Coaching Staff

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Erick Figueroa becomes the Head Coach of the Haysville Aviators after serving 2 seasons as an assistant coach and Recruiting Coordinator in the summers of 2014 and 2015. During his first tenure with Haysville, the Aviators lead the Walter Johnson League in 8 offensive categories and a record of (32- 19), fiirst week champions at the NBC World Series and fifth place during the Championship Week.  Year two began with joining the Jayhawk League, Haysville went on to win their division and place 2nd in the NBC World Series Championship Week.  Coach Figueroa now has taken the opportunity to help take the helm at his Alma Mater Bishop Snyder located in Jacksonville, Florida (2015-present). Beforehand Coach Figueroa was the hitting coach at Shorter University (NCAA D2) from 2014-2015 and the interim Head Coach at Florida Christian College (NCCAA/NAIA) from 2013-2014. Coach Figueroa has had 4 players go on to play professional baseball: Scott Harris 14’ (27th Rd- Phillies). Cory Rhodes 14’ (FA Signee- Pittsburgh Pirates). Colton Cross 15’ (25th Rd- Milwaukee Brewers). Lance Spongeburg 16’ (Frontier League).

As a player, Coach Figueroa earned the Leadership Service Award (2010), Mid Florida Conference All Academic Team (2011), NCCAA Player of the Week x2 (2012), NCCAA All South Region (2012), NCCAA First Team All American (2012), and the national Hank Burbridge Unlimited Potential’s Outstanding Leadership Award (2012). Coach Figueroa is also the all time record holder at his alma mater in RBI’s and HBP’s. He graduated with a B.S. in Christian Leadership Education and a M.A in Leadership.

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Coach Hansel Lazo joins the Haysville Aviator’s staff as the Head Assistant and Pitching Coach.  Lazo is currently the Pitching Coach at Florida Memorial University(2016- Present). Prior to FMU , Coach Lazo was the pitching coach at his alma mater Hialeah Gardens Senior High School(2014-2016). Hialeah Gardens saw a dramatic decrease in ERA to record low of 2.06 and a WHIP of 1.28 compared to the previous year of an ERA of 4.58 and WHIP of 1.55. As a player Lazo transferred from Florida Christian College (NAIA/NCCAA) where he lead the Suns his freshman year with 8 wins and an Honorable All South Region mention(2012). Lazo then played for NCAA D2 Shorter University located in Rome, Georgia where he finished in 2014. Lazo’s role on the staff was mid week starter as well as a long relief conference arm. The Cuban native resides in Hialeah, Florida. He has is Associates in Arts and is finishing his BA in International Business at Florida International University.