JOE DEMARCO: President & Chief Operations Officer
DeMarco started Elite Baseball in 2003. Prior to opening Elite Baseball, Joe was an assistant Coach at UCI from 2001-2003 where his responsibilities included; Roaming coach, assisted with offense, defense, pitchers and base running. He assisted in recruiting efforts, assisted in coaching efforts in practice and games, organized camp and served as head counselor at UCI Baseball School. Before coming to UCI DeMarco coached for two seasons at his Alma Mater, the University of Kansas. He was in charge of Infielders and Base Running. As a professional DeMarco Spent two seasons in the San Diego Padres organization as a member of the Peoria Padres and the Idaho Falls Braves. As a collegiate he had a standout career: Four-year letter winner, Smith Super Team Candidate, Big 12 Batting Title (.429), 1997 Mizuno All American, 1997 Team Captain and MVP, 1997 1st Team All-Big 12 Shortstop, 1996 1st Team All-Big 8 Shortstop, 1995 National Baseball Congress All-American. DeMarco oversees all Elite Baseball teams and Private instruction at Elite Baseball. DeMarco graduated with a degree in Communication Studies with an Emphasis in Business from Kansas University in May of 1997. Joe is also currently a hitting consultant to numerous MLB players.
RYAN REINSEL: Pitching Coordinator & Player Development Director
Reinsel joined Elite Baseball in 2015 after moving from Cleveland, Ohio in August. Ryan is the Elite Director of Player Development and assists with 8-14u levels of developmental teams and Elite hitting sessions at UCI and Santa Ana. Ryan focuses on executing programs and having routines to give players a plan to focus on mentally and physically. Ryan has experience working with young pitchers up to professionals. In Ohio, Ryan coached 11u and 12u travel baseball teams for Diamond Boys Baseball Club out of Strike Force Baseball Facility in 2014 and 2015. He also gave individual lessons and group clinics in pitching, fielding, and hitting while working at Strike Force. Ryan attended the University of Akron while coaching and graduated with a BA in Fine Art Painting and Drawing in 2015. Prior to Akron, Ryan walked onto the Kent State University team in 2010 and transferred to Gordon College in Wenham, MA in 2012 and holds a record for most starts in a season (10) and started their only playoff game win that year. After the season Ryan gave private instruction and coached the 12u and 16u team for Diamond 9 Development in Austintown, OH that summer. the Hudson Drillers 11u team. Ryan graduated from Hudson High in 2010 and was named All-Conference his senior year.
CLAY WILLIAMSON: Assistant Hitting Coordinator
Clay joined Elite in 2016 after being a student of the program for the last eight years. He will assist at the Elite hitting sessions at UCI and Santa Ana. As a prep he was a standout at JSerra high school, a 3x All Trinity League selection. Earned a baseball scholarship to Cal State Fullerton where he excelled as an outfielder for the Titans. An All Big West selection he was selected in the 19th round of the MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals. Clay will be finishing his communication studies degree at CSF while working with Elite.
JONATHAN KENNEDY: Player Devolopment Staff
Kennedy joined Elite in 2015, he assists with 8-14u levels of developmental teams and during Elite hitting sessions at UCI and Santa Ana. As a prep player he was a part of a CIF Championship team at El Toro High School. He went on to play in college at La Sierra University. JK thrives as a player development coach with Elite with knowledge in all areas of the game.
DILLON BRYANT: Player Development Staff
Bryant joined Elite in 2017 and he assists with 8-14u levels of developmental teams and during Elite hitting sessions at UCI and Santa Ana. Dillon is entering his first year as a graduate assistant at Concordia University Irvine after finishing up his college career with the Eagles in 2016. Prior to CUI, Dillon went to school at Orange Lutheran High School and then on to San Diego State University for two years on a baseball scholarship before transferring to Concordia. Bryant is currently seeking a Master's degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration.
RICKY NAVARRO: Player Development & Catching Coordinator
Navarro joined Elite in 2018 and he assists with 8-14u levels of developmental teams and during Elite hitting sessions at UCI and Santa Ana. Ricky is in charge of Elite's Catching program and will assist with pitching and performance instruction. Prior to Elite, Ricky was a four-year varsity letter winner at Beckman HS and three-time Pacific Coast all-league selection. He helped lead the Patriots to the CIF championship in 2011. After his high school career attended Orange Coast College for two years under John Altobelli and was part of the 2012 Coast team that competed in the California Community College Final Four Championships. Ricky graduated with an Associate degree in Communications and continued his collegiate Career at Providence Christian College (NAIA) in Pasadena, Ca. Navarro finished up at Providence with a BA in liberal arts with an emphasis in education and child development.