Ashley (“Warner”) Richmond is a well-known Left-Handed Berks County Softball Pitcher/1st Baseman/Outfielder for Governor Mifflin School District from 2002-2006. She played all over the United States with her Travel Team and played in College at Penn State University. Ashley started learning to pitch when she was 8 years old from her mother who was a County Championship Pitcher for Governor Mifflin School District as well. During Ashley’s softball career, she was named All Division Pitcher, All District Pitcher, NCAA Player of the week, holds various records for hitting & pitching, granted the Most Valuable Pitcher award for her Travel Team for various years, won the prestigious Sheila Ridley award at Penn State Berks, and was named the Female Athlete MVP for her High School. She then graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Since graduation she has coached Softball at the High School and Middle School levels, where a few of her players have been offered College Scholarships. Ashley has passion for the game & loves to share that passion and all her knowledge with her players & fellow coaches. She values her coaching relationship with each of her players; as she knows each relationship is very unique and takes great pride in seeing each of those players succeed on and off the field with her guidance not only in regards to Softball but with regards to school and life as well.
Matt is an Eastern Lebanon County High School graduate. He has played Baseball & Basketball throughout his youth. He has coached alongside his wife Ashley Richmond for the past 10 years. During those ten years Matt has helped coach in the Conrad Weiser Youth Softball Program for 5 years. He has also assistant coached Softball at the High School and Middle School levels for the Reading School District, and Bobcats Teams, where a few of his players have been offered College Scholarships. He is a key voice and teacher during Ashley & his private lessons, which they provide for girls from ages 8yrs old and up who are seeking to learn or further their skills in Softball & Basketball. Matt has a very competitive spirt and enjoys sharing that spirit and challenging his players to reach their fullest potential. He takes pride in helping his players overcome their weaknesses, whether that is with school work or athletics, and seeing them achieve greatness on the field and off.
Harvey is a Tulpehocken Area Junior/ Senior High School graduate. He has played Baseball competitively throughout his youth. He is a weekend warrior in numerous men’s merchant slow pitch leagues for over 20 plus years. Harvey was a vital coach and reference for both of his daughter’s local youth Softball organizations. In addition, over the past 5 years he has been an assistant coach for numerous travel softball teams, including learning the ropes coaching under veteran travel coach & State high school champ Ryan Leffler.
Damon Frantz has experience coaching at multiple age levels, from 8U to 18U, and at both the club level and travel team level. Damon has been a coach for Conrad Weiser Youth Softball since 2006. He has also been on the coaching staff for Conrad Weiser Middle School for a total of 5 years. Damon has been an assistant coach for the Bobcats program for the past three seasons. Damon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. He is employed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. Damon believes in fostering a love for the game of softball while promoting a competitive spirit in his players, and a belief that the teamwork involved in softball helps shape young women into upstanding adults.
David Garcia graduated from Alvernia College (1993-1997) with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Accounting. During his four-year collegiate baseball career, he was named, Alvernia College ’98-’99 Pitchers Award and Alvernia College ’00-’01 Outstanding Pitchers Award. He is also on the top 10 all-time career pitching categories for most games started, most complete games, most strikeouts and most innings pitched. He is also an alumnus of Reading High School (1993-1997). He was a baseball pitcher for the Reading Red Knights and played for the Reading American Legion Baseball team. During his four-year high school career, he was named, 1997 Paul “Cooter” Jones Reading High School Most Valuable Player, 1997 Reading High School Emmanuel Jacobs Memorial Award for Outstanding Baseball Player and a two-time Berks Carpenter Cup All Star team (1996-1997). David has played for numerous Berks county baseball leagues such as Quad-County Baseball League, Spring Lawn Optimist League and Men’s Senior Baseball League (MSBL). David’s passion for the game of baseball and softball has allowed him to share his knowledge and the life lessons it brings. He volunteers his time in coaching several other programs in his community.
Anthony Wehr graduated from Fleetwood School District. Anthony currently works as an industrial maintenance mechanic. He has coached numerous youth sports for Schuylkill Valley such as softball, baseball, basketball and football for the past 9 years.