Owner / Hitting Instructor
Jeremy Established Building Champions in 2003 after years of experience at the college and professional level. Jeremy played 2 years at Mesa Community College before moving on to Arizona State as a catcher where he was named defensive player of the year. During college Jeremy was drafted twice but after school landed with the Texas Rangers. He played for 5 years in the Rangers Organization before transitioning into coaching full-time.
Hitting / Infield Instructor
Gerry Cope has been with Building Champions since 2010. As a player Gerry played for 4 years at Emporia State University and also played for Team USA in 2003. Gerry coached at Olathe South for 7 years and also runs all of our Air Tight infield classes. He brings an extensive knowledge and a passion for teaching and baseball.
Catching / Hitting Instructor
Ryan brings years of experience to Building Champions as a player and a coach. As a player he played for Rockhurst High School before playing at El Camino college in California. Ryan has also played with USA International in Holland and the Czech Republic. As a coach, Ryan has had stints at El Camino Community College in California as well as Rockhurst University, with also years of coaching youth in California and in the KC area as well. His is a great asset to the BC staff.
Pitching / Outfield / Hitting Instructor
Jose signed as an International free agent out of the Dominican Republic at the age of 16 by the St. Louis Cardinals as an outfielder. Jose then transitioned to pitching where he was with the Cardinals organization for 5 years before moving into coaching full time. He has brought his experience and high energy to the BC family for the last 5 years.
Josh played for Wichita State University and was drafted as a junior by the Milwaukee Brewers but decided to return to school for his last year. His senior year he was drafted by the Pittsburg Pirates in the 25th round. Josh was with 2 other teams before making his major league debut with the Cleveland Indians in 2019. Josh has also pitching in the winter leagues in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. Josh has brought his baseball and pitching experience to the BC family for the last 6 years now.
Hitting / Catching Instructor
Cody comes to BC after playing Division 1 baseball at California State Bakersfield before moving on to Pittsburg State as a graduate transfer student. After receiving his Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology, Cody played 2 years in the American Independent League for the Texas Airhogs and the Cleburne Railroaders before moving into coaching full time. Cody bring a high energy and a high baseball IQ to our BC staff.
Murray an Olathe East grad, played for the University of Kansas where he was Academic All Big 12 before being drafted by the Phillies in the 13th round in 2011. Colton from there made his major League debut on September 1, 2015. He has also played for the Tampa Bay Rays and the Miami Marlins. Colton brings his college and pro experience to BC and has a passion to further kids in the area of pitching.
Mark played 2 years with Johnson County Community College before moving on to Kansas State where he was Big 8 All Conference player to finish out his college career. After school Mark was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles where he played for the next 2 years. Mark has been a valuable asset to Building Champions for the last 10 years as a coach and instructor.