Athletic development specializing in throwing and strength training.
FOUNDER / PERFORMANCE COACH
Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Casey’s love affair with baseball began at the age of five. He attended Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 2009 MLB Draft. Instead of pursuing his commitment to the University of Arizona, he decided to attend Yavapai College and enter the Draft in 2010. Casey was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2010 MLB Draft, signing his first professional contract. He played professionally from 2010 to 2017, spending time with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington Nationals, and Baltimore Orioles. As his playing career wound down due to durability and injury issues, he made the decision to help pitchers reach their goals and take control of their future and dreams.
After spending four years in Los Angeles with Dr. Tom House and the National Pitching Institute, he realized that there is a tangible, data-driven alternative to rotational athletic training. Players must learn to be their own best coaches, and they need a process that works for them. Since then, Casey has become a Certified Pitching Instructor through the National Pitching Association, a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Instructor, and an OnBaseU Certified Pitching Instructor. Currently, he resides in Phoenix with his two dogs, Fitz and Floyd. From 2019-2022, Casey joined the Oakland A’s as their Throwing Performance Coach.
DIRECTOR OF PITCHING
Kenny Ogg started with RAS as a throwing performance coach in September of 2020, coming to Arizona from Indianapolis. He attended Ohio University where he pitched from 2015-2019 and was a Graduate Assistant Coach in 2020. Kenny spent his summers playing in the Northwoods League for the Eau Claire Express. After his college career, he played 2 years of independent baseball in the USPBL, Pioneer League, and Frontier League before signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2022. During his playing career, he learned the adaptations that are beneficial for increasing pitching performance. This created the understanding of how to coach athletes to use their body in an efficient manner to gain velocity, command, and durability. After retiring, Kenny became the Director of Pitching at RAS and has been in that role since May 2023.
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COORDINATOR
Andy Schweikert is a native Phoenician with over 10 years of experience training athletes. After graduating from Northern Arizona University with a BS in Exercise Sciences, he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. From there he entered the field by working for performance facilities to develop periodized programs and administer them to a diverse group of athletes. These athletes ranged from power athletes, which include baseball, golf, hockey, volleyball, soccer and gymnastics, to endurance athletes, which include swimming, cycling, and running. With a passion for working with rotational athlete’s, he then became certified through Titleist Performance Institute and OnBase University specializing in golf and baseball. Since joining the RAS team in 2019, he has applied the principle of using the science of exercise physiology and biomechanics, specific to rotational athletes, to develop programs tailored to each athlete’s specific needs.
THROWING PERFORMANCE COACH
Brady Feigl was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He went to college at the University of Mississippi, redshirting his first year and playing from 2015-2018. In 2018, he was voted team captain and won the SEC Conference Tournament. Brady was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 5th round of the 2018 MLB Draft. He played professionally from 2018-2023 and made it to Triple A in 2021 before being sidelined by a shoulder injury. He began working at RAS as a Throwing Performance Coach in the summer of 2022 during his rehab process. His time with Oakland came to a close in the summer of 2023 and he rejoined the RAS team as a Throwing Performance Coach. Brady continues to train as a free agent, looking to sign with another team for the 2024 season. He brings an extensive knowledge of return to throw protocol and the rehab process as a whole. Brady believes in a health first approach when it comes to training athletes. He also believes in pairing the physical aspects of the game with the mental side. It is his goal that athletes are equipped with the tools to stay healthy, have repeatable mechanics and retain an understanding of what makes them the best athletes they can be.
NUTRITION / WELLNESS COACH
Originally from Suwanee, Georgia, Matt Vonderschmidt is joining the RAS staff as a nutrition/wellness coach, and chef. A Graduate of Piedmont University, Matt pitched out of the back end of Piedmont’s bullpen from 2015-2019. After graduating and a he spent a year in Independent Ball with the Missoula Paddlehead’s and the Gary Southshore Railcat’s. After hanging up the cleats, he pursued his passion in nutrition and became a certified nutrition and wellness coach. Matt works with players on customizing their nutrition plan to help maximize their performance and health. He is currently the chef for numerous professional and MLB players.