Orem, UT, February 15th, 2019 -- The Owlz have released their 2019 coaching staff. Jack Santora takes the helm as Manager and will be joined by pitching coach Brian Garman, pitching coach Tanner Reklaitis, hitting coach Ryan Sebra and hitting coach Casey Shaw.
Santora joins the Owlz after spending last season with the Angel's Arizona League. The Monterey, CA native was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 19th Round of the 1999 Major League Baseball draft. After an 18 year career of playing professional baseball at various levels he joined the Angels organization in 2017 as a defensive coach for the Burlington Bees.
Garman spent the 2018 season as an assistant coach with the Inland Empire 66ers. He was drafted in 2010 by the Milwaukee Brewers. Prior to joining the Angels organization he was a pitching coach for the Nortwestern Ohio baseball team.
After pitching for Trinity Christian College Reklaitis is a new addition to the Angels staff. The Wisconsin native is an avid blogger whose weekly articles are "for current and former athletes who want to do remarkable work in their life after sports."
Sebra spent his college career at Jacksonville State. He was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Angels in 2015 and played for the Inland Empire 66ers in 2016. He spent the 2017 season as a coach/scout with the Mobile Baybears and spent the 2018 season as a hitting coach in the Arizona League.
Shaw hails from the St. Louis, Missouri area where he was a star player in high school. After playing for Fontebonne University he spent a season in independent rookie ball. Prior to joining the Angels Shaw has worked as an instructor and has directed and developed one of the premier pitching programs in the Midwest.
The Owlz training staff will be led by Athletic Trainer Alex Silcott and Strength and Conditioning Coach James Roberts
The Owlz open the 2019 season on Friday, June 14th as they welcome the Rocky Mountain Vibes. For season tickets, corporate group outings and other sponsorship opportunities call 801.377.2255 or visit oremowlz.com.
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