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Kevin Gibbs
Coaching Career
•  Hitting and outfield coach for 5 years at St. John’s High School
•  Helped put 34 players into college baseball at some of the top programs in the nation including perennial College World
 Series participants, the University of Virginia and the University of North Carolina
•  Helped the Cadets win 2 regular season Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) championships and 2
 WCAC tournament championships

Professional Career
 6th round draft choice by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1995
 Named to All-Star team in the Northwest League in 1995
 Named to All-Star team in the Florida State League and led the league in stolen bases with 60 in 1996
 Named to All-Star team in the Texas League and his .335 batting average was the highest for a switch-hitter in all of
 professional baseball in 1997

 In 1997 Baseball America tabbed Kevin as one of the top prospects in all of baseball and named him the Los Angeles
 Dodgers ‘Centerfielder of the Future’

 Los Angeles Dodgers 40-man Major League roster in 1998, 1999, and 2000
 During the course of his professional career he played for some of the game’s best managers including Davey Johnson
 (Washington Nationals), Ron Roenicke (Milwaukee Brewers) and Mike Scioscia (Los Angeles Angels) as well as Hall of Fame
 Manager Tommy Lasorda (Los Angeles Dodgers)

College Career
 Played college baseball at Old Dominion University where he was a 3-time All American and 2-time Academic All American
 Led Monarchs to 2 CAA titles and 2 NCAA Regional appearances
 Played on the 1994 United States National Team (Olympic Team) with 18 future major leaguers and led the team in batting
 average (.391), on-base percentage (.481) and stolen bases led the team

 Batting average placed him 8th on the all-time list behind Frank Thomas (Chicago White Sox) and in front of Will Clark
 (San Francisco Giants)

High School Career
 3-time Washington Post All-Met selection at St. John’s
 Selected by Gatorade, USA Today, Topps Baseball Card Company, and the Maryland Baseball Coaches Association as their
 Player of the Year in 1992

 In 1992 The Washington Post selected him as their ‘Scholar Athlete’ of the year as did the United States Army
 Played on the 1992 Junior Olympic Team with future major leaguers such as Alex Rodriguez and Preston Wilson. He led the
 team in hitting and stolen bases and helped them capture a Silver Medal

 Selected to the Old Dominion University Hall of Fame in 2005
 St. John’s High School Hall of Fame in 2006
 In 2010 the Colonial Athletic Association selected Kevin to the 25th Anniversary ‘All-Time  CAA’ Team
  Named to Anne Arundel County Hall of Fame in 2015



Chris Rodriguez
Coaching Career
 Head coach at Georgetown Prep since 2009
 Has led the Little Hoyas to a record of  222-87 (.700) and in 2019 the team went 31-5 and finished the season ranked number three in the area by The  Washington Post and PBR ranked them as the second-best team in the state of Maryland and in 2021 the Hoyas went 14-0 to capture PBR’s number one spot in the state of Maryland
 Players have earned scholarships to some of the finest universities in the including Notre Dame, UVA, UNC, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Johns Hopkins, Franklin and Marshall, Georgetown, and George Washington
 Coached college baseball coach at Lander University in South Carolina and Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia
 At Old Dominion University, Chris guided the Monarchs to the Colonial Athletic Association championship and spot in the NCAA Regionals in Clemson, SC.
 Chris has guided the Hoyas to ten IAC regular-season championships and five tournament championships

Professional and College Career
 Played college baseball at Appalachian State University, where he captured All-Southern Conference honors in his senior year

 In 1996 Chris led all second basemen in the Southern Conference in hitting (.359) and fielding percentage (.980)
 After graduation, Chris spent two seasons as a middle infielder with the Cleveland Indians

High School Career
 Played at Riverdale Baptist High School

 Selected to the Washington Post All-Met team, the Prince George’s County All-County team, and was named the
 Maryland Private School Player of the year

 Selected to the play in the Crown All-Star Game at Camden Yards
 Played in the prestigious Sunbelt Classic as part of Team Maryland
 Member of the Riverdale Baptist Hall of Fame



Mark Gibbs
Coaching Career
 Head Coach at St. John’s High School since 2007
  Washington Post Coach of the Year in 2016

  WCAC Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013

 Has led the Cadets to a record of  316-80-1 (.798)
  Teams have finished the year in the Washington Post Top 10 in 12 of the last 13 years (no rankings for 20-21)
  Has sent 118 players into college baseball including 17 into the Power 5
  Has sent 17 players into professional baseball including former Baltimore Orioles and Houston Astros major leaguer, LJ Hoes
  His teams have been WCAC regular-season champions 10 times and tournament champions seven times
  Cadets have been nationally ranked in 6 of the last 13 years
  Coached 2008 Under Armour All American Game at Wrigley Field in Chicago 

  Coached at the 2021 USA/MLB Pre-Draft Combine

College and Professional Career
  Played 3 years of professional baseball with the Baltimore Orioles advancing to Double-A with the Bowie Baysox
  Played college baseball at George Mason University where he was a four-year starter at shortstop
  Finished in the school’s Top Ten in games played, at-bats, hits, and fielding chances

High School Career
  Played high school baseball at St. John’s
  Three-time All-WCAC selection and two-time Washington Post All-Met selection
  Named the Gatorade Player of the year for Washington DC
  Selected by College Sports Magazine as one of the top 100 high school players in the nation



Bobby St. Pierre
  Domestic Scouting Supervisor, East Region, Houston Astros
  Lead Developer of Houston’s Mechanical Analysis Program for Pitchers
  National Coordinator of Delivery Analysis for top Pitching Prospects in the MLB Draft

Coaching Career
  Former Pitching Coach in Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Systems
hing Coach/Manager/GM: Served in each of these capacities during tenure with Silver Spring Takoma of Clark Griffith/Cal Ripken, Sr. League. Managed and coached several future MLB draftees, including Mike Billek, Joe Wilson, and Brett Cecil

College and Professional Career
  Selection of the Texas Rangers in 1992, and also 7th Round Pick of NY Yankees in 1995

  Named ‘Closest to Majors’ in New York Yankees ’95 draft class by Baseball America
Played in New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians organizations
  2 Time All CAA selection while at the University of Richmond
  1994 Cape Cod League Pitcher of the Year
  Member of Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame
  Washington Post All-Met selection while attending DeMatha Catholic High School