COACHING STAFF
Meet HWOB's Full-Time Coaches
Terry Hardtke (Part-time hitting coach)
  • Former Head Coach at De Anza College.
  • Hitting Coach at San Jose State University. The 1993 team beat all time team batting average set in 1957
  • High School coach for 16 years.
  • Currently an Associate Scout with the Atlanta Braves
  • Terry works with Amateur & Professional baseball players in evaluating their skills and assisting in improving mental game
Jason Hardtke, President
  • Currently a Minor League Manager (Visalia) with Arizona
         D-Backs
  • 12 Years as a Professional Baseball Player.
  • 3 Years in the Majors (Mets 1996 1997& Cubs 1998)
  • All-State H.S. Baseball Player (1988, 1989, 1990)
  • Mercury/News Baseball Player of the Year (1990)
  • Member of the U.S. Olympic Festival Team (1988)
  • Member of the U.S. Olympic Team - 1999 Pan American Games

Nattie George
  • Graduate of Overfelt High School.
  • San Jose City College (Drafted by four MLB Teams)
  • Cal State Fullerton (1981-82)
  • Signed with New York Yankees
  • Held Nattie George Baseball Camps in NorCal for 10 years.
  • HWOB Hitting & Fielding Instructor for 25 years

Jason Orr
  • All-League; Wilcox High School
  • Played at SJSU
  • Played at University of Hawaii-Hilo
  • Instructor at HWOB since 1999.
Scott Samuels
  • 13 years in professional baseball
  • 1989 graduate of Leland High School
  • All-Pac 10 outfielder at Arizona State University
  • Drafted by Florida Marlins in 1992
  • Won Florida State League batting title 1995
  • Most Valuable Player in Northern League 2000
  • Gold Glove winner - Mexicali/Mexican Winter League
  • Has worked with Terry Hardtke since 1986
Taylor Foos
  • Played at Leland HS-1st Team All-League
  • Played at West Valley & Cypress JC’s
  • Santa Teresa Tournament MVP
  • Travel Ball Showcase Player
  • FMR Umpire for Redwood Empire League
  • Has coached youth league players since 2002.
  • Has experience as Private Instructor & Camp/Clinic               Instructor.
  • Affiliated with HWOB for 10 years
Travis Cheney
  • Played at Westmont High School
  • All-League 2000 & 2001
  • Coached 2002 Summer Ball Program at HWOB
  • Coached 2002 Fall Ball Program at HWOB
  • Hitting/Fielding Coach @ Westmont High School
  • Instructor at HWOB for the past 2years
  • Has worked in Youth Baseball for 9 years
Kara Kanney
  • 4 yr. starter at Los Altos HS. Member of 1992 & 1995 CCS Championship team.  3-time Mercury News Player of the week.
  • 1st Team All CCS.
  • Received scholarship to San Jose State.  2-time WAC player of the week.
  • Holds several Spartan records including career home runs, RBI's, doubles and walks.
  • Have done several camps and clinics in the Bay Area for quite a few years.
  • Still active playing softball in several leagues at Twin Creeks.

John Finncannon
  • All League HS Player at Pioneer
  • Played at SJCC '75
  • Signed by the Phillies in '76
  • Played in Carolina League and American Assoication (Wichita Aeros)
  • Involved in youth sports for 25+ years
  • Coached at Leland HS, Leigh HS, Gunderson and Oak Grove HS
  • Coached in Western Baseball League '00
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HWOB Part-Time Coaches

George DeCoite
Rob Parfett
Al Rideau
Brandon Florence
Reed Dickert
Steve Sweeney
Scott Dawson
Ray Stokes
Kary Jenkins
Corey Hall
Adam Carr
Pete Fukuhara
Eric Pini
Nate Corrick


Justin Baum
   .  All Section Player Jr. & Sr. Years @ Grossmont HS
   .  Two Time All-American @ Univ. Of Pacific.
   .  Twice Was All Big West Conference First Team.
   .  Holds the single season (17) & career (37) Home             Run Records.
   .  Drafted in the 7th round in 2007 by the San Diego            Padres.
   .  In his first two years with the Padres he led his               team in extra base hits and RBI's.
   .  Played 4 years before injuries caused his                         retirement.
   .  His wife, Alexa was a local volleyball standout at            Los Gatos HS and the University of Pacific.
Dan Dyer
       - Former High School Coach                        (Leland & Branham)
       -All-CCS at Lincoln High School
        Santa Teresa League MVP
       - Played at San Jose City College               (All Conference)
       - As a Coach for the Vipers they                  won the State Championships at               the 14U & 15U ages.  National                    runner-up at the 16U Level.
       - Currently, has 6 players playing                professional baseball, one                          currently in the big leagues.
       - Dan has two sons who both                      currently attending college &                     playing baseball .

Josh Blass
-10 Years as a High School Coach.
-Coached Youth Players Since 1994
-Played High School & College Baseball
-Over 100 Of His Students have played College                 and/or Professional Baseball.
-One of the 1st Jaeger Certified Instuctors in Northern
  California.
-Has 8 years experience as an Instructor/Coach at the
  Hardtke Baseball Academy.
Mike Haynes
- Played High School & College Baseball.
-Coached Travel Team Baseball.
- A Hitting & Pitching Coach.
- Has Coach Youth Players for the past 6 years.
Josh Eidt
-Played HS Baseball for Brookfield Central (WI)
-32-1 Record with 3 No-hitters
-1st Team All-State for 2 years
-Played College Baseball at Illinois State.
-One No-Hitter
-Pitcher of the Year
-1st Team All-Region
-In the Top 5 for K's per 9 innings in the nation.
-Coached High School Baseball for 2 years.
-Have coached Youth Baseball Players for 9 years.