Baseball Teams

We specialize in every aspect of developing elite baseball players and have a variety of services to help our players get to the next level. Our best option without a doubt is our teams through TC Baseball. TC Baseball and Genesis recently merged to become one program and all the details can be found below:

TC Baseball will provide all of our players a home where they can develop as baseball players and as people. Our goal is to field competitive teams of high character players that love the game and accept our coaching. Nothing that we do will be to our player’s detriment. If they decide down the line that baseball is not for them, they will be better at anything they choose to do because of being in this program. We are very detailed, hold our players accountable, and have higher expectations for them than they have of themselves.

Staff:

Garrett Trevino

Co-Founder/Middle School/High School Coordinator

Experience:

California Baptist University

Born and raised in Riverside, Ca, Garrett Trevino played at Arlington High School, Santa Barbara City College, and California Baptist University. He was a part of three conference championship teams in college and 2 National Championship teams at CBU.

Garrett was an Assistant Coach at Biola University this past 2019 season and was in charge of the offense. The Eagles hit .302 with a .397 OBP as a team with him running the offense averaging 7.13 runs/game and 1.08 home runs/game and stole 73 bases on the season.

In 2017, Garrett was the Head Coach at Bethesda University in Anaheim. He led the Flames to a 27-22 record, NCCAA Western Region Championship and a 3-1 appearance at the NCCAA World Series. The Flames had a team slash line of .318/.396/.489 and hit 52 Home Runs in 49 games and had wins over The Masters University, Biola University, Vanguard University, Adams St. (NCAA Division 2), Colorado Christian (NCAA Division 2), Arizona Christian, and Benedictine Mesa.

Coach Trevino has worked in the travel industry for many years in both Orange County and the Inland Empire.

He has also worked the past 13 summers at the Mark Cresse School of Baseball.

“I am very excited to start this venture with one of my life and baseball mentors. I am passionate about this game and helping kids and cannot wait to see where this goes.”

Paul Coppes

Co-Founder/Youth Coordinator

Experience:

Azusa Pacific University – 2-time All-Conference, NAIA All-American 1st Team

Paul Coppes had a solid playing career behind the plate which began at Rowland High School (Rowland Heights, CA) and continued at Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA), where he was a 2-time All-Conference and 1st Team All-American catcher.  During his Junior Year, Paul committed zero errors while hitting .415, to earn 1st Team All-America Catcher. His Senior year he hit .449 while leading his team in extra base hits and RBI’s and earning 2nd Team All – American.

Paul’s coaching career began at Chaffey Community College. After Chaffey, Paul spent 3 years coaching at Azusa Pacific. In the summers of 1999 and 2000, Paul was the pitching coach for the Chatman A’s (now Chatman Anglers) under Cape Cod League Hall of Fame manager, John Schiffner. For those two seasons, Paul’s pitching staff led the Cape Cod League in ERA, Strikeouts, walks allowed and Saves. He was blessed to work with many future big leaguers and in both 1999 and 2000, he had the “Cape Cod League Pitcher of the Year”.

Paul is now a full time special education teacher in Capistrano Unified School District. In 2012, he earned Capistrano Unified School District Middle School Teacher of the Year and was a Semi-Finalist for Orange County Teacher of the Year. For the past 18 years, Paul has been a director of the Mark Creese School of Baseball. He is currently the Director of the South Orange County site. He also currently is serving as the Director of Next Level Catching Academy (NLCA) Orange County Division.

Joel Atkinson

Director of Player Development/Head Trainer and Coach

Experience:

San Clemente High School, 2006-2010:

Four years of varsity experience with three varsity letters all in baseball.

Defensive Player of the Year

2009 1st Team All South Coast League

2009 MVP

2010 1st Team All South Coast League

Team captain all four years

13 Division 1 Scholarships (Signed with Oklahoma State)

Division 1 SS, Oklahoma State University, Fall 2010-Spring 2011

Division 1 NJCAA, Midland College, 2011-2013:

Played under Coach David Coleman and lead team to Junior College World Series as Team Captain.

Attended Junior College All Star Game both years

Defensive Player of the Year 2012

2013 1st Team All Conference

All Texas All-Star 2012/2013

2013 Scholar Athlete

Division 1 SS, Northwestern State University, 2013-2015:

Played under Coach Lane Burroughs and received Academic Honors. Was rated in the top 100 division 1 short stops both years.

2014/2015 Defensive MVP

Rated in Top 100 NCAA Division 1 Players

2015 Scholar Athlete

School Record for Hit by Pitches

Education:

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, Fall 2010-Spring 2011

Midland College, Midland, TX Associates in Exercise Science      May 2013

Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sports Medicine, May 2015

Expert Rating Personal Training Certification, Online June 2015

SPS Certified (sports performance specialist)

CSCS – in progress (certified strength and conditioning specialist)

Curtis Cassise

Head Coach/Roving Coordinator

Experience:

California State University, San Bernardino

Curtis Cassise was born and raised in Riverside, CA and is the youngest of three brothers. From the time he could walk Curtis was integrated into sports, with both older brothers going through all sports such as basketball, football, and baseball. It was the way of life at the Cassise household. He graduated high school from La Sierra High School in Riverside. While there, he was a 4-year varsity letter and was 1st team all-league under Coach Tracy Edmondson.

Coach Cassise started his collegiate career playing baseball at Riverside Community College under coaches Dennis Rodgers and Eddie Cornejo for two years. He then went on to Cal State San Bernardino where he played for 3 years under Coach Don Parnell as a middle infielder from 2012-2014.

Coach Cassise Started his coaching career at his alma mater California State University San Bernardino, as an infield & outfield defensive specialist. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he was an Assistant Coach at Bethesda University with Coach Garrett Trevino in 2017. Most recently came from Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, CA, where he was the Head Freshman baseball coach, and varsity assistant coach.

Coach Cassise has received his Master of Science in Education from California Baptist University and his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from California State University San Bernardino.

David Ayala

Assistant Coach

Experience:

Azusa Pacific University

David grew up in the San Gabriel Valley were he played travel baseball winning a world series title.  David attended Rowland High School where he was a three year letterman receiving 1st team all league each year as a switch hitting shortstop.  Prior to entering his freshman year of college, David won Pacific Coast Collegiate League Rookie of the Year.  David attended the number one nationally ranked Rancho Santiago Junior College in Santa Ana, California.  David then attended Azusa Pacific University on athletic scholarship in 1999 and 2000 where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.  Following his senior season David had the opportunity to continue his baseball career but chose an internship with a federal agency instead.

Fifteen years later, David retired from the same federal agency. He then took a position with Kaiser Permanent where he is currently employed.  Throughout his professional career, David has worked with multiple high school baseball programs and travel club organizations around the Southern California area. He has also worked at numerous baseball camps at all levels and privately with athletes to help young men develop not only their athletic skills and techniques but also their mental game and approach.

David is married to his wife, Holly and has two sons Ryder 13, Brayden 6, and one daughter Breana 2.

Casey June

Assistant Coach

Experience:

Tesoro High School – Assistant Varsity Coach

Casey was a 4 sport athlete in high school and was recently inducted into the Bonita Vista High School Hall of Fame. At the age of 16 he was on the West USA baseball team. He then went on to graduate from LBSU. Casey was the assistant varsity baseball coach at Tesoro High School for 12 years. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the TC program, and his energy and passion will have a huge impact on our players.

“I pass my sports knowledge to others to make them better players, and even more importantly better people!”

Jerron Largusa

Assistant Coach

Experience:

Biola University

Jerron Largusa, was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Jerron played baseball at Palo Verde High school and Biola University.  At Biola, he was a four-year starter in the outfield for the Eagles. In 2019, Jerron slashed .343/.430/.562 with 8 Home Runs 13 Doubles, 47 Runs, 43 RBI and was 12-14 stealing bases. Jerron had a career batting average of .303 and is second all-time in games played at Biola.  Other accolades include: All Pac-West Second team (2018, 2019) NCCAA All American (2019) NCCAA All-West Region Second team (2018).

Jerron Largusa grew up playing in multiple travel ball organizations at multiple different levels.

“I am excited to continue my love for baseball by working for TC and help kids grow and get better each day.”

Joey Magro

Assistant Coach

Experience:

Biola University

Joey Magro was born and raised in Redlands, California. He played his collegiate baseball at Biola University and was a starter for his last three years. He was All-PacWest First Team selection as a utility player in 2019, Joey slashed .327/.409/.468 with 5 Home Runs, 36 Runs, 34 RBI and was 7-7 stealing bases. He starting 33 games at third base and 11 games between second base and shortstop. He had a career batting avg. of over .300 and combined to start over 150 games for Biola in 4 years. He graduated in the Spring of 2019 with a business degree and looks to pursue a sales job this coming fall. Has had experience coaching this summer for FCA as well Mark Cresse Camps.

“I am very passionate about the game of baseball and look forward to sharing my knowledge with the team and help better them for their future anyway I can.”

Dylan Stowell

Head Pitching Coach

Experience:

California Baptist University, Minnesota Twins

Dylan Stowell grew up in Mission Viejo, California. He played baseball locally for Capistrano Valley High School where he went 19-1, 14-0 conference during his time at Capistrano Valley. He played collegiately at CBU from 2014-2018. Dylan was voted Pitcher of the Year in the NCAA Division II in 2016 and was named a three-time All American. He was then drafted in the 34thround by the Minnesota Twins in 2018.

Austen Zimarik

Assistant Coach

Experience:

California Baptist University

Austen is from Yucca Valley, CA and graduated from Yucca Valley High School in 2010. He was named Player of the Year, Hi-Desert Star Athlete of the Year and first team All-De Anza League with Trojans. Austen’s collegiate baseball career began at Irvine Valley College, he then transferred to California State University San Bernardino, and finished off his junior and senior years at California Baptist University. Austen was a right-handed pitcher and has worked extensively with a number of players throughout Southern California over the last 6 years. We are excited what he can do with TC’s pitchers!

Austen has six siblings, and his uncle, Ben Blomdahl, was a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers.

Teams Include:

Currently we have Two Packages at each level from 9-17U:

Ultimate Package:

  • 1 Field Practice a week at OC Great Park, Esencia Sports Park and Beebe Park (Depending on age/team)
  • 1 Recovery Work Out a week at Genesis
  • 1 Speed and Agility Work Out a week at Genesis
  • 1 Strength Work Out a week at Genesis
  • 1 Hitting Program and Offensive Practice a week at Genesis
  • 1 Throwing Program and Arm Care Program a week at Genesis
  • 1 Classroom session a week covering life skills, health and baseball development
  • 1 Team Bonding event a month

Costs:

  • $320 a month
  • $210-$320 for different Practice Gear and Uniforms packages
  • Games/Tournaments Costs Vary

Base Package:

  • 1 Field Practice a week at OC Great Park, Esencia Sports Park and Beebe Park (Depending on age/team)
  • 1 Speed and Agility Work Out at Genesis a week at Genesis
  • 1 Hitting Program and Offensive Practice a week at Genesis

Costs:

  • $210 month
  • $210-$320 for different Practice Gear and Uniforms packages
  • Games/Tournaments Costs Vary