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MidState Mavericks Coaching Staff

The Midstate Mavericks have put together a professional staff to organize, train, and build our players. Every team will not have an ex- professional as their coach; however, all of former pro players will be working with players throughout the entire Mid State Mavericks system. All Mid State Mavericks coaches will regularly meet to discuss program strategy, teaching techniques, etc.

Gavin OsteenGavin Osteen: OWNER

Gavin Osteen, owner of Full Count Baseball and Softball Training Center and The Mid-State Mavericks Travel Baseball Organization, played 13 years, from 1989-2003, with the A's, Orioles, Dodgers, Pirates, and Angels organizations, and has spent the last 15 years teaching pitching and hitting fundamentals to kids 6-19 years of age, from all over Central PA.

It all started one off-season while he was still playing pro ball, with 1-5 lessons per week, and has grown into his full-time job, making retirement from pro baseball an easy transition. "While playing pro ball, I met a lot of great people, learned from the best pitching coaches, managers, and hitting coaches all along the way, and I feel very privileged to pass along my knowledge of the game to the youth baseball players of Central Pa. Having a father who pitched 18 years in the Majors didnt hurt either." Coach Osteen's father, Claude, pitched 18 years in the Majors along-side Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, and many other greats of the game. His brother, Dave, also pitched 6 years with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Coach grew up in Annville, PA, and now lives in Palmyra with wife Jennifer, son Nathan, and daughter Lauren. His oldest son, Derrick, played Division I baseball, and graduated from William and Mary of the Colonial Athletic Association. He now lives in Richmond, VA.

image not availableBrian Coburn: 10U

Bio coming soon


image not availablePaul Arnold: 11U Black

Coach Arnold enters his third year as a member of the Midstate Mavericks coaching staff, stepping into his first season as Head Coach. A graduate of Hershey High School, he was a stand out quarterback, basketball player and pitcher for the Trojans. Upon graduation, Paul continued his baseball career at Keystone Junior College and West Chester University. Before joining the Mavericks, he has served on the baseball coaching staff at Palmyra High School, as well as coaching basketball for several area school districts.

 

 Coach Paul as he is known to his players currently lives in Hershey with his wife, Emily, his son, Jake who is a member of the 11U team, and his daughter Haylee.


Roberto EscaletRoberto Escalet: 11U Red

Roberto Escalet begins his 3rd year coaching with the Mavericks. He will coach our 11U Mavs.

At age 18 Escalet was drafted by the California Angels but ended accepting a baseball scholarship to a JUCO in TX, Odessa College. He played there for two years and went to Baylor University in Waco TX. Roberto was drafted again by the Milwaukee Brewers where he played 2nd base and shortstop in the minor league system for 3 years before having a rotator cuff surgery.

He also played winter league in Puerto Rico with former major league player's such as Roberto Alomar, Sandy Alomar, Bernie Williams, Edgar Martinez, Carlos Delgado, Juan Gonzalez, Ivan Rodriguez among others. Those guys helped Roberto develop his game and made him understand the game of baseball.

His final professional baseball years were spent in various countries of Europe; Germany, Italy, and Holland. Currently, he plays Twilight Baseball with the Middletown Brewers.

Roberto posses a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Penn State University. He owns a Personnel Staffing Agency (R.E.M Staffing, Inc.) and worships at Christian Life Assembly.


image not availableSteve Miller: 12U Black

Bio coming soon


Scott LongScott Long: 12U Red

Coach Long begins his 4th year and a coach with the Mavs. As a player, Coach Long played at Mansfield University and participated in the D-II World Series three straight seasons. He coached 2 years at McClean HS in Virginia and helped lead them to their first state playoff appearance. He also also coached at Cedar Cliff HS. While at Cedar Cliff the Colts qualified for the state playoffs twice in his 5 years there. Coach Long continues to work with young baseball players in the all areas of the game.


image not availableScott Montgomery: 12U Grey

Bio coming soon


Shane ZellersShane Zellers: 13U Black

Coach Zellers graduated from Williams Valley in 2006, and then went on to play at Alvernia University for Yogi Lutz. While at Alvernia, he was twice named the MAC Pitcher of the Year as well as 1st Team All-Conference and 1st Team All- Mid Atlantic. Coach Zellers was named a D3Baseball.com2nd Team All- American. He signed a professional contract with the Washington Nationals, where he played in the NY- Penn League for the Vermont Lake Monsters.

Coach Zellers is currently an assistant coach under Bob Felty at Tri-Valley. He helped to lead the Bulldogs to a Class A District XI Championship in his first season with the team.


Mark YocumMark Yocum: 13U Red

Coach Yocum begin his 6th year coaching with the Mavs. Yocum has experience in coaching at both the high school and collegiate level. After playing at Keystone Junior College, he began coaching at his alma mater, Eastern York HS as an assistant where the team qualified for the District III playoffs in his final year there. He was an assistant coach/pitching coach at Elizabethtown College for one year before moving to Northern York HS (Dillsburg, PA) as the head junior varsity coach. In 2003, Coach Yocum became the head coach at East Pennsboro HS (Enola, PA). While at Northern and East Pennsboro, he coached a number of players that went on to play at the Division I level as well as professionally.

He has also coached for the Capital Region in the Keystone State Games and American Legion Baseball as the head coach of Post 143 (New Cumberland). He has also worked many camps including those at Keystone College, Binghamton University, Shippensburg University, Elizabethtown College and Lemoyne College.

In addition to coaching, he also assists with the day to day operations of the Mavs. His duties have included organizing camps, player development and other administrative duties.

image not availableDean Kroesen: 14U Black

Bio coming soon


Sam SchmittSam Schmitt: 14U Red

Coach Schmitt begins 2014 has our 14U Red Head Coach. He graduated from CD East in 2004.  After high school, he played outfield and pitched at Frederick Community College from 2004-2006.  During his Sophomore year he earned a spot on the Maryland Juco Region XX Sophomore All-Star Team. After 2 years at FCC, he transferred to Ohio Valley University 2006-2008 as was the starting Center Fielder. He was a 2-Time WVIAC Player of the Week.  Coach Schmitt lives in Harrisburg and is engaged to Rebecca Rode.

Kevin DalyKevin Daly: 18U

Kevin Daly enters his 3rd season as a head coach in the Mavericks Organization. Prior to joining the Mavs, Daly served as an assistant baseball coach at D-I UMBC for 2 seasons under veteran head coach John Jancuska. Daly worked primarily with the Catchers and outfielders in addition to recruiting and his game day responsibilities as the first base coach of the Retrievers. While coaching at UMBC, Daly served as an Instructor for The Baseball Factory in Columbia, MD and served as an assistant coach to former Major League coach/player Rick Schofield in the USA Baseball Tournament in 2009.

Daly was the head baseball coach of the Monroe Channelcats, formerly of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League in 2008. The Channelcats won the League Championship in Daly's first year with players from top schools around the nation such as Purdue, Michigan and Jacksonville State.

Daly started coaching in 2003 after a career ending injury at Cecil Community College and served as a head coach at the Premier Baseball School in Oklahoma. In 2005, Daly was named the head JV coach of Holy Name High School in Reading PA after serving as an assistant coach on the Capital Region, Keystone State games team. In 2006, Daly joined the Mickey Owen Baseball School as an instructor and head coach.

In 2006, Daly was the head coach of the Central PA Capitals, National Runner up Team that went 40-6 and finished second in the USSSA National tournament in Florida.

In addition to his team responsibilities with the Mavericks, Daly runs Catching clinics and offers lessons to area players to develop advanced catching techniques for the next level of baseball.