Each coach has the areas they are qualified to coach at the Real Athlete Baseball Academy
Goose spent four seasons in professional baseball after a storied collegiate career at Utah Valley University, where he was the first, and only, first-team All-American in program history. Following his senior season he was selected in the MLB draft by the San Diego Padres. A two-sport all-state athlete at Orem High School where he excelled in baseball and basketball, Kallunki also owns a Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 1 certification.
During his college career at UVU, Kallunki led the Wolverines to three conference championships and the best record in all of NCAA Division I in 2012 while leading all of division 1 in RBI with an astounding 89 in just 59 games . That season UVU won a remarkable 32 straight games, just shy of a new NCAA mark. Kallunki was named one of three finalists for the Dick Howser Trophy for the top collegiate player in the country. He was also a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award along with the conference Player of the Year, the Region Player of the Year, and a consensus All-American. He was also honored 9 times in his career as national player of the week.
Goose has been coaching hitting for the last 10 years and is the head of Real Athlete Baseball Academy.
Taylor was a 4 year starting catcher both for Treasure Valley Community College (2010-11) and then UVU (12-13). He helped the Wolverines achieve the best record in all of D1 baseball (47-12). His approach to hitting emphasizes three things: Balance,Timimg, and Trust. Taylor is the head of Catching Development at the Academy.
Was a standout pitcher out of UVU and was recognized as the Great West Conference Pitcher of the Year in 2011 after posting a school record 1.71 era complimented by 2 shutouts and 3 complete games. In 2012 he defeated eventual national champions Arizona which saw him take no-hitter into the 6th inning. Jeremy is the best around when it comes to mechanics, his good foundation for pitching has him still throwing in the 90's and highly sought after to play professionally overseas. Jeremy is the Head of Pitching Development at the Academy.
Mark is a Southern California native with over 15 years of baseball coaching and club sport mamagement. Mark was a two position player for Brigham Young University's baseball program. As an outfleid candidate for the Rawlings Gold Glove award in 2010, Mark also started all four year with the Cougs as a pitcher, racking up wins against more than (10) Top 25 opponents. Since graduating, Mark has focused his efforts on business management amd company operations. Along with the incredible staff of Real Athlete, Mark is here to help teach baseball and ensure the overall experience of Real Athlete exceeds the expectations of our members.
Greyson Bogden is a three-time Academic All-WAC selection and ranks in the top 10 in UVU program history in several categories, including his school record 614 assists. He has played in 201 career games, while making 194 starts. Greyson ranks eighth with 219 career hits, with a career .282 average. Greyson was named First Team All Conference shortstop his senior year at UVU. Greyson helped lead the Wolverines to the WAC Championship in 2016 and to the first Regional appearance in UVU baseball history.
Josh is a product of many Utah County competitive baseball programs. In high school he was the starting catcher for 3 years at Provo High and led his team to a 3rd place finish in the state tournament his senior year. He batted .425 his junior year and .615 his senior year. Despite his small stature, he was able to hit 15 homeruns during his high school career. He was a 1st team all-state selection his junior and senior year. He was the MVP of the Utah High School All-Star’s baseball game his senior year. Josh received a scholarship to play baseball at SUU where he was a utility player, mainly catching and hitting DH, but also playing 3rd base and left field. He has been working with kids of all ages ever since, developing their hitting, catching, and fielding skills.