Coach Skowronski is a graduate of Thomas Johnson where he was a standout on the baseball field. He played his college baseball at York College in Pennsylvania where he achieved All Conference and All American honors. Coach Chris played 10 years in the highly competitive South Penn League. As a youth, he played in two different Babe Ruth World Series, and the Connie Mack World Series in New Mexico. Coach Chris has transitioned that talent and passion from his playing days to the coaching arena. Coach Chris has been an assistant baseball coach at Urbana High School, and has also been a coach in the Heartbreakers travel softball program. In addition, he has been a fixture at Thurmont Little League serving as the Director of Player/Coaching Development (2013 – 2017). During his tenure at Thurmont Little League, he was an assistant coach on two Mid Atlantic Regional runner up teams (2015/2017), two Maryland State Championship teams and three Maryland District 2 Championship teams. In addition, he has served as a major division coach for five years. Coach Skowronski has also been vital to the success of Catoctin Baseball Club coaching in two different age divisions. Coach Chris has a passion for hitting. If you are looking for him, he is most likely throwing “in the cage”.
Head Coach 10U / President
Darren Beachley from Jefferson, MD now resides in Point of Rocks, MD. Darren has been coaching or playing baseball for 40 years the last 17 coaching. Brunswick High School, Post 96 American Legion and Frederick County Babe Ruth in his teens led to several opportunities to play at the next level and brushes with several minor league teams. After that he played on some very successful Men’s Slow-Pitch teams. Coaching runs in Darren's blood his Grandfather coached Men's league baseball and played into his 40's. At a young age Darren was blessed to learn the game from Brunswick coaching giant Garel Hauver and carries many of those lessons to this day. Darren has had a very successful coaching run including stops at Brunswick Little League, Brunswick Babe Ruth, The Brunswick Steam and The Frederick Hustlers to mention a few. Darren served as pitching coach on the 2018/2019 team that has seen several players move onto the college level.
Coach Ferrell played baseball at the collegiate level at Barton College (DII) where he made the CVAC All Tournament Team in 1998-1999. He managed Thurmont Little League to their first District 2 9-11 year old title in 2017.
Head Coach 13U / Vice President
John Fowler was drafted in 1988 in the 38th round by the Baltimore Orioles. John spent 3 plus years in The Orioles system with stops in Bluefield, Frederick and Wausau. Known for his hitting ability and complete baseball knowledge, John also led his own travel team The Maryland Lightning for several seasons. Coach fowler begins his second season with MMU
14U Assistant Coach & Hitting Coach
Pitching Coach 14U
Assistant Head Coach/Hitting Instruction 10U
Head Coach 12U
Christian signed to play at the University of Virginia but was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 30th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft, and chose to sign with the Royals.He made his professional debut in 2012 for the Burlington Royals. In eight starts, he went 2–3 with a 2.02 earned run average (ERA) and 31 strikeouts in 40 innings. In 2013 Binford started 23 games for the Lexington Legends, going 8–7 with a 2.67 ERA and 130 strikeouts in 135 innings. Binford started 2014 with the Wilmington Blue Rocks and was promoted to the Class AA Northwest Arkansas Naturals in July. He was selected to play in the 2014 All-Star Futures Game in Minneapolis, where he pitched a scoreless inning for the U.S. team.
Binford was promoted to the Class AAA Omaha Storm Chasers on August 17. He tossed two scoreless innings of relief in his debut, which included three strikeouts and one hit allowed. He was the starting pitcher for Omaha in the 2014 Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game, which the Storm Chasers won, 4-2 over the Pawtucket Red Sox.
On December 1, 2017, Binford signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles. Christian was dealt to the Detroit Tigers in August of 2018
Ryan D’Amelio graduated from Poolesville in 2016. Post graduation he attended the University of Alabama where he worked in pitching analytics his sophomore year. Since graduation he has helped Coach Steve Orsini at Poolesville High School scout and organize pitching, including during the 2017 State Championship run. In 2019 Coach D’Amelio returned to Poolesville where he is continuing his degree in education at Montgomery College. He is now the Varsity Pitching Coach at Poolesville High School. He will finish his degree in Secondary Education in 2021. Welcome Aboard RD!!
Head Coach 2020
The MMU Coaching staff features some of the best coaches in Mid Atlantic Region. Varied Baseball backgrounds, coaching styles and roles add up to one ultimate goal. Your player being successful in getting to the next level.
15U Head Coach
(THE PLAYER): Walkersville A-League P-3B, Walk Kiwanis Babe-Ruth 13-15 P,IF,OF and, BRUTH 13-15 ALLSTAR OF, WHS 1982 GRAD CF led team junior year hitting Avg....USAF Basic Training after HS
(THE COACH): GLADE VALLEY 8U TO 12U, LIONS TRAVEL TEAMS ASST HC 11U-12U and FALL TEAM XP ASST 11U-12U, MID MD 14U ASST HC
(ACCOMPLISHMENTS): AIR FORCE NCO LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT ACADEMY, STATE RUNNER UP RIPKEN 11U, STATE SEMI-FINALS 12U RIPKEN , STATE FINALIST(as a player) 13-15BR Pitching Championship game
(MOTTO): LIVE TODAY & LEARN FROM YESTERDAY
GOALS)as COACH: to build relationships and memories to last a lifetime while finding the best qualities in each player. To assist players on their baseball journey while being competitive and supportive along with meeting our team mission.