Aaron McNeal - Growing up in Castro Valley, Aaron attended Castro Valley High School. During his 1995 senior year, he earned the league's Triple Crown and Most Valuable Player distinction and was drafted by the Houston Astros. Aaron decided to continue his baseball career with a local Junior College where he was selected as a 1st team All American and lead the state of California in RBI’s.
Later that year, Aaron signed with the Houston Astros. During his 11 year professional career with the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies, Aaron achieved individual honors of multiple All-Star selections, best defensive first baseman 3 years in a row and the league’s Most Valuable Player award in 1999.
Aaron has always had a passion for developing youth of all ages and has continued that focus for the past 15 years as a private batting instructor. In addition, he serves as the Senior Pastor at The Tabernacle Church. Aaron and his wife Mia live in Dublin with their sons Josiah and Elijah and daughter Sarai.
Coach Chris’ unique experience has served as a valuable asset for the Judah Baseball Academy. The product of a military family, Chris had the opportunity to experience and contribute to baseball across the United States as a player and coach. In his 20 years of coaching experience, Chris has maintained his focus of helping athletes develop physically and mentally, allowing them to compete at the highest levels of the sport.
In addition to his focus on training and developing the next generation of baseball stars, Chris is proud of his 9 years of semi-pro playing experience with the National Adult Baseball Association (NABA) and Men’s Senior Baseball League (MSBL) as well as his work as an umpire for EVOA. Coach Chris enjoys attending his son Damaris' football games and spending time with his daughter Cora.
Judah Baseball Academy is very excited to welcome Mike McMillan as Coach of the 11U Fall 2019 Program.
Coach K is a veteran of the game of baseball at all levels. His passion began when he was young while watching his father play fastpitch softball. Growing up in Fremont, Coach K participated in F.B.I. and Babe Ruth Programs before entering high school. As a high school athlete, Coach K played varsity level baseball all four years and went on to continue his career in college with the highly competitive programs at Ohlone and Chabot.
From college, Coach K moved to the Fresno area where he participated in a Men’s Adult Travel Baseball league. As a pitcher, he pitched a perfect season and helped his team achieve the Valley Championship in back to back seasons.
As a member of the Judah coaching staff, Coach K is looking forward to sharing his 20 years of experience and passion while focusing on maintaining the integrity of America's Pastime.
Coach Martin brings his experience and success as a multi-sport athlete to the Judah program.
As a student athlete, Coach Martin excelled in football with Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco and later with Sonoma State University. While at Sonoma State, Coach Martin helped the program win its first and only Conference Championship in 1991.
Martin’s coaching focus began with Fremont American Little League and continues with the Judah Program for his third full season with a focus of developing talent at the catcher position. As a coach, Martin maintains a very simple philosophy; nothing surpasses the importance of hard work. He looks forward to helping Team Judah’s players grow and develop into great athletes and disciplined young men.
Coach Miguel continues his role with the Judah program where he has successfully guided the 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U programs since the Spring of 2016.
Prior to joining the Judah program, Coach Miguel managed teams for the Livermore Little League including the League All-Star and League Intermediate programs and served as the League Vice President in 2015 focusing on player development. While affiliated with the Livermore Little League in 2014, Miguel was a volunteer for the Little League World Series and had the honor of hosting and being the language interpreter for the World Series team from Puerto Rico.
To enhance his coaching expertise and skill, Coach Miguel has completed several coaching seminars taught by Ron Wotus, 3rd base coach for the San Francisco Giants.
As part of his professional career, Miguel has worked with the Livermore School District as a Child Welfare Specialist where he focused on helping less fortunate children thrive. In this position, Miguel felt purpose and was able to make an impactful difference in the lives of the students and families he worked with. He facilitated and taught a nightly workshop called Parent Project for three consecutive years. In this workshop, Miguel was able to leverage his personal experience of being a child of immigrant parents and empower and educate others on how to raise their children and teenagers in a culture outside of their own.
Judah Baseball Academy is very excited to welcome Davey Duncan as Coach of the 11U Fall 2018 Program.