West Ranch Baseball Coaching & Support Staff
Head Coach- Casey Burrill (USC, Drafted by Pitsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves)
Assistant Varsity Coaches- Brady Burrill (Michigan State, Drafted by Seattle Mariners), Ryan Lindgreen (Long Beach State), Bob Cardamone (Cal State Northridge), Jim Wagner (Cal State Northridge), Terry Phillips (Montana State), and Travis Sreden (College of the Canyons)
JV Coaches- Rich Ortiz (UCLA) and Don Heinz (San Francisco State)
Freshmen Coaches- Marc Ortiz (Master's University), Nick Brooks (Master's University), Chris Caldwell (Occidental)
Strength and Conditioning Coach- Chris Antariksa
Team Trainer- Kylie Trammell
Team Online Boadcaster- Ronnie Wald
Team Grandpa- Jerry Burrill
Casey Burrill- Head Coach
Current All-Time Varsity Coach Record (as of end 2017 season)- 244-156-5
Coach Burrill grew up in the SCV and played baseball at the Pony fields (when there were only four fields) and currently resides in Newhall. Casey Burrill played high school baseball at Hart High School where he was a two time All-CIF catcher. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates but chose USC instead. Casey was a first team All-American at USC and hit .408 his Senior year to lead the Pac-10. He was then drafted by the Atlanta Braves where he played minor league baseball.
Coach Burrill started his coaching career at Valencia High School where he was an assistant for two years. He was then named the Saugus Varsity Head Coach in 2000 replacing the only baseball coach in Saugus history, Doug Worley. Saugus went to the 2nd round of the CIF playoffs during his last year at the helm. He finished his career at Saugus with a 64-37-3 record. Saugus Baseball players under Coach Burrill have attended universities such as USC, Loyola, Michigan State, Fresno State, Cal Poly, Sonoma State, North Texas, CSUN, Cal Lutheran, UC Irvine, Cal State San Francisaco, Concordia, and many others. While at Saugus, he taught business, video production, and computer science. He earned the Saugus High School "Teacher of the Year" award in 2001. He also served as the athletic director for two and half years. After four years at the Saugus helm, he was named the West Ranch Head Coach. He leaves behind many great friends, players, parents, coaches, and memories at Saugus.
The chance for the coaching staff (including his brother Brady) to all be at the same high school teaching and coaching together, was just to tough to pass up. West Ranch was the perfect fit. Casey teaches web design and AP computer science at West Ranch. Burrill is married to Kristin who is a Physical Education teacher at Placerita Jr. High. They have two children, Kari (Cal State Channel Islands) and Corey (USC). He is also the older brother of assistant coach Brady Burrill and son of Jerry Burrill, teacher in the William S Hart School District for over 30 years. His sister Mitzi teaches math at Rio Norte JrHS. Burrill's brother-in-law (Rob Mandel) and sister-in-law (Jen Burrill) both teach at Valencia HS.
Coaching Commitments- USC Sports Department Student Athlete Mentor, Trojan Baseball Alumni member and Clinic Instructor, CIF Baseball Division 1 Advisory Board, Summer Rogue League Director, California Baseball Coaches Association Advisor/Coach, Easton Tournament Committee, Ranchers Baseball Director, Fall Valley Lower Level League Director, Thanksgiving Tourney Director, So Cal Summer Classic Director, and Others.
1993 LA Times Article on Casey Burrill's USC Career
Playing Career Stops- Hart High School, USC, Alaska Summer Collegiate Team, and Atlanta Braves Minor League Team
Brady Burrill- Assistant Coach
Brady Burrill grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley where he competed in soccer, basketball, and baseball each year. He attended Valencia High School where he was team MVP, All-League, and All-CIF. He went to Cal State University Northridge on an athletic scholarship. After one year at CSUN he transferred to Michigan State. There he was an All-Conference catcher. He was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 2002 amateur draft, but decided to pursue a teaching and coaching career instead. It has been a lifetime goal for him to teach and coach with his older brother Casey. Brady teaches math at West Ranch. In his spare time, Brady loves to travel the globe and follow the LA Kings. Brady lives in Castaic with his wife Jennifer, son Breslin and daughter Jenison, and two cats.
Brady Burrill's Micigan state Bio
Ryan Lindgreen- Assistant Coach
Ryan Lindgreen is entering his seventh season with the West Ranch baseball program. This will be his fifth year as a varsity assistant with his first two seasons as the JV head coach. He has been a part of three Foothill League championship teams (2012, 2013, 2016) reaching the Division-1 semifinals twice ('12, '16).
Also, Ryan is beginning his second year teaching English at West Ranch High School.
Ryan grew up in Santa Clarita where he played baseball at Saugus High School and College of the Canyons. While at Saugus he was named to the All-Foothill League team twice, All-SCV team twice, earned team defensive MVP, and received the Saugus Athletes Modeling Meritorious Youth (SAMMY) award. At COC his teams reached the playoffs (2002, 2003) while winning the Western State Conference Championship and reaching the super regionals (2003).
After COC, Ryan transferred to Long Beach State University and has a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in English Literature.
Ryan lives in Valencia with his wife, Gretchen, and their daughter, Ellie.
Robert Cardamone- Assistant Coach
Two year varsity letterman at John F Kennedy H.S in Granada Hills. Played on 1981 City Champs. Graduated H.S in 1982. Played two years junior college at Valley and C.O.C. Walked on at CSUN. Coached three years varsity baseball at Golden Valley 2009-2011. Coached numerous youth baseball, football and soccer teams throughout the SCV over the past two decades.
Travis Sreden- Assistant Coach
Travis Sreden (T-Dog) grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley where he played Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball. Travis attended West Ranch High School from 2004-2008 where he played for Casey Burrill, Brady Burrill, Jason Priske, and Brad Fogel. At the end of my Senior year in 2008 I received the 10th man award. After attending West Ranch I decided to attend the College of the Canyons and continue my baseball career in the Pacific Coast Baseball League where I played for 5 seasons. I work for United Parcel Service. I am now onto my 9th season with the West Ranch baseball program as a Varsity Assistant Coach. My first year as a West Ranch Coach I was a Junior Varsity Assistant Coach back in 2009 when Josh Fogel was the head coach and we finished 2nd place in league that year. My 1st season as a Varsity Assistant Baseball coach was in 2012 where I was part of the program 1st Foothill League Title in 2012 then we went on to win league in 2013 and 2016. We went on a deep run in the Cif playoffs to the semi finals in 2012 and 2016. I was also a Freshman Assistant coach in 2014,2015, and 2016 season but the 2016 season was a really special season because the Freshman team went onto a perfect 27-0 season with Chris Caldwell, Randy Cseh, and Dave Caldwell. During his free time he likes to go to the Dodger and King games. Travis likes to travel, go snowboarding, the beach, the lake, and hit up the gym. Travis lives in Valencia with his mother Victoria Sreden. Travis is an Uncle to his Nephew Cal and his Niece Bentley. My older brother Matthew Sreden played two years of Junior Varsity and two years of Varsity at Hart High School from 2001-2005 as a starting catcher. Travis older sister Amanda Sreden played basketball & softball at Hart High School from 2002-2006. This coming 2019 Spring Baseball Season will be dedicated to my father Lloyd who passed away June 27, 2016 from pancreatic cancer. I love and miss you so much dad.
Jim Wagner- Pitching Coach
Jim Wagner is in his 1st season here at WRHS. Coach Wagner spent the past four seasons at Valencia HS as their varsity pitching and arm strength coach. While at VHS, seven of his pitchers moved onto four year universities. Wagner played baseball and basketball at Providence HS in Burbank. Wagner is the only player in the history of their school to be honored as All-CIF in both sports in the same season. After HS, Wagner played baseball at the University of Arizona where he played for Hall of Fame coach, Jerry Kindall, then finished his playing career at CSUN while earning his bachelor degree. Wagner became an assistant coach at Providence where he worked and developed former MLB player and 14 year veteran, Jeff Cirillo, and continued coaching until working in television then as a police officer. In 2001 baseball called him back as he began a pitching lesson business that has grown to a full time academy in Santa Clarita where his first ever student, Trevor Bauer of the Cleveland Indians, has credited Jim in national publications as his pitching coach since day one. Wagner has worked with over 51 MLB and MiLB ball players and over 252 players who have moved onto collegiate baseball. His pitching business, ThrowZone Academy, currently works with over 2000 students every year while Jim has began to grow on a national basis for his expertise in training and mechanical work with pitchers. Jim is married to his wife, Sondra, and has 3 children, Ryan, Josh and Lauren.
Terry Phillips- Assistant Coach
Phillips enters 1st year as West Ranch assistant coach.
In his first four years in Los Angeles (2010-2011) Phillips spent his time on the field at Occidental College. In that time, he coached West Ranch alum Chris Caldwell. His on-field duties have included short game, base running, outfielders, and primarily catchers. As well as coaching first base, scout plan, recruiting, and a focus on mental game has helped the Tigers to their first winning season in 25 years, and most wins in one season in over 30 years. Under Phillips’ tutelage he has coached two draft picks that work behind the plate. 14th round Parker Morin, currently in AA with the Royals, and 38rd selection Victor Munoz who now working for LAPD and graduated first in his class.
In the time Oxy he had been the lead in camps and clinics and headed Coach Development Programs in La Canada, Wilshire, and Toluca Lake. For the past 7 years he has been involved with Toluca Lake travel teams, had his own club teams, Mavericks Baseball Club, and helped with Australian developmental team, Perth Heat.
Since Oxy, Phillips has been the head coach at St. Francis High School and Assistant at St. John Bosco, where he helped the Braves go from worst to first in their league. Winning the first baseball league championship in school history.
During Terry’s youth and through High School he has been fortunate to be coached by many household names. Rex Peters Head Assistant, UCLA, 2013 NCAA Div. I National Champions, Mike Bubalo, Everett Giants AA, Mgr., Len Clarke, Oregon Coaches Hall of Fame, over 30 state titles, and his mentor Greg Barton, who has coached Erik Spolestra of the Miami Heat. He was hired at Occidental College by Jason Hawkins who is now head coach at San Jose State.
Before Coach Phillips had graduated he had three state titles, two regional titles, which included a trip to the Babe Ruth 15-year-old World Series. His high school team included 9 college bound players and 4 draft picks.
In Park City, Utah coach Phillips helped lead the Miners to their first region title in 9 years. During that time, he sent 8 players on to the college level. Three of those players went on to the Division I level, and one would eventually be drafted in the 14th round by the Kansas City Royals. Among that group was recent Occidental graduate David Feasler who was Coach Phillips’ Associate Head Coach for the 2014-2015 season for the Golden Knights and is now the Head Coach of Park City High School.
Also, during his time in Park City, Phillips, started the first competitive youth baseball program with teams from 8-15 years old. After leaving Park City the program has remained successful with many more moving on to the next level.
Family – Terry was raised by Chet and Lorrie Phillips who now reside in Boardman, OR. Terry’s older brother Dean and youngest nephew Will reside in Battleground, WA. Terry’s oldest nephew Michael is in Austin, TX and is a part of the wounded warrior program after being injured in combat December of 2012.
Terry graduated in 1992 from Beaverton High School, in Beaverton, OR. He then attended Clackamas Community College from 93-1995 and studied Geology at Montana State University from ’97-2002.
Clackamas Community College 1993-1995
JV Coach Don Heinz
JV Coach Rich Ortiz
Freshmen Coach Chris Caldwell
Freshmen Coach Marc Ortic
Freshmen Coach Nick Brooks
Team Trainer Kylie Trammell
Team Broadcaster Ronnie Wald
Team Grandpa Jerry Burrill
Inaugural Year Coaching Staff !
Our Program Has Been Blessed With So Many Great Coaches Over the Years!
All-Time Coaching List- Eddie Alvarez, Mike Blaha, Nick Brooks, Mike Burke, Brady Burrill, Casey Burrill, Chris Caldwell, Dave Caldwell, Bobby Calzadillas, Bob Cardamone, Joey Carso, Randy Cseh, Mike Davis, Adam Durkin, Brad Fogel, Josh Fogel, Chris Gaff, Andy Hammons, Don Heinz, Travis Hodge, Ryan Lindgreen, Jared Ortiz, Marc Ortiz, Rich Ortiz, Terry Phillips, Randy Poe, Jason Priske, Darwin Smock, Travis Sreden, Jim Wagner, Andy Warren, and CJ Woldanski.