Coaches Bios



Andy Bradley is the Founder and Executive Director of the Bradley Baseball Academy. Coach Bradley created the BBA for players who wanted to compete at a high level but wanted to do so in a positive environment that was conducive for growth and development. Coach Bradley is also beginning his 8th season as the head coach at Gonzaga College High School after four years as a varsity assistant coach.  In 2011, Coach Bradley was voted the WCAC Baseball Coach of the Year. A Gonzaga graduate, he was captain of Gonzaga’s 2000 WCAC Championship team and was named team MVP and runner-up for WCAC Player of the Year. Coach Bradley played baseball at Prince George’s Community College, Montgomery College and West Virginia University. In 2012, Coach Bradley became a member of the National Coaches Institute and Sports Challenge Leadership Academy.


Coach Kyle VonEnde is currently the Director of Communications for the Bradley Baseball Academy and is also in his junior year at American University. Kyle is from Ringwood, NJ where he attended Lakeland Regional High School. During his time in high school, he was involved in numerous clubs and was a member of both the Spanish and National Honor Societies. Kyle played baseball at the Varsity level for three years and received Honorable Mention during his senior season. Kyle spent time working for Headfirst as a Business Development Intern and a Facilities Coordinator for their New York Yankees and Washington Nationals Summer Camps. Kyle joined BBA as an assistant coach in 2014 and has coached multiple teams including our 14u, 16u, and Varsity over the course of six seasons.




13u Spring
Head Coach Chris Napolitano was born and raised in Wall Township, New Jersey and played his high school ball at St. Rose High School where he was an All-Conference pitcher and infielder. After graduating, Chris went on to play Division I baseball at Marist College and graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Psychology. Coach Napolitano worked in the Sports Psychology Division at the United States Military Academy and coached the New Jersey Prospects 13-14u teams for two years before relocating to the DMV area.


Assistant 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 this spring 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 and is entering his third season as an assistant coach with our organization.


Middle School Team Spring

Head Coach Eric Scamardella is originally from Holmdel, New Jersey where he played high school baseball and earned All-Division and All-County honors. Coach Scamardella went on to be a 3-year starting first baseman at Catholic University and was a 2-year captain his junior and senior seasons. He helped lead the team to a conference championship and an NCAA regional appearance in 2015. Eric recently graduated with a BS in Accounting and will be attending George Mason in pursuit of his Masters while currently living in DC and working in Tyson’s.


14/15u Black Spring

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. Josh is returning for his third season as the head coach of this team.


Assistant Coach Mike Perez was born and raised in Fairfax, VA and played his high school ball at South County High School where he was an All-District, All-State and All-Met catcher in 2011. After high school he went on to play Division I baseball at Old Dominion University, where he graduated with a B.S.B.A in Information Systems & Technology in 2015. Throughout college he played in the Coastal Plains League for the Edenton Steamers and the Peninsula Pilots. Mike has mentored players in the Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads regions, while coaching multiple teams at West Springfield Little League.




Coach Scott Allan is entering his junior year at American University as a major in finance. He was a three sport athlete in high school where he played golf, basketball and baseball. Scott was in the National Honor Society and was named to the Massachusetts All-Scholastic Baseball Team in 2014.

Coach PJ Anderson graduated from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD in 2015, where he played 4 years of both football and baseball, starting games in both sports. A native of Falls Church, VA, PJ graduated from George Mason High School in 2010, where he was an honorable mention All State third baseman. This is PJ’s tenth season of coaching, as he has coached seven years with Bradley Baseball Academy, and is entering his third season as a head coach. Prior to Bradley, PJ was the manager of the 2011 Falls Church Kiwanis Little League 11 Year Old All Star Team and the manager of the 2012 FCKLL Majors All Star Team.

Coach Paul Bateera hails from Richmond, Va, where he attended Henrico High School from 2007-2010. There he was a 4 year varsity baseball player, two time team captain and received All-District, All-Region and All Metro honors as an outfielder and pitcher. He then attended the University of Virginia where he majored in Biology and was a 4 year member of the Club Baseball team as well as being involved in tutoring and mentoring programs in the local area.

Coach Julien Boone was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and and attended Carroll High School where he was a three sport letterman in baseball, football and track. He is currently a senior at Husson University in Maine where he is pursuing an International Business degree. Coach Boone also just completed his third season on the diamond at Husson and looks forward to next season as well. Growing up, Julien played for the Woodridge Warrior organization and continues to stay involved through volunteer opportunities. Coach Boone has also coached at the Homerun Baseball Camp in DC and is looking forward to the summer season as a Bradley Eagle.

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 Nathaniel Buchwald is entering his sophomore year at Cornell University where he is studying Applied Economics and Management. He was born and raised in McLean, Virginia and played his high school ball at The Potomac School. Coach Buchwald also spent six seasons as an Eagle playing for the Bradley Baseball Academy. Nate has previously coached McLean Youth Basketball and won the Coach of the Year award in 2013. In addition to coaching on the field, Nate will be joining our office as an intern during the 2016 season.

Coach Will Carome graduated from the St. Albans School in Washington, DC. He was a three sport athlete in high school playing football, hockey and baseball. He is currently studying economics at Boston College where he plays on the rugby team. This will be Will’s fifth season with the Bradley Baseball Academy after playing for three years and coaching the 15U team last summer.

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 1as 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.

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.

Coach Tyler Duncan is a 2015 graduate from West Virginia University with a major in Criminology and a minor in Spanish. He will be attending Florida State University beginning in the fall of 2015 where he will pursue his Master’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice. He graduated from George Mason High School where he played baseball and football at the varsity level for three years.  

Coach Max (Skip) Eckert has been with the Bradley Baseball Academy for a number of years and has also been the head baseball coach for Woods Academy. His collegiate years were spent Stevenson University where he was selected MVP in 2009 and broke the single season home-run record. In 2008 he was a Clark Griffith All Star and spend the winter of 2010 playing in the Arizona Winter League. For several years Skip was a coach and mentor for the RBI program.

Coach Henry Garcia is the Senior Associate of Honor Roll Camps at The Headfirst Companies. He is committed to helping high school student-athletes achieve their goals of playing baseball or softball at the collegiate level. Henry is from Bluffton, South Carolina and played baseball in high school.

Coach Matt Grieb was born and raised in Montgomery County, Maryland and played his high school ball at St. Albans, where he started three of his four years. In his senior season, Coach Grieb was on the #1 ranked team locally and #16th ranked nationally. During his high school years he also played for several summer league teams including Boys Club 8 for the late Great Coach Buddy Burkhead, the Potomac Patriots and DC Dynasty. He went on to start all four years at Catholic University where he was an all-conference player and a part of two conference championship teams, one of which made a regional appearance. Matt graduated in 2012 with a B.S.B.A in Finance and now works for RBC Wealth Management.

Coach Kurt Hewes is a Vermont native, has extensive Baseball Coaching experience. He began his coaching career as the JV baseball coach at Poultney High School in Vermont. From there, he continued his involvement in athletics coaching sports of all ages, from youth through varsity. Upon college graduation in 2013, he moved to the DC Metro area, which is how he began Coaching at BBA.  He was the head coach of the Bradley Eagles 16-U team in the fall of 2014, and looks forward to his next coaching opportunity with Bradley Baseball Academy. He played his college baseball at DeSales University (PA) and at Castleton State College (VT), where he was an integral part of the Spartans Conference Championship and two NCAA Tournament wins in 2010.  He graduated from Poultney High School in 2008, where he was a three time all-league selection and led the Blue Devils to a loss in the State Championship in 2008, while also playing football and basketball. Now, he is a hitting instructor and specializes in one on one hitting lessons using slow motion video analysis.

Coach Jacob Hochberg, originally from Seattle, Washington, recently wrapped up his collegiate career as a relief pitcher for the Queens COllege Knights (Division II) in New York City; graduating with honors in the Class of 2016. Before Queens College Jacob played baseball at Concordia University and was a member of the 2013 NAIA West Championship team. During high school and college, Coach Hochberg was involved in many clubs and was the Queens College baseball team’s representative on the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Jacob graduated from Central Valley High School, in 2012, pitching two seasons for the Bears and held opponents to a .143 batting average as a senior. Since graduating with a BA in Political Sciences and Government from Queens College, Jacob is pursuing his Masters in Political Sciences at American University while working as a Legislative Fellow for Ranking Member Velazquez on the Democratic Staff of the House Committee on Small Business.

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 is entering his second season as an Assistant Coach on the Varsity baseball team at Gonzaga.

Coach Kyle Hudson is a 2007 local graduate of Saint Anselm’s High School located in NE, DC. While there, he played 4 years of Varsity Baseball where he was a part of 2 Conference Championships. He then went on to play 4 years as a walk-on at Siena College (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) near Albany, NY where his Freshman and Senior seasons ended in the MAAC Championship Game, just missing an NCAA Tournament Berth both times. During his summers, he played for the Headfirst Gamers Organization throughout High School and then the DC Grays in the Clark Griffith League while in college. This past spring, he helped coach the Gonzaga Eagles JV White team.

Coach Vincent Kardos is entering his sophomore year at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he is studying economics and global studies. He was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and played his high school baseball at St. Albans School where he was a member of two IAC championship winning teams. Coach Kardos played his summer ball with the Eagles and is looking forward to returning to the program now as a coach. His coaching experience includes working with young players in the Dominican Republic and in Northwest D.C.

Coach Jason Kosakow is in his second season with the Bradley Baseball Academy.  Jason has coached both the 13u and 14u summer teams, in addition to the 13u fall and 12u spring teams.  Prior to his time with BBA, Jason pitched for Division 1 Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  While at Winthrop, Jason coached a local Little League team and volunteered in reading programs at local elementary schools.  Jason graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in Political Science, History, and Economics.

Coach Zach Kronick is a recent graduate of McDaniel College where he majored in Exercise Science with minors in Athletic Training and Sports Management. He has coached travel baseball in his hometown of Guilderland, NY as well as in the DC area at the The Headfirst Companies Washington Nationals Summer Camp. While in college, Zach was a starting pitcher for four years at McDaniel and was a part of the most successful class in school history, reaching the conference playoffs twice, winning the first conference playoff game in school history and achieving a national ranking for the first time in 2016. In his senior season he set the program record for innings pitched as well as strikeouts, with the third most strikeouts in a season in the history of the Centennial Conference.

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.

Coach Matt MacDonald is a Special Education Teacher at Robert E. Lee High School, where he is 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 the first head coach of our Premier Showcase League Team.

Coach Josh Martin is originally from Columbia, Maryland where he played high school football, basketball and baseball all four years while earning All-County honors his junior and senior year in baseball. Coach Martin proceeded to play collegiate baseball for The Catholic University of America where he served as a late inning relief pitcher and a team captain his senior year. Josh helped his team win the Landmark Conference Championship and earn a NCAA regional appearance in 2015. Coach Martin has recently graduated Catholic U with a BSBA in Finance and is currently working for Morgan Stanley in Baltimore, MD.

Coach Jack Miossi is beginning his first year as an assistant coach with BBA. Jack 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 in the spring. 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 Robin Mowatt was born and raised in Rockville, Maryland and played his high school ball at Walter Johnson HS where he earned All-Gazette honors twice.  Staying in the area for his college career at Catholic University, he became a 4-year starter on the mound, 3-year captain and all-conference pitcher, helping the Cardinals to a conference championship and their first NCAA Regional.  Robin graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and works for an engineering firm in Rockville.

Coach Brian Murray played his high school baseball in Arlington, Virginia at Bishop O’Connell High School where he was a three year Varsity starter as both an infielder and a pitcher. Currently, Brian is pitcher at The College of Wooster in Ohio.

Coach Mat Pause is a native Vermonter born and raised in Hartford Vermont. He was a three sport star at Hartford High School and led his team baseball state championship his senior year. Pause took his baseball career to Castleton State College in Vermont we he was a four year starter behind the plate. Pause was an all North Atlantic Conference selection both his Junior and Senior years and is also a part of the most winning class in Castleton Baseball history. While he was there, he won 116 games, the most in a four year period in school history, as well as reaching the NCAA tournament twice and two Conference championships. After graduating in 2013 with a degree in math, Pause was an assistant coach at Adirondack Community College in Queensbury NY. In January 2014 Pause was hired as a graduate assistant at the College of St. Josephs (Vermont). Pause would also serve as an assistant coach for the baseball team. Pause serves as the hitting coach as well as the first base coach and works one-on-one with the catchers.

Coach 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 Chris Schiumo is entering his fifth season with the Bradley Baseball Academy and has previously coached four years of baseball in his home town of Buffalo, NY. Chris is currently a Health & Physical Education teacher in the District of Columbia. Coach Schiumo has spent two seasons coaching 7/8th grade as well as two seasons with 9/10th grade. Coach Schiumo was a four-year varsity starter for the Williamsville East Flames. As a player freshmen year, Coach Schiumo helped lead the flames to their first state final four appearance. Chris also received post season awards three out of the four years. Senior year Coach Schiumo set the Williamsville East flames fielding percentage record as well as received All-Western New York accolades. He will be heading up our JV team this fall.

Coach Luc Sebrechts is a hometown coach from Bethesda, Maryland where he played high school baseball, basketball and soccer at Bethesda Chevy Chase. At BCC he led the county his senior year in home runs, playing third base and pitcher. He went on to pitch at Catholic University and became a force out of the bullpen. Coach Sebrechts was the president of Engineers Without Borders and graduated on the Dean’s List of the Engineering School. Luc graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and studied statistical analytics and economics. He currently works as a financial adviser and market analyst with Edward Jones Investments in Bethesda.

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.