Blacksox Baseball Academy
Pete Berrios,Hitting/Fielding Instructor
Pete Berrios has more than twenty years of baseball coaching experience, including experience coaching high school, elite travel, and professional baseball teams, as well as experience working as an instructor in some of the best-known baseball training facilities in the country.
In 1990, Pete led the Team Michigan Mustangs travel team to the AAU National Championships, after which Pete spent two years as the head baseball coach at a Pontiac high school before moving on to an assistant coaching position with the Oakland A’s minor league association, manager of an independent professional baseball team, and an extended stint as an NCAA Collegiate summer league coach. Pete has coached his way to four Amateur National Championships: Super Series (2002), Perfect Game (2004), Barrett Fletcher (2006), and South Carolina (2007).
During the course of his career, Pete has developed the “Pure Hitting” method that focuses on progressive hitting enhancement and serves as the foundation of his professional hitting instruction.
I have been playing baseball since I was 4 years old. I knew at a very young age that I wanted to play in the MLB and set my sights on it. I have been very blessed to be surrounded by great teachers and mentors of the game from age 5. Phil Kojack became my private pitching/hitting coach at age 10 before I even enrolled at Greenbrier Christian Academy as a student athlete. He has been by my side ever since. I committed to play baseball at UVA should my ultimate dream of being drafted out of high school not come. I finished my high school career at Western Branch High School where we won the 6A Va State Championship. I was drafted by the Boston Red Sox as a catcher right before we won states. Just this last season they converted me to a pitcher so I will be returning to them in February to see if that is actually my dream to become a full time pitcher. I feel that if this is where God wants me, then that is where I will continue to play and succeed.
"There is just nothing like watching a kid, that I know I had an impact on, make it somewhere in life. Yeah, that is why I am so passionate about what we are trying to accomplish here."
- Coach Doug
"My favorite part of instructing is bringing kids into their full talent potential as numerous kids have moved on to play either college baseball or high school baseball."
- Coach Phil
Our Leadership and their qualified instructors have years of experience and are lead by Coaches/Co-Owners Phillip Kojack and Doug Huling.
Doug Huling, Co-Owner and Director of Operations
More than 20 years Managing and Coaching Youth Football and Baseball teams with more than 25 seasons of Baseball Management experience. Doug turned down scholarship offers to pursue a career in the Navy, Retired Naval Officer with more than 22 years’ service.
Phillip Kojack, Co-Owner and Lead Instructor
Former baseball professional Phillip Kojack has been a private instructor since 1999 and has done over twenty-two thousand private lessons with hundreds of different students, age groups and talent levels. His career started in 1996 at Liberty University and then continued with 4 years of professional baseball from 1999-2002.
Some of his accomplishments include: