GUY "TINY" LEE Decatur, IN
The President and founder of American Torque Sports, Tiny comes to the program
following coaching honors in both indoor and outdoor football. He is a member of 2 football Halls of Fame. The northern Indiana former player and coach has travelled the country in his football pursuits and has lived in Montana and South Carolina previously. AMERICAN TORQUE is Tiny's passion.
ADAM McPHERSON Mesa, AZ
Played high school baseball in Mesa, Arizona before turning pro in 2016 when he
played in Desert Professional League (Independent) in Yuma County, Arizona.
Has worked in baseball day-camps in Marietta, Georgia and New Mexico and also plays semi-pro football in Arizona. Adam was instrumental in assisting front-office personnel in the Desert League and is a tireless ambassador for baseball.
CESAR BARRAZA San Luis, AZ
Former pitcher in numerous Mexican minor leagues, the border resident is a scout for
Mexican baseball talent in the States and has worked with softball players both as a coach and an instructor in both the US and Mexico.
Cesar has been a player and coach in the Desert League and the Arizona Winter League in southern Arizona. Has worked numerous professional tryouts in Mexico, Arizona and New Mexico.
RODNEY TAFOYA Santa Fe, NM
"The Ageless Arm", Rodney has played professional ball in the Northwest League, independent ball in the Pecos and Golden Leagues, international ball throughout Mexico and has now notched 450 pitching victories in both amateur and professional leagues. Author of his own autobiography.
ALLEN BROWN ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE DANVILLE, WV
"AB"-as he is known-has coached softball at Glenville State College and West Virginia Tech and has operated multiple travel teams throughout the State of West Virginia. His daughter played at Glenville State for 4 seasons, graduated and is currently in medical school. He is experienced in both baseball and softball and was a ballplayer in his days at Alice Lloyd College.
BRANDON BURNS ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE DANVILLE, WV
After playing for Alice Lloyd College in Kentucky, Brandon was invited to camp in the
Southeastern Baseball League with the Spartansburg (SC) Alley Cats as both a pitcher and first baseman. Brandon has coached multiple sports at the high school level in West Virginia (he specialized in high school girl's basketball and track and field) and has excelled in the Charleston Adult Men's League.
ERNIE BATTEN WESTERN NEW MEXICO STATE BENSON, AZ
What can you say about Ernie Batten and softball that hasn't already been said in Arizona? Ernie has won multiple state championships in softball after playing collegiate baseball at Western New Mexico and resurrected the Benson (AZ) High School softball program from
near-death to state powerhouse. Ernie is regarded as the #1 softball pitching coach in the state of Arizona and has developed an intricate program to work with pitching staffs.
IVAN VILLEASCUSA YUMA, AZ
Ivan would have been playing AAA baseball this season in the Mexican League had the virus not shut down the league. Has played many seasons at AAA level after playing in the Angels organization. His father is a Mexican League Hall of Famer.
BECKY MEDINA SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ
Becky comes to us locally after working special events as a coordinator and graduating from Arizona State. Experienced with service and interacting with people, Becky serves as the league's General Manager.
KIDA DE LA CRUZ MIAMI, FL
Kida was ready to pitch in an independent league prior to the virus shutting everything down. The ex-Washington Nationals and California Angels minor leaguer got to High A California League after pitching in the Midwest League All-Star classic.
DAVID ALEXANDER PHOENIX, AZ
David comes onboard with American Torque after being the Assistant GM and Coach for Santa Fe in the Pecos League. Founder and Director of the largest adult wood bat league in Arizona (located in the metro area of Phoenix).
LARRY "JJ' JOHNSON VAIDEN, MS
Larry comes to American Torque after playing for Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas. The first baseman played in Mississippi's National Urban League in 2019 and will bring his power-hitting expertise to the players of the ATWL.
JOHN GUY CASA GRANDE, AZ
John serves as Director of Operations for the league. Involved in pro independent baseball for years, John has been featured on ESPN and in SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. Has also worked in minor league hockey, basketball, indoor football, indoor lacrosse and semi-pro football.
HEATHER OLIVER EL MIRAGE, AZ
The former GM of the Nogales Charros (AZ-MX League), Heather has also worked in minor league basketball and hockey around the US.
President/CEO - Guy "Tiny" Lee
Operations / PR- John Guy
General Manger - Becky Medina
Equipment Manager - Bobby Dominguez
Finance Director - Heather Oliver
Education Adviser - Heather Lee
CORPORATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Guy Lee 30 years in Sports, MLF HOF 2003 , AF HOF 2010
Dr. Ron Cohen 40 years in Sports
Dan Rohn Special Adviser, MLB (Cubs and Indians)
John Guy Operations, 40+ years in Sports, AFA HOF 1995
American Torque Sports is a registered LLC in the state of Arizona