Baseball Instructional Staff

The Fielder’s Choice way is to provide outstanding customer service to meet all of your training needs. Our training and advisory staff includes former collegiate and professional players and experienced area coaches ready to assist area athletes in their pursuit of reaching their full potential. Get the edge you need at Fielder’s Choice. Prepare. Perform.

Instructional Staff

Dan Miles
Director of Baseball Operations

Coach Miles’ playing career includes a first team all league selection at second base for Atholton High School in Columbia, MD. He then played two seasons as a pitcher for Catonsville Community College and went on to play at Frostburg State University for the 1991 and 1992 seasons when the Bobcats enjoyed a conference championship. He finished his career as the number two all-time saves leader for the Bobcats in just two seasons at FSU.

His 20 years in coaching includes experience managing players 18 and over in the Mid-Maryland League, coaching various levels of travel baseball from 8U-17U, Little League and LL All-Stars and founded the Fielder’s Choice Baseball Club. Dan’s experience also includes serving as the Sports Program Director and teaching private 4th-6th grade in Oak Hill, VA.  As the founder of Fielder’s Choice Baseball and Softball Training, since 2009 Coach Miles and his staff have had the wonderful opportunity to work with thousands of players and local coaches in our community.

Jacob Mays
Baseball Instructor
Concord University
Shenandoah University Asst. Baseball Assistant Coach

Jacob grew up locally and played high-school baseball at Loudoun Valley High School. Jacob was a three-time all-district selection during his four years at LVHS, including a first-team all-district selection in the AAA Concord district, and an all-extra selection his senior year. Jacob attended Frederick Community College where he helped lead his team to the JUCO World Series. Jacob was also recently selected to the West Virginia intercollegiate athletic conference all-second team.

Chris Lose
Baseball Instructor

A passionate and intensely dedicated student and teacher of the game; Chris understands the fundamentals required to play and also knows how to manage and adapt to all game situations.  He views coaching as an extended form of teaching, whereas he is currently an Elementary PE teacher. His motivation to see players achieve their highest potential is unrivaled.  Chris has spent eight years coaching at the High School level including six of those at Briar Woods.  He has also spent several summers coaching elite level travel baseball.

Mark Bauer
Baseball Instructor
Head Coach Tuscarora High School

Coach Bauer is a native of Loudoun County. He graduated from Park View High School in 1997, and was an All District/All Region outfielder. After high school, Coach Bauer attended Greensboro College where he played football and baseball. On the baseball team, he played outfield and was a full time starter his junior and senior year. Coach Bauer has coached high school baseball since 2001. He has served as the JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach for various schools including Broad Run, Park View, Stone Bridge, and Loudoun Valley. Coach Bauer is currently the Head Baseball Coach at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg.

Brad Bauder
Baseball Instructor
Former Head Coach Woodgrove High School

Brad Bauder joines the Fielder’s Choice staff with a wealth of playing and coaching experience at both the high-school and professional level. Coach Bauder graduated from Broad Run High School in 1999, and then attended Virginia Tech on an athletic scholarship. At Virginia Tech, Coach Bauder earned 4 varsity letters, was selected All-Conference 3 times, and has held 6 individual offensive records. Coach Bauder’s greatest achievement at the collegiate level came against Georgetown University in 2002, when he had the second most productive day in NCAA baseball history, going 8 for 8, with 4 home-runs and 14 RBI. Following a successful college career, Coach Bauder played two seasons for the Frontier Minor League Gateway Grizzlies (’03-’04), where he helped lead his team to a Western Division and Frontier League Championship as an everday outfielder. Coach Bauder has served as a varsity assisstant baseball coach for Freedom High School, Loudoun Valley High School, and he is the former Head Varsity baseball coach at Woodgrove High School. Coach Bauder has also spent time coaching basketball at Potomac Fall High School, where he helped to coach his team to two AA D4 State Titles. Coach Bauder was recently inducted into the Lower Loudoun Little League Hall-of-Fame for his athletic and community achievements.

Summer and Winter Workout Staff

Rusty Smith – Head Varsity Baseball Coach (Woodgrove High School)
Mark Bauer – Head Varsity Baseball Coach (Tuscarora High School); Greesboro College
Kristin Thurston – Head Varsity Softball Coach (Loudoun Valley High School Softball); Radford University
Lance Rice– Oregon State University; Los Angeles Dodgers Organization
Steve Blankenship– East Carolina University; Mary Wasington College
Greg Goodlin– Longwood University

Amanda Rohs
Developmental Instructor

Amanda grew up just outside of Canton, Ohio and played for top travel softball ASA programs in the state during 1986 – 1994. She played NCAA Division I softball for Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA from 1991-1995 where she was a four year member of the woman’s softball team who won three Northeast Conference championships and was ranked in the top 25 in the nation during the 1994 season. She holds a Sport Management degree and has been a manager and coach in Upper Loudoun Little League baseball for four years. Amanda currently serves on the ULLL Board and her coaching philosophy is simple: “When you do the little things right, big things happen, whether it is on the ball field, the classroom or in life.”