Coaches

LC Smith - Head Coach/Coordinator

Chad Blackwell - Pitching/Hitting Instructor

Chad brings a wealth of experience to the Islanders and Hitter's Paradise, a former MLB Player for the Kansas City Royals, Professional player for the No Ka Oi Warriors, University of South Carolina Gamecocks (SEC) and Pensacola State Pirates (JUCO).  Chad's easy going personality works perfect while training players about the nuances of the game of baseball.  His overall knowledge of baseball is a huge asset when guiding athletes through the process of becoming a better player.  

Thomari Story-Harden - Hitting Coordinator

 

Thomari has been mentoring and training players over the past decade all across the world.  His background of playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers allows him to use his experiences while teaching the game of baseball and most importantly hitting.  Thomari has coached a multitude of players from ages 7u-18u through his organization Team Avenue.  One of the nicest men you will ever meet that puts the players and teams first in priority.  Thomari has been coaching with the Islanders for 3 years.  www.teamavenuebaseball.com