The Program 15 staff offers decades of experience at both the collegiate and professional levels. Evaluators and instructors have played, coached, and scouted at the highest levels of baseball and have been directly involved in players moving forward collegiately, professionally, and on to the Major Leagues.
All evaluations are performed with the goal of improving the player’s self-awareness and ability to maximize his abilities and achieve his goals. While college scholarships and professional careers cannot be guaranteed, our system has helped many players across the country accomplish these feats. Additionally, the Program 15 staff has developed a strong network across all levels that, if applicable, can be accessed to help local players.
EXECUTIVE & ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
CEO, President of Baseball Operations
Jeremy Booth is the Founder and CEO of PROGRAM 15 and the President of Baseball Operations for The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series as well as a Baseball Analyst for CBS TV KHOU 11 in Houston and the Co-Host of the Extra Bases Podcast. As a scout, Jeremy has consulted in the player development and scouting departments for Major League organizations, including the Minnesota Twins, the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Seattle Mariners, where he signed players who went on to claim major exposure and professional success.
Chief Operating Officer
Vice President of Baseball Operations
Raymond (Ray) Castonguay
Vice President of Merchandise and E-Commerce
Event Coordinator; Director of Quality Assurance
Partner Program Liaison
Social Media and Communications
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT STAFF
Sean Travers - Director of Player Development
Sean Travers was appointed Director of Player Development for the Ontario Blue Jays in 2002. During his tenure, the Ontario Blue Jays have been to countless Regional Qualifying tournaments including five AABC World Series appearances both at the 16U (4) and 18U (1) levels. In 2007 the 17U captured the NABF World Series title.
Chad Moeller - National Catching Coordinator
A native of Upland, California, Chad Moeller played at the University of Southern California and was an All Pac-10 Conference selection. Drafted out of college by the Minnesota Twins in the 7th round, Chad would go on to playing 11 years in the Major Leagues playing for the Minnesota Twins, Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, and Baltimore Orioles. After his playing career, Chad opened up the Chad Moeller Baseball training facility where he provides private instruction in hitting and catching. Chad’s knowledge and ability to teach, bring a tremendous talent to PROGRAM 15.
Tony Miranda - Outfield and Baserunning Coordinator
Playing baseball since the age of 5, Tony Miranda believes that desire and perseverance pays off when you believe in yourself. Tony was raised in the city of Lynwood and is a product of the Lynwood Unified School District. Upon graduating from Lynwood High School in 1991, Tony went on to receive his Associate Arts Degree from Cerritos Community College, where he made All-Conference Team (both seasons) and was a major contributor to the baseball team’s Conference Championship in 1992. From Cerritos, he transferred to California State University of Fullerton to continue his studies in Kinesiology and made 1st Team All-Big West Conference and was an integral part in leading his team to the National Championship in 1995 in Omaha, Nebraska. Days after playing in his final collegiate game, Tony started his professional career after being drafted by the Kansas City Royals. Tony competed in 8 years of professional baseball experience with 4 championships within those 8 years.
Benji Gil - National Infield Coordinator
A native of Tijuana, Mexico and Baja, California, Benji was a 1st round pick out of high school by the Texas Rangers. He made his Major League Baseball debut with the Texas Rangers in 1993. He would go on to have an 8 year playing career with the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He was a member of the Anaheim Angels team that would go on to win the 2002 World Series. After his playing career, Benji would go into coaching, including managing professionally in Mexico. Benji brings knowledge and expertise to Program15 that is unmatched.
Stephen Randolph - National Pitching Coordinator
Steve possesses18 years of professional Baseball experience. Randolph was selected by the New York Yankees in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft out of the University of Texas. He made his Major League debut on March 31, 2003 for the Diamondbacks against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He became a regular contributor to the Arizona bullpen in both 2003 and 2004, pitching in 50 games in 2003 and 45 in 2004. He would go on to play for the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals and the Yokohama Bay-stars.
Ken Harvey - Hitting Coordinator
Harvey played his rookie season in Kansas City in 2003. The following season the former first baseman was the Kansas City Royals only player selected to the 2004 American League All-Star roster where he shared the dugout with some of the decade's biggest names, including David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriquez, Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter.
James Lofton Jr. - Field Coordinator
As a switch-hitter, James played shortstop for the Boston Red Sox as well as the Boston, Baltimore and Cincinnati minor league systems and several independent leagues. In 14 minor league seasons, he was a .272 hitter with 55 home runs and 504 RBI in 1173 games and named an All-Star in the Pioneer (1994) and Western (2000) leagues.
Danny Ardoin - Catching Coordinator
Played 14 years professionally and 5 MLB Seasons from 2000 to 2008 for the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, Baltimore Orioles, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Kevin Brochu - National Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Kevin has a BS in Sports Medicine and MS in Sports Management. He has worked with amateur, Olympic and Professional athletes across all major sports throughout his career. He has been the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at UMass Boston, Johnson & Wales University, The Roxbury Latin School, The Rivers School, and Belmont Hill. When not coaching, Kevin is actively involved in both MMA & Boxing and also volunteers with “Battle at the Bay,” a local Boston charity event that raises funds to help support families who have loved ones battling cancer.
PROGRAM 15 SCOUTS
Rick Oliver - Director of Scouting
Rick brings 28 years of experience with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau; 10 years as an area scout, 18 years as the Assistant Director with oversight of amateur scouting, cross-checking, and Scout School, as well as, 11 years as a collegiate coach at U La Verne, Cal State Fullerton (CWS) and Chapman College. Oliver played four years in the California Angels organization; finishing in Triple A (PCL Champions).
Rusty spent 18 years on the field as a pitcher, manager, and coach in the San Diego Padres Organization. While with San Diego, Gerhardt pitched in 23 Major league games. He eventually joined the MLB Scouting Bureau in North Texas and Louisiana, patrolling the area's high school, college, and junior college baseball talent for 28 years. Gerhardt is also a graduate of Clemson University where he was inducted in their Hall of Fame. Over the last 25 years, Gerhardt has organized and worked 200+ Open Tryout camps across a 9-state area.
Robbie Moen - Texas, Midwest
Robbie was a standout player at the University of Arizona. After a short pro career, Moen spent 11 years in collegiate baseball as an assistant coach for University of Arizona, Kansas State University and Loyola Marymount University. Robbie was hired by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as a scout in Southern California and signed 25+ players including: Kean Wong, Steven Tinoco and Jake Thompson.
Noel brings 10+ years of pro baseball scouting experience in the amateur, pro, and international scouting departments for the Boston Red Sox (2008-2010), Seattle Mariners (20102016), and as an MLB Scouting Consultant for The Baltimore Orioles (2017-present). He’s a member of the South Florida Collegiate Baseball League Advisory Commission (2013present). Sevilla is the signing scout of closer Edwin Diaz (3rd round, 2012 MLB Draft) and played a vital role on signing of former Cuban free agent Guillermo Heredia.
Ben grew up playing baseball in the capital city of Australia, Canberra, and was one of the youngest players ever to sign a baseball contract with the Australian Capital Territory Acadamy of Sports. Ben represented Australia for baseball in their junior national teams. He signed and played at Howard Junior College in Texas. He is currently the Head Coach of the Downunder Travellers. Ben has a passion for seeing Australian baseball players develop and progress. Ben will lead the scouting efforts in the pacific rim for Program 15.
Gordon Blakeley - Southeast US and International Scout
Gordon is a 35 year MLB executive with the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, and Atlanta Braves as area scout, national cross checker, Director of Professional Scouting, Assistant to General Manager, and Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations. Has been involved in the Scouting, Signing, and Development of many current andformer MLB players such as Alex Rodriguez,David Ortiz, Jason Varitek, Alfonso Soriano, El Duque Hernandez, Miguel Andujar, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino and Ron Acuna. Blakeley personally signed 13 players that appeared in MLB All-Star Games. He is a New York Yankees executive with 5 WS rings from 1996, 1997-1999, and 2009 and 7 American League Championships.
Bill Bliss - Scout
Bill was a 3rd round draft pick out of Villanova University as a RHP in 1991. He went on to play in the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies systems for 7 years. After his playing days, Bill scouted 4 years with the Baltimore Orioles, coached 2 years with the Philadelphia Phillies, scouted 6 additional years with the AtlantaBraves, and also coached 2 years in the Atlantic League. He is a pitching consultant with various travel team organizations, and signed Ryne Harper in the 37th round out of Austin Peay University, called up by Mariners in 2016 and in MLB camp with Twins in 2019.
Rick Arnold - Scout
Rick has 36 years of MLB, Professional, Amateur, and International scouting experience. He’s worked with the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves, as well as the Major League Scouting Bureau. Rick resides with his wife Sally in Spring Mills, PA.
San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers
Special Assistant to the GM
Tampa Bay Rays
San Francisco Giants
East Coast Crosschecker
Special Assistant to the GM
Minor League Hitting Coordinator
Outfield and Baserunning Coordinator
Boston Red Sox
Special Assistant to the GM
San Diego Padres
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels
Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy
Chicago White Sox
International Scouting Director
New York Mets
Special Assignment Scout
Director of Amateur Scouting
San Francisco Giants
VP - Special Assistant to the GM
Director - Amateur Scouting Administration