Has owned and operated one of the most successful baseball schools in the country since 1984. Over the past 30 years through professional instruction, prospects camps and leagues Bob has helped over four hundred athletes to be drafted by the major league organizations and over three thousand to be recruited to play in college.
Bob also owns and operates Bio Kinetics: Research and Development in which he applies latest computer and video technology with the laws of Bio- mechanics, exercise physiology, and motor learning to improve baseball performance. Bio-Kinetics has worked with several Major League clubs towards collecting the only 3-dimentional bio-mechanical database taken from live Major League competition. Bio-Kinetics Research & development was selected to lead the ABCA research team over the next 10 years in a Longitudinal / Cross-sectional Biomechanical Study of the best hitters and pitchers in the game of baseball
Kent has managed the Baseball Academy for the past 15 Years. He was the Southwest Regional Commissioner of the AAU for 2 years and the State AAU Commissioner for the 5. Besides those he was the American Legion Commissioner for the State of Utah for 13 years. He has been Associate Scout for the Texas Rangers, Florida Marlins, and the Houston Astro’s. Kent graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science where he also played Baseball for the college. After that he was a math teacher at Granger High School for six years where he coached the Baseball team for four of those years and won the league all four years plus winning State two of those years. Then he moved on to Alta High School where he coached their Legion program for eight years and was State Legion Champion for two of those years.
Gary Pullins (Baseball Academy)
Coach Pullins served 23 seasons as head baseball coach for the Cougars. As head coach, he compiled a 913-462-6 (.663) record, ranking 16th among active NCAA Division 1 baseball coaches. He won seven WAC titles and 15 division crowns. His teams reached the NCAA tournament nine times. In 1983, his team was ranked No. 1 in the nation entering the NCAA tournament. Pullins was the District Coach of the Year in 1979, 1981, 1983 and 1985.
Tom Shaw (Tom Shaw Performance SPARQ)
Coach Shaw has over 20 years of experience in developing speed, flexibility, and strength conditioning programs in football, track, and baseball. A graduate of Central Michigan University (CMU), Shaw went on to complete a Master’s degree at CMU and later completed coursework toward a PhD at Florida State University. Coach Shaw has written for ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and USA Today along with several academic journals. Shaw has produced 3 videos on speed, vertical, and jumping. Since 2001, Shaw has been the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 3 time Super Bowl Champions, the New England Patriots. Before working with the Patriots, Coach Shaw worked in the same position with the New Orleans Saints. Coach Shaw has worked with 64 first-round draft picks in the past 7 years. In 1998 alone, he had 42 athletes drafted in the top 3 rounds. Looking for Results? Look to Coach Shaw.
Keith Chatelain (Tom Shaw Performance SPARQ)
Keith trained with and for Coach Tom Shaw for 8 years during the entire high school, collegiate, and professional career. At Tom Shaw Performance trained some of the best athletes in all of professional sports. Played and started for 4 years at the University of Kentucky and then played for the San Francisco 49ers and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Currently working with Tom Shaw, Bob Keyes, BIO-Kinetics and SPARQ in developing new techniques in testing and training Baseball players.
Shawn Murph Norris
Murph attended Cal State Fullerton after a very distinguished high school playing career that included all-state honors and the very first American Legion World Series appearance for a Utah team. While at CSF, the Titans made two trips to Omaha finishing in 3rd and 5th place at the College World Series. The Montreal Expose made Murph their 9th round draft in 2001. Before retiring in 2008, Murph hit 300 in the Arizona Fall League, was named defensive player of the year three times, made two all-star games and had 5 Major League at-bats in Spring Training.
Paul Cluff (MBA Idaho)
Has been involved with the Utah Baseball Academy since the mid 80’s having played in the original Utah Instructional League. Paul has been the Idaho director since 2009 with the expansion of MountainWest Baseball to the Gem State. He played second base for Bob Keyes (Assistant Coach) at Utah Technical College. Following an LDS Mission to Norway, Paul transferred to Brigham Young University where he played for Gary Pullins (Head Coach). In 1989 he was drafted and played one season of minor league baseball for the Boise Hawks (Class A). During his playing career at UTC and BYU he was a Junior College All American, and two-time Division 1A All American infielder. His .460 batting average in 1988 is the 3rd highest in school history. Paul is a graduate of the Marriott School of Business with a Bachelors Degree in Finance. He later earned a Masters Degree from the University of Phoenix-Denver.
Paul currently resides in the Boise Valley, employed as a Commercial Banker with Wells Fargo. But baseball remains his favorite pastime. Since finishing his playing career Paul has remained active in the game coaching different youth teams from Utah, Colorado, and Idaho.