Elite Performance Athletics is a travel baseball and sports performance training company located in The Woodlands/Magnolia, Texas area that focuses on the overall athletic development for all athletes.  EPA offers sport-specific and position specific training along with pre-season and in-season training for baseball, football, strength and conditioning and speed and agility.


Dave DeLoit

Founder/Athletic Director/Coach

Dave started Elite Performance Athletics after a 23 year career in the corporate world where he led many successful sales organizations.  He founded Elite Performance Athletics - “EPA” as a way to bring his passion for coaching young athletes to as many kids as possible.  Dave has been coaching 7u-16u travel baseball, youth and high school football for the past 15 years and has coached over 900 baseball and football games. He currently coaches multiple travel teams within EPA Baseball, while overseeing the organization.  He served on the board of South County Football League as VP of Football Operations and Competition Committee member for 6 years. Dave is a USA Football Heads Up Certified Coach for Youth, Middle School, and High School football. He played baseball, football, and track and field in high school, however chose to enter the Air Force upon high school graduation.  Dave was a member of the Air Force Powerlifting Team and he is also a NASM Certified Trainer - PES- Performance Enhancement Specialist , YES- Youth Exercise Specialist, NSPA Certified Speed & Agility Coach.

Baseball Coaching Experience
•    15 years of travel baseball coaching experience
•    Head coached over 800 games
•    55 Tournament Championships and 3 Time Elite 32 Qualifier 
•    7u Texas State Championship 2010
•    8u Super Series Texas State Championship 2011
•    9u Governor’s Games Championship 2012
•    11u Open USSSA  Super State Championship 2014
•    13u Omaha World Series Championship 2017
•    Middle School Baseball Coach at The John Cooper School 2015, 2016, 2017

Football Coaching Experience
•    14 years of football coaching experience 
•    Head coached 221 games with 168-53 record/Assistant coached 42 games
•    SCFL Super Bowl winner 2013 and Super Bowl runner up SCFL 2011
•    SCFL All Star Coach 3 seasons and 2 time Pro Bowl Coach 
•    Middle School Head Football Coach at The John Cooper School 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
•    Varsity Defensive Backs Coach at The John Cooper School 2015, 2016, 2017


EPA Baseball Coaching Staff/Instructors/Trainers


Baseball Player Development Directors/Coaches 

Dave DeLoit 

Mark Wyatt 

Mike Williams 

Noah McGowan

Ryan Lousteau

Devin Konarik

Jim Hardinbrook 

Bobby Gould

Killan Kinart

Mark Cerny

Trevor Romair 

Bobby Cruthirds 

Keith Schmidt


Director of Baseball Strength and Conditioning 

Beau Ridgeway

Pitching Instructor


Director of Strength & Speed 

Shane Allen


Director of Adult Fitness/Girls Strength & Mobility Trainer 

Dianna Morgan

Angela Botard


College Recruiting Coordinator/High School Player Development Director 

Mike Williams/Adam Riggs – Diamond Standard Recruiting


Communications Director

Jenn DelaCerda


*EPA Baseball is open to dad coached teams for 7u,8u,9u based on meeting EPA head coaching guidelines (no daddy ball). 


Mark Wyatt

​In 2011 Mark started the Texas Patriots with three teams. Mark has lead his travel baseball teams to many local and national victories, including winning the USSSA Elite World Series in 2015.

  • Mark attended Stratford High School – 3 time All-District & All-Greater Houston selection

  • Attended Angelina Junior College – 2 time All-Conference Catcher

  • After two years transferred to Sam Houston State University

  • Mark’s walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning of an 8-6 victory over UTSA put Sam Houston in the finals of the Southland Conference tournament

  • As a senior in 2009, Mark earned All-Southland Conference third team honors as a catcher

  • Signed with the Miami Marlins following his college career

Mark Wyatt

Mike Williams


After retiring from The Chicago White Sox in 2004 started the Texas Nationals Organization in the Woodlands, TX. Spent 12 years as the  Director/Founder for teams from 7U-18U. Throughout his coaching career, Mike has helped many kids get accepted to play at the college level, including Pepperdine, Texas Tech, Sam Houston, Northwestern, George Washington and Texas. 

  • 1997-1998 Galveston College All Conf. Pitcher

  • 1998 Drafted by Chicago White Sox in the 11th round 

  • 1998-2004 Played for Chicago White Sox Org.

  • 1998 Top Prospect of Appalachian League 

  • 1998 Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the year 

  • 1998 Appalachian League World Champs

  • 1999 Midwest League Champs

  • 2002 Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the year 

  • 2004-2014 Baseball Operations for Texas Nationals Organization

  • 2011- 2018 John Cooper School Pitching Cord.

  • 2017-Present Pepperdine Recruiting Cord 

  • 2018-Present Varsity Head Coach John Cooper School

Mike Williams

Noah McGowan


Played Professionally for Traverse City Beach Bums, Birmingham Bluefield Beavers, and Bakersfield Trainrobbers


OSU Career Honors

National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball (Feb. 19, 2018)

Big Ten Player of the Week by 10innings.com (Feb. 27, 2018)

OSU Scholar-Athlete (2017)

2018 (Senior Season)

Hitting .409 (18-for-44) with 15 runs scored, four doubles, one triple, three home runs, 20 RBI, six walks and .750 slugging percentage … named National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball after leading the country in RBI through the opening weekend, hitting .400 (6-for-15) with a double, two home runs and three walks, while driving in 13 (2/16-18) … led the team with a .450 average (9-for-20) with three doubles, one home run, six RBI and one walk at Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge (2/22-25) … had a three-hit game with two doubles, RBI and two runs scored vs. No. 2 Oregon State (2/23) … had a career-high five-hit game with two runs scored, four RBI, one double and one home run vs. Utah (2/25) … hit .333 (3-for-9) with four run scored, one triple, one RBI and two walks at Cox Diamond Invitational (3/2-4).

McLennan Community College 

batted .393 with 43 runs scored, seven home runs and 38 RBI in 43 games in 2016 … scored 39 runs, while driving in 37 with five home runs in 2015 … second team all-conference in 2016.

Noah McGowan

Ryan Lousteau

Ryan attended Riverside Academy in Reserve, La where he helped guide his school to a State Championship by earning all-state honors and being named the Class 2A Most Valuable Player. After high school he attended Delgado Community College in New Orleans where he played for two seasons helping the Dolphins to a Conference Championship by earning all Miss-Lou conference honors and being named to the all-region 23 team. In 1998 he signed with the University of New Orleans where he set the single-season school record for appearances by a pitcher helping the Privateers to the Sun Belt Conference Championship and NCAA regional appearance. He has over eight years of college coaching experience. Serving as a Volunteer coach for the University of New Orleans in 2001 and the Assistant coach at Delgado C.C. for the past seven seasons from 2002-2008, which included a Junior College World Series appearance in 2007. Ryan served as the recruiting coordinator and hitting coach for the Dolphins in those seasons. He has coached over fifteen players which were selected in the MLB amateur draft.



Assistant Baseball Coach,  St. Thomas High School – Houston                2011 Team – TAPPS 5A State Champions



Head Baseball Coach,  St. Thomas High School – Houston                     2017 Team – TAPPS 5A State Champions

     2016 Team Nationally Ranked (first time in St. Thomas High               School ‘s 116-year existence to be ranked nationally)

     2014 Team – TAPPS 5A State Champions 



Recruiting Coordinator - University of St. Thomas,  Houston                                 

Recruited University of St. Thomas’ first ever baseball recruiting class for the 2019-2020 season, signing 39 student athletes.

Instrumental in building the baseball program from the ground up 

Ryan Lousteau

Jim Hardinbrook


​Jim has coached youth baseball for 5+ years. Jim was a three year letterman for the The Woodlands high school baseball team and graduated in 2003. He played college baseball for Weatherford College and Navarro College before transferring to Sam Houston State University. In 2006, Jim was the Second Team All-Conference second baseman at Navarro College with a .376 avg. Jim helped Navarro win a Conference Championship under head coach Skip Johnson, who was the former University of Texas and current University of Oklahoma pitching coach. Jim has one younger brother, Brett, who was a standout high school pitcher for College Park high school. Jim's dad helps coach lacrosse coach for The Woodlands lacrosse program.

Jim Hardinbrook

Devin Konarik

  • 2017 – Present – Woodlands Christian AcademyJob Title: Assistant Coach/Interim Head Coach Varsity Baseball

  • 2017 Summer – U of H Baseball Camps Job Title: Coach Summer Camp

  • 2016 Summer – Marucci Houston Job Title: Assistant Coach/ Pitching Coach

  • 2015 – 2017 – Texas Southern University Job Title: Graduate Assistant/ Assistant Coach

  • 2013 – 2015 - Sandlot Sports Job Title: Coach Summer Camp

      Baseball Playing Experience/ Awards:

  • 2006 – 2010 Lutheran High School North

  • 4 years on the Varsity Team

  • 2008 All-District Second Team

  • 2009 All-District Second Team

  • 2009 TAPPS State Final Four

  • 2009 TAPPS State 1st Team All-Tournament

  • 2010 TAPPS All-District Second Team

  • 2011 – 2013 Labette Community College

  • 2 years at the Division-1 Junior College level

  • 2013 – 2015 Texas Southern University

  • 2 years at the Division-1 Level

  • 2015 Southwestern Athletic Conference Champions

  • 2017 Southwestern Athletic Conference Champions (Graduate Assistant/Assistant Coach)

Devin Konarik

Shane Allen

Graduated from Magnolia High school in 2006 and attended Angelo State University. Received BS in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition from University of Houston. Worked with the New Mexico Stars Arena Football team on a Strength and Conditioning internship. Worked as Director of Sports and Performance for Redline Athletics in Katy for 6 years.

  • CSCS- College Strength & Conditioning Specialist

  • CPDS- Certified Program Design Specialist

  • CWPC- Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach

  • CSAC- Certified Speed Agility Coach

Shane Allen

Ramon "Smokey" Ortiz

Hitting Coach

  • 2007 – 2019 GCL St. Louis Cardinals 

  • 2005 – 2007 Los Angeles Dodgers Organization 

  • 1999 – 2004 Tampa Bay Rays (Hudson Valley and Bakersfield) 

  • 1996 – 1998 New York Yankees (Inclusive of Summer League Academy, player development, Venezuela)                    

  • 1987 – 1995 GCL St. Louis Cardinals

  • 1983 – 1987 University of Central Venezuela


Ramon “Smokey” Ortiz is a professional hitting coach with over 29 years of experience in the coaching ranks, 19 of them within the Cardinals organization. Ortiz has also spent time as a coach with the Dodgers, Rays, and Yankees organizations. Under the watch of Ortiz, the 2010 Johnson City club led the Appalachian League in almost every major batting category on their way to winning the Appalachian League Championship. He is a native from Maracay, Venezuela.

Ramon "Smokey" Ortiz

Beau Ridgeway


- All Big 12

- NCBWA Stopper of the year semi finalist

- Lead Big 12 in appearances 2017

- Pre Season all american

- Team Leader Texas Baseball in ERA in 2016 & 2017

- Injury free entire career

- Montomery County Pitcher of the Year 2014

- 1st Team all district 2014 & 2015

- Selected to the Texas Rangers Area Code team

- Represented Team Texas 2014

Beau Ridgeway

Killan Kinart

Magnolia HS 

- 3 year starter Shortstop

- 2nd team All-conference Senior year


San Jac JUCO

- 2 year starter - Catcher

- 1st team All-conference Sophomore year

- Multiple D1 offers Baylor, Missouri, South Carolina, NC state


Concordia U Austin D3

-1 year starter Short Stop


West Wood HS 

- Assistant summer league coach 

Killan Kinart

Trevor Romair

Graduate Magnolia West High School in 2014 

- 1st team All-district Senior year 2nd Base


Jarvis Christian College

Southwestern Christian University

Galveston College


Pitching - Trained with David Evans and was able to improve in 6 moths from 82 to 91mps.

Trevor Romair