Brett Thomas

Brett Thomas built The Catching Academy on a passion for the catching position.  Brett jumped into coaching immediately following his playing career at UC Berkeley (NCAA Div. 1; Pac-12) and has coached at all levels including Division 1, Junior College and High School where he has always been responsible for coaching and developing catchers.   Thomas currently works with catchers of all ages all over the Bay Area and has produced many catchers that have gone on to play Division 1 or professional baseball

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Kevin Stanley

Kevin was a four-year varsity starting catcher at Las Lomas High School (2004-07), and his success there led to his 45th round draft selection by the Florida Marlins in the 2007 MLB Draft.  Kevin played collegiately at Diablo Valley College, where he was a member of the 2009 DVC team that reached the Final Four of the California State Championship. Stanley transferred to UC Santa Barbara afterwards, and began coaching immediately upon graduation. Stanley is the head coach at Northgate High School in Walnut Creek, California.


John Baker

Former MLB Catcher
Chicago Cubs Mental Skills Coach


Catching Academy Instructor


Seattle Mariners Catching Coordinator

Jarrett Costa

Former Pro Catcher
Westmont College

Logan Trowbridge

Pro Catcher
Cal-State Bakersfield

David banuelos

Minnesota Twins Catcher
2017 NCAA Gold Glove (Long Beach St)