Our Board Members:
Curt, our president, is a successful businessman and owner of Commercial Real Estate Alaska. He was a D1 football standout at Utah State and later turned his focus to baseball when his 2 sons Nick and Chad showed great promise in baseball. Curt was a member of the coaching staff at East HS/American Legion that won an unprecedented 4 consecutive state titles.
Season Baker is the acting secretary and treasurer of the Alaska Baseball Academy Board of Directors.
Nick, the most recent addition to the Alaska Baseball Academy Board, was a standout baseball and football player at East High School. He was a 3-time state champion as a member of the East American Legion program and went on to play 2 years of college baseball at Lane Community College in Oregon. Nick is currently the outfielder coach with the Alaska Baseball Academy.
Our Coaching Staff:
Tony was employed by the MLB Scouting Bureau as their Alaska scout from 1998 to 2016. Tony is currently working with the Arizona Diamondbacks, primarily as a coach for one of their scout teams. 35+ years coaching experience. Drafted out of high school in 1975 and played in NY Mets organization. Currently the head coach and manager of baseball operations for the Alaska Baseball Academy.
Chad was recently elected the Cook Inlet Conference player of the decade for the 2000’s. He was a member of 4 State Championship teams with the East American Legion program. He won an NCAA Championship ring with the Oregon State Baseball Program. Chad was the Alaska Gatorade Player in 2006, was taken twice in the MLB draft and has played professionally in the San Diego Padres system and the Boston Red Sox organization. He also played professionally in Japan in 2014 for the Ishikawi Million Stars. In March of 2017 Chad signed again with the San Diego Padres, and within two weeks of his signing, stepped on to the big stage in his first MLB appearance against the LA Dodgers. He is now a closer for the San Antonio Missions, the Padre’s AA affiliate.
Corey was a dominant baseball player for the East American Legion Baseball Program. Corey was a member of the first ever Alaska High School Championship baseball team in 2000 and a member of East’s 2003 State Championship American Legion squad. Corey had an outstanding collegiate career at Feather River CC and St. Mary’s College of California. Corey was a Gatorade Player of the Year winner for Alaska and was also taken twice in the MLB draft. Corey played 6 seasons with the Florida Marlins organization, including a brief stint with the major league team in spring training during his final year. During the 2011 minor league season Corey had an 8-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio and was near the top in that category for all of professional baseball. Corey is a pitching coach for the Alaska Baseball Academy.
Jeremy is a former player for East High School/American Legion baseball program. He was a member of the first ever Alaska High School State championship team in 2000. He was on the coaching staff for 3 state championship teams at East and has college baseball experience at Central Arizona CC and Kamloops College in Canada. Jeremy is currently a co-head coach of the Alaska Hornets Adult Baseball team that has won 4 State championships and is the reigning Anchorage City champion. He is one of the infield coaches for the Alaska Baseball Academy.
Taylor played high school and Legion baseball for the Dimond High School/American Legion baseball program. He was a member of 3 American Legion State Championship teams (1999, 2000 & 2003). In 2003 he was named the tournament MVP. He played college baseball at Southwestern Community College and later at the College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California. Taylor is currently a co-head coach of the Alaska Hornets Adult Baseball team that has won 4 State championships and is the reigning Anchorage City champion. He is one of the infield coaches for the Alaska Baseball Academy.