Our Staff
Al Bleser, is a veteran of professional baseball since 1984 serving as a territorial scout for the Milwaukee Brewers signing three players from Colorado to pro contracts during his tenure with the Brew Crew.  In 1993, Al joined the Colorado Rockies Player Development Department as a minor league hitting coach and manager at the rookie level.  While in the Arizona League and Northwest League, Al's teams won the 1997 NWL title in Portland, and led the league in hitting in 1998 & 1999.  The '97 club won the Southern Division and the championship series with Boise in a thrilling 3-2 series win and featured a couple of future MLB stars including infielder Chone Figgins and Aaron Cook.  In 1998, Juan Pierre took the batting title, hitting .346 and stolen base title in Portland as the Rox finished second in the division.  In '99, the AZL Rox finished second and Dominican infielder Juan Ventura took the batting title hitting over .390.
Al has served as a scout for the Seattle Mariners since 2000 and facilitated the signing of two Regis University players, Craig Deaver and Peter Whatley.
Al has served as an assistant coach for various college programs including Regis and the University of Northern Colorado with former head coach John Barnes.  Al has donated his time to high school programs since 2000 at Regis Jesuit, Overland, Thomas Jefferson and Eaglecrest.  His earliest HS coaching experience was with his alma mater, Cherry Creek in the 1980's & 1990's serving as a sophomore team coach and varsity bench coach through a state championship run that included 5 consecutive titles in the 1990's.
Kent Gregory played D-I baseball at the University of Denver followed by years of involvement in other areas of the game.  Kent is in his 11th year as the Co-Director of the Pro-Pitching Showcase.  He has many years of coaching experience in college summer baseball during which he has earned two league championships and two berths in the NBC College World Series.  During that time his rosters included more than 20 players who went on to play pro baseball.  Kent has been a long-time hitting instructor and scout with the Mets, the Rangers and for the last 5 years with the New York Yankees
John Barnes played college baseball at University of Northern Colorado for 4 years, All-Conference and played in college world series.  He has since been inducted in the UNC Hall of Fame.  He has been coaching for 34 years at both the high school and college level (NAIA - NCAA Division I - NCAA Division II), coached the Pueblo Chieftains semi-pro college team to 8 consecutive appearances in the NBC Tournament in Wichita, KS finishing 4th out of 65 teams one year.  He has had numerous players sign pro contracts.  He has accumulated over 700 wins in his coaching career.

Bret Williamson is recognized as one of the best hitting instructors in the country and an outstanding teacher of the game.  What comes through in all his instructions is his passion for baseball and his ability to markedly improve his students, both mentally and physically.  Over his many years in baseball he has worked as a hitter with baseball greats Pete Rose, Ted Kluzuski, and Dan Whitileer;  Colorado Collegiate Baseball League hitting instructor, coached the Colorado Youth National Team in Senior/Junior Phoenix Fall Classic;  and was the head coach of the Colorado Rockies collegiate summer team.  He also served as the hitting/outfield/base running coach for Metro State College where his hitters were ranked in the top 50 nationally in most offensive categories.  As a college player, he was a Three-time All-American at Colorado Mesa University where he was one of the leading hitters in the country, and later played professionally for the Cincinnati Reds.  Bret is currently a major league scout with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Jason Hirsh is a coordinator of pitching for the Instructional League...Californian who attended Cal-Lutheran and played collegiately...2nd round pick of the Astros in 2003...AA and AAA "Pitcher of the Year" in the Texas League and Pacific Coast League...pitched in the Major Leagues for the Astros, Rockies and Yankees.  Currently runs the Jason Hirsh Pitching Academy in addition to CIL activities.
Rey Garramone is a former Instructional League player out of North High School...attended and played at Central Arizona College (junior college) and was drafted in the 29th round by the San Diego Padres, playing three season in the minor leagues...pitching instructor for the CIL and Colorado Academy HS.
Steve Spurgeon serves as a pitching instructor for CIL teams, Steve attended the University of the Pacific before being drafted by the Chicago White Sox and making minor league stops in Great Falls, Montana, then Kannapolis, Maryland and Winston-Salem, in the Carolina League.  Steve coaches at Thomas Jefferson HS, plus the Mile high Collegiate League in the summer, before his duties with our fall scout teams.
Sean Nicol is an infield and hitting instructor for CIL teams.  He is currently in the Washington Nationals organization as an infielder and spent 2014 spring training with the MLB team.  He is now playing with the AAA team out of Syracuse.  Sean played his high school ball at Brophy Prep in Phoenix and later attended the University of San Diego.  He was a 19th round pick of the Washington Nationals.
Rich Mackall  assists the Colorado Instructional League with their Marketing and Promotions.  He is responsible for website updates, and all promotional materials sent out regarding CIL offerings.  Most recently, Rich has been brought on to work with the Mile High Collegiate Baseball League in a similar capacity.  He has also served as the league statistician for the Colorado Collegiate Baseball League for the past two years. He recently launched his own website company, Scouting Baseball Players which will serve as a recruiting tool for baseball players and scouts.  
Robby Bales currently coaches at Thomas Jefferson High.  Prior to joining TJ, he coached Hitstreak Colorado to the 2010 Connie Mack state title in the team's inaugural season.  From 2006-2009, Bales was the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Colorado Northwestern CC where he molded two of the best recruiting classes in the school's recent history.  From 2005-2006, he assisted at Grand Junction HS (2005 5A State Champs) as well as running the Western Slope Golden Eagles summer and fall programs.  Coach Bales spent some time in the Angels farm system before injuries forced him to the coaching ranks.  A Salt Lake City prep player, Robby went on to play collegiately at Cuesta College.
Brian Gausman attended Grandview High School where he was All-Centennial League his sophomore, junior and senior years.  He was a first team all-state pick as a senior and finished in the top 10 in the state in strikeouts.  He then attended and celebrated a great career at New Mexico State.  In 2007, he signed with the Kansas City Royals as an un-drafted free agent.
Marcus Quade attended Highlands Ranch High School where he played two years of varsity baseball for the Falcons and was named first team all-conference as a junior and senior.  Marcus attended and celebrated a great career and New Mexico State.  Marcus also played on the Junior Olympic team two years in a row.
Gary Neibauer is from Billings, Montana and was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 12, 1969, with the Atlanta Braves.  He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 2nd round of the 1966 amateur draft in June.  Just six months earlier, Gary was drafted in the 8th round by the Cleveland Indians in January but elected to not sign.  In 1972, he was traded to the Phillies and in the following year he signed back with the Atlanta Braves as a free agent.
Paul Click serves as the Thomas Jefferson HS outfield/hitting instructor in addition to his Colorado Instructional League duties.  He has served as an interim HS head coaching role at TJ going undefeated in his 3 game fill in role.  Coach Click  will be a Connie Mack head coach in the summer and fall scout team base coach in the fall as well.