MEET OUR STAFF
Middle School Director
California Baptist University
Born and raised in Riverside, Ca, Garrett Trevino played at Arlington High School, Santa Barbara City College, and California Baptist University. He was a part of three conference championship teams in college and 2 National Championship teams at CBU.
Garrett was an Assistant Coach at Biola University this past 2019 season and was in charge of the offense. The Eagles hit .302 with a .397 OBP as a team with him running the offense averaging 7.13 runs/game and 1.08 home runs/game and stole 73 bases on the season.
In 2017, Garrett was the Head Coach at Bethesda University in Anaheim. He led the Flames to a 27-22 record, NCCAA Western Region Championship and a 3-1 appearance at the NCCAA World Series. The Flames had a team slash line of .318/.396/.489 and hit 52 Home Runs in 49 games and had wins over The Masters University, Biola University, Vanguard University, Adams St. (NCAA Division 2), Colorado Christian (NCAA Division 2), Arizona Christian, and Benedictine Mesa.
Coach Trevino has worked in the travel industry for many years in both Orange County and the Inland Empire.
He has also worked the past 13 summers at the Mark Cresse School of Baseball.
“I am very excited to start this venture with one of my life and baseball mentors. I am passionate about this game and helping kids and cannot wait to see where this goes.”
Azusa Pacific University - 2-time All-Conference, NAIA All-American 1st Team
Paul Coppes had a solid playing career behind the plate which began at Rowland High School (Rowland Heights, CA) and continued at Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA), where he was a 2-time All-Conference and 1st Team All-American catcher. During his Junior Year, Paul committed zero errors while hitting .415, to earn 1st Team All-America Catcher. His Senior year he hit .449 while leading his team in extra base hits and RBI’s and earning 2nd Team All - American.
Paul’s coaching career began at Chaffey Community College. After Chaffey, Paul spent 3 years coaching at Azusa Pacific. In the summers of 1999 and 2000, Paul was the pitching coach for the Chatman A’s (now Chatman Anglers) under Cape Cod League Hall of Fame manager, John Schiffner. For those two seasons, Paul’s pitching staff led the Cape Cod League in ERA, Strikeouts, walks allowed and Saves. He was blessed to work with many future big leaguers and in both 1999 and 2000, he had the “Cape Cod League Pitcher of the Year”.
Paul is now a full time special education teacher in Capistrano Unified School District. In 2012, he earned Capistrano Unified School District Middle School Teacher of the Year and was a Semi-Finalist for Orange County Teacher of the Year. For the past 18 years, Paul has been a director of the Mark Creese School of Baseball. He is currently the Director of the South Orange County site. He also currently is serving as the Director of Next Level Catching Academy (NLCA) Orange County Division.
California State University, San Bernardino
Curtis Cassise was born and raised in Riverside, CA and is the youngest of three brothers. From the time he could walk Curtis was integrated into sports, with both older brothers going through all sports such as basketball, football, and baseball. It was the way of life at the Cassise household. He graduated high school from La Sierra High School in Riverside. While there, he was a 4-year varsity letter and was 1st team all-league under Coach Tracy Edmondson.
Coach Cassise started his collegiate career playing baseball at Riverside Community College under coaches Dennis Rodgers and Eddie Cornejo for two years. He then went on to Cal State San Bernardino where he played for 3 years under Coach Don Parnell as a middle infielder from 2012-2014.
Coach Cassise Started his coaching career at his alma mater California State University San Bernardino, as an infield & outfield defensive specialist. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he was an Assistant Coach at Bethesda University with Coach Garrett Trevino in 2017. Most recently came from Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, CA, where he was the Head Freshman baseball coach, and varsity assistant coach.
Coach Cassise has received his Master of Science in Education from California Baptist University and his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from California State University San Bernardino.
Azusa Pacific University
David grew up in the San Gabriel Valley were he played travel baseball winning a world series title. David attended Rowland High School where he was a three year letterman receiving 1st team all league each year as a switch hitting shortstop. Prior to entering his freshman year of college, David won Pacific Coast Collegiate League Rookie of the Year. David attended the number one nationally ranked Rancho Santiago Junior College in Santa Ana, California. David then attended Azusa Pacific University on athletic scholarship in 1999 and 2000 where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. Following his senior season David had the opportunity to continue his baseball career but chose an internship with a federal agency instead.
Fifteen years later, David retired from the same federal agency. He then took a position with Kaiser Permanent where he is currently employed. Throughout his professional career, David has worked with multiple high school baseball programs and travel club organizations around the Southern California area. He has also worked at numerous baseball camps at all levels and privately with athletes to help young men develop not only their athletic skills and techniques but also their mental game and approach.
David is married to his wife, Holly and has two sons Ryder 13, Brayden 6, and one daughter Breana 2.
Tesoro High School - Assistant Varsity Coach
Casey was a 4 sport athlete in high school and was recently inducted into the Bonita Vista High School Hall of Fame. At the age of 16 he was on the West USA baseball team. He then went on to graduate from LBSU. Casey was the assistant varsity baseball coach at Tesoro High School for 12 years. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the TC program, and his energy and passion will have a huge impact on our players.
“I pass my sports knowledge to others to make them better players, and even more importantly better people!”
Jerron Largusa, was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jerron played baseball at Palo Verde High school and Biola University. At Biola, he was a four-year starter in the outfield for the Eagles. In 2019, Jerron slashed .343/.430/.562 with 8 Home Runs 13 Doubles, 47 Runs, 43 RBI and was 12-14 stealing bases. Jerron had a career batting average of .303 and is second all-time in games played at Biola. Other accolades include: All Pac-West Second team (2018, 2019) NCCAA All American (2019) NCCAA All-West Region Second team (2018).
Jerron Largusa grew up playing in multiple travel ball organizations at multiple different levels.
"I am excited to continue my love for baseball by working for TC and help kids grow and get better each day."
Joey Magro was born and raised in Redlands, California. He played his collegiate baseball at Biola University and was a starter for his last three years. He was All-PacWest First Team selection as a utility player in 2019, Joey slashed .327/.409/.468 with 5 Home Runs, 36 Runs, 34 RBI and was 7-7 stealing bases. He starting 33 games at third base and 11 games between second base and shortstop. He had a career batting avg. of over .300 and combined to start over 150 games for Biola in 4 years. He graduated in the Spring of 2019 with a business degree and looks to pursue a sales job this coming fall. Has had experience coaching this summer for FCA as well Mark Cresse Camps.
"I am very passionate about the game of baseball and look forward to sharing my knowledge with the team and help better them for their future anyway I can."
Lance played locally at Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo. He was a member of the 2018 CIF Division 1 Championship team and was a 4-year scholar athlete. In 2019 he was the South Coast League MVP and First Team All-County. Lance is currently studying Political Science at Saddleback College and looks forward to continuing his baseball and athletic career. Lance has also spent many summers coaching at the Mark Cresse School of Baseball. We are very excited to add Lance to the TC staff.