East Bay Legends Travel Baseball

About Our Organization

East Bay Legends Travel Baseball is about providing advanced learning experience for 9U – 14U players to compete at the next level.  The techniques, fundamentals and skills learned by our professionally trained staff will further advance our players into future baseball programs in high school, college and beyond.  Our program is designed for the prospectively talented youth baseball players.

Team Leadership

Board of Directors

  • John (Boogie) Lovett – Founder
  • Tac Cacciola – President
  • Jeri Bluth – Treasurer

Team Development Coaches

  • Jason Edwards
  • Mike Roberts
  • Jesse Lack
  • Jason Jones
  • Victor Hepa
  • Ceasar Alvarenga
  • Rob Giaramita
  • Mike Hillesheim
  • Sal Perez
  • Nick Smith
  • Danny Glaze

Professional Coaches

Cody Luther

For individual or team development contact
(925) 813-0148

  • Former MiLB player (position/pitcher) Gateway Grizzlies – Frontier League
  • Division 1 Saint Louis University Graduate (Atlantic 10 Conference)
  • SLU’s first No-Hitter since 1966 versus St. Bonaventure (04/13/2019)
  • NCBWA co-Pitcher of the week, College Sports Madness A-10 Conference Player of the Week and the Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week (04/15/2019)
  • Team-high (8-3) wins, 2.96 ERA and 82 strikeouts for SLU
  • Cuesta Community College – San Luis Obispo Transfer
    • Led team in appearances, ERA, and strikeouts
    • Community College Athletic Association (23rd place) with 77 strikeouts  
    • As a sophomore: 14 starts, 2.95 ERA, 77 strikeouts to 27 walks in 85.1 IP

Khelyn Smith

For individual or team development contact
(510) 326-3169

  • Former player and coach for the Italian Baseball League – Independent
  • Division 1 UCLA Graduate (player and coach)
  • De La Salle High School Championship
    • Starting 2nd baseman, All-City Honors
    • CIF State Baseball Championships, back-to-back 1996 – 1997
  • Little League World Series competitor

Ryan Smith

For individual or team development contact
(925) 628-2038

  • Former MiLB player (outfield) Birmingham Bloomfield – Independent
  • Birmingham Championship in 2018
  • Division 1 Southern Illinois University Graduate (Missouri Valley Conference)
  • Second-team All-MVC and a member of the MVC All-Defensive Team
    • Batting .318 average and .407 on-base percentage (team high)
  • SIU career highlights: 20-game reached base streak, 21 multi-hit games team best, 20 stolen bases ranked 2nd in MVS.
  • Sports Center’s top plays for a diving catch versus Illinois (05/02/2017).
  • San Joaquin Delta College Transfer
    • First-Team All-Conference selection: .301 average and 19 stolen bases
  • High school baseball team MVP and first-team all-league selection (Senior)

Curtis Thomas

For individual or team development contact
(415) 840-6378

  • Former player Golden League and Pacific Coast League – Independent
  • California State University Sacramento State Graduate
  • JC Cosumnes River College Transfer
  • Coached Varsity Baseball at West High School in Torrance, CA
  • Coached International High School in San Francisco, CA
  • Coached Valley High School in Sacramento, CA
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