Staff

Our Staff

Rick Twyman ” Co-Founder All American Baseball Showcases”

Head Coach and Co-Owner of the Havasu Heat from 1993 to 2009.

Head Coach and Owner of the Haysville Heat from 2010-2012.

Head Coach and Owner of The Wellington Heat from 2013 to present.

Accomplishments:

810 Wins and 178 losses in 22 years with an .821 winning percentage

8 Time Pacific Southwest Champions

6 Time Pacific Southwest National Baseball Congress Regional Champions

1 Time US Open National Champion

1 Time National Baseball Congress World Series Champion in 2007

1 Time National Baseball Congress World Series Runner up 2014

3 Time Jayhawk League Champion in 2010, 2011, 2014

2 Time National Baseball Congress Midwest Regional Champion in 2010, 2011

Ranked top 5 in the country every year since 2000

Over 400 players in 19 years playing pro baseball with 8 players in the Big Leagues

1.        Morgan Ensberg

2.       Mike Gallo

3.       Dennis Surfate

4.       Fernado Cortez

5.       Craig Gentry

6.       Sergio Romo

7.       Bryan Peterson

8.       Pete Parise

On 08/06/2011 Dick “Chief” Twyman Ricks Father, Heat Owner and General Manager was inducted into the National Baseball Congress Hall of fame shortly after his sudden passing.  This was a very well deserved honor for “Chief”, the Twymans, and the All American and Heat Families.  “Cheif” will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.

 


 Dick “Chief” Twyman – All American Head Advisor

Suddenly passed away in January of 2011 dealing a tragedy to the Twyman/Heat and All American family and the baseball world. Chief was a good man and did a lot for the community and baseball world. We lost a great man, a loving father, a supportive general manager, a teacher of life and baseball to thousands of young men that had the honor to play for him. He was a huge ambassador of the City of Havasu, City of Haysville, Baseball all over the country and the National Baseball Congress. Chief will be greatly missed, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.

In 1993 The Heat began with hopes of building a competitive baseball team comprised of elite college-level athletes. Chief was co-owner and general manager of the Heat. Building a world class team didn’t take long at all. Chief and his son Rick and the Heat team had many accomplishments in the last 18 years including the 1996 US Open Championship, 8 Pacific Southwest League Championships, 1 Jayhawk League Championship, 8 National Baseball Congress Regional Championships, 8 top ten finishes in the NBC World Series, 5 Sweet Six finishes in the NBC World Series and 3 “Most Popular Team in the Country” Awards. One of the biggest accomplishments and award of all being the “2007 National Baseball Congress World Title” which Chief was voted the Manager of the year.

In 18 seasons Chief Compiled 612 wins and only 119 losses. He helped 122 players move on to play professional baseball with different organizations.

Some of his players currently in the big leagues are:
– Morgan Ensburg (Houston Astros)
– Mike Gallo (Houston Astros)
– Fernando Cortez (Kansas City Royals)
– Dennis Sarfate (Milwaukee Brewers)
– Sergio Romo (San Francisco Giants)
– Bryan Peterson (Florida Marlins)
– Craig Gentry (Texas Rangers)

Chief was also a driving force and President behind the NBC Pacific Southwest League. Chief made sure from 1998 to 2009 that the PSWL was one of the strongest leagues in the country. Former teams like the Havasu Heat (currently the Haysville Heat), Casa Grande Cotton Kings and the Palm Springs Power were a few of the founding teams in the first season of 1998.

As far as contacts in the game of baseball from the college level to Professional baseball not many people have respect in the game that Chief or his son Rick have. He has worked hand and hand with over 500 college coaches and professional teams thru out the country for two decades. College coaches rely on Chief and Rick to help there players playing for the Heat and to find them high school players for their universities.

Outside of baseball Chief was a very giving man. Every Christmas he sponsored a different family in need and sometimes more than one family was sponsored. He would take care of the family with presents, dinner and a Christmas tree. Chief always donated his time and donated the heats time for many organizations thru out the country. He wanted to make sure that the boys that were on the Heat team or came thru All American also learned how to give back to the community and people in need. Boys all over the country will tell you stories of what they have learned from Chief, not only on the baseball side but in life as well.

Chief will always be apart of the Heat and All American Baseball looking down and making sure that the High School players of All American are given the shot to play college baseball and the college and Heat players will be given the shot to play professional ball. That is what he worked so hard on for two decades and the top college coaches and Heat/All American staff will continue with his ongoing work to make sure it will continue.

On 8-6-2011 The legend Dick “Chief” Twyman was inducted into the National Baseball Congress Hall of Fame.


Chris Emanuel

Chris Emanuel is an Omaha, NE native and graduate of Omaha Burke High School.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska Omaha and graduate degree from Lindenwood University.  From 2003-present, Emanuel has had tremendous success coaching at all levels of baseball.  Chris has coached at the youth and high school level in addition to his college experience.  He coached with the Omaha Cardinals, St. Louis Gamers, Burke High School, and Millard West High School.  Chris currently resides in Scottsdale, AZ, working with All American Showcases and the Haysville Heat.

–         2007-2009:  Bellevue University;  Assistant Coach, Pitching Coach, and Recruiting Coordinator

·         Overall record of 140-44 in three seasons

·         3 MCAC Championships, 3 Region Championships, & 2 NAIA World Series appearances including a 3rdplace finish in 2007

·         Five players went on to sign MLB contracts, including 3 drafted pitchers, after their time at Bellevue.  Many other players went on to signed with Independent teams.

·         Pitching staff ranked in top 20 nationally in all statistical categories all three seasons.  2007, ranked in top 4 nationally in all statistical categories

–          2009-2010: Chillicothe Mudcats; Associate Head Coach, Pitching Coach, and Recruiting Coordinator

·         MINK League North Division Champs in 2009 & 2010.  NBC World Series qualifier 2009 & 2010.

·         Won MINK League Championship and North Division Championship in 2009.  2009 Mudcats set a franchise record for wins and collected the franchise’s first NBC World Series victory ever.

·         4 Mudcats signed MLB contracts after their time with the club.  Many other players signed with Independent teams.

–          2009-2011: Lindenwood University; Assistant Coach, Recruiting Coordinator

·         Overall record of 74-49 in two seasons as assistant coach.  2010 HAAC co-regular season champions.

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JACOB ECKLEY

2000 NEBRASKA STATE CHAMPIONS (Omaha Burke High School)
2002 Drafted by Atlanta Braves
*Played summer ball in Seattle, Washington for Triple Play  2002 USABF National Champions
2002-2003 Seminole State College  (winningest jr. college program in America)
*spent 30 days in Alaska for summer baseball.
2003-2004 State College of Florida (winningest jr. college program in Florida)
2004 signed with the Kansas City Royals.
2004-2007 Pitched for the Kansas City Royals
2007-2009 Ass. Coach @ Millard West High School (Omaha,NE)
*(2) DISTRICT CHAMPIONS *(2) STATE TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES
2009-2010 AUSTRALIA *Pitched for TEAM USA, PERTH HEAT, and ROCKINGHAM RAMS
*PITCHER OF THE YEAR (award)
*Coached 13U & 15U (Rockingham, Western Australia)
2010-Current ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS *Camps/Academy Coach2004-current Private Pitching Instruction

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