Denny Barrett has been coaching at the high school and collegiate level for almost thirty years. He has recruited and coached some of the top collegiate and professional athletes. He has been involved in all aspects of the athletics programs including recruiting, coordinating programs, budgeting, staffing and maintenance. Since the inception of BATRS, he has seen his program triple in size and has won three championships back to back.
WSC Conference Championship Title 1998 & 1999 – Glendale Community College
Awarded Coach of the Year, 1998 – Glendale Community College
NAIA Championship Team, 2001 – Lewis-Clark State College
NBC World Series Championship Title, 2001 – Alaska Goldpanners
ABL National Championship Title, 2002
Josh Goossen-Brown ("Goose") was a player in the Chicago White Sox organization, the team that drafted him out of the University of San Diego in June 2014. During his time as a professional player, he also played for the Wichita Wingnuts and the Chicago Dogs of the American Association of Independent Baseball.
Goossen-Brown's collegiate career began in 2010 at Los Angeles Valley Community College, with his team winning the Western State Conference Southern Division Championship. Goossen-Brown was named the Division Player of the Year and team MVP. He was also named as a Southern California All-American and First Team All-Western State Conference and was a ABCA/Rawlings Pacific Association Second Team All-American, and earned a Western State Conference Gold Glove. He has also been selected to enter into the LA Valley College Hall of Fame in 2020. Goossen-Brown was an all Big West Conference selection at CSUN in 2013 and a West Coast Conference selection in 2014 while at the University of San Diego. As a team captain during his junior season at CSUN -- he led the team with 60 hits and 47 runs batted in -- he finished third in the Big West Conference in RBIs and was the league leader in fielding after committing zero errors in 442 chances. As a pitcher at CSUN, Goossen-Brown matched CSUN's single-season record that year with nine saves on the mound. Goossen-Brown earned his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Cal State Northridge in 2013 and earned a master's degree in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego in 2014.
Adam Erlich was a four-year varsity starter at Campbell Hall. Adam was first-team all Olympic League in 2010 and 2011 as well as the Olympic League player of the year in 2011. Adam was voted to the Maxpreps All-California second team in 2011. After graduating Campbell Hall in 2011, Adam was drafted in the 6th round by the Saint Louis Cardinals. Adam chose to bypass his scholarship offer from Loyola Marymount and sign a contract to begin a minor league career with Saint Louis. Prior to the 2013 season Adam was invited to Major League spring training with the Cardinals organization. Adam was ranked in the Cardinals top 20 prospects on MLB.com.
In 2014, he won his first professional championship with the single-A State College Spikes. He played 5 seasons in the minor leagues with Saint Louis from 2011-2015 reaching as high as Double A. In 2016 Adam continued his career with the Quebec Capitales of the independent Can-Am League. Adam helped lead the team to his second professional championship in 2017. He was then traded to the Rockland Boulders in the Can-Am league. With the Boulders, Adam led the league in innings caught and was voted to represent the Can-Am league as the starting catcher in the All-Star game. Adam retired following the 2019 season, which capped his 9-year professional playing career that included 6 playoff appearances, 2 championships, and one starting All-Star game appearance.
Coach Aussie (Dustin Walker) grew up playing ball in Australia. Starting at the age of 6 he had a keen interest in the game. Coach Aussie went on to represent his state (Queensland) 6 times at the national championships and won the championship game in 2008. He also played for team Australia as a second baseman in 2008. After finishing high school, Coach Aussie moved to California to continue pursuing his love for the game. He played at Saddleback Junior college from 2009 - 2011 where he started at second base. After his two years with the Gauchos, he decided to hang up his jersey and pursue his other life passion, photography. Since then he has played with various summer leagues while keeping one foot still on the diamond. He admits most of his life lessons were learned from the great game of baseball, now he wants to give back to the game that gave him so much.
Nick Rodarte played baseball since he was three years old. He played on scholarship at CSULA where he pitched and hit. Being a middle of the order guy he was able to hit for average and power. He started games on the mound and also came out of the bullpen, and was the west region of the US "pitcher of the week" in 2011. He earned all CCAA 2nd team honors as a DH in 2012 and is proud to say he attended Notre Dame High School where he was a leader and a captain in his last years there. In 2007 he shared team MVP honors with Giancarlo Stanton and in 2008 was the team MVP, Mission league MVP, and California State player of the Year for division III. In his last two years at ND he went 19-4 on the mound, going 11-1 his senior year with championship victory at Dodger Stadium. His best memory is celebrating with teammates that championship day. His goal in coaching is to teach young men how to play fundamental baseball, physically and mentally. He wants to teach them how to carry themselves, what to expect in there years to come, and teach them to respect themselves, their teammates, opponents, and this great game.
Ryan Fleisher has been a coach at BATRS since 2015. As a former player at Birmingham High School during their 2014 Los Angeles City Section D1 championship season he has become accustomed to a winning culture of baseball. At age 19 Fleisher is currently the head coach and Head of the baseball program at Laurel Hall school. “Coach Fleish” as the players call him, excels at being able to communicate with his players and teaching them how to respect the game of baseball and how to have fun while playing it.
Kenny Baumgartner attended Chatsworth High School where he played infield. He is now a starting infielder at Pierce College.
Alex Baumgartner is a former Chatsworth High School Baseball player. Currently playing at Pierce College and coaching for Baseball Advanced Training Resources Services (BATRS) at SO Norte Dame High School for 3 years now. He enjoys helping and developing young ball players.