Adrian Ochoa enters his fifth season with CBC, his third as head coach of the Hawks. Ochoa takes responsibility for coaching the Hawks in all aspects of the game. He arrived at CBC with five years of college-level coaching experience. Ochoa spent three seasons as the Head Coach of Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2006, his team claimed the school's first ever conference regular season and conference tournament titles, earning a trip to the NCAA Tournament. As a result, Coach Ochoa was awarded the Carolina-Virginia Athletic Conference (CVAC) Coach of the Year. Coach Ochoa also spent a season as the Interim Head Coach at Queens, helping lead the team to a 3rd place CVAC finish. While at Queens, Ochoa coached nine players to All-CVAC awards, one CVAC Player of the Year, and two players to South Atlantic All Region awards.
Prior to Queens, Ochoa spent the 2001-2002 season as the Co-Head Coach at Big Bend Community College. During that season, the Vikings finished fifth at the NWAACC Championships.
Coach Ochoa also has 16 years of experience coaching travel ball. Most recently he was the Head Coach of an 18U ASA Gold level travel team, the Carolina Legacy Gold. He led this team to the Gold Nationals, a first for any team from the state of North Carolina. During his years as a travel ball coach, he has coached many players that have moved up to play at all NCAA levels.
In addition to his duties of coaching, Ochoa runs his own camps and clinics and has spent time as a guest instructor and clinician; working camps for a variety of colleges and universities throughout the nation.
Alex Cuello enters his fourth year as an assistant coach with the Hawk Softball program. Coach Cuello spent his first 18 months as a softball volunteer before being promoted to full-time status.
Cuello also works with CBC head coach Adrian Ochoa as a coach of the Washington Spirit Gold program. This season marks the 10th year Cuello has worked as a competitive softball coach. Prior to joining Spirit Gold, Cuello was the head coach for the Tri-City Heat program, which he formed in 2003.
In the six years Cuello coached the Heat, the program recorded more than 200 wins, while qualifying for Nationals four times. During his tenure, the Heat recorded four "top 5" state finishes, winning a state title in 2007, as well as a runner-up finish in the Region 15 championships in 2006. In 2008, the Heat won a National Qualifier and placed 7th, 17th, and 25th in all three Western National Showings.
Coach Richards enters his first year as a volunteer assistant coach at CBC. His primary responsibilities will be working with the team’s slappers and catchers. Richards comes back to CBC after retiring as head coach following the 2007 campaign.
Coach Richards was CBC’s head coach from 2005-07, taking the team all the way to a runner-up finish in the 2005 NWAACC Championships. Richards was honored as the East Region Coach of the Year.
Richards was also part of the original coaching staff at CBC as an assistant to Dave Carrol from 2000-2002. After leaving CBC in 2002, Richards spent 2003 as Interim Head Coach for Richland High School.
Coach Richards has 34 years of coaching experience between travel teams, high school, and college-level coaching. He has five years as an ASA Gold level coach, taking his teams to ASA Gold Nationals all five years. When not on the softball field, he enjoys golf and spending time with his grand-kids (Ali Evans (2 ½ yrs)and Paxton Richards (1 yr).
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