Deschutes Baseball Academy

DBA Sponsors:

SunWest Baseball presents Deschutes Baseball Academy!

Deschutes Baseball Academy

FREE full day baseball camp open to all 3rd - 12th grade players

FREE t shirt

FREE lunch

Summer 2021

July 13, 14 & 15

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at Redmond High School

Daily Schedule:

9am-noon: Fundamentals, Mechanics, Game Situations

noon - 1pm: Lunch (provided)

1:30pm - 4pm: Training Games

Step 1: Register HERE

Step 2: Show up, respect the game and represent

Step 3: Let's gooooo!


Quinn Claire, Head Coach, Bend High School

Coach Claire graduated from Bend High School in 2006 where he was a three-year letterman as a middle infielder. He went on to play baseball at Cuesta College in California and in Fairbanks, Alaska in the ABL. Claire graduated college from OSU in 2011 and teaches Science at Bend High.  Coach Claire also coaches football for the Lava Bears.

Kramer Croisant, Head Coach, Sisters High School

Coach Croisant was a three-sport athlete (football, basketball, and baseball) at LaSalle High School, but baseball was always his favorite. He played at first base and also as a pitcher and was an all-league player his junior and senior year. Kramer played one year at Linfield and then transferred to Western Oregon, where he got his degree in accounting. After graduation, Croisant returned to LaSalle serving as the freshman baseball coach for two years, and then onto Jacksonville as the JV baseball coach for two years. Prior to accepting the position at Sisters High School, Coach Croisant was Crook County High School’s head baseball coach.

Ryan Johnson, Head Coach, Mtn View High School

A Washington State native, Johnson played baseball at Lower Columbia College before transferring to Sonoma State University.  Coach Johnson began coaching the MVHS Jr. Varsity team in 2016.  Prior to taking over the varsity MVHS baseball program in 2017, Coach Johnson coached at the high school level in the San Diego area for six years. While in San Diego, Johnson helped lead Mission Hills High School to its first ever CIF Baseball Title in 2013.

Stan Manley, Head Coach, Redmond High School

Coach Manley began coaching at RHS in 2019. Manley most recently served as the head baseball coach at Linfield College. Prior to that he was the winningest head baseball coach at Sheldon High School in Eugene for 14 years, leading the school to three 6A state championship games, winning twice in both 2013 and 2015. Manley was named OSAA 6A baseball coach of the year twice in 2013 and 2015.

Doug Taylor, Vice Principal/Athletic Director, Redmond High School

Doug Taylor is in his seventh year with Redmond School District. Taylor began in Redmond as a sixth-grade teacher at Elton Gregory Middle School. He served as the Dean of Students at Elton Gregory for one year, then moved to Redmond High School as the Dean of students along with serving as Head Baseball Coach. Taylor is now in his second year as VP with Athletic Director duties added this year. Prior to joining the Redmond School District staff, Taylor taught 6th grade language arts and social studies in Hermiston and coached the high school baseball team. Taylor is a former Redmond High School stand-out baseball player and truly understands Panther Athletics!

Richie Sexson, Head Coach, Summit High School

Coach Sexson is 2-time MLB All-Star first basemen. He is known for being the tallest position player in the MLB at 6’8”. Sexson was an all-state three sport athlete at Prairie High School in Brush Prairie, WA. Drafted in 1993 by the Cleveland Indians in the 24th round, he played four seasons in the minors and made his first major league appearance in 1997 with the Indians. He played professionally through 2008, including a four-year run with the Mariners. In 2001 and 2003 he hit 45 home runs for the Milwaukee Brewers, tying the franchise single season record. Sexson finished his career with 306 career homers.

Steve Dietz

Coach Dietz has been a leader in high school baseball in Central Oregon, most recently holding coaching positions at both Redmond and Ridgeview High Schools. Dietz was an All-American 2nd baseman in his career and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers. He played at San Diego State University and returned to his alma mater to coach. He has also coached at the high school level in the San Diego area.

Nolan Hoff, Infield Coach, Wenatchee Valley College

Nolan Hoff, was a Second Baseman throughout his baseball career having played for Mount San Antonio College in California and Morningside College in Iowa. Hoff led the Morningside team as a senior with a .500 batting average and three home runs and 105 career RBIs. His senior stats included 10 walks, a .867 slugging percentage and a .610 on-base percentage. Nolan grew up in a baseball family and has returned to Wenatchee Valley College as the infield coach.

Tony Pupo, Executive Director of Operations, Redmond School District

Tony has been instrumental over the years in advancing opportunities in youth sports in Redmond. Having been a founding member of SunWest Baseball and Deschutes Baseball Academy, as well as volunteering 1000’s of hours over the past 10 years to coach SunWest Baseball, Redmond Little League and Redmond Youth Football. Pupo cares deeply about supporting kids in sports and leading our community to create positive, sustainable opportunities in athletics. Pupo’s baseball coaching experience spans more than 25 years having been awarded both the CBC and NWL coach of the year in his tenure. He has coached at multiple levels including youth teams, 12 years with high school baseball and 10 years coaching high school football—with three years as a head football coach.

Marc Horner, President, SunWest Baseball & Softball

Marc Horner has held multiple administrative and teaching positions over the past 20 years with the Redmond School District. Horner has also coached baseball, basketball and football at multiple levels. He was part of the founding Board of Directors and holds the position of President for SunWest Baseball & Softball, a youth travel league based in Redmond, OR. Horner has also been instrumental in forming Deschutes Baseball Academy to ensure that quality baseball instruction and positive experiences in the sport are accessible to all kids in Central Oregon. Originally from Wenatchee, Wash. Horner attended college and played baseball at Azusa Pacific University in California and Central Washington University. He earned his Masters degree from the University of Oregon.

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