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Coach Joe Williams

Coach Joe Williams has almost 15 years of instruction and coaching experience on his resume. He started doing one on one instruction working at Extra Innings Baseball Facility while still in high school. Since then, he has coached travel programs, was the catching coach at former Bishop Ahr High School as a volunteer and worked with Rahway High School and their catchers. He has explored many coaching opportunities with several local facilities in New Jersey and recently has taken an opportunity with Langan Baseball.

 

He has worked with players from the Little League age groups all the way to Professional Independent ranks. He has multiple clients who are playing college baseball and looks forward to helping current and future clients get to the next level.

 

As a coach, Joe continues to learn and adapt to new information and techniques for his players and clients. He feels that every player cannot be taught the same way as the next. Because of this mindset, he always looks to gain knowledge and new ways to connect with who he is working with to get the most out of that individual player. His passion for the game and want to give back to the younger generation of players keeps him driven as a coach.

 

 

As a player, he was a two time All Division, one time All Area selection while playing for Monroe Township. He also was selected for the states Senior All Star Game.

 

He accepted a baseball scholarship in 2009 to Rochester College in Michigan and Redshirted his 2009-2010 Freshman season.

 

2011 he was a Free Agent invite to the Baltimore Orioles Minor League Spring Training. However never signed with the team due to injury.

 

He then had a brief stint playing professionally in Indy ball until another injury put an end to his playing career.

Joe is currently working as a municipal employee where he grew up in Monroe Township. He lives in Howell, NJ with his wife and daughter.

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Coach Justin Bloss

Coach Bloss will be joining the Brickwall staff to focus on the strength and conditioning of our athletes.  As a multisport athlete, he excelled as a 4 year varsity Football player for Manalapan High School.  During his time at Manalapan, he played on two State Championship contending teams while being named Captain, All-Division, and Academic All-Shore his senior year.  

 

Coach Bloss decided to focus on his academics and attended Towson University where he developed a passion for the strength and conditioning field.  He studied and excelled in sports psychology, exercise science, and athletic training.

 

After graduating from Towson, Coach Bloss went on to get his Master's of Education at Monmouth University, and then his Master's in School Leadership at Georgian Court.  He coaches and trains his athletes with the same passion and purpose as he teaches his students.  

 

Over the past decade Coach Bloss has coached: the JV baseball program at Matawan Regional High School. Varsity Football  at Matawan, Marlboro, and currently at Middletown North. Also he was the Thrower's Coach for the Matawan Regional High School Track and Field program.  

 

During his time as a coach, Justin has developed conceptual yet individualized workout programs that have helped develop state champions in baseball, football, and track and field.  Coach Bloss' background with strength and conditioning helps him properly assess the athletes and create a unique plan that emphasizes an athlete's strengths, while challenging them to improve on their target goals.  He does this by developing foundational core strength, explosive fast twitch muscle fibers, joint mobility, and shoulder recovery. This allows his athletes to feel bigger, faster, stronger, with more confidence as they enter their spring season.

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Coach James Fitzgibbons

Coach James Fitzgibbons brings a widespread knowledge of catching and how to relay that knowledge to his athletes. He has held many coaching positions from recreational baseball to College baseball. This background in coaching numerous age groups allows him to connect with any catcher he crosses paths with. The positions he has held are as follows:

 

Union County College – Assistant Coach/ Catchers Coach – 2005.

 

YMCA Director of Baseball Camps & Programs.

 

Perth Amboy Youth Baseball League Board of Directors – providing voluntary baseball development for college bound players.

 

Caribbean Baseball Academy – Head Coach/ Catcher Development Coordinator - 13U & 16U

(This academy produced players like current MLB pitcher Alex Reyes. A numerous amount of Division 1 stand outs and countless Division 2 and 3 players.)

 

James also played at a high level, playing in the Federal Florida Baseball League.

 

James is currently working as a corporate executive in logistics, living in Rahway, NJ with is wife and daughter.

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Coach Darius Troche

The newest addition to the Brickwall Baseball team! Darius is from Shillington Pennsylvania where he graduated from Mifflin Highschool.  He played three years of varsity baseball and now is continuing his academic and baseball careers at Brookdale Community College. He plays Catcher and Third Base for the Jersey Blues, and is looking to transfer to a Division 1 University after his Sophomore campaign. His Freshman season he appeared in 19 of the Jersey Blues 29 games where he threw out 33% of runners who attempted to steal. He also helped the team offensively sporting a .263 BA, with 2 HR's, 12 RBI's, and 12 Runs Scored. 

He is a Big 26 Baseball Classic Alumni, and coached multiple travel teams this past summer. 

Darius is Majoring in Business Administration, and looks to one day open up his own Training Facility, Continue Coaching, and become a Affiliated Scout with a Major League Organization. That is after his playing career has come to a close.

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