Meet the Coaches

Please check out our coach bio's.  If you are interested in joining one of our teams feel free to contact the coach. They will be happy to provide you information on our organization.

Coaches and Directors

Joe Willis - President, Board of Directors - joewillis@next90athletics.com

I formed the Bulldogs in 2013 with one team.  Each year myself and other dedicated coaches have helped me form the Bulldogs into what is now, a nationally recognized organization.  We focus on helping each player strive to get to the next level.  If they want to work we will help them.

I have coached at various levels of both baseball and softball since 1999.  I am now an assistant coach at Prince George's Community College.

I am married to Dori Willis and have four wonderful children, Haleigh 23, Hannah, 22, Jake, 18 and Jameson 15 months.

Kris Franklin - President, Baseball Operations - kjfbmf00@gmail.com

Biography coming soon

Mike Nielson - Director of Coach Development - nielsontwin@gmail.com

Mike played his college baseball at Vanguard University in Southern California.  After college Mike became an assistant at Vanguard University from 1983- 1984.  In 1985 Mike took a head coaching position at the high school level where he stayed for the next nine years.  While there he was a two-time League Champions and was twice named League Coach of the Year and had a team ranked #1 by LA Times.  Mike then moved to Virginia where he spent two years as an assistant at Robinson High School.  Mike has been the lead hitting instructor for several baseball organizations to include, Babbit Baseball Club, Virginia Baseball Club, Diamond Sports Training, and Next 90 Athletics.  Mike has has been a health teacher for 32 years and has a background in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology and is also a Certified Personal Trainer.

Bill Root - Director of Player Development

Bill Root was born in Coatesville PA where he attended the local high school. He was awarded as a two time all conference player and a senior legion state all star in 2010. Upon graduation Bill attended Salisbury University where he was a four year starter. Bill was named a three time all first team conference player, 2011 capital athletic conference rookie of the year, Two time all south region gold glove outfielder, 2011 south region all star. In Bill's four years at Salisbury University they participated in four Regional Championships and two College World Series finishing no lower than #17 in the country. After graduation Bill coached at Arcadia University then moving on to Crisfield high school. After Crisfield Bill landed at La Plata High School as an assistant coach. La Plata is 57-14 with a state championship (2016), State semifinalist (2017), State runner up (2018) during Bill's tenure as an assistant coach.

Bobby Jurney - 17U National Team Head Coach - bobbyj3219@comcast.net

Biography coming soon

Steve Ousler - 13U Head Coach - ous141@aol.com

Biography coming soon

Kris Franklin - 12U White Head Coach - kjfbmf00@gmail.com

Biography of player

Zach Seawell - 12U Blue Head Coach - zpseawell@comcast.net

Biography coming soon

Joey O'Barr - 10U Head Coach - jobarr20@hotmail.com

Biography coming soon


Randy Lewis - 9U Head Coach - rlew71@gmail.com

Biography coming soon



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