Jeff grew up in Patchogue, NY. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland where he was a First Team All ACC 2nd Baseman and Honorable Mention All-American. Jeff signed with the Baltimore Orioles in 1981 which was the beginning of a 14-year professional career. He is the only player in Charlotte baseball history to win championships with the Charlotte O’s and the Charlotte Knights. He made his debut in the Major Leagues as a member of the Chicago White Sox in 1989. Jeff spent a total of five years in the majors spending the 1990-92 seasons with the Seattle Mariners and 1994 season as a part of the Oakland A’s.
John Ennis resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife Anna and sons Grady & Hayes. For 13 seasons John pitched professionally reaching the Major Leagues with the Braves, Tigers, and Phillies. Now that John has moved on from playing professionally his focus has turned to development. Currently John is involved in coaching teams, individual lessons, and team evaluation and consultation in the Charlotte area.
Ross Gload originally hails from Long Island, NY where he is the owner of several county home runs records, as well as the recipient of the “Carl Yastrzemski Award”, which is awarded to the most outstanding high school player in Suffolk County.
Following high school, Ross attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL, and in 1997 was drafted by the Florida Marlins. Ross played 15 seasons of professional baseball, which includes parts of 10 different seasons in the Major Leagues. Ross’ Major League stops included the Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Florida Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies, and New York Mets. Ross earned a World Series ring with the White Sox in 2005.
Ross has made his home in Charlotte since originally playing here with the Knights in 2003. He is married to his wife, Betsy, and father to Greyson and Belle.
Mississippi – State Sectional Coordinator
President/Founder of Bigger Than Ball Foundation
President/Founder of Mississippi Elite Underclassmen Showcase
Tupelo Christian Prep Head Baseball 2010 – Present2016 Class 1A State Champions
Southeast USA 13U Head Coach
Delta State University Baseball 1995-1998
He chose to attend Stanford University, where he was the co-Freshman of the Year in 1985, a 2nd team All-American in 1986 and a 3rd team All-American in 1987. He led the Cardinal to the 1987 College World Series championship.
Chicago White Sox
By the early 1990s, he had established himself as one of the most dependable pitchers in the game, pitching effectively and recording over 250 innings each season from 1991 to 1993, he was selected to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game each of those years. He won 20 games in 1992 and 22 in 1993, when he won the American League Cy Young Award and led the White Sox to the postseason (they lost in the 1993 American League Championship Series to the Toronto Blue Jays). From 1988 until 1995, his season ERA was consistently between 3.00 and 4.00, well below the league average. In 1993, he set a modern (post-1950) record by recording a decision in each of his first 27 starts.
New York Yankees
Currently, Jack resides in Charlotte, NC where he is on staff & coaches at Carolinas Baseball Center.
Tennessee State Sectional Coordinator
Chris Parker is the Head Baseball Coach at Pope John Paul II HS in Hendersonville, TN. He is one of only two coaches in the history of Tennessee high school baseball to lead three different programs to the state tournament. Chris is also the head coach of Team Tennessee which takes the 20 best underclassmen each year to Oklahoma to compete in the prestigious Sunbelt Classic. Since taking over Team Tennessee he has led them to three Sunbelt Classic Championships and three runners up finishes since 2010. He also been a part of USA Baseball the past three years, serving of numerous task forces and coaching in the 12u National Open in 2016 and now serves as the state director of Tennessee for USA Baseball.