Board of Directors

Mike Shildt – Co-chairman – mshildt@baseballforlife.org
Mike Shildt was born and raised in Charlotte, NC.  He attended Olympic High School.  Mike played baseball and graduated from UNC Asheville with a business degree.  Mike began his coaching career at his alma mater as an assistant coach for 2 years.  Then he became the Head Coach at West Charlotte High School and American Legion post 262 where he was a former player. Mike was an assistant at UNC Charlotte in 1997 and 1998.  After leaving Charlotte he started and  owned On Deck baseball academy.  After selling On Deck Mike took a job in the scouting department of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2004.  Mike is going on his 12th year with the Cardinal organization and is currently the manager of the Triple-A affiliate the Memphis Redbirds.

Ed Walton – Co-chairman – coachwalton@baseballforlife.org
Ed was raised in Arlington, Virginia where he attended Wakefield High School.  After graduating from East Carolina University in 1967 he came to Charlotte.  Ed began his coaching career with two three year stints at Alexander Graham and Quail Hollow middle schools.  Following his time in the Mecklenburg system be began a thirty-six year teaching and coaching career at Charlotte Country Day.  His time at Country Day included thirty-one years as head coach of the varsity baseball team. Ed also headed up the junior varsity football program until his retirement in 2011.  Ed is married to his wife Lesley of forty-six years and has two married daughters Kelly and Kristen and five grandchildren.

Mickey Hicks – Treasurer – info@baseballforlife.org
Mr. Hicks graduated with a Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Science from the University of South Carolina.  He has lived most of his life in Charlotte and has been active in community activities and organizations having been a member of the East Mecklenburg Optimist Club, the Sportsman Club and coached numerous youth sports teams.  Mr. Hicks and his wife Jan, reside in Charlotte and have a son, daughter and four grandchildren.

Mike Hennessey – Secretary – mhennessey@baseballforlife.org
Mike Hennessey is currently the head baseball coach and program director at Charlotte Country Day School, where is beginning his eighth season. Mike began his coaching and teaching career at the Canterbury School in New Milford, Ct. in 1988, where he coached girls’ soccer, basketball and baseball for seven years. In 1995 he moved to Charlotte and began coaching and teaching at Providence Day School prior to accepting the varsity baseball position at Charlotte Country Day. Mike is an active member of the Charlotte baseball community as a coach and instructor. He is currently a hitting and pitching instructor at On Deck Baseball Academy. Mike is married to his wife of 24 years, Mindy, and they have a daughter, Caitlin, a senior at Charlotte Country Day School.

 

Timothy O’Reilly  -toreilly@baseballforlife.org
Tim is originally from Kinderhook, NY and has been living in the Charlotte area since 2005. Since moving to Charlotte he has served as Director of PR/Community Relations for the Charlotte Knights (Triple-A Chicago White Sox) for five seasons and has also worked in the youth baseball arena working for the top youth baseball academy in Charlotte.  Tim is a graduate of Springfield College (MA) where he received a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Economics.  He is  an avid New York Mets fan and is hopeful they will turn it around one of these days. “YA GOTTA BELIEVE.”

 

Lindo Javelona  -info@baseballforlife.org
Bio Coming Soon

 

Mark Mennitt  -info@baseballforlife.org
Bio Coming Soonn