Alexandria Reds Coaches
Meet the Team
Founder of the Reds in 2016. Ben is a graduate of Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Ben has over 20 years of coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, and youth levels. He has a Master's in Education, is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher
Coach Givens joined the Reds in the summer of 2020. He works as one of our hitting instructors.
Coach O’Keefe currently coaches our 16U Wow Factor NOVA team. He is also the head coach at Bishop Ireton High School and is a 2008 Bishop Ireton graduate. While at BI, he played baseball all four years before going on to Moravian College, where he pitched for four years. In addition, he has a full time position in the Student Life Office at BI.
Alec is new to the Reds this season. Alec is a 2013 graduate of TC Williams High School and played showcase baseball with the Canes. He was drafted as a pitcher by the Atlanta Braves in 2013.
12U Head Coach
Starting in Alexandria Little League, I found my passion for baseball at 9 years old. I worked my way through various programs as a middle infielder and pitcher such as Little League All-Stars, Alexandria Heat, Alexandria Aces, DeMarini Stars, and the EvoShield Canes. After playing middle infield and pitching for the Canes I was recruited to pitch at the University of Virginia. I trained with pitching and hitting coaches such as Steve Johnson from Advanced Baseball and Tom House, pitching guru and founder of the National Pitching Association (NPA). At the University of Virginia, I learned from pitching coach Karl Kuhn and head coach Brian O’Connor at an elite level and I will use the knowledge and skills that I have learned over my career to help young athletes develop all aspects of their game. For players looking for individual/group sessions with Hughes, contact him through UpNext Baseball.
12U Associate Head Coach
I started my baseball career with Hughes and played on the same teams as a shortstop such as Little League All-Stars, Alexandria Heat, DeMarini Stars, and the EvoShield Canes. I will be focusing on hitting and fielding. Playing shortstop for many years on elite travel teams, I was exposed to several experienced coaches who taught me many types of drills, giving me a greater knowledge of the game. Over the last three years, I have been training young athletes on hitting and fielding. I believe my experience will help young athletes become more skilled players and I will put the most efficient and useful drills together to push young athletes toward success. For players looking for individual/group sessions with Greg, contact him through UpNext Baseball.