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 Rebekah is a Bay Area native who grew up with a love for softball. She competed at Valley Christian High School in Dublin, CA and worked with her team to earn North Coast Section Championship title. She later went on to play at William Jessup University in Rocklin, CA. After graduating she found her passion for coaching with SF Giants Rally summer camps. She is so excited to be a part of Judah Sports Academy and work to develop strong technique and dedication for the game of softball.
Coach Clarissa is an active member of the softball community. She grew up playing in the east Bay Area. She played at James Logan High School in Union City, CA and then competed at William Jessup University in Rocklin, CA. Upon graduating she started her coaching career at the San Francisco Giants Camps. She continues to play in local night leagues. She is looking forward to sharing her passion for the sport and building a strong team.
Coach Kira Villanueva is a San Lorenzo native that went to Arroyo High School where she played softball and received all league honors all 4 years. In 1999, her senior year, she received All East Bay Honors and Player of the Year. She spent 4 years playing at Stanford University where she got her undergraduate and graduate degree. She was part of the first Stanford softball team to make it to the Women’s College World Series in 2003 and coached the last team to make an appearance in 2004. Kira spent 3 years coaching at Stanford before pursing other endeavors.
Coach Alex Aqua is a long time Softball player who grew up in the Bay Area. Alex played multiple sports growing up but fell in love with softball. She attended Valley Christian private school where she lettered in varsity softball all four years with continued achievements in college where she was chosen first-team all-conference player Freshman and Sophomore year hitting a total of 18 home runs. Alex attended Holy Names University and studied communications and marketing. When Coach Alex has free time she enjoys traveling, going to the spa, and hanging out with friends and family. On the field, Alex has great enthusiasm and energy! She loves coaching youth and watching players improve throughout the year. She hopes to enhance your players leadership skills and work ethic to create well-rounded individuals on and off the field.