One of the most respected hitting coaches in baseball today, Ortegon brings 30 years of experience as a professional player, coach, and manager. Ortegon's coaching career at the professional level spans more than 15 years and includes positions with the Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, and Toronto Blue Jays organizations.
Legendary hitting coaches, Rudy Jaramillo and Charlie Manuel, are among the numerous coaches and players with whom Ortegon has worked closely and shares an association.
Following his successful college career at Lubbock Christian and Grand Canyon University, Ortegon was signed by current Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon to a minor league contract to play for the California Angels.At his core, Ortegon is an educator. He spent the early part of his post-playing career as a high school teacher and head coach. His ability to teach, communicate and build a rapport with players has earned him the trust of coaches and players at the games highest level. In addition to his ability to teach the mechanics of hitting, Ortegon is equally known for his ability to help players understand the mental discipline of hitting. His book The Hitter’s Discipline is scheduled for a Fall 2018 release. Ortegon oversees all coaches, teaching and baseball curriculum; including the evaluation and implementation of all training technology.
Former MLB Pitcher
Advanced Pitching Coach
Justin was born and raised in Antigo, WI where he attended Antigo Senior High and graduated in 2002. After high school, Justin attended Indian Hills Community College in Centerville, IA taking his team to the JUCO world series in 2003 - where they finished 4th in the nation. After his freshman year, Justin was drafted by the New York Yankees. Justin decided to sign with the New York Yankees and was a professional pitcher at the age of 20. After almost 2 years with the Yankees, Justin was traded to the Chicago Cubs for outfielder Matt Lawton. Justin spent 7 seasons with the Cubs organization, making his MLB debut in 2009 and pitched for parts of 3 seasons with the Major League club. In 2012 Justin signed with the Colorado Rockies organization, where he played until 2014.
After his playing career came to an end a new beginning came forth which is coaching. In 2018 Justin was the pitching coach for the Kenosha Kingfish where he won the Coach of the Year award in the Northwoods League. Justin has been teaching lessons, instructing baseball camps, and coaching players from all over since 2005 and is excited to work with you.
Coached for 8 years in travel baseball as a head coach from ages 8u to 15u. Coached for Mojo Baseball, Baseball Nation, Easton Elite and Dallas Mustangs..
Played at Grapevine High School. Pitched for the 1996 and 1997 Connie Mack World Champion Dallas Mustangs under coaches Sam Carpenter and Jack Sharp. Threw a no hit shutout in the 1996 Connie Mack State Championship game.
Played at Tulane University for a season before transferring to pitch at Texas Tech University for two years. Graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing.
Wilson started coaching travel baseball teams in 2011. Coached for Mojo Baseball and North Texas Fury Elite Baseball. Wilson specializes in working with catchers and helping all players with throwing mechanics, velocity improvements and arm care. As a native of Memphis, Tennessee, Wilson was a 3 year varsity baseball starter at Germantown High school in Germantown, Tennessee. While at Germantown the Red Devils made the Tennessee state tournament for 2 consecutive years. Wilson continued his
playing career at Northeast Mississippi Community College where he played for the Tigers, and earned an Associates of Arts degree. Wilson was awarded the Tiger Award as the team MVP. Wilson completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business while playing baseball
for the Blazers at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. He earned Academic All-Conference honors while at Belhaven. Wilson continued his education at Mississippi College earning an MBA.
A Dallas native, Coach Davis played at Dallas Baptist University and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals. Having spent 10 years in the MLB, he brings incredible knowledge and experience to the SFT Facility. Coach Davis has experience coaching 9-14 year old Major level teams. Come take a lesson with Coach Davis!