Instructors

Nic DeLuca

HITTING / DEFENSE INSTRUCTOR

  • 3 state baseball championships (Varsity/American Legion)
  • Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals professional baseball club (1990)
  • Attended, and played for Dixie Jr. College (1990-1992)
  • 2-time All American (Dixie Jr. College)
  • Attended, and played for Bellevue University
  • 2-time All American (Bellevue University)
  • MVP of NAIA World Series (1995)
  • Head Baseball Coach at Copper Hills High School (2003-2008)
  • Drafted, and Played for the St. Louis Cardinals professional baseball club

Spencer Medick

PITCHING INSTRUCTOR

Spencer Medick is a left-handed pitcher from Baltimore, MD.  He recently moved to SLC pursuing his professional playing career.  Medick comes to Elite Level Sports Academy from the AZ Diamondbacks where in 2014 he posted a 3-0 record with a 1.17 ERA. He appeared in 15 games going 30.2 innings while recording 32 strikeouts and only 5 walks.

He received Frist Team All-Sun Coast Conference Honors at Polk State College in Florida as well as making the President's List for his work in the classroom.  From Polk, Medick made his way to Division 1 Elon College in North Carolina.

Medick was the first overall selection in the Frontier league's annual draft before signing with the Diamondbacks.  Most recently, he was named a 2016 All Star in the Frontier league as well as led his team to an East Division Championship.  He has had great success at every level of the game and is clearly a valued addition  to the staff at Elite Level Sports Academy.

Steve Nelson

PITCHING INSTRUCTOR

Steve is a 9-time certified National Pitching Association pitching instructor (NPA founded by Tom House). He is also a 8th degree Chun Kuk Do black belt instructor (CKD founded by Chuck Norris). Functional fitness personal trainer.  He does private instruction for Utah area pitchers and Chuck Norris System students and instructors.  Specializing in functional fitness for daily living, baseball, martial arts and other athletic disciplines. Utilizing Functional Movement Systems to enhance the benefits of functional training for athletic achievement and daily living.


Zak Wasserman

HITTING INSTRUCTOR

  • Drafted in the 21st round of the 2009 MLB draft by the San Francisco Giants as a first baseman.
  • Played baseball at the University of Louisville (2010-2013)
    • Started at first base for 3 years
    • Part of 3 conference championships
    • Captain of 2013 College World Series Team
  • Played professional baseball as pitcher
    • Spent one year each in the Diamondbacks and Yankee organizations

Zak brings a dynamic personality to our facility. He has extensive knowledge of the game and relates very well to the youth of today.

 

 

 

Nick Parent

INSTRUCTOR

Nick Parent is one of our instructors and is only here seasonally.  Nick is a hitting coach for the Los Angeles Angels in the minor leagues.  He resides here during his off season and is only available until he reports back to Arizona for spring training.  Nick is in his second year amongst the player development staff for the Angels, after his first year with the Salt Lake Bees, serving as the assistant hitting coach.

Parent played in the minor leagues with the Chicago White Sox organization.  He played mostly first base or catcher; however, he also experience playing third base and outfield.  He is the son of former major leaguer and coach, Mark Parent.  Mark played for 13 years in the big leagues.  As a result, Nick has grown up around baseball and the way it is supposed to be played at the major league level.  Nick has a wide range of knowledge of the game in it's entirety, much beyond his years.  He is well spoken and has a great ability to communicate with and relate to young players.

Jon Guzman

PITCHING INSTRUCTOR

Jon Guzman joins the Phenom Baseball Family as the head coach in May 2017.  Jon is currently a collegiate pitcher and will be on the mound for local junior college Salt Lake Community College for the Fall and Spring 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Jon played his high school baseball at Henley High School in Klamath Falls, OR where his teams won 2 consecutive State Championships. Jon was 1st Team All State his senior year and holds the distinction of throwing the only no hitter in a State Championship Game in the state of Oregon.  Jon played American Legion ball for the Klamath Falls Falcons and travel ball with the Capital City Select team.

Jon's coaching philosophy is to work with the team collectively and develop each individual player to the best of his abilities.