Lee Martin (Owner / General Manager)- Coach Martin was the varsity pitching coach at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado for 8 Years. Previous to Columbine, he spent 3 years at Johnson and Whales University as the Head Baseball Coach (NAIA-Denver campus) . One year as a graduate assistant pitching coach at Long Beach State University. One year at Long Beach City College, serving as the pitching coach. Two years as an associate scout for the Seattle Mariners organization. A volunteer coaching stint with USA Baseball for the 2003 Pan Am Games. Coach Martin teamed up with Coach Chuck Gillman to win the 2006 5A Colorado High School State Championship with Columbine High School. In his short coaching career, Coach Martin has coached and instructed many college and pro players.
As a player, Coach Martin played his high
school baseball in San Diego, California. To be followed with a college baseball career that saw him play baseball at Long Beach City College (Junior College) and Long Beach State
University (officially: California State University Long Beach). Coach Martin had the opportunity to also play summer baseball in Alaska, Kansas, California, and brief time in Cape Cod, Mass. Coach Martin received many honors in high school and college as a player. Some highlights were an Area Code selection in high school. All California and All Conference at the junior college, where he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners as a “Draft and Follow”. All Big West as a pitcher at Long Beach State University. Unfortunately, due to an injury, Coach Martin’s playing career came to an end just a few weeks prior to the College World Series. Coach Martin spent a short stint with the Long Beach Breakers of the Independent Professional league.
Ron Quintana (Hitting Instructor / Connie Mack Director)- Coach Quintana joins the Batter’s Box staff as Hitting Instructor. He is currently the Head Coach at Mountain Vista High School, where he has been since 2010. Before moving to Colorado, Coach Quintana spent six years with the Los Angeles Dodgers as a strength and conditioning coach. While with the Dodgers, Coach Quintana Worked with such players as Matt Kemp, Russell Martin, Joel Hanarhan, and several other big league players.
Coach Quintana started his playing career at Neosho High School in Missouri, where he still holds a couple of records for batting average .517 and hits in a season with 52. Coach Quintana started his college baseball career at Crowder Junior College in Missouri, where he finished tenth in the country in batting average with an average of .411. In his sophomore year, Coach Quintana led the country in hitting with an average of .545. Earning him 1st Team All Region, 3rd Team All American, and The Big Stick Award for the mid west region. He then continued his college baseball career at Northwestern State University under Coaches Dave Van Horn and John Cohen. Coach Quintana was a two time All Conference selection while at Northwestern State University. Coach Quintana is currently a scout for the Los Angeles Angels organization and is the Director of Connie Mack teams for the Batter's Box.
Skip Jutzee (Catching / Hitting Instructor)- Skip was drafted out of Central Connecticut State University by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 4th round of the 1968 MLB amateur draft. Skip was a member of the inaugural Seattle Mariners team that began playing in 1977. He also holds the distinction of having hit the first grand slam home run in Mariners history on May 17 of that year. In total, Skip spent 14 seasons playing professional baseball.
As a Coach, Skip has been the Head Coach of a few different High School programs including Colorado Academy. He has been coaching pro, college, high school, and youth players since his retirement from professional baseball.
Joe Gimbel (Youth Instructor / Director Youth Elite Tournament Teams) - Coach Gimbel is a Colorado native who’s been involved in youth baseball his whole life. As a Coach, he spent one season as the Varsity bench coach at Columbine High School. Prior to that he was the Level III head coach at Columbine for 7 years. Eventually becoming the head coach for Columbines JV program for another 5 years. Coach Gimbel was a bench coach on Columbine High Schools 2006 5A Colorado State Championship Team. He does a lot of work in partnership with the Colorado Rockies baseball organization. Which he credits for “lots of baseball knowledge”. Coach Gimbel has learned personally from some of the Rockies past personnel such as Jeff Francis, Chris Ianetta, Alan Cockrell, and more. He is also the head coach of the Batter’s Box 12 year old elite tournament team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and energy to the Batter’s Box Baseball staff and its clients.
As a player, he played the outfield and infield positions his whole youth baseball life. When he entered high school, Coach Gimbel played outfield and DH for Columbine High School. Playing his high school baseball for now Columbine High School Principal Frank Deangelis, was “an honor” according to Coach Gimbel. After high school, he went onto Metro State University in Denver, Colorado.