Domingo explains why you should join the North County Mavericks!


The Founders

Brad Marcelino and Jose Balderas founded the North County Mavericks in 2009 with the vision of simply developing young players on and off the field with accountability and an action plan that will help them in high school and college. The cornerstone of our program has always been about development and defining players not by results or wins and losses but rather about being great at taking care of the process and committed to the present moment.




Brad Marcelino



Brad Marcelino serves as the University of San Diego’s hitting coach and recruiting coordinator. He recently wrapped up his sixth with the Toreros baseball program, during his six seasons the Toreros have compiled an overall record of 206-131-1 and 97-60 in conference. Marcelino is USD’s hitting coach, outfield, base running and 3B coach. He has coached five consecutive top 100 picks (all position players): Kris Bryant (#2 pick – Chicago Cubs), Connor Joe (39th pick – Pittsburgh Pirates), Kyle Holder (30th pick – New York Yankees), Bryson Brigman ((87th pick – Seattle Mariners), Riley Adams (99th pick – Toronto Blue Jays) from 2013-17. Two of those 1st rounders were previously undrafted out of high school.




2013: #7 ranked nationally by Perfect Game

2014: #4 ranked nationally by Collegiate Baseball (1 of 3 NON-BCS schools to be ranked in top 10)

2015: #38 ranked nationally by Perfect Game

2016: #19 ranked nationally by Collegiate Baseball


Marcelino also runs the team camps and north county camps. The team camps at USD have garnered a reputation to bring out the best talent on the West Coast to the campus of USD. He has brought in 150+ high school/travel teams from Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Washington, to experience the USD environment. Over Marcelino’s 10 year coaching career he has helped 47 of his players sign professional contracts.”


World Baseball Classic: USD Assistant Coach was named as part of Team Great Britain’s Coaching Staff for the World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Brooklyn, NY.


USA Baseball: USD Assistant Coach Brad Marcelino was selected by USA Baseball to be part of the 13U National Team Identification Series staff that will be responsible for selecting the roster for the 14U USA National Team Development Program. 16 regions throughout the USA were represented. Coach Marcelino remains actively involved with this age group and has been for a number of years as the founder of the North County Mavericks Baseball Program which consists of 4th – 8th grade players.


San Diego Padres 2014 Instructional League Marcelino was invited to be a guest instructor with the San Diego Padres and assisted the hitting coordinators, base running coordinators and outfield coordinators with daily drills/workouts for the Padres prospects. Specific workouts were also implemented for the Arizona Fall League prospects.


San Francisco Giants 2013 Instructional League: Marcelino worked with Steve Decker, San Francisco Giants Hitting Coordinator and Shane Turner, Director of Player Development. He learned the Giants offensive and defensive philosophies that are implemented throughout the entire organization.


La Costa Canyon High School: Marcelino started his coaching career at local La Costa Canyon High School for three years and helped the program become nationally ranked for three years. He helped five LCC players move on to professional baseball. Marcelino became an associate scout for the Baltimore Orioles evaluating local talent in San Diego. He played his collegiate baseball at Occidental College and California Lutheran University. After Cal Lu he played professionally and also attended Cleveland Indians Spring Training in 2004. He most recently competed in the 2012 World Baseball Classic which took place in Regensburg, Germany. Also playing in countries such as Australia, Italy, Germany, Holland, Spain, Croatia, Czech Republic and Israel among others. Marcelino is the founder of the North County Mavericks high school/college prep baseball program which consists of 4th – 8th graders and is based out of North County San Diego. Marcelino received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics for Business Management from Occidental College in 2003.



Jose Balderas



Coach Balderas has been in the North County baseball community for a long time being the president of numerous little leagues and with different travel ball organizations. Coach Balderas has been on the staff at La Costa Canyon High School for 11 years now and has coached multiple MLB draft picks and players who have moved on to the collegiate level. Recently coaching #1 pick overall Mickey Moniak. He is currently the Frosh Head Coach at La Costa Canyon High School.




Joey Burke

Director of Player Development – 7th Grade Head Coach
Varsity Coach La Costa Canyon High School


Coach Burke is the longest tenured coach with the North County Mavericks. He holds numerous offensive records at La Costa Canyon High School and eventually moved on to play at Chico State University. Coach Burke runs our player development and his upbeat energy and enthusiasm gets the most out of his group of players. He is currently one of LCC’s Varsity assistant coaches and he is responsible for practice plans, hitting, base running and defense. He recently helped to develop #1 pick overall Mickey Moniak.




Justin Graeber

6th Grade Head Coach

San Pasqual Varsity Assistant Coach


Coach Graeber was a very successful player at LCC and always considered the heart of the team. His work ethic and passion for the game is unmatched. Coach Graeber helps the Mavs program with all facets of the game and his energy to be relentless in teaching the game is contagious. After LCC Coach Graeber went on to get his education at University of San Diego. Always great to get former Toreros to be part of the Mavs program. He is currently the Varsity 3B Coach at San Pasqual High School.




Chano Palomo

5th Grade Head Coach

4 year LCC Varsity player – 4 year NC Mavs player

Assistant Frosh Coach La Costa Canyon High School


Coach Palomo is in charge of our young group within the Mavs program. He is a great fit for the NC Mavs because he was a former 3 year player within the program and has gone through the development. This perspective allows Coach Palomo to relate to his group very well and you can tell that they love playing for him. Communications Major and currently is writing articles for Friars on Base a San Diego Padres publication.




Casey Edelbrock

8th Grade Head Coach

Former College Coach and Kansas City Royals Professional Player


Coach Edelbrock is one of the veterans of the Mavs coaching staff. Coach Edelbrock helps the Mavs program in all facets of the game. His experience at the collegiate level and professional level is extremely valuable for our young players. Coach Edelbrock played his collegiate baseball at Palomar Junior College in 2008 and was an All American. He then went on to play at Chico State and NAIA powerhouse Lewis and Clark State. His playing career continued professional for the Kansas City Royals organization and also overseas for the Perth Heat in Western Australia. He later went on to become a coach at Palomar Junior College and as a Head Coach for Boise Cubs Scout team. Coach Casey’s style of coaching allows to kids to have fun but also holds them accountable for their actions to further their development.





Jack Shannon

Arm Care/Pitching Coordinator and Roving instructor

USD Alum/Professional Baseball Player/San Dieguito Academy Alum



Coach Shannon is a North County local who had a very successful collegiate and professional career. He is responsible for the Mavs arm care and throwing program while helping the Mavs in other facets of the game including some administrative tasks. Coach Shannon graduated from SDA and attended the University of Oregon. He eventually transferred back to USD and helped USD to numerous national ranking and championships. After USD Coach Shannon played all over the world professionally. His experience at these numerous stops allows him to be very good with his knowledge and resources that he has come across. Coach Shannon has a love and passion for the game that shows in the way he coaches and cares deeply about the development of the Mavs players.




Jimmy Hill

4th Grade Head Coach
LMU Alum


Loyola Marymount University


Batted .379 with 17 runs scored, 10 doubles, three homers and 19 RBI in WCC play. Stole 17 bases in 22 attempts… Leader on 1st Conference Champion team at LMU in 17 years.



Southern California All-State at Catcher… ABCA/Rawlings All-Region and All-American… Western State Conference North Division Co-Player of the Year… first team All-Western State North Division selection in 2015… hit .372 and slugged .553 in the regular season with 26 runs scored, 11 doubles, three triples, two homers and 34 RBI. Back to Back top 5 Finishes in State of CA



A 2013 graduate of Monterey High School in Monterey, Calif… four-year varsity letter winner, including serving as team captain in his final two seasons… named All-League and All-County as a junior and senior… helped guide his team to the playoffs all four years, including league championships in 2010 and 2011… CIF-CCS DII Champions in 2011… named MVP of team, offensive player of the year, All-County and Monterey Herald Athlete of the Year as a senior… hit .407 with five doubles, two triples and 20 RBI to the tune of a .593 slugging percentage as a senior… reached base at a .546 clip while stealing 13 bases… also wrestled and played football in high school




Riley Adams

Catching Coordinator and Roving Instructor

USD Alum/Current Toronto Blue Jay/Canyon Crest Academy Alum



Riley Adams is a Canyon Crest Academy alum who got drafted out of high school but decided to attend University of San Diego. He had a great career at USD and eventually got drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays as the 99th overall pick in the 2017 draft. Riley is still currently with the Toronto Blue Jays and is a great addition to the staff as allows the Mavs players to not only see but interact and be coached by someone they watched on the field at USD.