the love and support from his incredible staff, players and families who have been along for the ride thus far and for those who will hop aboard the train as the years go on.
Joey Semel is beginning his third year as an Intern and Director of Communications and Administration for BBA. Joey is a former Bradley Eagle where he played consecutive seasons between 2011-16 starting with his introduction to the big diamond as a 13U player. He played Varsity baseball for the Potomac School in McLean, VA and while he was there, he began working year round camps and clinics for BBA as an instructor. Joey is finishing his Sophomore year at Denison University(OH), where he is the commentator for Football, Soccer, Baseball and Softball for the University’s TV Station. He will be handling certain administrative duties and answering directly to the CEO for BBA.
Collin Sundsted started his tenure in the winter of 2019 as an Intern and the Assistant Director of Communications and Administration for BBA. Collin is a former Bradley Eagle playing consecutive seasons between 2015-2018 (15U, Varsity and PSL). Collin played JV and Varsity baseball for Gonzaga College High School and was Captain three out of four years. He received the 2018 Silver Slugger Award and was named Honorable Mention for the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) DH/Utility Player position. Collin attends Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas where he majors in business/finance and is a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
Coach Matt MacDonald is the BBA’s Director of Social Media and manages our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. Matt is a Special Education Teacher at Robert E. Lee High School, where he is also the varsity head coach. Coach MacDonald played high school baseball in Virginia Beach for Princess Anne High School and played his college ball at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. Coach MacDonald was also the first head coach of our Premier Showcase League Team and will begin an unprecedented ninth summer coaching for BBA.
BBA EAGLES COACHING STAFF
Middle School Spring
Head Coach Evan Christian is from South Carolina where he went to Hilton Head Christian Academy. He was named to the SCISA All-Star team from his Freshman to Senior year and played for two state championships. He played two seasons of DIII baseball at Piedmont College where he was a starting pitcher. While at Piedmont, he played in the Christian College World Series and started Game 1 as a freshman. After his Sophomore season, Coach Christian transferred to DII Lander University in the Peachbelt Conference where he was a midweek starter and came out of the bullpen on Conference weekends. This will be his 6th season coaching under BBA.
Associate Head Coach/Roving Instructor Andy Bradley– See Above
Head Coach Andy Bradley– See Above
Assistant Coach Nick Halo is a graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. As a two sport athlete he chose to pursue an athletic career in Football over Baseball at Shepherd University in West Virginia. Coach Halo transferred to Salisbury University where he received an Exercise Science Bachelor’s degree in the fall of 2018. This will be his third season coaching with BBA and second with the 13u Eagles.
Assistant Coach Shawn Smith is a graduate of West Springfield High where he played baseball four years under John James. He went on to play club baseball at Longwood University and is currently a special education teacher at Annandale High School. Coach Smith has been coaching for 6 years at Mount Vernon High School at the Varsity level as the corner infielder and hitting coach. He is excited to strap on the BBA jersey for the fourth time this coming spring.
Head Coach Andy Bradley– See Above
Assistant Coach Shawn Smith- See above
Assistant Coach Ky Parrot is excited to get his feet wet for the first time under the BBA umbrella. He is local product of Herndon High School, where he was VASID First Team All State, and was drafted in the 26th round by the Milwaukee Brewers. After declining to enter pro ball out of high school, he went onto become a teammate of Coach Carroll’s at James Madison University. While a Duke he put great years including a .496 on base percentage his senior year that was second in the CAA and fifteenth in all of Division I. Great to have Coach back for a second tour of duty this spring.
Academic 15u Summer
Head Coach Kirby Neuner is originally from Hackettstown, NJ. Kirby played for one of the Headfirst Gamers teams in Washington, DC during summer of 2010. He graduated from Hackettstown High School in 2011 and went on to play baseball at Division III Williams College in Williamstown, MA. Kirby has coached all age levels at numerous summer camps and clinics, including the Headfirst-sponsored New York Yankees official youth camp during summer 2012. He completed his baseball career and graduated from Williams in 2015, and since then he has been working at a DC-area international development firm. Kirby is also a recent graduate of the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. He will be entering his 7th season this summer as a Bradley Eagles Head Coach.
Academic JV Summer
Coach Ben Webster is a Bethesda, Maryland native where he went to Walter Johnson High School before transfering to play ball at the Bullis School. During high school, Coach Webster was an all conference pitcher two years straight playing for Bullis, as well as being named an All Met HM hi Junior season. Ben went on to play ball at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where he is studying Psychology. Coach Webster has worked a number of BBA summer camps, as well as BCC and Bullis baseball camps throughout the years. This will be Coach Webster’s third summer coaching for BBA.
Academic 16u Summer
Head Coach Chad Carroll played Little League Baseball for Vienna Little League when his family moved to Virginia years ago and has been a resident of Northern VA ever since. Chad did his first two years of High School at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, DC where he played for Andy Bradley who was in his first year as head coach of the Eagles. He finished his high school career at Oakton HS where he played for Justin Janis in his first two years as head coach of OHS. In his senior season, Chad received 1st Team ALL-Met honors at shortstop. In addition to baseball, he played Water Polo at Gonzaga and ran track at Oakton. Coach Carroll played 5 years of Division I College Baseball at James Madison University where he received multiple awards including 1st Team All-CAA honors as an outfielder and an infielder. Chad has spent the last 4 years coaching in the Stars Organization coaching the 16 & 17 year old age groups, two of which were as head coach. In his free time, Coach Carroll has given private lessons to local Virginia ballplayers for the last 5 years. As of July 2018, Coach Carroll accepted the head coaching position at Gonzaga College High School. Coach Carroll is looking forward to starting his third season with the Eagles this summer.
Academic Prep Summer
Head Coach Luc Sebrechts played his high school baseball at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. He played third base and pitcher, and led his county in home runs his senior year. Luc then went on to play at the Catholic University of America where he also got a degree in Mechanical Engineering focused in thermal and aerospace sciences. Luc coaches for BBA in the summer/fall and BCC high school in the spring. When he is not coaching baseball, Luc works full time at Morgan Stanley in VA, serving high net worth individuals and institutions with multi-generational wealth transfer and faith based investing strategy. If he is not in the office, meeting with a client, or coaching baseball, you’re most likely going to find him playing golf, or on a run with his dog, Harper. This will be Coach Sebrechts sixth season coaching with BBA.
Academic Showcase Summer
Head Coach Matt MacDonald– See Above
College Black Summer
Head Coach Tom Ballenger is currently the Pitching Coach at DeMatha Catholic High School. In 2017-2018 he helped lead to the Stags to back to back runner up conference championships. Tom pitched at DeMatha High School from 1998-2002 and moved on to pitch at the D1 level at UMBC from 2002-2006. Tom also coached at Bishop McNamara High School from 2007-2014 under the leadership of the Hall of Fame Coach Larry Prange. Helping McNamara to back to back Runner Up conference Tournaments in 2012-2013. Coach Ballenger has coached in the Stars Showcase organization since 2014 with many tournament championships and winning a bid to the Jupiter Tournament in 2015. Tom is a Husband to Michelle and father to four kids, Gloria, Cormac, Rory, and Oona Maeve. He will be starting his third season with BBA this summer.
Special Assistant & Roving Instructor Bobby Picardo is currently the Associate Head Coach at Catholic University and serves as the hitting coach and leads their recruiting efforts. In 2015 the Cardinals claimed a conference championship earning a bid to the NCAA tournament. BP played at Catholic from 2005-2009 captaining two conference championship squads. Coach Picardo then spent three seasons working in Minor League Baseball for the Trenton Thunder, AA affiliate of the Yankees. Here he oversaw all little league camps and programs. The Atlantic Highlands, NJ native played high school baseball for Middletown South, garnering American Legion All County Honors. He later served as hitting coach for the Eagles from 2010-2012, a run that featured both a county and state title. Coach Picardo formerly served as the head coach of this team for three seasons.
College White Summer
Coach Cory Hudson is a local product having played baseball at Gonzaga College High School as well as The Catholic University of America, where he was part of two conference championship winning squads. He is a BBA coaching veteran with experience coming at all of the HS levels. He is currently teaching Physical Education at the grade school level in DC and was an Assistant Coach on the Varsity baseball team at Gonzaga for seven years. This will be his eighth season coaching for BBA and second summer leading the College Eagles White team.
Special Assistant & Roving Instructor Bobby Picardo- See Above
SEASONAL COACHES/ROVING INSTRUCTORS
Coach Ross Bruenger went to Clinton High School in Clinton, IL, from 2004-2008. He was a captain who led CHS to sectional championships in 2006 and 2007 and was an all-conference selection as a pitcher and outfielder in 2007 and 2008. He went on to pitch and become a captain at Illinois Central College for two years before transferring to the University of Maryland in College Park. Ross graduated from the University of Maryland in 2012 and currently works for an IT company.
Coach Corey Burch is a native of Sterling, Virginia and attended Bishop O’Connell High School. He started for 3 years of varsity baseball and competed in the WCAC, earning all-conference honorable mention for 3 consecutive years. Currently, he is a pitcher for the nationally ranked Roanoke College Maroons and was a member of the 2017 team that reached the NCAA Division III World Series and finished #3 in the country. This is Coach Burch’s first season with the BBA and we are excited to welcome him aboard.
Coach Adam Delauter graduated from Catoctin High School in Thurmont, MD in 2006. He went on to play two years of JUCO Baseball, playing at Chesapeake College his Freshman year, then transferred to Allegany College of Maryland and played for JUCO Hall of Fame coach, Steve Bazarnic. After leaving ACM, he transferred to Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA and was a two year starting outfielder for the Hornets. During his two years at Shenandoah, they achieved a top 10 National ranking in Division III baseball, and won the South Regional championship in both 2009 and 2010, making it to the Division III National Championship both years. Adam was an All USA South Conference outfielder in 2010.
Assistant Coach Charlie Dillon is originally from Chicago, IL. Charlie went to high school at the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Massachusetts where he was a three sport varsity athlete and two-time captain of the baseball team. Charlie received All New England honors his senior season and set the school record for batting average. Charlie played his freshman year of collegiate ball at Catholic University before transferring to Georgetown University where he would later become the captain his senior year. Charlie has experience coaching a variety of youth camps as well as high school showcase camps. Charlie currently works in the government affairs industry in Washington, DC.
Associate Head Coach Josh Eldridge is a resident of Lorton, VA and went to nearby Hayfield high school where he was an All Met performer. After high school he went on to play four years of baseball at Old Dominion University. Throughout his career in college he got the chance to play his Summer ball in the Cape Cod and Coastal Plains leagues. He was voted an All-star and summer collegiate All-American following his 2012 summer season. At ODU he got the chance to play in the 2014 Regional at the University of South Carolina. He helped run ODU baseball camps, as well as worked with local kids in the Tidewater area the summer after his senior season of baseball. This will be Coach Eldridge’s tenth season wearing the BBA cap.
Associate Head Coach Brad Hampton went to Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, MD where he was a first team All-Division second baseman his senior year. He continued his playing career at McDaniel College, and graduated with a BA in History and a minor in Political Science. Brad played for BBA’s 18u Eagles during the summer of 2012 and BBA’s College squad in 2015. He has worked a number of BBA Summer Camps in McLean, has coached 7 seasons for BBA since the summer of 2016. He is looking forward to returning as a coach of the 14u staff again this fall.
Coach Jack Hennessy was born and raised in La Plata, Maryland. He attended Gonzaga College High School where he was a three-year varsity player, two-year team captain, and received All-Conference Honors twice. Jack went on to play at Catholic University where he is currently a rising senior and team captain. He helped lead the Cardinals to a Conference championship in 2015 and is looking to do so again at the conclusion of this season.
Pitching Coach Jonah Jimenez is originally from La Habra, CA where he was a three sport athlete at St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs, CA. Jonah received all conference honors and all area honors in baseball before beginning his role as a relief pitcher at Catholic University. As a setup reliever his senior year, Coach Jimenez helped the Cardinals to a conference championship and NCAA regional appearance in 2015. Jonah has coached a variety a of youth camps and has experience as a pitching coach at Villa Park High School in California. Jonah is currently working as an IT sales rep in Reston, VA. This will be JJ’s third season with BBA.
Coach Gage Levac will be working with the 13u team for the second year during his second year with Bradley Baseball Academy. Coach Levac works with Coach Bradley in the spring at Gonzaga High School. He will be making the move from JV head coach to Varsity pitching coach this upcoming season. Coach Levac played 3 years of Varsity baseball at Jefferson High School where they were State Champions in his senior year. He went on to play college baseball at Shenandoah University where he was a relief pitcher and expert fungo hitter.
Tyler McCarthy is a native of Jupiter, Florida and graduated from George Washington University where he was also a volunteer assistant coach. As a player at GWU, McCarthy appeared in 180 games across four seasons with the Colonials. He batted .279 as a senior and set career highs in runs, hits, RBIs, total bases and stolen bases while helping lead the Colonials to their first Atlantic 10 Championship appearance and first postseason victory since 2006. His 15-game hitting streak as a senior stands tied for the second-longest streak in program history. Before joining the GW coaching staff, Tyler served as an assistant coach at Catholic University where the Cardinals won the 2015 Landmark Conference championship and competed in the NCAA Division III Baseball Mid-Atlantic Regional.
Coach Jack Miossi graduated from Gonzaga College High School in 2011 where he was a three-year starter on varsity under Andy Bradley and was co-captain of the varsity squad his senior year. Jack recently graduated from Georgetown University. At Georgetown Jack was president of the club baseball team and helped manage the team to two straight division championships his Junior and Senior year.
Coach Brian Murray attended Bishop O’Connell HS in Arlington, VA where he was a 3 year varsity starter in the infield and on the mound & earned honorable mention all-conference his senior year. Coach Murray is currently a pitcher at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio where he is pursuing his undergraduate degree in Political Science & International Relations Major with a minor in History. Brian was nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All District this semester, is a 2-time NCAC Conference champion, 2-time NCAA Tournament participant, and is the Student Athlete Advisory Committee representative for his team. Coach Murray has coached with the BBA in the past and we are thrilled to have him back for another campaign.
Associate Head Coach Eric Scamardella is originally from New Jersey. Following high school, he played 4 years of varsity baseball at Catholic University where he was a left handed 1st baseman and outfielder. At Catholic, he was a member of the 2015 Conference championship team, going on to play in the NCAA Regionals. He was team captain both his Junior and Senior years, has recently obtained a Masters degree and now works in public accounting in Tyson’s ,VA. This will be his 5th season with BBA since joining back in 2016.
Coach Adam Schauer, a product of BBA, hails from here in Washington, DC, where he graduated from St. Albans before moving on to pitch for Swarthmore College. At St. Albans, he led the Bulldogs to a DC State Championship as both a pitcher and third baseman, while also serving as co-captain of the varsity cross-country team. During this time, he was also selected to represent the Washington Nationals and the Southeast US at the Area Code Games, a showcase tournament for the top-250 MLB high school prospects in the country. He also won all Mid-Atlantic region commendation from Perfect Game. Now majoring in Electrical Engineering and Economics at Swarthmore, he toes the slab for the Garnet, helping them on a run to the College World Series and their best season in program history in 2018.
Coach Maxwell Sessions is originally from the Portland, Oregon area, but moved to the DMV where attended Walt Whitman high school in Bethesda, Maryland. Maxwell was a multi-sport athlete in high school where he played baseball, wrestled, and was captain of his football team. He is currently entering his fourth year at Allegheny College where he studies Communication Arts and Global Health and plays both football and baseball. The former BBA summer baseball player has previous experience coaching youth football with KOA Sports and is looking forward to starting his first year coaching with the Eagles this summer.
Coach Cory Spera is from Lorton, Virginia and attended Hayfield Secondary School, where he was the National District Pitcher of the Year in 2011. He played for the 18U Bradley Eagles under Coach Andy Bradley the summer leading into his career at Lafayette College. At Lafayette, Cory was a First Team Relief Pitcher and Baseball Scholar Athlete of the Year in the Patriot League. Upon graduating, he won the Maroon Club Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the Class of 1913 Trophy, making him the top male student-athlete in the school as voted on by the booster club and athletic department, respectively. Cory currently works as a Leadership Fellow for The Headfirst Companies in Washington, D.C.
Coach Michael Straub was born and raised in Falls Church, VA and played his high school ball at George Mason High School. After high school he went on to play Division III baseball at the University of Mary Washington where he was voted 2nd team All Conference as a pitcher his senior year. Throughout college he played on the Vienna Riverdogs in the Cal Ripken Summer League. After college, Coach Straub had the chance to play professionally in the Pecos League where he played two seasons–the first with the Taos Blizzard in New Mexico and the second with the Alpine Cowboys in Texas.
Coach Matthew Velin grew up in Northern Virginia and played his high school ball at Herndon High School where he was a pitcher and outfielder. Coach Velin graduated from West Virginia University in 2009 and went on to coach at Flint Hill in the spring of 2010 as a JV assistant. Matt then moved to Langley where he was the head JV coach in 2011 and Varsity assistant and pitching coach from 2012-16. Coach Velin currently teaches Special Education at Robert E. Lee and is the Varsity assistant.
Coach Kyle VonEnde is the former Director of Communications and Administration for the Bradley Baseball Academy. Coach VonEnde is a graduate of American University with a degree in Political Science and American History. Kyle is originally from Ringwood, NJ where he attended Lakeland Regional High School and played baseball at the Varsity level for three years, receiving Honorable Mention during his senior season. Kyle has spent time working for the Headfirst Companies as a Business Development Intern and a Facilities Coordinator for their New York Yankees and Washington Nationals Summer Camps. Coach VonEnde has also spent two years interning on Capitol Hill. Kyle joined the BBA as an assistant coach in 2014 and has coached multiple teams including our 13u, 14u, 16u, and Varsity over the course of eight seasons.
Coach Justin Woods is originally from Hampton, VA where he played high school baseball, football, and basketball at Hampton High School. Coach Woods went on to play four years at Shenandoah University where he was a part of both a Conference and Regional Championship. Justin recently graduated with a Master’s in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University and continues his career at The Headfirst Companies here in Washington, DC.