DC Dynasty Staff
Antoine Williams: Antoine is a DC native,and product of Parks and Recreation Center Powell Lincoln as well as the Police Boy's and Girl's Club #8. Antoine attended Woodrow Wilson HS, where he was a three-time all-met player and 1991 DC Gatorade Player of the year. He went on to play at Catholic University, where he was a four year starter and two-time MVP for the program. After graduation, Antoine remained on staff as an assistant coach for 2 years. In 1998, at 24 years old Antoine was hired by the Maret School and became one of the youngest head coaches in the area. Seventeen years later, Antoine is now the longest tenured head coach in DC, and is the winningest baseball coach in the school's history. Antoine has lead Maret to 13 MAC Championships and back-to-back City Titles (2012-2013). In the summer of 2003, Antoine coached the very first DC Dynasty team!
London Hitchman: London joined DC Dynasty in 2011, while still studying at George Washington University. He became an instant prime time player for the organization. His impact was felt both on and off the field. His coaching experience is vast, and he is essential in organizing our teams and events. London is a high energy coach with an infectious attitude. He spent time as a coach in NWLL, and varsity assistant coach at the Maret School. Coach Hitchman currently works in the the Washington Nationals community relations department.
Michael Shore: Michael is the longest tenured Dynasty coach. Since joining our staff in 2007, Mike has made a tremendous impact on our teams with his attention to detail and passion for teaching the game. He is a fiery competitor and expects his players to leave it all on the field. Mike works hard and takes pride in helping his teams get better every day. When he isn’t coaching Dynasty, Mike serves as a teacher and the head varsity baseball coach at Hayfield High School in Virginia.
Anthony Taylor: Coach Taylor or "Tank" played Dynasty for two years, staring on the mound and in the outfield. He was a standout multi-sport athlete during his four years at Woodrow Wilson, playing football and baseball. After graduating, "Tank" went on to play both sports at Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania. While a major arm injury derailed Coach Taylor's baseball career after two seasons, he persevered and as a senior he was named to the Honorable Mention All-American team as a cornerback. Coach Taylor is one of our more sought after coaches, he is a great teacher and coaches with passion.
Jared Williams: Jared Williams was part of a star-studded outfield for the first DC Dynasty team in 2002. As a player, he was a fierce competitor with tremendous ability. He has quickly become a cornerstone of our coaching staff. After starring in two sports at DeMatha Catholic, Jared went on to play college ball at Wagner College in New York. From there he went on to play Professional Independent League ball for two years. Jared has a vast knowledge of the game and takes pride in giving attention to each and every kid he coaches. When Jared is not coaching with Dynasty, he serves as one of DeMatha's top assistant coaches. Jared specializes in outfield play, and hitting. Jared is also an excellent coach in the areas of strength, conditioning and speed and agility. During the school year, he serves as a special education teacher right here in the district.
Carlos Chavarria: Carlos is a graduate of Bowie State University, where he earned a B.A. degree in psychology and played DII baseball. While at BSU, Carlos was part of the 1996 and 1997 CIAA Championship teams. Carlos brings a vast body of knowledge of the game from his extensive playing and coaching career. Carlos was very instrumental, and deserves much credit for helping create the idea of DC Dynasty. He coached varsity baseball at Maret for 6 years, and was Antoine's right hand man. He is known around the area as one of the top catching instructors. When Carlos isn't coaching with Dynasty, he is running EDI Sports, an international sports agency based in Washington, DC.
Andrew Whitener: Andrew was a mainstay at shortstop for DC Dynasty as a high schooler and went on to play baseball at Princeton University. Known for his relentless work ethic, Andrew emphasizes hard work on and off the field. Andrew brings a vast body of knowledge and understands player development. As a coach, Andrew is meticulous in his planning and is known for running great practices and getting the most out of his teams. You will not find a coach more prepared to do their job. He has been a valuable commodity, since joining our staff in 2012. When he is not coaching with DC Dynasty, Andrew is running Courage Performance East. He is widely regarded as one of the top sport specific trainers in the DC area.
Sam Mulroy: Sam, a Dynasty alum, went on to play at Princeton University and later in the Los Angeles Angels system. Sam brings a passion for the game and a tremendous body of knowledge from his playing and coaching career. Having played both college and pro ball, Sam takes pride in developing young players and prepping them for the next level. Sam has coached varsity baseball the last 3 years at the Maret School. Starting in the summer of 2015, Sam will have a new title as the Head of Upper School Admissions for the Maret School in Washington, DC. Since joining the staff, Sam has coached seven Division I baseball players and many college athletes. Sam also serves as the Director of our college advising program.
Santos DeLeon: Coach Santos graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School where he was named Washington, D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year. After one year at PG Community College, he was signed as a free agent by the Seattle Mariners. Santos played five years in the Mariners system, making it as high as AA. He later went on to play one year of professional baseball in Mexico. After coaching high school ball for many years at Maret, Santos joined the Dynasty staff. Santos is always excited to coach and teach the game that he loves. He brings a passion for the game and a cool demeanor in the dugout.
Walter Albee: Walt played Dynasty for all four years of his high school career. He was a dominant high school pitcher and was a very good defensive player. As a senior, Walt averaged over two strikeouts per inning and in the outfield, he covered tremendous ground and was always at the top of the list in outfield assists and putouts. Walt is a true student of the game, and amongst other nicknames, he was dubbed "Coach Walt" in high school. Walt went on to pitch for Brown University for three years, despite several major injuries. Walt takes pride in his teams competing and playing with energy. Walt’s competitive nature and love of the game translate into his coaching. In 2015, Walt served as the pitching coach at Providence Country Day School where he helped guide the team to an 18-4 record. PCD ended the season as the #2 ranked small private school in New England.
Ted Aronow: Aronow is no stranger to the pitchers' mound. After a stellar pitching career at Montgomery Blair High School, he was drafted by the Houston Colt .45's (now the Astros) and played for both the Cocoa Beach Colt .45's and the Quincy Gems in his professional career. After his professional career was over, Aronow enjoyed decades of success as a pitching coach and scout. Since the 1980s he has worked at various academies across Maryland including the White Oak Sport Association in Montgomery and the High Heat Academy and Delmarva Aces on the Eastern Shore. Aronow also served as a pitching coach for The Maret School in Washington, D.C., where he coached for ten seasons and his teams won two D.C. High School championships. Aronow has also worked for the Philadelphia Phillies as a scout, as well as a member of the Professional Baseball Players of America and the Current Mid-Atlantic Baseball Scouts Association.
Robbie Shiver: Robbie, a native Washingtonian, played middle infield and third base for Dynasty while attending The Potomac School in Mclean, Virginia. The smooth fielding middle infielder was a two-year varsity captain for his team at Potomac and went on to play collegiate ball at Ohio Wesleyan University. He brings a vast amount of baseball knowledge to the Dynasty program, as well as an extremely energetic and positive attitude to all of the teams he coaches. In only a season, Robbie has shown tremendous growth as a leader and coach. He puts his heart and soul in it, and his best years are obviously ahead of him.
Danny Diaz: Danny, a Dynasty alum, starred on the mound and at third base for some of Dynasty’s most talented teams. From little league to high school, Danny was one of the most accomplished pitchers DC has ever seen. Danny made a name for himself by helping to lead Cap City LL to the semifinals in Bristol. Given his versatility as a player, Danny has an ability to coach all aspects of the game. He is one of our top pitching instructors, and no doubt one of our next up and coming star coaches. Danny coached the 7/8th grade teams at Maret in 2015. As accomplished as he is, his best days are ahead of him. Danny's enthusiasm and passion help him get the most out of his players.
Jason Jennings: Jason grew up in Chester, Virginia was a four year varsity player in high school. He went on to play baseball at Virginia State University where he was named to the CIAA All-Conference team three times. Jason served primarily as the team's catcher, but played where ever the team needed him. Jason joined the Dynasty staff in 2014 an his easy going nature and love for the game resonated with his players right away. Jason has been a great fit for our organization.
Brendan Kiviat: Brendan is one of Dynasty's longest tenured little league coaches. He has coached over eight seasons with us and continues to grow as a coach from season to season. Brendan was a three year varsity player at Washington and Lee High School, where served as team's swiss army knife, playing everywhere from catcher to second base and even spending time in the outfield. He was always known as a hard worker who made the most of his abilities. Brendan is currently studying political science at George Washington University.
Willis Bradwell: Willis, a DC native, was a staple in the outfield for DC Dynasty as a high schooler. Willis starred at the Maret School in both baseball and football. In his senior year at Maret, Willis reached based safely in 20 consecutive games. After a great high school career on the field and in the classroom, Willis went on to play baseball at Morehouse College. While at Morehouse, Willis received the most improved player award in his Sophomore season.Willis brings a passion for teaching the game and is a steady presence in the dugout. His ability to relate to players makes him an outstanding coach.
Joe Powden: Joe was a standout three sport athlete in high school, playing baseball, squash, and football. After playing four years at first base for DC Dynasty, Joe went on to play one year of football at Villanova University. Joe’s competitive edge and down to earth personality makes him great at relating to players and helping them develop. He is also a fiery competitor who sees teamwork as the path to success.
Todd Allen-Gifford: Todd was a four year varsity player as Woodrow Wilson High School where he played almost every position. He also played for Dynasty from 2010 until 2013. Todd is majoring in civil & environmental engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Given his prowess as a student as well as a player, Todd takes pride in the mental side of the game and developing smart ball players.