2019 PREMIER OKC ATHLETICS COACHES
Owner/ 15U and 13U Coach
Nate is currently an Associate Scout for the Baltimore Orioles. Nate was drafted out of Yukon (OK) High School by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2000. He chose to sign with Tampa and pass on a scholarship to play at the University of Oklahoma. Nate played 6 seasons in the minor leagues before starting his scouting career. Nate has been scouting with both the Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, and the Baltimore Orioles since 2008.
15U/13U Coach and Roving INF Instructor
Shaun is from the Philadelphia, PA area. He started his collegiate career at the University of West Virginia. Shaun played 2 seasons at West Virginia before transferring to Oklahoma City University. Shaun will add great value to our organization.
14U Head Coach
Joe graduated from Moore HS where he starred for 3 years. He received a scholarship to play at Wichita State University after high school. Joe played at Wichita State for 2 years before transferring to Oklahoma City University where he finished his playing career. Joe has coaching experience at the college, high school, and little league levels
13U Head Coach
J.R. is from the Austin, TX area. He started his collegiate playing career at the University of Duke. After playing at Duke J.R. transferred to Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. J.R. finished his playing career at Oklahoma City University. J.R. played independent baseball professionally briefly after his college career was over. We are blessed to have J.R. as a part of the organization.
12U Head Coach
Scooter Merritt grew up in Rockwall, TX. He was a 2007 1st Team All District 10-5A second baseman for Rockwall HS. Scooter went on to play 4 years at Austin College in Sherman, TX. He was awarded 1st Team All SCAC honors in 2007. Scooter was also honored with the Cecil Grigg award in 2011 given to the team MVP. We are excited and blessed to have Scooter be apart of our organization.
11U Co Head Coach
Cole grew up in Nevada, MO. He played his collegiate baseball at both Coffeyville Community College and the University of Central Oklahoma. Cole has a great passion for the game and was a well respected player and person on the field.
Cesar Eliezer Almonte Figeroa
11U Co Head Coach
Cesar was born and raised in Azua a town in the Dominican Republic. Cesar came to the United States to play for Western Oklahoma Junior College and then went on to play at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha, OK. Cesar brings a great deal of knowledge and passion to the program and we are blessed to have him.