COACHING STAFF

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JACOB GROSZ

Founder / President

Director of Baseball

As a native of La Jolla, Jake remembers the golden years of youth

sports in La Jolla --- baseball at Cliffridge, soccer at Allen Field,

basketball at the YMCA.  He often talks about how much youth sports

meant to him and how he now understands their impact and value as they are "one of the last training grounds capable of providing kids with 'real' life lessons".  At LJHS, Jake was awarded All-League and All-CIF honors in multiple sports and helped the Vikings capture their first CIF Baseball Championship in 1993.  He was later inducted into the LJHS Baseball Hall of Fame. Jake also understands the value of playing multiple sports.  A 6-sport athlete at LJHS, Jake chose baseball in college where he received scholarships to play at both Westmont College and Oregon State University. Jake has earned degrees in Psychology and Educational Counseling and has over 15 years’ experience working in San Diego schools as a counselor and as a teacher.  This unique background of growing up in La Jolla, coupled with his knowledge of sports and the educational system has helped Jake discover effective and meaningful ways to connect, mentor and guide La Jolla's young ambitious athletes.

MARC RAVENSCROFT

Director of Basketball

Basketball Coach &

Baseball Coach

Coach Marc has been coaching youth sports for over 20 years.  He played

basketball and baseball at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, CA. 

At Archbishop Mitty, Marc was awarded All-County and All-League in

basketball and helped guide the Monarchs to CIF Central Coast Section and West Catholic Athletic League championship titles.  Marc continued to play basketball collegiately for the University of California at Davis where he was a point guard and earned team captain status during his Sophomore year for the Aggies.  His mentor and father, Ed Ravenscroft, was a successful high school basketball coach in the Bay Area and worked with many college coaches throughout his career to consult on and implement his “System”, which was a variation of his friend’s foundation, the legendary Coach Dean Smith of the University of North Carolina.  Marc carries on the Carolina Way philosophy by focusing on developing a strategy of  "Play Hard, Play Smart and Play Together".  

MARQUES CLARK

Director of Speed & Agility 

Basketball Coach

Marques is born and raised in San Diego.  He attended Mt. Carmel  High

School where he played football and basketball and he received All-League

and All-CIF honors for football and All-League honors for basketball.  After high school, Marques attended Grossmont College and was named a preseason All-American and received a football scholarship to play wide receiver at Henderson State University. After college, Marques took his talents to the NFL, catching passes from Drew Brees as a member of the New Orleans Saints and later joined the San Diego Chargers as a member of their practice squad. Since playing in the NFL, Marques has coached high school football at Westview High School and Mt. Carmel High School. In 2019, Marques received his ACE, CPT and NPA/3DQB certificates and now trains athletes as the founder of Pure Quality Athletics, focusing on speed/agility, strength/conditioning and arm care programs. 

ALEX CACERES

Basketball Coach

Coach Alex is a native of Queens, NY.  Alex was a shooting guard in high

school and played for national powerhouse Christ The King High School

in New York where his team won a national title during his Junior Year.  

Alex played basketball collegiately at Webster College in Nashua, NH. 

Alex has coached at the Club Level (SDF All-Stars) and both men’s and women’s High School level (San Diego Jewish Academy, Cathedral Catholic and St. Augustine) over his 20-year coaching career.  Coach Alex believes in teaching fundamentals and hard work.  His coaching inspiration is John Wooden and believes in carrying on Coach Wooden’s philosophy of, “Hard work beats talent, when talent isn’t working hard.”

TYSON YOUNGS

Basketball Coach & Baseball Coach

Tyson Youngs is a native San Diegan who attended Bird Rock Elementary,

Muirlands Middle School, and graduated from La Jolla High School

in 2013 where he lettered in Football, Basketball, and Baseball. Tyson

went on to graduate from College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts with a degree in Political Science. where he played Baseball and ran Track & Field.  Upon graduation in 2017, he was briefly in New York City working for a small startup company, and has since moved back to San Diego in pursuit of a career in commercial real estate working for Main + Main, Inc. While back in San Diego, Tyson Co-founded the San Diego Sneaks Summer Classic, an annual basketball tournament held at the La Jolla Rec Center.  Additionally, he likes to stay involved in the La Jolla community and coaches a La Jolla Youth Baseball team. In his free time, Tyson enjoys beach volleyball, pickup basketball, surfing, and playing his ukulele.

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