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Tony Gwynn Jr.

Hello, I’m Tony, President at Gwynn Baseball.

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Tony Gwynn Jr

President

a little bit about me

Tony Gwynn Jr. is the President of Gwynn Baseball, and a recently retired Major Leaguer after twelve years of professional baseball.  His passion for Elite Developmental Travel Baseball stretches back years into his own playing days, Gwynn Baseball, as an organization, is the culmination of this dream and over three years of planning and preparation.  Gwynn Jr. brings a wealth of baseball knowledge and experience to the organization, starting as a homegrown talent at Poway High School (1996-2000).  After accepting a baseball scholarship offer from San Diego State University, he went on to represent the Aztecs on the field for three years (2000-2003).  Gwynn Jr. spent his first two seasons under Coach Jim Dietz before his father, Tony Gwynn Sr., took over as Head Coach for his final year.  Tony Gwynn Jr. finished his SDSU career with top-ten statistics in At Bats, Hits, Runs, Triples, and Steals in the Aztec record books.  He was drafted with the second pick in round two of the 2003 MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.  Gwynn Jr. earned his MLB debut on July 15, 2006 in Arizona.  He went on to play a combined nine years in Major League Baseball with the Brewers, Padres, Dodgers, and Phillies.  Tony Gwynn Jr. has come full-circle in his baseball career as Gwynn Baseball will allow him to share his expertise with the next generation of passionate baseball players in San Diego.

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Chris Gwynn

Hello, I’m Chris, Vice President at Gwynn Baseball.

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Chris Gwynn

Vice President

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Chris Gwynn most recently was the Director of Player Development for the Seattle Mariners from 2011-2015. His people skills and ability to organize, placed him in a position to manage 70 Staff members.  He was in charge of and responsible for the development of 250 players from 17 countries. He was also responsible for 9 minor league affiliates in various minor league cities across the country.

Gwynn is a former major League player, who played for 10 years at the Major league level.  He was a member of the 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers World Series Championship team. He was a Silver medalist in the 1984 Olympics and a 2 time Collegiate All American at San Diego State University. He was also a finalist for the Golden spikes award in 1985.  Chris is part of one of the most respected baseball families in History. He is also one of the rare combinations of siblings to play at the major league level.

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Kennard Jones

Hello, I’m Kennard, Coach at Gwynn Baseball.

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Kennard Jones

Coach

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Coach Jones attended Indiana University where he was the Big Ten Conference Player of the Year in 2002. He led the Big Ten Conference with his .411 batting average, 88 hits, and 72 runs, and was second in the league with 22 stolen bases. He was drafted in the 3rd round by the San Diego Padres and played with Padres’ affiliates Fort Wayne Wizards, Lake Elsinore Storm, Mobile BayBears, and Portland Beavers from 2003 to 2006. He played with Baltimore Orioles affiliates Frederick Keys and Bowie Baysox in 2007 and 2008, and in the Independent Professional Baseball League in 2008 -2012

His career achievements include playing in 1,344 games with 5,803 plate appearances and 1,397 game hits. Jones still holds the record for the York Revolution for best game recorded going 6-6 with a walk off home run to win the game.

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Tim Spooner

Hello, I’m Tim, Coach at Gwynn Baseball.

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Tim Spooner

Coach

a little bit about me

Coach Spooner was born and raised in San Diego. Played my high school baseball under Bob Parry at Poway High
School (Class of 1999). He played his college career at Saint Mary’s College where he was a 4 year starter and 3-time all WCC member. Spooner was the school ambassador on the WCC student committee. He spent two years coaching under Sam Blalock at Rancho Bernardo High School, and also spent two years as a scout for the Boston Red Sox. Spooner has coached youth baseball all over San Diego County. He is married to his wife Bekah, and they have two children (Casey and Kendall) with one more on the way.

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Jonathan Meyer

Hello, I’m Jonathan, Coach at Gwynn Baseball.

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Jonathan Meyer

Coach

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Jonathan Meyer was born in Upland, CA and grew up locally in San Diego, CA. He played and attended Cathedral Catholic HS (class of ‘09), where he earned CIF pitcher of the year in ‘08 and helped lead CCHS to #1 ranking in the state his senior year. He is in his second season with Gwynn Baseball. Meyer has coached travel baseball for 5 years in the San Diego area ranging in ages from 8-16U.

Meyer attended Clemson University and pitched four seasons under Hall of fame coach Jack Leggett. He helped his team reach the 2010 College World Series and achieve a final ranking of No. 3 in the polls his freshman year. During his time in Tiger-town, he was a member of four postseason regional teams and one super-regional team. He is fourth all-time in appearances in the long history of the school. Meyer was a two-time All-ACC Academic selection.

After graduation, Meyer spent 2 seasons on the coaching staff at the University of San Diego. Currently Coach Meyer works with special education students at El Capitan High School and is the Head Coach of the Cathedral Catholic JV team. Meyer married his wife Brittany in 2016, and welcomed son Hudson to the family in 2017.

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Austin Bailey

Hello, I’m Austin, Coach at Gwynn Baseball.

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Austin Bailey

Coach

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My name is Austin Bailey. Grew up in Temecula  and went to Great Oak High School. Played 4 years of Varsity baseball under coach Eric Morton. (All time hits leader) 

Went to college at the University of San Diego for 4 years. Was tabbed a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and later drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 21st round and played with the Burlington Royals,

Lexington Legends, and Wilmington Blue Rocks. Was a switch hitting middle infielder, and played occasional outfield. 

Been coaching for the past few years in the Southern California area. 

I am passionate about helping kids grow and take their game to the next level.

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Luke Suttmiller

Hello, I’m Luke, Coach at Gwynn Baseball.

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Luke Suttmiller

Coach

a little bit about me

Luke Suttmiller is an Assistant Coach with Gwynn Baseball. He is from Tidewater, Virginia where he played baseball at Great Bridge High School under former Professional Baseball Player, Wiley Lee. Suttmiler was apart of a 2011 State Championship during his senior year of High School and then went on to play Division 1 baseball at James Madison University under Spanky McFarland. Suttmiller’s collegiate career ended before his senior year due to a hip surgery. He posted a 3.45 ERA against ACC opponents and finished the 2013-2014 season allowing only 4 extra base hits.

After his playing years, Suttmiller went on to finish his B.S in Exercise Science and Minor in Biology. He completed his internship with JMU Athletics Strength and Conditioning Program. Furthermore, he has over 4 years experience developing workout/rehab programs for young athletes.

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Tim Zier

Hello, I’m Tim, Coach at Gwynn Baseball.

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Tim Zier

Coach

a little bit about me

Hello my name is Tim Zier. I am a San Diego (North County) native. I attended Escondido High School and graduated in 2010. Turned down three football offers and 7 baseball offers and Chose San Diego State on recruiting day to stay close to home. Played under Hall of Famer (GOAT) Tony Gwynn and graduated in 2014. Ended my college career as the Aztecs All Time Career leader in hits, games played and at bats. I was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2014 MLB draft. I am currently still playing professionally for an independent team stationed in Chicago and am going on my fifth year. Since 2014 I have been coaching in the offseason. This is currently my second year going on my third with Gwynn baseball. Go Gwynn! #TG19 

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Aaron Harang

Hello, I’m Aaron, Coach at Gwynn Baseball.

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Aaron Harang

Coach

a little bit about me

Aaron recently retired after a 14 year major league career. He spent many years fine tuning his craft. Now he wants to turn his focus to helping young players reach their potential on and off the field. He looks forward to helping young ball players establish a routine and improve work ethic to help build strength and maintain durability throughout their playing days.

During his career he played for 8 teams including an 8 year stint with the Cincinnati Reds where he started 5 consecutive Opening Days. He also spent other periods of time playing for the Padres, Dodgers, A’s, Mariners, Mets, Braves and Phillies. Aaron made 381 starts and pitched over 2300 innings with 1842 strikeouts. Aaron was born and raised in San Diego and played his high school ball at Patrick Henry (1994-96) and college ball at SDSU (1997-99)

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Sean Urban

Hello, I’m Sean, Coach at Gwynn Baseball.

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Sean Urban

Coach

a little bit about me

This is Sean’s second year as an assistant coach with Gwynn Baseball. Prior to working with Gwynn Baseball Sean worked with the University of San Diego Torero’s baseball program for six years. Sean spent two years in the Director of Baseball operations position after serving as the Undergraduate Student Assistant for four years. With USD his responsibilities included set up for every practice and game, assisting with drills and skills training throughout each practice. In addition he worked formatting and posting video for the players and coaches to analyze, prepared scouting reports on future opponents, assisted with on-campus recruiting and evaluated players at baseball camps hosted by the USD coaching staff. Sean graduated from University of San Diego in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Sean played high school baseball for Holy Family High School in Broomfield, Colorado. Sean pitched and played second base for Holy Family. In his senior year, he led his team to the 2010 Colorado 3A State Baseball Championship, which was the first championship in the history of the Holy Family baseball program. Urban also earned honorable mention all-state and first-team all conference honors as an infielder/pitcher his senior year.

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CJ Burdick

Hello, I’m CJ, Coach at Gwynn Baseball.

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CJ Burdick

Coach

a little bit about me

Coach Burdick was born and raised in San Diego. Burdick played travel baseball throughout his childhood until he went on to play four years of Varsity baseball at Serra High School. After graduation, Burdick played Division 1 baseball at the University of San Diego. As a part of the Division 1 baseball program at USD, he spent his summers playing around the country, playing in Wenatchee, WA, in the WCL; Danville IL, in the Prospect League; and in Chatham MA, in the Cape Cod League. Burdick was chosen for the 2014 Prospect League All Start game after a great summer season for the west-league including a no hitter. Along with playing throughout the summers, Burdick worked with the local youth baseball leagues as a coach and mentor helping the players develop their skills. During his college career at the University of San Diego, he also participated in a youth outreach program, Miracle League, in which he worked with disabled youth, teaching and improving their baseball skills. 

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