Amy McKenzie has been leading athletes along the Gulf Coast region by teaching and coaching all age groups (4u-18u) since 2000 with her Bachelor’s degrees in PE and Health and a Master’s degree in Physical Education.
Coaching Experience: She has coached for the last 21 years. She began as a Head Coach for Tuscaloosa Tide Travel ball program 1998-2000 (16 & 18U), Head Varsity Softball Coach at Fairhope High School from 2000-05, Head JV Softball Coach at Gulf Shores from 2007-09, and from 2009 to 2020 continues to coach travel ball teams including 2019 National Champions Birmingham Thunderbolts 12U division. She has been giving private pitching lessons for the last 21 years and has been instrumental preparing players for college softball.Playing Experience: Amy’s playing experience began in her home state of California where she competed on an elite travel ball program. As a 14 year-old freshman in high school, she was the Varsity starting pitcher and competed on 18U ASA Gold Division (the highest rank of softball in the nation at the time). She competed for Highland High School in Bakersfield, California, and the Bakersfield Babes travel ball program. Amy received numerous local and regional awards for Central California competing not only as a pitcher but also hitting, playing the corners in the infield, and outfield. She continued her playing career in college by competing for 2 Top 10 Division I programs. Her first scholarship was to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she contributed to the pitching staff and infield from 1996-97. Amy’s two older brothers also earned college scholarship as pitchers in Baseball and were recruited to The University
Mary Kelly was born in Pennsylvania, but moved to Milton, Florida, when she was 8 years old. Mary played volleyball, softball and beach volleyball from middle school through high school. She was captain of the varsity team from her sophomore year through her senior year. She competed at the National level five times during that period. She was named MVP and All-American multiple times for volleyball and softball and won the USAV Gulf Shore Region Junior Beach Tour Championship in 2014 and 2015. After graduating high school in 2015, she continued to play competitive beach volleyball for the next two years traveling to Wisconsin, Louisiana, Alabama, Virginia Beach and Florida, competing in the South Eastern Panhandle Tour as well as AVP Next tournaments, at the semi-pro level. Mary’s passion has always been working with kids and passing on her love of volleyball to others, whether it be indoor or beach. She is currently a full time Nanny, while coaching indoor volleyball lessons and assisting with beach volleyball. Mary became USAV Impact certified and Safe Sport certified and has been giving private lessons since 2015. In her free time she continues to play in competitive adult volleyball tournaments. Mary also competes in the CrossFit community."
Shelby Henson was raised in Silverhill, AL and played a variety of sports throughout her life, including softball, basketball, and tennis. She has danced from the time she was 3 throughout her senior year of high school. She also attended dance conventions while dancing competitively for the last 5 years of her dance career. She is one of the three original Troupe members at her dance studio. Shelby has also cheered since she was 5, from city league, during all four years of high school, and even at UWF. She was an All-American cheerleader and was chosen for the “America Needs Cheerleaders” UCA leadership award.
In 2012 Shelby moved from Alabama to Pensacola and began coaching. She has coached various types of classes for the past six years- including gymnastics, tumbling, aerial silks, and lyra. During her time coaching she has attended multiple classes at Regional and National Gymnastics Congresses.
Shelby has a degree in Elementary Education from Pensacola State College and is currently pursuing a degree in Physical Education at the University of West Florida. In her free time, she is a board member for the Distinguished Young Women of Baldwin County program, volunteers on mission trips with her family, and participates in 5k runs for charity.
Played Football and Baseball at Pace High School for four years
Started coaching with PA in 2016
Currently coaching at Booker T Washington High School
Attending Pensacola State College working toward an Education degree
Aaron Munoz graduated from Pace High School where he played football under coach Mickey Lindsey. He was a three year starter and named all-state his senior year. He was also named to the PNJ all area team his Junior and Senior year.
Following high school he received a scholarship to play football at the University of Louisiana Monroe.
While at Louisiana Monroe Aaron played multiple position including quarterback, receiver, defensive back, and punter. After his junior year he transferred to the University of South Florida to finish out his collegiate career. He graduated from USF with his BA in Sociology.
Upon returning from college Aaron accepted the varsity quarterback coach job at Tate High School. He was a part of a successful program and both of his quarterbacks went on to play college football at division 1 programs.
Bobby Cassevah was raised in Pace and began playing baseball at the age of 5. He was in the PARA, Dixie Youth/Dizzy Dean leagues. He attended Pace HS and lettered in 3 sports including baseball as a freshman. He was ranked 1st in the state and 7th in the country as a junior and signed a full scholarship to Louisiana State University. He had to sit out his senior year due to a football injury which required Tommy John(elbow) surgery. He was still able to be drafted by the Los Angeles Angels and chose to go the professional route to pursue his dream of making it to the big leagues.
He played six years in the Angels minor league system before being selected in the Rule 5 draft by the Oakland A's. After spending spring training with the A's, the Angels purchased his contract back and made his big league debut after spending only 1 day in AAA. Over the ten years of his professional baseball career, he spent time with the Angels, A's, and Rockies before retiring in 2014 due to shoulder surgery.
He loves the game of baseball and can't stay away. He has coached at Washington HS and is currently the Varsity pitching coach at Tate HS. He has also spent time coaching youth travel ball teams and HS showcase teams in the summer.
Logan was born and raised in the Pace, FL area. He has been playing ball since age 4 with local various rec leagues. He eventually played with the Dynamic Elite travel team. He graduated from Pace High and played under Coach Warner where he lettered for two seasons. As a senior he was a Perfect Game All-State Honorable Mention selection, a member of the PSC All-Area First Team and an Under Armour All-American player for Pace High.
Upon graduating in 2009 with a 3.9 GPA (yeah!) he attended and played for Alabama Southern Community College where he was awarded NJCAA Academic All-American accolades. He also helped the Eagles earn their first win in a state tournament where they made their first appearance after seven years of not making the cut. He then attended the University of Louisiana Monroe for the 2012-2013 seasons where he majored in Kinesiology - Exercise Science. While there he was part of the Sun Belt tournament championship team that advanced to the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional Tournament in 2012.
Over the past three years he has served in coaching roles for several colleges. In 2014 he joined ULM again as a student Assistant Coach and became the Director of Baseball Operations there in 2015. In 2016 he served as the assistant coach for St. John's River State College.
He is proud to return to Pace High in 2017 and serve as the Patriot's Assistant Baseball Coach. He has an extensive resume for coaching and we are excited to add his skills and knowledge to our team.
2005: One of three Auburn Tigers to start all 68 games ... Saw action at short, while primarily batting in the No. 1 or 2 holes in the batting order ... Batted .277 with a program-record 56 runs scored …. Was 15-of-17 in stolen base attempts ... Ended season with 14 multiple hit games (has 39 for her career) and a career-high 12-game hit streak (April 23- May 14) ... Named to the All-Tournament Team of the Tiger Invitational after going 5-for-11 with three RBI and two doubles in five games ..... Batted .247 with two home runs and seven RBI in SEC play .
2004: Played in and started all 60 of Auburn's games … Batted .258 with seven doubles and three home runs in SEC play ... Third on team with 12 multi-hit games and tied for second with multi-RBI games at six … Went 2-for-5 in NCAA Regional games... Had a .926 fielding percentage and turned six double plays.
2003: Started in 54 of 57 games... Led the team with a .291 average ... Was the team leader in hits with 54, runs with 22 and doubles with 17 while being one off the team lead in RBIs .. Had a team-high 13 multi-hit games, including five with three hits, and tied for the team lead with six multi-RBI games ... Her eight-game hit streak was the longest by a Tiger all season ... Tied the school record with three doubles against Mercer on Feb. 8 ... Best performance came against Mississippi State on April 5 when she went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored.
High School: For her career, hit .440 with 16 home runs, 100 RBIs, 78 stolen bases and 21 triples...Earned all-state honors in Florida three times...Named FACA Region 1 Player of the Year as a senior...Also selected for Florida All-Star Team...Earned All-Northwest Florida honors all four years...Played for Plantation Gold club team in 2001-02.
Jason and Cari Kimbrell - Owners
The Kimbrells are life-long residents of Santa Rosa County, that share a vision to offer the community a mission driven resource, built on the foundation of safety, quality and customer satisfaction. Jason is a community leader that is widely recognized for his outreach efforts that have proven to improve the health, safety and welfare of the community. Cari, a K-12 educator for over seventeen years, has a passion for quality education and is committed to leveraging her experience and talents. The Kimbrell's are excited to call Santa Rosa County home for the regions premier all sports training facility.
Graduated in 2015 from Luella High School in Locust Grove, GA. 3 year starter and captain for high school team. Drafted in 2015 by the Detroit Tigers. Committed to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Played freshman year as a Volunteer before transferring to UWF. Played Collegiate summer ball in Alaska Baseball League. Named to Alaska Baseball League All-Star Team in 2016. Transferred to UWF in 2017, currently playing Outfield for UWF baseball team. Majoring in Business and Minoring in Spanish.
Drew Cumberland was born and raised in Pace Florida. He grew up playing at PARA ballpark where he developed his skills and started playing travel baseball at the age of 10. Drew was raised in a baseball family and has loved it since day one. He attended Pace High School where he was a 4 year letter in baseball and a 3 year letter in football. Drew was named fist team all state in football his junior year and second team all state his senior year. In baseball he was named second team all state his junior year and first team all state his senior year and was also an All American.
Drew signed a scholarship to Louisiana State University (LSU) to play baseball but was selected in the first round of the MLB draft (46th) overall by the San Diego Padres. Drew decided to go the pro route and follow his dreams of playing in the big leagues. Drew was a top prospect in the Padres system and won multiple awards for best hitter and base runner in the system. In 2010 he was selected to play in the futures game in Angels stadium alongside Mike Trout, Ben Revere, Mike Moustakas, Eric Hismer and many others still playing in the big leagues today.
Drew's career was cut short due to concussions and a condition called bilateral vestibulopathy which affects his inner ear and equilibrium. Drew went back and coached in the Padres system for their low A team the Fort Wayne Tin Caps and also in instructional league before making a comeback. Even though he wanted to play in the big leagues his condition was just too much and he decided to retire.
Drew is now a big influence on young kids and high school players. He has been doing lessons for the past 6 years and coaching travel ball teams. In 2015 he started his own travel baseball organization, Panhandle Athletics and continues to pass on his knowledge to young athletes he comes in contact with.
Jason played baseball at Pace High School all four years. He then went on and played college ball at Lurleen B. Wallace community college (LBW).
He is currently coaching at Tate High School and attending the University of West Florida, majoring in PETE.
Natalie was born and raised in Pace FL. Natalie has been playing volleyball for 10 years and has coached volleyball for 5 years. In high school, she also played basketball and ran track. Her senior year she was the only female senior selected to represent her high school in the regions "All-Star" game for basketball. Throughout her high school career, Natalie competed in the 3 regional races and 2 state races for her events in track. After high school, Natalie played volleyball on the collegiate level for two years at a college in Alabama. After her scholarship was complete she assisted her college volleyball coach for 4 years.
Natalie has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration of Marketing. She uses that degree to help market the travel volleyball team that she coaches, La Vida Arena. In her spare time she runs volleyball camps and clinics, private lessons, and competes in local beach volleyball tournaments. Natalie is a dedicated coach that is willing to assist any player with improving their volleyball skills. She teaches players to interpret the game and analyze their movements to positively benefit the athletes mindset of the game.
Gabriel Hutto is a local native. He attended the University of South Alabama and University of Mobile obtaining a degree in the medical field.
Gabe’s lifelong passion for sports has gained him over 15 years of player experience on the soccer field which includes a high school state championship and an opportunity to train in Germany.
He has been active in soccer for the last 10 years as a recreational coach for the Gulf Coast Texans, goalkeeper trainer for travel teams, and is currently a coach for the boys Pace High School soccer team.
Played baseball at Pace High School for 4 years.
Coached travel baseball for 4 years.
Currently coaching at Pace High School under Jason McBride.
Currently enrolled at Pensacola State College pursuing a degree in Physical Education.