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The Coaches

Our coaches come from all backgrounds and gained their expertise from playing college level baseball, coaching at all different levels and areas across this country. We value hard work and dedication to the game. These coaches have the ability to take children to the next level, which prepares them for college level play. Our goals is to coach our players to the play the game in the way college athletes would. 

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Angel Ramos

HEAD COACH

The founder of City Angels Baseball, Angel Ramos, started his passion for baseball at the age of 8 years old.  His career started in Cańovanas, Puerto Rico playing for a little league.  At the age of 15 years old, Angel went on to play in the Mickey Mantel league in the town of Carolina, Puerto Rico. Angel’s last year of playing with them he was scouted by Roberto Rivera from the NY Yankee under the 18U team.  In spring 1998 a scout from the Milwaukee Brewers and the LA Dodgers recruited him to play for American legion. That year a scout for the Texas Ranger, Luis Rosa, offered Angel a 4 years scholarship to Ranger Junior College where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education. Angel has played on numerous teams inclusive of Double AA in Puerto Rico. He also was a High School Teacher for Felicita Rosario in Rio Piedras, PR. Angel’s dedication to the youth has been remarkable. During the years of 1994 -1997 he was a the scout for the Atlanta Braves, in Puerto Rico. Angel has been in the state of CT coaching since 1998. He is currently the head coach for the Wilbur Cross High School and founder of the City Angels Baseball Academy.

Michael Dywer

COACH

Michael Dwyer joins the City Angels Baseball Academy with a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion for the game. Coach Dwyer grew up in Hamden, CT where he played baseball since the age of 6. He attended Hamden High School where he began training with Coach Angel Ramos. Mike had a very successful career at Hamden High that he thanks Angel for to this day. After a few college baseball offers Dwyer made the decision to play D3 baseball in Boston where he was in the top of the line up and patrolled the outfield for 4 years. He lead his team to a their first NECC Championship breaking records in triples, runs, extra base hits and stolen bases. He was the team captain their for 2 years as well. He was asked to join the Myrtle Beach Baseball League after his Sophomore year.  Upon graduating college he went on to coach at his alma mater for 3 years where developed players to compete at the collegiate level. He mainly coached the hitters, outfielders and base runners. Working at the college he gained an immense amount of knowledge with not only developing baseball players but learning how to get high school athletes into college. He is currently coaching at Hamden High School, working with players one on one and is continuing to scout high school players for college teams mainly in the New England area.  He is very eager and excited to get to work at City Angels.

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Angel Garcia

Assistant Coach

Since he was 7 years old, Angel participated in the minor leagues of Loiza Valley, Canóvanas, PR.

At the age of 15, he began playing for Cuidad Deportiva in Carolina, PR, led by Kansas City scout Johnny Ramos.

At 18 he participated in Class A Juvenil in Carolina, PR, as well as in Coliceba Juvenil in Fajardo, PR. During that time, the University of Miami offered him a sports scholarship, which he did not accept, due to a standing opportunity to sign with Major League Baseball. The Major League Baseball team, the Kansas City Royals, offered him the opportunity to join the team as a catcher. Days before joining the Kansas City Royals team, he was in an unfortunate car accident that prevented him from pursuing a professional baseball career. After his physical recovery, doors opened in an opportunity to participate with the AA league in Rio Grande, PR and then with Coliceba in Cieba, PR, for three years.

Later, upon moving to Connecticut, Angel became a parent volunteer for minor league baseball, which helped put his skills to action and instruct the children on team, as well as his own children, to be successful at the sport.

He is currently part of the City Angels Baseball Academy as a catcher coach; doing everything possible to create future catchers and guide them to achieve their dreams in the world of baseball.

Juan Sandoval

Training Coach

He has 7 years of experience, in the baseball world. Coach Sandoval is also a physical trainer as well and is known to work with each individual player to develop and improve their skills,  in preparation for each game.

 Coach Sandoval  was a second basemen in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and coached  

in the Luis Polonia Santiago academy of baseball  as well in DR. He worked as well for 3 years as a personal trainer  in HCO Fitness  in San Juan,  . 

Coach Sandoval  also  went to go play in the Javiila league of  Santo Domingo, DR, where he played as a  third basemen.

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Christopher De Leon

Pitching Coach

Played for the Pittsburg Pirates from 2010-2016. Then continued to play in an independent league with the New Britain Bees in 2019. Currently a pitching coach for Platt High School in Meriden.

Austin Edwards

Coach

Coach Austin's baseball journey began playing youth travel ball in Westville. He then played 4 year varsity with Career hs moving on to coach New Haven Grays and Legion while in college. He has held head coach positions for the Legion 17U and 19U teams. He currently coaches for Wilbur Cross.  Since starting with City Angels in 2022, he has lead 19U to the championship game at the War at the Shore tournament.

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