LIGHTNING BASEBALL LEADERSHIP & COACHING STAFF

Steve Strickland
Steve StricklandPresident and 8U Team Head Coach
3 years varsity football and 4 years varsity baseball at Spruce Creek. Core member Creek’s baseball team from ’96, ’97, and ’98, who were the first teams in school history to win back-to-back district championships and earn 3 straight trips to the state playoffs. Bachelor’s in Computer Science (UCF – ’02) and Masters in Systems Engineering (UF – ’08).
Steven Lombardi
Steven LombardiVice President and 9U Team Head Coach
Played college hockey at Fairfield University in CT and Johnson Wales University in RI. Played junior hockey in the Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL). Degree in Marketing.
Cameron McClelland
Cameron McClellandProgram Coach & Leader
4 years varsity football, 3 years varsity weightlifting, and 2 years basketball at Spruce Creek. Played college football at Emory & Henry as a 4 year starter (2000-2004). Head Spruce Creek Softball Coach – 8th year. Bachelor’s in Education.
Joe McKinney
Joe McKinneyProgram Coach & Leader
4 year varsity contributor in cross country and track at Spruce Creek. All-Conference 3rd team as a senior in cross country, 2nd team in track. School record holder in 4×800 (1995-2002). Guided Jacksonville Episcopal to 3 District Championships, 1 Regional Championship, and 1 State Championship in cross country (2000-2003). FHSAA Class 1A Coach of the Year in cross country. Studied Mathematics at UCF.
Jeff Ornstein
Jeff OrnsteinProgram Coach & Leader
Played 4 years varsity baseball at Spruce Creek. Has coached multiple sports including hockey and baseball in the Port Orange area since 2004.
Joe Cronin
Joe CroninProgram Coach & Leader
Played 4 years varsity baseball and basketball in high school. Multiple elbow injuries cut short collegiate baseball career.
Gary Bell
Gary BellHead Pitching Coach
Named the Florida Junior College Player of the Year in 2000 while at Daytona State. Played baseball at the University of South Carolina from 2000-2002. In 2002, was the College World Series Runner-Up & named to the 1st Team SEC Tournament Team. In 2002, 10th Round Draft Pick of the New York Yankees.
Frank Corr
Frank CorrHead Hitting Coach
Played baseball at Stetson University and is the holder of 19 school and/or conference records. Member of the Stetson Hall of Fame. 9th round draft pick of the Seattle Mariners in 1997. 17th round draft pick of the New York Mets in 2001.
Justin White
Justin WhiteHead Strength and Conditioning
Current Director of Sports Medicine at Embry Riddle University, leading a sports medicine staff that oversees ERAU’s 18 intercollegiate sports. Justin received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sport Science from the University of Florida and earned a master’s degree in Sports Science from the United States Sports Academy in 2011. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.