Rocky vitale - academy director
In 1985 Rocky was hired to create a Special Education program at LPHS and established the first “Inclusionary” model in BC. During 2003/2004 he began the process of having an Academy at LPHS and launched the program in 2004/2005 with 60 students. Today we have 225 students. Rocky has coached football, baseball, softball and basketball for the past 30 years in both the US and Canada. LP's girls basketball program has thrived under Rocky's guidance as well, capturing 6 BC titles. Daughter Danielle played College Softball at Dakota State University. Son Carson played at Creighton University and was drafted by the Texas Rangers in 2010. Carson now works for the Seattle Mariners as their Major League Coordinator of Player Development.
mike chewpoy - academy director
Mike Chewpoy returns for a 16th year as an Academy Director. Mike has also been the Head Coach and GM of the Premier Mariners during this time. Coach Chewpoy runs his team like a college program. He has high expectations for all of his players. He strives to prepare his players for the next level in their baseball careers. He believes in discipline, repetition, responsibility, focus, and mental toughness. Coach Chewpoy, has seen a number of his Academy and Mariner players drafted by or signed as free agents by MLB teams (Michael Saunders- Toronto, Bobby Scott- Toronto, Kyle Orr- LA, Dan Welch- Oakland, Kelly Norris-Jones- Toronto, Carson Vitale- Texas, Jalen Harris- Milwaukee, Jesse Hodges- Chicago, Jason Willow- Baltimore), along with close to 100 others that have gone on to College baseball scholarships.
mitch davidoff - director of baseball ops
Davidoff is currently in his 6th year serving as Director of Baseball Operations at LPHS Baseball/Softball Academy. Mitch overlooks all of the academy's analytic programs. He also serves as the BC Head Coach for the Pac North West Regional games in Washington State. Coached Northwest Elite 13U to a National Championship (Louisville, Kentucky). Mitch has coached with both local PBL organizations (Eagles/Mariners) as well as served 5 years as GVBA Technical Director. Obtained athletic and academic scholarships to Tacoma CC, Yakima Valley CC, Patten University (CA) and Central Christian (KS), where he earned a degree in Business Management.