COACHING STAFF

Motivators, Educators, Mentors

Our staff is made up of highly trained experts in the game of baseball. Each day, we make it our mission to get our players to the next level. The Prime All American Baseball coaching staff helps our team reach maximum performance levels, physically and psychologically. Meet the people who make the Prime All American Baseball team so amazing.

Click here to listen to the Foundations of Sports podcast featuring Head Coach Blake Brewer! Or click here to listen to Coach Brewer on the Sports Travel Radio podcast.

Owner Blake Brewer

Blake Brewer is a professional baseball player from Tyrone, GA. His passion for the game began as early as the age of four, and it eventually became a part of who he was. Obsessed with the sport, Brewer dominated the pitching mound in high school leading to his recruitment senior year to the Miami Marlins in the 10th round of the amateur draft in 2008. After 6 years in the major league he retired due to a shoulder injury but he continued to share his love of baseball through coaching. Brewer moved to CA where he became the pitching coach for Agoura High School and various travel teams. It was during that time he noticed a lack of elite-level training for young players. So in the summer of 2017, Brewer set out on his own an founded Prime Baseball. Today he gets to enjoy the game he loves so much from the coaches mound, tirelessly working and rooting for all of his athletes. 

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High School Coach Matt Wilson

Coach Matt, a native of CA, formerly assistant coached for the Pepperdine University baseball program for four seasons where they went on to have a 43-18 record season and win the WCC title in 2014. He has also coached collegiately at Dixie State, Pierce College, Cal State Northridge, San Joaquin Delta, and Sacramento State. Coach Matt graduated from Sacramento State where he was the starting catcher for the baseball team and lead the team in homers his senior year. He left school in the Top 10 for career at-bats and hits by pitches. He earned his degree in Kinesiology and master's in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Condcordia Univeristy. He and wife Michelle are proud parents to baby Hank.

Coach Matt is the head of the Prime 14u division as well as the lead Coach for our Evaluation Clinic staff.

 

Coach Jay is a former outfielder for the San Diego Padres organization. He also played Division 1 and the University of Nevada-Reno before being drafted to the Padres. Coach Jay is also a Hall of Fame athlete at Nevada-Reno. He specializes in hitting, fielding, and outfielding. He is proud father of two kids and in addition to coaching is a private instructor at the Hitting Zone .

Coach Jay Johnson

 

 

 

Coach Jake, based out of Simi Valley is a left handed pitcher/first baseman who began playing at age 4. He threw his first no hitter at 12 years old at regionals in Bakersfield. In High School, Jake was named MVP as a freshman at Royal. He went on to play varsity for 3 years. He was scouted by numerous colleges including Pepperdine and UCLA as well as the Orioles organization. After returning from a rotator cuff tear, Jake now coaches private sessions at Strike One Baseball Academy in addition to his work with Prime.

Burbank Head Coach Jake Edwards
 Coach Collin Yelich

Collin Yelich is a Westlake Village local who grew up playing on the varsity team at Westlake High School. After graduation he attended Sam Houston State University where he played Division 1 baseball. Yelich was then drafted by the Atlanta Braves and played for their league organization before transferring to the Miami Marlins. Collin is the brother of the NL MVP and All-Star Christian Yelich. He specializes in hitting and catching and also is an instructor at the Hitting Zone.

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Coach Chris Kuber, native of Clovis, CA began is coaching career at NCAA Division II Concordia University-Irvine in 2014. He spent four years on staff there working with hitters and catchers, leading the Eagles to a 126-92 overall record and an NAIA World Series appearance in 2015. In 2014 Coach Kuber also served as the Head Coach of the NLB Waves in the Orange County Collegiate Baseball League helping them to a 31-9 record season and OCCL title. From 2017-2018, he worked in Mckinney, TX as the assistant coach for the TCS Post-Grad baseball program. Coach Kuber received All-City, All-Conference, and All-CIF honors as a catcher at Clovis East High School. He played collegiately at Fresno City College, Wright State University (D1), and Concordia-University. He earned a BA in Psychology from Concordia and a Master's in Coaching and Athletic Administration in 2016. 

Coach Chris Kuber

 

 

 

Melody grew up in Knoxville, TN where is trained as a classical ballet dancer and performed as a soloist with a local ballet organization. She attended the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in ballet performance. Melody has danced professionally with companies Tennessee, Florida, and California as well as being a dance instructor for over 10 years. In addition to being the head athletic trainer for Prime Baseball, she teaches yoga, Pilates, group fitness classes, and dance classes around LA as well as modeling. Melody also holds certifications in personal training, TRX,  Tiggerpoint, and is currently finishing her strength coach certification. 

Athletic Trainer Melody Nehls