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Sean Danielson – Owner – Cardinals/Red Sox/Reds – Hitting/Defense


Sean Danielson signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2005. During his stint with the Cardinals, Danielson was most known for breaking a franchise record by stealing 6 bases in a single game. In 2007, he was traded from the Cardinals to the Red Sox for right-handed starting pitcher, Joel Pinero. The Sox sent him straight to AAA for a two year campaign with the Pawtucket Red Sox in the International League. Sean became a free agent in 2009 and signed with the Cincinnati Reds, where he spent the 2010 season in AA for the Carolina Mudcats. He has always been known as lead-off man, for his ability to hit for average and steal bases. Sean plays all outfield positions and occasionally makes appearances in the infield. During his 6 year career, Danielson made two all-star teams, averaged 20+ stolen bases a season, and was known as a big league defender with over 60 outfield assists. 

Aaron Cunningham -White Sox – Pitching Coordinator/ Director of College Placement and High School Operations

Aaron is local Houston product who played his high school baseball at The Woodlands HS.  At The Woodlands, he was apart of the 2000 5A Texas State Championship team.  He was the MVP of the Houston Coca-Cola Classic in 2001 after striking out 14 Klein Bearkats in the Championship Game. At The Woodlands, he was a 2-time All-District performer.
 He played his college baseball at Bossier Parish CC, where he was All-Conference in his lone junior college season.  Aaron went on to play Division 1 baseball in the Mid-Continent Conference for Centenary College, where he defeated Michigan State, Indiana, Hunter Pence-led UT-Arlington, Iowa, and others.
 Aaron then went on to play 7 years of professional baseball with spring training stops with the White Sox, Dodgers, and Marlins. He was apart of the 2010 American Association champion Shreveport Captains.  During his time in the independent American Association of Professional Baseball, he was elected to the All-Star team in 2007 and 2008. Over his 7 year career, Cunningham pitched as a starter, reliever, and as a closer.
 He has worked with legendary pitching coaches Dr. Tom House, Ron Wolforth, Bert Snow, and Doc Edwards.  He specializes in teaching the bio-physical movement patterns of pitching, the proper workout habits to reach players goals, along with the rigorous mental side that combines to produce success between the lines.  He runs the highly popular HP Velocity & Arm Care Class throughout the summer and fall.  As Director of College Placement, he has sent 320 (and counting) players to college baseball through the HPBA Showcase program.  He is available for private lessons Monday’s through Thursday at HPBA’s main facility. He works with all ages, from 8U through professional minor league pitchers.

Christian Heard – Alvin College -Showcase/College & Roving Coach – Catching/Hitting/Fielding Instructor

Christian Heard is a 2 year Letterman at Cy Fair High School and graduated in 2012.  Christian followed his dream and played his 2013 campaign at Northlake College and then transferred to Alvin College for the 2014 season.  Heard was an asset to every team he played for with his a ability to play every position on the field.  His specialty is in the middle infield with some very fast but soft hands.  As a left handed batter, Christian was a rock at the top of the line up.  His ability to spray the ball to all fields, move runners and hit the long ball was a coaches dream.  Heard is now a coach and instructor at HP, his ability to connect with players is second to none.  Christian specializes in defensive instruction, and is one of the higher regarded defensive coaches in the region.

  Matt Coulson – Roving Coach -Hitting/ Catching/ Pitching Instructor

Matt is a former Conroe HS stand out and committed to UT Brownsville as a 1B/OF/LHP.  Since then, Matt has scouted for the Indians for a short stint and has been coaching youth and showcase baseball in the greater Houston area for the last 12 years. Matt is an excellent communicator, making him one of the most high requested instructor in private lessons at HPBA.  Giving back to the youth and teaching baseball the right way is his passion!

Mike James – Erskine College – 2024 Coach/Hitting/Fielding Instructor

Mike James is originally from Piscataway, New Jersey.  In high school 4 year letterman in baseball, soccer and football.  Mike’s love for baseball lead him Eskine College on scholarship, where he lead his team in home runs and was the MVP his sophomore season.  Next he went on to play at the University of Bridgeport where he was a jack of all trades.  He played all nine positions in his tw0 year campaign with the Purple Knights.  Now MJ has become one of one of HP’s best coaches with this knowledge of the game at every position and desire to help young players develop.  MJ has led two of HPBA’s most successful showcase teams to national rankings in Perfect Game.

Wallace Greene – Corpus A&M – 2025 Coach & Hitting Instructor

Wallace is a graduate of Lamar high school and played D1 college baseball at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.  His strentghs as a player was his versitylity to produce power numbers at the plate, high velocities on the mound and was a brick wall behind the plate.  Since hanging up the spikes, Wallace has found more gradification in coaching than playing.  His ability to push, inspire and discipline players in a postive way is second to none. Coach Greene has led his 2025 graduate team to a national ranking on Perfect Game.

Joshua Chavez Aka “Chavey” – UH Victoria – 13U Coach & Hitting/Pitching & Strength Instructor 

Joshua is a native Houstonian and graduate of Cy-Woods HS. He will graduate from University of Houston-Victoria with a B.S. in Business Administration in the fall of 2021. He also played for Dallas Christian College and Texas College where he was 2-time all-conference and 4 times player of the week. His main position was left-handed pitcher but he also spent time at first base and in the outfield. Joshua has played baseball since he was 4 years old and understands the committee and hard work it takes to play at any level. He has been a part of the Hunter Pence Academy for the past 9 years as a player, assistant coach, and helping with youth summer camp program. He enjoys working and helping the players by developing a trusting relationship and guide them to the next level of baseball.  Coach Chavez also leads the strength & conditioning portion of the popular HP Arm Care & Velocity Class.

Cameron Wilson – Texas Lutheran University – 14U Coach & Catching Instructor

Cameron has been called the HP catching whisperer!!!  After graduating from Morton Ranch HS, he played 4 years at Texas Lutheran University.  He caught all 4 years and was a conference champion three out his four years in college and a national champion runner up in 2018.  He was known best for his ability to control a pitching staff, hold runners and had the ability to drive the ball out of the yard on a regular basis. Cameron has made a beleiver out of all of us at HP after changing a couple catchers seasons in a short period of time. If your looking for catching instruction he’s your guy! Check his availibility on our HP baseball app. 

Phillip Allen – UTSA – 2023 Coach – Hitting/Fielding/Strength Instructor

Phillip Allen is a former Kempner HS and UTSA standout. After graduation Allen joined forces with HP where he has been on the coaching staff since 2012.  His ability to connect with his students and players is his best asset.  Phillip knows how to get the most out his players and prepare them for their next level of baseball!

          Bobby Poland – Panola College – 2026 Head Coach

Bobby is a local product and was a standout player at The Woodlands High School.  In 2002, he was nominated as the 15-5A District Pitcher of the Year. Bobby was a part of the 2000 5A State Championship team throwing out of the bullpen as a left handed reliever.  Bobby posted a 7-1 record with a 1.61 ERA in leading a top ranked team at The Woodlands.  That season, he started the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All Star Game at the University of Houston, where he struck out the side facing the best hitters in the state.  Bobby was a two way player at The Woodlands, where he was a two year letterman as the starting 1st basemen. After high school, Bobby accepted a full scholarship to play college baseball at Panola Junior College.  At Panola, Poland was a conference starter who helped lead Panola to a conference tournament birth in one of the nation’s best JUCO conferences. Poland now coaches the 2026 class, where his team recently finished the season as one of the highest ranked teams in the country! 

Connor Bubb (HP Alum) – 2024 Head Coach

Connor Bubb an HP alum, was a 4 year letterman and 3 time All-District player out of Mayde Creek HS. Bubb was able to contribute at literally every position through his HS carrer and the team never skipped a beat. His high baseball IQ was one of his greatest assets along with being an absolute pest at the plate. Bubb’s ability to get on base, steal a base and hit for power was why he always hit between 1-3 in the line up. Bubb enjoyed and appreciated his playing days so much with HP that he’s come back and has become one of HP’s best coaches & instructors. Now in his 6th year of being a Head Coach, Bubb takes a ton of pride in running great practices, winning ball games and teaching baseball the HP way!  

Seth Overbey – Pitching & Hitting Instructor

Seth Overbey graduated in 2002 from McDonough High School in Pomfret, MD where he was a decorated three-sport athlete, playing baseball, football and basketball.  He was named the SMAC player of the year, All-Extra player of the year and McDonogh MVP in both 2001 and 2002, 2001 and 2002 county player of the year, selected to play in the 2002 Crown Senior All-Star game,  and was a Washington Post All-Met selection as a junior and senior.  Seth showed his glimpses of his future pitching prowess by compiling a 17-1 record over his junior and senior seasons, in addition to throwing three shutouts and one no-hitter.  During those two years recorded 166 strikeouts and had a .408 batting average in both years.  He played four seasons at the University of Maryland where he switched to throwing side arm for his senior season.  He was drafted in 2006 by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 15th round.   The next stop was playing short season in Auburn, NY where he posted a 4-2 record with a 2.42 ERA.  Seth started the 2007 season in Low-A Lansing, MI where he began the year without giving up a run for 24.2 innings with 7 saves.  This performance earned him a promotion to High Class-A Dunedin, FL.  He only gave up one run in 10 innings before being promoted to AA New Hampshire, where he finished the 2007 season.  Seth played the whole 2008 season in New Hampshire where he was 3rd in the league in appearances.  He posted a 4-3 record with a 4.12 ERA.  In 2009 he played with the Independent New Jersey Jackals and led the Can-Am League in appearances with 41 while posting a 3.80 ERA.  He went on to play the 2010 season with the Pensacola Pelicans in the American Association.  He closed the door for the Pelicans and led the team with 9 saves and a 3.09 ERA.

Matt Morris –  – 2027 Head Coach, Hitting & Pitching Instructor

Matt is a local product growing up in Kingwood, Texas where he played for Kingwood High School and developed a love for baseball that shaped his desire to coach. He attended Sam Houston State University earning a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Kinesiology. Since graduating he has been part of the Porter High School Baseball staff at all levels, helping them achieve their first successful playoff run in 2016 and subsequence runs since. While at Porter he’s had the opportunity to help develop numerous players reach their goals of playing college baseball across the nation. “I love to help young men develop their talent and see them go on to realize their dreams – maximizing their ability” is the driving force behind Matt’s coaching philosophy. The three pillars he teaches is Confidence, Compete, and Consistency in all aspects of life. He knows what it takes to play at the next level and is known for helping kids achieve their best.


Izayah Quezada – Ranger College (HP Alum) – 2025 Head Coach

Joseph Jorge – 2025  Coach Hitting & Pitching Instructor



Seasonal Instructors

JJ Goss (HP Alum) – 2019 1st Round Pick – Tampa Bay Rays – Pitching Instructor(seasonal)

Joining the HP program as a sophomore out of Cy-Ranch HS, Goss immediately became an impact player and leader on the field.  His ability to attack hitters and command the strike zone is incredible for his age. This lead to him committing to Texas A&M University, his childhood dream school.  Although he never ended up at A&M it was for good reason.  He was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the first round of the 2019 MLB draft. Recently his fastball has been clocked at 98mph, slider 88mph and change up in the low 80’s.  Goss is a seasonal instructor for us for obvious reasons, but when he is home do not miss out on the opportunity to work with one of the games young up and coming stars!

Corey Julks – Houston Astros – 2024 Coach & Hitting Instructor (Seasonal)

Corey is a former UH standout and 8th round pick of the Houston Astros in 2017.  Since starting his journey in prfessional baseball he has flow up the ladder making it as high as AA Corpus Christi in 2019. At the start of the 2020 spring training Corey was called up to 2 big league games under Astros skipper Dusty Baker and he did not disapoint.  Corey hit a grand slam in his first game and a solo homer in his second.  Unfortunatly covid-19 put an end to spring training and Corey was sent home along with all of the other players, but lucky for us he’s available at HP for private instruction.  Corey was called up to the big leagues with the Houston Astros in 2023!  Book him while you can!


Howie Pence – Co-owner – Padres/Astros – Director of West Coast Operations(seasonal)

Howie Pence was born in Fort Worth Texas October 1, 1979. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1998 where he lettered one year in baseball. He played collegiately at Sam Houston State University for two years where he suffered a torn UCL ligament. The next two years he spent rehabilitating and then resurfaced in 2003 as a fifth year senior at the University of Texas in Arlington. In June of 2003 he was signed as a non drafted free agent by the San Diego Padres out of a MLB scouting bureau tryout. He played in the Padres organization until 2006 reaching High Class A ball in Lake Elsinore California. In 2006 he played for the Winnipeg Goldeyes in the Northern League and was named to the Northern League All Star Team. By the end of the season his contract was purchased by the Houston Astros, and he finished the season with the Salem Avalanche.  Howie now resides in Southern California with his wife Allison and there five beautiful children, Hayley-Jane, Striker, Ace, Maverick & Paisley-Kay.

Ryan Patterson – Blue Jays/Tigers/Marlins/D-Backs –  Hitting Instructor

Ryan Patterson started his career at Texarkana Junior college. There he won the honors of freshman of the year and played along-side of childhood teammate Hunter Pence. From there Patterson went to LSU, where in his three year stint as a tiger he shattered several school records. By 2005 Patterson had lead his team to the college world series twice and was in the running for the Golden Spike award among many other awards. Soon after his Sr year, he was selected in the 4th round of MLB amateur draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. In his 6 years of playing pro ball, Patterson has made several All-Star teams, has over 100 career homers, and once had a game where he went 6-6 with three home runs, two doubles and nine RBIs. Patterson was also recently inducted in the LSU Hall of Fame.