Tracy Sanders – Senior Baseball/Softball Hitting Instructor
A former 10 year professional player with the Indians, Pirates, Padres, Rangers, and Mets organizations where he was a 4 time Minor League All-star, Tracy was a hitting coach in the Pittsburg Pirates organization at the end of his playing career. Later, while spending 8 years as a youth baseball coach at Baseball USA in Houston, TX, he coached nationally renowned 18U, 16U, and 15U select travel teams for the Houston Heat.
A great communicator of the game to players at all levels, his wealth of experience and knowledge as both a player and a coach make him a valuable asset to our Frozen Ropes’ students. We are lucky to have him on our staff and he is excited to be bringing his coaching talents to San Diego.
Bobby Brown – Baseball Instructor
Bobby grew up in San Diego where he played in Rancho Bernardo Little League and travel baseball all over Southern California. Brown graduated from Rancho Bernardo High School in 2007 where he played under coach Sam Blalock. He earned first-team All-Palomar League honors his junior season and second-team honors his senior year.
Brown played college baseball at the University of Arizona under head coach Andy Lopez. During his senior year he hit a career high .348 with 59 RBI’s leading his team to its first PAC- 12 Championship in 20 years. That year he was honored on the First Team All-PAC-12 and won the 2012 College World Series in Omaha!! After his senior year he signed professionally with the Kansas City Royals where he plays First Base and Outfield.
Bobby has brought his years of baseball knowledge to Frozen Ropes.
Curt Holcombe – General Manager/Owner
Curt was a 3 sport athlete at Serra High in San Diego. Always a “team player” who would play any position to help his team win, he has been playing baseball for over 30 years and has participated in the local Adult Baseball League for over 15 years.
His coaching experience includes youth leagues in Basketball and Baseball in San Diego all the way to the High School Level. He has worked for Nike, Sports Authority and other Baseball Training Facilities to hone his sports knowledge. Curt also owned Sports Cards Stores locally and still has over 100,000 baseball cards. You might even get a card for doing something good at Frozen Ropes (Hulky loves to give away cards).
He currently resides in Carlsbad with his wife Donna. He has 5 children in total; Bobby 32, Katrina 30, Tawny 27, Brandie 22 and Jake 22. Curt has a great love for sports and kids and is looking to make Frozen Ropes his new home for a long time.
Jake Holcombe – Baseball Instructor
Jake comes to us from Del Norte High in 4S Ranch where he was a 2 Year Varsity Pitcher. His ERA as a Senior was 3.40 and he averaged more than a strikeout per inning. Opponents hit only .182 against Jake over 2 seasons. He also played 1st base for the Nighthawks. The Nighthawks were Valley League Champions in 2011 and had a combined record of 34-26 from 2011 to 2012. Jake was a 2 time Scholar Athlete while at Del Norte. His final game as a Pitcher in High School was a 17-2 win in which he struck out 6 batters in 4 innings, gave up 0 earned runs and 2 hits.
Jake was also a member of the Del Norte Basketball team and scored 28 points in his last game as a senior. He graduated in 2017 from Cal State San Marcos.
He looks forward to working with the kids at Frozen Ropes and teaching them the fundamentals he learned through his 13 years of organized baseball.
Jesse Orosco – Senior Pitching Instructor
Frozen Ropes is excited to announce that former major league pitcher Jesse Orosco is back at Frozen Ropes. His knowledge and experience is priceless.
MLB record 1,252 career games pitched
2 Time World Series Champion
Jesse’s duties at Frozen Ropes include teaching clinics, giving private and small group lessons, and developing bigger and better programs for our Jr. High and High School players.
Jesse is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who holds the major league record for career pitching appearances. He pitched most notably for the New York Mets in the 1980s. He won a World Series in 1986 with the Mets and in 1988 with the Dodgers.
Jesse is a great addition to our staff and he looks forward to building a strong Pitching Program at Frozen Ropes.
Dan Kelly – Baseball Instructor
Dan played High School Baseball in Austin Prep in Reading Ma. He was a two year All Catholic League All Star, and was a Two Year All honorable mention.
He received a Baseball Scholarship to Umass Amherst where he was All League 2 years, and played in the NCAA Tournament for 2 years. In his Junior year he was Team MVP and hit .373.
He has coached at both the High School level (Rancho Bernardo) & the professional level (Arizona Diamondbacks).
Ron Witmeyer – Owner/Director of Instruction
A former Major Leaguer with the Oakland A’s and 2-time College World Series Champion at Stanford University as a player, Ron has 10 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level where he has served as a hitting coach at both Stanford and Cal.
Ron has coached over 50 professional players and more than a dozen major leaguers including current up & comers Conor Jackson, Brennan Boesch, John Baker, and Allen Craig. He is excited to bring the highest level of instruction and training to the San Diego Community through Frozen Ropes.