Staff

Brian Graham
Owner

Director of Baseball Operations

Brian has spent the last 40 years in professional baseball as a player (A's, Brewers, Tigers, Indians), Major League Coach (Indians, Orioles), Minor League Manager (Indians), Director of Player Development and Director of Instruction (Pirates, Orioles), and Interim General Manager for both the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Baltimore Orioles. 

Brian currently coordinates the on-field Baseball Operation for the MLB Draft Combine, and in 2021 he was an Advance Scout for the USA Olympic Baseball Team. 

Brian is the only Minor League Manager/ Major League Coach in professional baseball history to have his teams reach the playoffs for 10 consecutive years at the A, AA, AAA, and Major League Level. 

Brian's accomplishments include: 

  • Professional Baseball Chief Bender Award for "Most Outstanding Personnel in Player Development"

  • USA Today Baseball Weekly "Minor League Manager of the Year"

  • Baseball America Eastern League "Best Managerial Prospect"

  • Carolina League "Manager of the Year"

  • Topps Baseball "Organization of the Year" as Pittsburgh Pirates Director of Player Development

  • Major League Baseball Lifetime Gold Member 

  • Association of Professional Baseball Life Member

  • Life Member Major League Baseball Alumni Association

Brian played both football and baseball at UCLA and is a member of the UCLA Baseball Hall of Fame, Buffalo Bison Hall of Fame, and the Granite Hills High School Hall of Fame.

While at UCLA, Brian recorded the most hits in school history, most stolen bases in school history, and most runs scored in school history. 

Jack Graham
Vice President / baseball operations

Hitting Coordinator

Seneca Valley High School, 2011 WPIAL Champions

Youngstown State University Baseball

Slippery Rock University Baseball

2011 Drafted by Chicago White Sox

2015 Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles

Played and coached professionally for 5 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles Organization. 

Highly Regarded as one of the best hitting instructors and baseball minds in organized baseball. 

Tommy Williams
vice president Baseball Administration

Infield Coordinator

Infielder- Penn State Greater Allegheny 

School record for infield assists in a single season

Highly regarded as one of the best infield instructors and all-around baseball instructors in Western Pennsylvania. 

Head Coach 14U Select Team

Jeff Manto
Hitting Instructor

34 years in professional baseball

Major league player with 8 teams: Indians, Red Sox, Rockies, Phillies, Mariners, Yankees, Orioles, Tigers. 

Major league hitting coach for Pirates and White Sox.

Hitting Coordinator for the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles.

Chris Peters
Pitching Instructor

Peters Township High School

Indiana University

Major League Pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos)

Pitching Coach Shady Side Academy 

john George
Hardcore Elite Baseball COnsultant

Pitched 8 years professionally with the Reds and Rockies

12 years as a professional scout with the Texas Rangers.

Max Mcdowell
Catching Instructor

New York Yankees Catcher

Gary Green
Infielder

Oklahoma State University

Major League Player: Padres, Rangers, Reds

Coach- Pittsburgh Pirates Organization

Matt Smith
Pitcher

Seneca Valley High School 

Georgetown University

Miluakee Brewers

Andy Goff
Infielder

Wake Forest University 
Colorado Rockies

Patrick Leyland

Catcher (Tigers, Mariners, Reds, Nationals)

Coach (Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox)

Son of Former Pirates Manager Jim Leyland

Matt Johnston

Point Park University

Arizona Diamondbacks

Joel Dombkowski

Mercyhurst University 

Hitting and Catching Instructor University of Pittsburgh

Ryan Mincher

Shaler High School

University of Pennsylvania shortstop

Matt Sprinkle

Head Baseball Coach - Penn State New Kensington

Matt Marron

Assistant Baseball Coach - Penn State New Kensington

TJ Zarewicz

Bethany College

8 Seasons as a Manager, Pitching Coach, and Hitting Instructor with the Independent Professional Leagues

Pittsburgh Pirates Associate Scout.

Ed Carr
Hardcore Elite assistant Hitting coordinator

Head Baseball Coach - Freeport High School

Joey Stadtfeld

Assistant Baseball Coach - Freeport High School

Assistant Baseball Coach - Hardcore Elite National Team

Jeff Campbell

Head Baseball Coach - Highlands High School

Jeff Campbell Jr

Assistant Baseball Coach - Highlands High School

John Pedrosky

Head Baseball Coach - North Hills High School

Aaron Albert

Head Baseball Coach - Kiski Area High School

Mike Spadafore

Head Coach - Hardcore Elite Jr National Team

Assistant Baseball Coach - Pine Richland High School

Shawn Dewey

Assistant Coach Hardcore Elite National Team

Pitching Coach - Pine Richland High School

Pitching Coach - Hardcore Elite Jr National Team

Mike Allen
Kendall Graham

Director of Community Relations and Social Media