Meet Our COaches
Coach/General Manager Mark Garcia
Coach Garcia has spent 15 years coaching at the high school level from 1997-2012. He has helped hundreds of young men reach their goal of playing at the college and professional level. He coached with Jack Sharp on the Dallas Mustangs winning the Micky Mantle AABC World Series 2 times, the Ken Griffey World Series and the Super Series. In 2010 Mark was voted 7-4A coach of the year by his peers.
As a player, he was the Offensive Player of the Year in 1991 at Eastfield College and an All-Conference Outfielder at Howard Payne University, in the process putting together an errorless season (1.000 fielding Pct) in 1995. Fun fact: In Mark's first career college at-bat, he broke up a no-hitter with 2 outs in the 7th.
Mark is currently an associate scout in the Tampa Bay organization
Coach is married and a proud father of 3.
Nash Knight Played baseball and football at Denton Ryan HS & was the starting QB for a State-Runner up team. He played Select baseball for the Dallas Mustangs-Sharp under coach Mark Garci . Knight signed with Dallas Baptist University out of high school where he was the starting 3rd baseman for a Super Regional team in Spring of 2015.
JJ is a passionate baseball man who works to build confidence in young players and teach them to play "the right way".He spent 12 years in professional baseball, advancing to Triple A twice. He was in the Royals and Phillies organizations, as well as the Mexico City Tigres, which were previously the AAA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. He was part of 4 Championship teams along the way.
Matt Michalski is a Mansfield HS graduate who joined the staff at the Batters Cave in its first year in 2012.He overcame "Tommy John" and put together an outstanding college career.He began his college career at NCTC in Gainesville. After 2 stellar seasons he was offered a scholarship at UTA where he spent his last two years.
Edgar Sanchez played for Coach Garcia at Everman HS. As a Sophomore he threw a complete game to beat FW Western Hills in the deciding game 3 of the Bi-District playoffs.After many more HS accolades he went on to Cedar Valley as a two way player Inf/P and was a standout. After a yearlong stint in the military he signed to play at Prairie view A and M, and completed his degree. Among his career highlights were 7 shutout innings vs the Texas Longhorns in 2016.
Bobby Butler received many high school accolades while playing in Class A Florida Christian School Conference where he was named a Conference Allstar four consecutive years and was the Conference Offensive Player of the Year his Junior and Senior years. After playing one year of NAIA College Baseball in Ohio, Bobby returned to Florida where he started his coaching career that has continued over three decades. Bobby's teams have won numberous District ad Sectional Titles and he has coached eight teams, in three differenct age groups, to the Florida State Championship Tournament within two different sanctioning organiziations (Little League and AAU). Bobby is retired after serving 30 years in law enforcement and is the proud father of 3 adult children.