Matt Jones - President
Matt is a native of Arvada, CO and graduated from Ralston Valley High School in 2010. He helped lead Ralston Valley to the 2008 4A State Championship and was First Team All-Colorado in 2010. In college, he played one year at #1 ranked Central Arizona College where he was ACCAC All-Conference and NJCAA All-Region 1 player. After graduating from CAC, he attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale before signing as a free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Matt played 7 years of professional baseball as a catcher. He played 5 years with D-Backs and played at the AAA level. In 2020 he signed with the Toronto Blue Jays when the season was cut short because of the pandemic. He went on to sign with the Los Angeles Angels organization in 2021 where he retired.
Jess Amedee- Pitching Coordinator
As an athlete and coach, Jess’s accomplishments and experiences are wide-ranging. Amedée pitched five seasons as a late-inning reliever throughout the Pittsburgh Pirates system, posting an 11-8 record spanning 171 innings, with a 4.14 earned run average, and 219 strikeouts. Jess has coached for the UTA Mavericks, Rocky Mountain High School, and WYCO scout teams. He draws from over a decade of international and national baseball experience, including the Western Canadian, Jayhawk, and Northwoods summer collegiate leagues. Amedée was named an All-Decade Team Player and All-Star for the Mankato MoonDogs under manager Mike Orchard.
Born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado, Jess is an alumnus of 6-time 5A State Champion, Rocky Mountain High School, and trained under the mentorship of nationally renowned Head Coach Scott Bullock. Alongside his teammates, Jess brought home two Colorado State Championships, was named a Rawlings High School All-American, First Team All-State, and Front Range League MVP.