iPB staff focus on each athlete independently with thorough evaluations of their mechanics in the 5 Tools of baseball. Our elite instructors and systematic "Building Blocks" of instruction ensures each athlete the maximum opportunity for success.


FIELD DIRECTOR

 
Matt Stark knows what it takes to succeed. A product of Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights, CA and a first round draft pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in 1983, Matt has 20 years of professional experience as a player, manager, and coach. Matt holds a number of records at various professional levels, and in 1993 became the first player ever to score 100 runs, draw 100 walks and produce 100 RBI's in a single Mexican League season. Since the completion of his professional career, Matt has turned his talents to instruction, serving as a hitting instructor with Tony Gwynn and Rod Carew at hitting camps in Mexico. Matt also served 3 years as the Hitting Instructor for the AAA affiliate of the Florida Marlins. Matt has recently taken on the challenge of International Scouting Supervisor for Mexico for the Seattle Mariners. As the cornerstone of iPB's instructional staff, Coach Stark's instructional methods maximize the existing talents of players while at the same time limiting their weaknesses.

FIELD STAFF  
Brad Hall is iPB's Field Specialist. Brad is currently the Pitching Coach for the Northern Leagues Edmonton Cracker Cats. In 2003, he was the Pitching Coach for the Shreveport Sports in the independent Central League, where he helped lead the Sports to the 2004 League Finals. Brad has both playing and coaching experience in Europe and New Zealand, helping lead two teams to the European Championships. With over ten years of elite level coaching experience, Hall offers sound advice to players on the fundamentals of each position, and focuses on the total development of the athlete, a compliment to the iPB player development philosophy.
Brad was the pitching coach in Edmonton in 2005. Brad has taken a year or absence as he has recently been married.
   

George Tsamis led the St. Paul Saints to the Northern League championship in 2004. Prior to the Saints, Tsamis led the New Jersey Jackals to consecutive Northern League championships in 2001-2002. In 2002, New Jersey finished 62-27, two wins shy of the league's single-season record. Tsamis was named NL East Manager of the Year by media and fellow managers. He is widely considered one of the best young managerial prospects in baseball. As a player, Tsamis pitched in 41 games with the Minnesota Twins in 1993. He was 1-2 with a 6.19 ERA and one save as Minnesota's primary left-handed middle reliever.

George is currently the manager for the St. Paul Saints of the American Association Independent League.

 

Les Lancaster is the newest addition to the iPB roster of professional coaches. A former Major League Pitcher with the Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals, Les amassed 41 wins and just 28 losses with a 3.96 ERA during his Major League career. Les now serves as the Manager of the Mesa Miners of the Independent professional Golden Baseball League. Les is an exceptional instructor of Pitching mechanics and the mental approach to pitching, and his vast experience is an asset to the iPB team of professional instructors. Now serves as the manager of the Reno Silver Sox.



Kash Beauchamp
grew up in baseball. His father Jim, played 10 seasons in the Major Leagues and was the bench coach for the Atlanta Braves for 9 seasons including the '95 World Championship team. This background coupled with his own playing experience allows Kash to bring an extensive knowledge of baseball to iPB. Kash was the first overall pick of the 1982 draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. The outfielder played 12 seasons with various organizations, achieving the AAA level in six of those seasons and has accumulated over 1,000 career hits. Beauchamp coached in the Montreal Expos organization during the 1995-1997 seasons before beginning his managerial career with the New Jersey Jackals in 1998, where he managed through the 2000 season. Beauchamp currently is the Director of Scouting and Player Procurement for the Golden Baseball League where he has signed over 70 players.
Is currently the manager of the Pensacola Pelicans of the American Association Independent League.

 


SPECIALTY STAFF  
Jim McNamara ("Mac") is a former Major League catcher with over 14 years of professional experience with the San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees and Texas Rangers. McNamara is currently a Sports Representative Agent with the Scott Boras Corporation, responsible for signing Major League Record Holder Eric Gagne of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cory Patterson of the Chicago Cubs and Barry Zito of the Oakland Athletics. Mac serves as a special instructor at certain iPB events.


Chris Carminucci
was a four year starter at LaGrange College in Georgia where he played third base and led the team in hitting in both his junior and senior year. In 1995, Chris was named team MVP and GIAC Player of the Year. Following graduation, Carminucci played four years in the minor leagues, spending time with the Tennessee Walkers, the Greenville Bluesman in Mississippi, the Evansville Otters in Indiana, and the Albany Southern Pines in Georgia. After his playing career ended, Carminucci was hired as an associate scout for the Kansas City Royals from 1999-2002. Last summer, Chris was an assistant coach for the Brewster (Mass.) Whitecaps of the prestigious Ca
pe Cod League and was named assistant baseball coach by St. John's University in September 2003 to instruct hitting and outfielding

Chris currently heads up all the baseball operations and adds the duties of  being the field  manager for the St. Joesph Blacksnakes of the American Association Independent League.