Our vision is to provide kids with invaluable life experiences made possible by travel, teamwork, and next-level training—to help them fulfill their potential as people as well as baseball players.
Meet the Coaches of OC Hawks
What’s most important…our coaches have the patience, personality and the professional expertise to bring the very best out of your kids! I can proudly say…“we specialize in kids!” –Coach Mark
Hi, I’m Coach Mark, Owner and Founder of PROKids Academy. I founded ProKids Baseball Academy in 2010 with the goal to teach not only baseball but life lessons through baseball to kids that will stick with them beyond the field.
I am also current director of the OC Hawks Travel Baseball Club and have proudly been so since 2004.
MY EXPERIENCE INCLUDES
- Current Owner/Director of ProKids Baseball Academy
- Current Director of OC Hawks Travel Baseball Club (est. 2004)
- Member of CVCS 2014 DIV 6 CIF High School Baseball Championship
Team Coaching Staff
- Varsity Head Coach St. Margaret’s HS 2005
- Varsity Assistant Coach St. Margaret’s HS 2006 – 2011
- Varsity/JV Baseball Assistant Coach – Capistrano Valley Christian HS 2012-2017
- 12 years PONY Baseball
- 20 years Club/Travel Baseball Manager ages 8U – 14U
- Coached JSerra HS Summer Program 2005
- Coached USA 12U exhibition team in Dominican Republic 2006
- Coached USA 13U exhibition team in Dominican Republic 2006
- 2006, Wrote and Produced Big League Baseball Fundamentals Baseball Training Video Series
MY TEAMS ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- 2023 Update Coming Soon!
- Finished 3rd out of 104 teams – 2018 12U National Championships
- Finished 3rd out of 100 teams – 2008 12U National Championship
- Finished 3rd out of 96 teams – 2006 10U National Championships
- Finished 3rd out of 80 teams – 2005 10U National Championships
- Finished 9th out of 80 teams – 2004 12U National Championships
- Won 10U National Championship – 2002 Cooperstown
Coach Mike Lamb
Coach Mike is one of the cornerstones of our staff. He started coaching with the Hawks back in 2013, when his son Andrew began playing OC Hawks Baseball as an 8-year-old. His professional playing experience, knowledge and personal/team accomplishments as a player far surpass most of what any coach at this level has to offer.Through a lifetime of hard work, commitment to team and dedication, Coach Mike has accomplished every young player’s dream …to play in the BIGS!
- Pro MLB Player 11 Years– Drafted 1997 Texas Rangers
- Played in MLB World Series – Houston Astro’ 2005
- Texas Rangers Player of the Year “Minors” 1999
- Cal State Fullerton HOF College World Series Championship Team 1995
- Recognized at Big League Dreams Park “Walk of Fame” in West Covina, CA
Coach Brandon Truman
Coach Brandon Truman has several years of playing experience before injuries concluded his playing career. He turned his passion for playing into a passion for coaching and has never looked back. His coaching career started at the young age of 22 volunteering at DPYB. In 2021 he became the youngest Team manager in DPYB history. There he coached four teams to the championship series, winning three. Coach Truman is adept in developing players skills while also teaching them a “winners mentality”.
Coach Ron Payne
Coach Ron Payne is an exceptional addition to our Hawks staff. He has been recognized as tops in his field of coaching High School Baseball here in Southern CA, at every level for almost 40 years!
In 2006/2007 Coach Payne was instrumental in developing a single team of 14U players, of whom 10 players had earned D1 College Scholarships, with 6 signing MLB contracts. Since then, many more have enjoyed the fruits of Coach Payne’s efforts. We are so fortunate to have this great coach on our staff!
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