Bo Jackson's Elite Sports | Columbus, Ohio

Baseball Staff

  • Neal Packanik ( Director of Baseball Operations )

    Neal Packanik-Director of Baseball Ops(Hitting and Defense)

    Played Collegiately at Ohio University

    Owned and Operated ACE Baseball in Cleveland, OH

    Involved in Youth Development programs since 2000

    Associate Scout for Milwaukee Brewers and Cleveland Indians

    Created Cleveland Indians Youth Baseball Programs

  • Chris Valentine ( Director of Business Development Baseball )

    Extensive experience in coaching,

    Currently the Executive Director of Prep Baseball Report for Ohio, Michigan, Ontario, and New England.

    Co-founded the Ohio Elite Baseball program, which has had 300 college commitments and eight players drafted since 2011.

    Associate scout for the Colorado Rockies.

  • Brandon Szink ( Assistant Director of Baseball Operations )

    Hitting and Fielding

    Played Collegiately at Notre Dame College (OH)

    General Manager of ACE Baseball for 4 years

    Cleveland Indians Youth Baseball Instructor for 3years

  • Dr. James Onate ( Hitting and Fielding )

    PhD, ATC, FNATA joined The Ohio State University faculty in January 2010

    Coach Onate was a four-year varsity baseball letterman at Rensselaer High School

    Selected as Rookie of the Year in the Liberty Conference

    Dr. Onate has coached several youth travel baseball teams

    Currently is an Assistant Coach in the Olentangy Liberty High School baseball program

    Fellow, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, 2012

    PhD. in Human Movement Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002

    M.A. in Exercise & Sport Science (Athletic Training),University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997

    B.Ed. in Exercise & Sport Science, University of Florida, 1994

  • Jordan Chiero ( Hitting )

    Played at Tiffin University

    Current Scouting Director for PBR Ohio

    Coached at Wright State University

    Coached at Otterbein University

  • Christian Chiero ( Hitting & Infield )

    Played high school baseball locally at Gahanna Lincoln
    Played collegiately at Otterbein University, 2014-2017
    All conference team, 2016
    All tournament team, 2016
  • Ben Snyder ( Pitching )

    Played collegiately at Ball State University

    Left-handed pitcher

    Drafted in the 4th round of 2006 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants

    Played 7 seasons for San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers

    Attended MLB Spring Training with the Texas Rangers, 2010, 2012

    Pitching Coach for Ohio Dominican University, 2013 – 2014

  • Vinnie Pestano ( Pitching )

    Played collegiately at Cal State Fullerton, 2004-2006

    Drafted in the 20th Round by the Cleveland Indians

    11 years professional baseball experience including 6 MLB seasons with the Cleveland Indians & Los Angeles Angels

  • Thomas "Woody" Wallace ( Catching and Hitting )

    Four Year Letter Winner at University of Cincinnati

    Team Captain 2016

    Two Time Johnny Bench Award Watch List

  • Tyler Miller ( Pitching )

    Played 4 years of high school baseball locally at Central Crossing High School & Jonathan Alder High School

    Won a state championship while at Jonathan Alder where he also achieved First Team All-State honors

    Played 4 years collegiately at the University of Evansville

    Part of the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Championship team at Evansville

  • Cameron Hobson ( Pitching )

    Five years of Professional Baseball experience as a pitcher in the Seattle Mariners organization.

    Member of Crawfordsville 2008 Indiana High School 3A State Championship Team

    Played collegiately at the University of Dayton

    Graduated from the University of Dayton with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • Ryan Clark ( Pitching )

    Played Collegiately at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro

    All SoCon Pitcher in college

    2015 Atlanta Braves 5th Round draft pick

    2015 Danville Braves Pitcher of the Year

    Current player in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization

  • Eric Stamets ( Hitting/Infield )

    Graduated from Dublin Scioto High School in 2009 where he played baseball, basketball and football.

    Attended the University of Evansville

    Starting shortstop for three years before being drafted by the Angels in the 6th round in 2012.

    In 2015 was traded to the Cleveland Indians and has spent some time at their AAA affiliate the Columbus Clippers.

  • Scott McGregor ( Pitching )

    Played college baseball at the University of Memphis,

    Drafted after his junior year by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2008.

    9 years of professional experience.  

    Played for the Cardinals, Washington Nationals, and overseas in Venezuela and South Korea

    Played for Team USA in the Pan American games in 2015 and won a silver medal.  

    Has been to 4 Big League spring trainings

    Studied Human and Health Performance/ Pre-Physical Therapy in college, and knows the proper exercises to stay healthy

  • Brandon Riley ( Hitting & Catching )

    Played Collegiality at Defiance College

    Part of 2013 Defiance team that made first ever trip to HCAC Tournament

    Coached from 2015-2017 in Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area for the Midwest Prospects

  • Xander Uxley ( Hitting and Fielding )

    Played collegiality at Shawnee State University

    Assistant coach for the University at Albany, 2016-2017
    Former Head Coach of the Utica Blue Sox in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League
    Current coach at Hilliard Bradley High School
  • Jacob Chrysler ( Pitching, Hitting and Defense )

    Played for years of high school baseball locally at Hilliard Davidson (2010-2013), where he received all-league honors at shortstop.

    Played collegiately at Mount Vernon Nazarene Baseball (2014-2017), as a two-way player

    Two-time Crossroads League Champion & NAIA Regional Championships Participant at Mount Vernon Nazarene

    Great Lakes Baseball League, 2nd Team all-league as Setup-Man/Closer for the Xenia Scouts (2016)

  • Brink Ambler ( Hitting )

    – Played at the University of Alabama

    – Played in Coastal Plains League and Collegiate Baseball League of Europe

    – Coached the Virginia Venom 14U from 2011-2012

    – Previous instructor for Colonial Baseball Instruction

    – Current Assistant Coach at Otterbein University

  • Luke Wolford ( Infield and Hitting )

    Played at University of Dayton

    Asst. Scouting Director for PBR for Ohio, Michigan, New England, and Ontario

  • Michael O'Neill ( Hitting and Outfield )

    Olentangy Liberty HS 2006-2010- First team all state 2010

    University of Michigan 2011-2013- 2x All American

    Current player in Texas Rangers organization

    Drafted in the 3rd round in 2013 by the New York Yankees.  Nephew of former MLB baseball player Paul O’Neill

  • Andy Tracy ( Hitting )

    Bowling Green State University

    4 years starter on both the football and baseball team

    Drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 16th round

    Professional Experience

    •16 years of professional baseball

    •5 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Montreal Expos, Colorado Rockies, and Philadelphia Phillies

    •Member of the 2008 World Series Champions and 2009 National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies

    •Played winter ball seasons in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic

    •Played one season in the Japanese Major League with Rakuten Golden Eagles

    Coaching Experience

    •Managed Phillies minor league team (Williamsport Crosscutters)

    •Currently Minor League Hitting Coordinator and Assistant Field Coordinator for the Philadelphia Phillies

  • Larry Wolf ( Hitting )

    Assistant Varsity Baseball      Hilliard Darby High School

    8 year Assistant Baseball Coach at Capital University

    34 Years as a Football Coach

    22 Years as a Head Football Coach

    28 years as a Baseball Coach

    33 years as a Baseball Umpire

    2013 Ohio High School Athletic Association Hall Of Fame- Inductee

    2003 Capital University Athletic Hall Of Fame- Inductee