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Meet The Coaches

Rough Riders is founded on the principle of putting the kids first and supporting our local community. Giving kids an opportunity to play Baseball and Softball with confidence, skill and passion. Providing quality instructions and training to evolve their game.

We support the growth of the sport with quality programs aimed to benefit the kids at any level from recreational to competitive play.

Chad Jacobsen - General Manager

Colorado 5A Player of the Year. Northeastern Junior College  Two Time All Region Player. University of South Carolina Aiken All American award. Hall of Fame Nominee. NCAA 2008 Player of the Year. Two All-Americans & Player of Year Awards. Drafted Rockies in 2015.

Shae Rodriguez - Softball Director

CSU 2011-15, Bachelors Degree in Health & Exercise Science focus in Health Promotion. Four varsity letters in softball. First-team all-conference honors all four years, Colorado's 5A all-state first team in 2009/2010, All-American Legacy High School assistant varsity coach.

Chad Povich - Youth Baseball Director

Denver native Boston Red Sox draft pick after junior year for 3 years, received full-ride to Dixie State College, Utah. Drafted by the Pittsburg Pirates. Pitched in Independent organizations, as named below; American Association- 2010 – Sioux City Explorer, 2011 – 2012 Amarillo Sox, 2013 – 2014 Laredo Lemurs, 2013 – 2014 Laredo Lemurs..

Lex Rutledge 

6th round draft pick to Baltimore Orioles...Top 25 Prospects Baltimore Orioles 

26th round draft pick Milwaukee Brewers 2009 - Full scholarship to Samford University  First team Freshman All American Samford University 2009

Winter Ball Australian Baseball League 2016-2017, Pitcher of Year Perth Heat (Australia) 2017 

2009 Dandy Dozen (top 12 players in the state of Mississippi), 2009 State Allstar

Preseason All American, SoCon Pitcher of the Month, 2 Years Prestigious Cape Cod League, Champion 2011, Team USA invitee , SoCon Conference Champions 2012

Ty Gavin

4 year high school varsity player

SCL all conference baseball and basketball

College offers for baseball and basketball 

2 years college baseball at Northeastern Junior College

2 years college baseball at Adams State University 

Jarrett Crockett - High School Baseball Director

Three year starter at Horizon High School playing primarily in right field.Played at McCook Community College earning an academic and athletic scholarship.Went on to receive his bachelor's degree in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University.

PEYTON CLANTON

Peyton graduated in 2013 from Carroll Academy High School in Carrollton, Mississippi. There she was a five time all-conference selection. Named the teams best defensive player twice.  As a senior she was team captain, team MVP, MAIS All State and Allstar Team, and MVP of conference. She was also a Wendy’s Heisman Award Winner as a senior. She then went on and played one year at Northwest Community College, signing as utility player- primarily as a pitcher. Peyton has 4 years of experience as a private pitching coach. She also has a associates degree in Applied Science, where she works as a Radiologic Technologist.

Sarah Cochran

Softball Pitching Coach. Associates in Science FHSU 2012-2016 Bachelors in Early Childhood Education Three Varsity Letters in Softball- Second Team Honorable Mention 2009. 18+ years pitching/playing softball. All conference Honorable Mention (2011)

Hannah Bouska

HANNAH BOUSKA - Softball Program Director

Hannah was a four year starter for Oregon State University from 2010-2014. Originally from Oregon, she played on her High School Varsity softball team all four years and was named First-Team All Conference all four years and First-Team All State her Senior year. Her freshman year at Oregon State she was PAC-10 All Freshman Honorable Mention. Was second in the nation for most hits during preseason in 2012. In her 2013 season Hannah had a PAC-12 play of the week with a diving catch in center field. She was a utility player for OSU and played every position except for pitcher and catcher during her collegiate career. Attended two regional tournaments 2012-2013. She is a left handed hitter and a right handed thrower. 

Nico Porreco

Denver native three year varsity letterman at Mullen High School then received an athletic scholarship to Trinidad State Junior College playing two years (2012-14) as an outfielder.  Then received an academic/athletic scholarship to Adams State University playing two years (2014-16) as an outfielder.  Earned RMAC All-Academic Honors.

Nick Foster

 Graduated from Roosevelt High School (Seattle, Wa)  in 2009 where Nick was a 3 year lettermen in both baseball and football. Attended Tacoma Community college freshman year. Sophomore year transferred to Green River Community College where he lead the team in both RBI’s and Home Runs. Both schools are a part of the Northwest...

IGGY BRANGER

2015-2016 Pro baseball in Venezuela Magallanes organization

2010-2013 DII baseball Colorado State University - Pueblo

2 year starter on varsity at Monarch High School 

Allstar Second baseman and Shortstop, in high school led the league in least amount of errors allowed

TANNER MURPHY

2017- Colorado Rockies catcher 

2016- American Association Winnipeg champion

2012, 2013, 2014 Baltimore Orioles best receiving catcher  

2010-2015 drafted by the Baltimore Orioles out of mountain ridge high school in Phoenix Arizona , 2010 Reds Area Code selection 

Arizona high school state record for runners caught stealing

 

Josh Finney