The Coaching Team

  • Cody Cain
    Head Coach
    Cody Cain
    Head Coach
    • Starting Pitcher for Lewis & Clark NAIA College World Series team 1990
    • Great Britain National team – 2006 – 2008
    • Holder of numerous pitching records in British baseball including:
      • All-time Strikeout leader
      • Longest consecutive scoreless inning streak
      • Most strike-outs in a single game – 18Ks in 7 innings
    • Member of three British National Championship teams – 1993, 2006, and 2010. Finalist in 2005, 2008, 2009
    • Director of BaseballSoftballUK since 2012
    • Inducted into the British Baseball Hall of Fame 2014
    • Founder of Perfect Game Academy
  • Cris Hiche
    Senior Coach
    Cris Hiche
    Senior Coach
    • Represented Chile on the under-12 and under-16 National Teams and is now the Centerfielder for the Chilean National Team.
    • Attended the International Baseball Academy in Brazil – Coached by legendary Cuban players Jorge Luis Tati Valdes and Lazaro Vargas (both won Gold Medals for Cuba in 1992 & 1996 Olympics).
    • Played under coach Leon Lee (played professionally in Japan, Cubs scout, and father of ex-MLB player Derek Lee).
    • 2003-2004 Attended Glendale Community College where there is an 83% transfer rate into Pro Baseball or NCAA/NAIA.
    • Between 2008 and 2010 he played for the Sahuaripa in the Mesa Semi-Pro League alongside former and rehabilitating Minor League players.
    • Played in the South American Championships in 2012-2013, winning the best Centerfielder award in 2012.
    • Coach for the Herts Harriers since 2012 and for BSUK Academies since 2013.
    • Centerfielder for the Herts Falcons BBF National League team.
  • Nicole Eckert
    Holistic Nutritionist
    Nicole Eckert
    Holistic Nutritionist
    • Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP)
    • Diploma in food nutrition management (FNM)
    • Ontario College certificate in Chef Training
    • Owner/Founder of Holisticole
    • Nicole promotes a lifestyle that is balanced, fulfilling and nourishing.

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  • Andy Berglund
    Senior Coach
    Andy Berglund
    Senior Coach

    o Current Sport Director for the Swedish Baseball and Softball Federation (SBSF).
    o Served five years as Major League Baseball’s European and African Academies Consultant
    o MLB’s field coordinator for the African Elite Academy
    o 2016 graduate of Major League Baseball’s Scout School
    o Third base coach and hitting coach for South Africa during 2016 World Baseball Classic
    o Served two years as the head coach of the Czech Republic Senior and Junior National programs in 2011 and 2012.
    o Head coach of Czech Republic 2012 World Baseball Classic
    o In 2008, served as player/coach for Stockholm of the Sweden top division, leading the club to its first-ever Swedish title in its 18-year history.
    o Assistant coach for the Swedish National Team 2009 World Baseball Cup
    o Head High School Baseball coach at Sage Hill, in Newport Beach, California, recording 51-18 record those years, winning back-to-back Academy League championships
    o Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota
    o Spent past seventeen years highly involved in the development of baseball in Europe & Africa.