Meet HWOB's Full-Time Coaches
Terry Hardtke  
  • Former MLB Minor League 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. 
  • Associate MLB Scout For 25+ Years- Currently with the Atlanta Braves 
  • Terry works with Amateur & Professional baseball players in evaluating their skills and assisting in improving mental game
  • Coached 30+ players who made it to the Big Leagues
  • Over 300+ of his players have played college baseball
Jason Hardtke
  • Former Manager Visalia in CAL League (AZ D-backs ) 
       . 12 Years as a Professional Baseball Player. 
  • 3 Years in the Majors (Mets 1996 1997& Cubs 1998) 
  • Coached 15+ players who made it to the Big Leagues.
  • 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
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
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

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
​Danny Dyer
  • Played at Leland High School
  • First Team All League (2004-2006)
  • Played at West Valley College (2006-2007)
  • First Team All-Conference (2006-2007)
  • Played at Chico State
  • Drafted by Na Koa Ikaika (Golden League)

Eric McGhee

Former Head Coach @ Mt. Pleasant HS
Current JV Coach @ Willow Glen HS
3x World Champion-National Adult Baseball Ass.
NABA President (1999-2012)
NABA Tournament Director (2001-Current)
Coaching Director-North Valley LL 

Eric Barnes