Coach Gritz


Mark Anthony Howard, “Coach Grits” is an published author, barber, Non-Profit director, and business entrepreneur from the Inland Empire.

Despite a challenging young home life, which may of suspended the opportunity for a college and professional playing career, his love and passion for the game of Baseball fuel a determination to ensure his players and staff with as many opportunities as he was denied.

Coach Grits, who is nicknamed such after his baseball philosophy of resilence, tough will, and heart,  is a distinguished member of the American Baseball Coaches Association, and specializes in the mental approach to effective execution and efficient game-time performance. 

His qualifications include:
○15+ years baseball experience.
○Assistant/Head Coach Wilma Carter High (2013-15) Administrative Assistant and Private Instructor-JGB (2012-15)
○Board of Directors-SBYB (2013-15)
○Executive Director/Head Coach-Greyland Youth Baseball: Development Program (2013-15)
○San Bernardino Pony League Team Manager – White-Sox (2013-15)
○Pomona Little league Team Manager -White Sox (2006)

○Bullpen Catcher:
Fontana High (2000)
Riverside City College (2004) Cerritos College (2005)
Yuma Scorpions (2007)
Broward Indians (2008)

Tracy Pound (Fontana)
Steve Hernandez (Fontana/REV/66ers)
Mark Mancha (AB Miller)
Brandon Colbrunn (Fontana)
D. Van Dusen (RCC/Stl. Cards)
Scott Russell (Rialto/Carter)
Sam Lopez (Carter High)
James Guerrero (JGB)
Pat Kelly (Bkfld. Blaze/Reds)

○Clinics/ Camps:
UCR 2014 (Bryson Leblanc, Troy Percival) 
ABCA Online Convention 2014 (Tom House,Tim Corbin, Geoff Miller)
Socal Hitmen 2013 (Joe Kelley,  Mark Martinez)
Joe Baca/66ers Skills Camp 2012 (Tom Browning, Matt Wise)
SoCal Hitmen 2011 (Tom House) JGB Holiday Camp 2011 ( Tony Gwynn Jr.,Ricky Nolasco) RCC “The Battery”2010 (Dennis Rogers) JGB Holiday Camp 2009 (Jesse Chavez)

Spitball: Literary Baseball Magazine
Baseball for Dummies
Little League Confidential; Bill Geist
1954;Bill Madden
No Arm in Left; Mark Christopher
21: The Story of Roberto Clemente; Wilfred Santiago
Jackie Robinson; Richard Scott
A Complete History of the Negro Leagues; Mark Ribowsky
The Ripken Way; Cal Ripken Sr.
The Mental Game of Baseball; H.A. Dorfman
Intangibles;Geoff Miller
Mental Skills Manual; Geoff Miller
Baseball Playbook; Ron Polk
Blue Book; Skip Claprood


About The Gritz

Ideally I aspire to be a Tyranny of Business and perspective. I cant tell you descriptively how I feel... so I'll tell you the depths of my thought. thanks for reading.

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