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John Burtzloff

Director of Baseball Contact:  John@thfbaseball.com | (805) 490-4949 Coach Burtzloff was named the head coach at Westlake High School in February 2016. Previously John served as the Assistant Coach at Moorpark Junior College, where he was responsible for catchers, outfielders & recruiting. John helped establish the Moorpark College Raiders baseball program again in 2014 after the program had been shut down at the end of the 2012 season. Burtzloff helped lead the Raiders to a 20-16 record in its 1st season back. In 2002, John established the Westlake Village Stars, a highly successful youth baseball program with over 150 players. John also co-founded the THF Ballplayer Showcase with Augie Garrido in 2014. This year marks the third year of this event with showcases in Westlake Village and Perth, Australia all being hosted in 2016.

Mike Yingling

Mike Yingling

General Manager & Head Professional Coach Contact:  Mike@thfbaseball.com | (805) 377-2572

Mike played his high school baseball at Camarillo High School where he was a part of a 2007 CIF runner-up team.  He then played at Ventura College in 2008 and ’09, he earned All-WSC Honorable Mention (’09).  From VC Mike signed a scholarship to play at NAIA Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan. where he received his bachelor’s degree in physical health and wellness.  In 2010 he led the Swedes to the KCAC tournament for the first time in school history and received All-KCAC honors as a designated hitter.  Mike compiled a .366  batting average.  In May of 2017, Mike completed his Masters in Business Administration from Cal Lutheran University.  At Cal Lu Lutheran, Mike was the hitting instructor, catchers coach, and head recruiting coordinator. Mike made an immediate impact in his first year by leading the team to win the Conference Championship (SCIAC) which hasn’t been done since 9 years prior. He then helped Cal Lutheran win the conference championship the next 4 consecutive years. In the 2017 season, Mike’s first recruiting class was crowded Division III National Championship (1st time in school history).
Matt Whisenant

Matt Whisenant

Professional Pitching Coach  Contact:  matt@thfbaseball.com | (626) 590-7973

  • La Canada High School
  • Drafted in the 18th round – Phillies
  • Played Glendale Community College
  • Played 12 years Professionally
  • MLB – Kansas City Royals
  • MLB – San Diego Padres
  • MLB – Florida Marlins
  • World Series Champion 1997
  • Head Varsity Coach – Montclair Prep
  • Head Varsity Coach – Village Christian
  • Head Varsity Coach – La Canada
  • HS Varsity Coach | 16 Years Experience
Brad Boyer

Brad Boyer

Professional Hitting Coach  Contact:  (805) 377-2020

  • 2003 Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-American
  • Played at University of Arizona under Coach Lopez
  • First Freshmen to be named first team All-Pac 10 in 2003
  • Drafted in 2006

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