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Mike Makki

Head Coach

The 16U DBacks Elite National Showcase team is looking for players for 2020. The team is proud to announce that Schoolcraft College Head Coach Rob Fay will be joining the coaching staff.


This team is FREE to play on! We provide housing for those players that need it. This is a very unique opportunity for players to live, practice, train, and play games together all summer.

The team has some big plans in 2020. Possible tournaments include Perfect Game (WWBA, BCS, etc.), PBR, Pastime (Louisville, Notre Dame, Michigan, etc.), Amateur Baseball Championships at Grand Park, Cincy Flames, etc.

As far as we know, the Perfect Game WWBA tournament is the largest and most heavily-scouted 16U tournament in the country.

This team is extremely competitive. In 2019 this team went 42-2-1. Players on the team were from Idaho, Hawaii, Florida, Texas, California, New York, Michigan, etc.

If you are interested, please contact Dale Ochodnicky at 734-578-6770 and at

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Rob Fay

Rob Fay is currently the Head Coach at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan.

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Jay Alexander

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Jay Alexander spent seventeen (17) years coaching college baseball, most notably as Head Baseball Coach at Eastern Michigan University and Wayne State University. Jay served on the rules committee for all of college baseball, All-American committee, and he was North Central Regional Chair. In addition, he coached two seasons with Team USA-TOS 18-under division and was a part of two gold medal-winning teams.


Steve Avery

Steve Avery is a former MLB pitcher who was the NLCS MVP in 1991, a MLB All-Star in 1993, a World Series champion in 1995. He was the third overall pick of the 1988 MLB Draft. His career record in the MLB is 96-83. He played for the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, and the Detroit Tigers.

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Joe Williams

Joe Williams coaches one of our 14U teams and is the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Fordson High School. He played his college baseball at Siena Heights and his high school baseball at Livonia Churchill. Coach Williams was a fantastic contact hitter who still plays in a Men's League today.

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Orlando Martinez

Orlando Martinez is currently the catching coach at Schoolcraft College.

He also is a trainer who gives lots of private lessons. He also coaches one of our 14U teams.




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Josh Birnberg

Josh Birnberg is our 18U Head Coach and is also the Varsity Baseball Coach at West Bloomfield High School. He was a four-year starter and captain at West Bloomfield High School before continuing his career at

Eastern Michigan University.

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