Founder & CEO
Coach Andy Powers is the founder of Andy Powers Texas Pitching Institute, LLC and Andy Powers Performance Baseball, LLC. Since 2004, 15 of Coach Powers players have been drafted in Major League Baseball. Over 250 of his players have been recruited and played in college baseball. Three of his high school players received Louisville Slugger All-American Honors. Coach has worked with former 1st Round Draft Picks and current Major league and Minor League Players, as well as his numerous relationships and mentors that are considered to be some of the top pitching minds in the game at any level.
A former Division I pitcher himself, Coach Powers suffered a career ending injury, which ignited a passion for learning the movements of the pitching delivery. Coach Powers has coached at the highest levels of amateur baseball with stints at Division I University’s, Lamar University and the University of New Mexico. He has also coached at Paris Junior College and the Kansas City Sluggers organization and was the Head Coach at Franklin High School in El Paso, Texas. He is currently an Associate Scout for the Kansas City Royals.
Coach is also a consultant for many youth and high school programs around the Southwest, as well as many JUCO and 4 year colleges around the country.
Dr. Dan Romanelli
Dr.Romanelli is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.He completed his Sports Medicine/Arthroscopic Fellowship in Los Angeles, California. He received his BA from UCLA and Medical Degree from New York Medical College. Dr. Romanelli serves as an Orthopedic consultant for New Mexico State University Athletics and the four Las Cruces Area Public High Schools. He has also served as one of the Team Physicians for U.S. Soccer for over 12 years. He was recently appointed as a Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Romanelli is the New Mexico Delegate for the AmericanOrthopedic Society of Sports Medicine. He is fluent in Spanish.
Pitching Coach at New Mexico State University
Joel Mangrum, played a part in the most successful era of Austin Peay Baseball history, before coming to New Mexico State, including a three-year dominance of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC), three straight regional appearances, and two regional final appearances. During that time the Governor’s pitching staff ranked among the league’s top four in ERA for three seasons, also ranking first or second in strikeouts each of those campaigns. As the Govs pitching coach, Mangrum mentored two OVC Pitchers of the Year, eight All-Conference pitchers, two All-Americans, one Freshmen All-American, four OVC all-tournament picks, an OVC Tournament MVP, and an NCAA Tournament All-Region selection. From 2011 to 2013, Austin Peay recorded 400-plus strikeouts a season, the only three such seasons in program history.
Assistant Coach at New Mexico State University
Ben Jackson, spent four years working with NM State Head Coach Brian Green at the University of Kentucky. During his time at Kentucky, Jackson helped mentor one of the top players in the history of college baseball during the 2014 season in unanimous National Player of the Year AJ Reed. Jackson will be NM State’s catcher’s coach and help Coach Joel Mangrum with the pitchers.