MEET OUR CORE TEAM:
COACH GREG FIELIS
Coach Greg has been coaching and involved with youth baseball long before being established as the Western arm of Stars & Stripes Sports over 10 years ago. His love and passion for the game, and his desire to develop young players drove him to start a team called the Rancho Royals of Laguna Niguel. The team relocated their headquarters to San Clemente Sports, and called themselves SC Sea Dogs. Coach Greg built San Clemente Sports, a hitting facility and gear shop, which provided a "meeting place" with a positive atmosphere for his players.
Coach Greg's teams have been a staple on the podium of major tournaments, and his players have gone on to do exceptionally well at all levels, including college and beyond.
COACH RICK MATTHEWS
Coach Rick has been coaching baseball for over 20 years throughout Southern California. Rick's developmental approach drives home good fundamentals, mental preparation and team conceptual knowledge. In addition to serving as a high school baseball coach, he has coached several local travel teams, including BPA Demarini, Demarini Dirtbags, and Rancho Rattlers.
Coach Rick has such a passion for baseball, he works in business development for the baseball division of Wilson Sporting Goods. He oversees brands such as: Wilson, Demarini, Evo Shield, Louisville Slugger, and ATEC.
COACH GRANT HUNNER
Coach Grant started coaching Orange County youth baseball players 26 years ago. He has managed and coached many recreational, travel, tournament and all-star teams for players between the ages of 6 and 18. He has incredible knowledge and passion for the game and loves working to develop baseball players and outstanding young men.
When not on the baseball field coach Grant can be found upon the waters of the Pacific Ocean, working as a licensed U.S.C.G Captain in the private fishing and boating industry.
COACH RYAN DAUGHERTY
Coach Ryan has been a private coach for 6 years, and with the Stars & Stripes organization for over 3 years. He earned four Varsity Letters in Baseball from Aliso Niguel High School, and went on to play 2 years for the University at Albany as a catcher and pitcher. He is currently pitching for Vanguard University of Southern California. We are honored to have him on our staff.
Kirsten works diligently behind the scenes, and serves as a liaison between our coaches, team administrative staff, and parents. She also assists in new member processing and uniform purchasing.
Kirsten spent 4 years with the San Francisco 49ers, and worked in PR & Marketing for Top Sports Agents such as Leigh Stinberg and Jeff Moorad, who was a former CEO and minority owner of the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres.
©2018 SoCal Stars & Stripes Seadogs | South Orange County Travel Baseball Club offering fundamentals and elite baseball training since 1995. Serving Orange County including: Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch, Rancho Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto De Caza, Foothill Ranch, San Clemente, Dana Point, Monarch Beach, San Juan Capistrano, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Lake Forest, Irvine, Tustin, and beyond. Participating in local (Orange County, Riverside & San Diego), and national tournaments.