Coach Anthony Manuel
Anthony Manuel is one of the premier baseball instructors in the country bringing a wealth of knowledge to the diamond. After an accomplished college career, Anthony was drafted by the Mets in 2005. After a 5 year pro career, he is now dedicated to giving back to the game as one of the most in-demand coaches in Northern California. Anthony brings knowledge, experience, and energy to the field of Baseball Operations at Alpha Charter School. He is the son of former MLB Manager Jerry Manuel and is married with two young children.
Coach Aaron Garcia
Coach Isaac Johnson
Coach Isaac Johnson was drafted out of Cordova High School as a short stop to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1984 and played 3 years of minor ball. He then went on to coach his sons Cal Ripken little league team for 4 years. Isaac then was the head coach of a travel ball team out of Elk Grove for 3 years then formed his own team and coached that for 1 year. Isaac then was asked to be an assistant coach for the Black Barons Travel Ball team which was part of the JMF Foundation. During that time he worked closely with both Jerry and Anthony Manuel in how to teach the game of baseball along with learn how to also be a mentor to the players. Isaac brings a passion to the game that not only teaches baseball but, also the unwritten rules of baseball. Isaac feels that it’s a privilege to be able to work with each player.
Coach J.J. Sherill
Coach J.J. Sherill is a well traveled professional instructor with 14 years of professional baseball playing experience. J.J. was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 23rd round of the 1998 MLB Draft. He played in the Indians organization until 2005 before moving on to independent ranks in 2006 where he established a productive career before later taking on a player-coach role for the Newark Bears in the Canadian American Baseball Association. J.J. is one of the most sought after instructors in California and is a valued instructor and coach at the Alpha Charter School.
Coach Josh Johnson
Josh Johnson is one of the top pitching coaches in Sacramento. He has been coaching in youth sports since 2013 with the Jerry Manuel Foundation as well as providing private lessons and group instruction. Josh spent his first three collegiate years between Sonoma State University and American River College. During his freshman year he competed in the 2010 Goodwill Series in Adelaide, Australia. He later transferred to William Jessup University where he began his junior season before undergoing necessary Tommy John Surgery, ultimately ending his college playing career, although he continued to support William Jessup University baseball, and remained an active participant in daily practices and games. Josh has a B.A. in Psychology with a focus on sports and exercise psychology from William Jessup University. As an experienced college player and now professional coach, Josh has experience and an understanding of the throwing arm, the mental game, returning from injury, baseball philosophy, and still has a close connection to the game.