297 Baseball Academy Staff


Brodie Carey: Owner

Brodie Carey (Founder of 297 Baseball Academy) brings his baseball experience and passion for the island of Aruba and its people. Brodie's baseball resume includes playing for multiple travel teams in the U.S. and Caribbean. During his career, he was awarded the Perfect Game All Tournament Team in 2015, 2016, and 2018.  In 2018, he was selected for the Perfect Game Preseason All Region Team. In 2016, He played for Team Massachusetts in the Futures Game in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2018, he was captain of his high school baseball team and elected to the Eastern Conference All Star Team. Brodie formerly played Division One Baseball at the University of Maine in the America East Conference along with JUCO baseball at the Community College of Rhode Island.

Contact at: brodie.carey297ba@gmail.com

Ryan Huntington: General Manager

Ryan Huntington brings his experiences in international recruiting and pitching. His baseball resume includes playing for the Netherland Antilles National Team and his invitation to the Netherlands MLB showcase. He played for two years at North Iowa Community College (JUCO), and helped his team reach the World Series. In 2019, he finished his collegiate career at Grambling State University, a Division One Program, in Louisiana. Ryan is a great mentor across Aruba for all youth players. Ryan can also be used as a great resource for any player wishing to learn more about the international recruiting process and attending school in the United States.

Contact at: 297baseballacademy@gmail.com

Joewayne Gumbs: Director of Player Development

Joewayne Gumbs, a native of Aruba will be joining us as an Instructor for the people of Aruba. At 15 years old, he traveled to Venezuela to develop his skills at an academy. He showcased himself at many MLB tryouts there hoping to be signed. He later returned to Venezuela to another academy where he had a private try out with the Washington Nationals. At the age of 25, he continues to play locally in Aruba in the amateur league and has a passion for teaching the game of baseball!

Contact at: joewayne.gumbs297ba@gmail.com

Joshua Simon: Coach/Instructor

Joshua Simon brings his strength as both a conditioning coordinator and coach. Joshua's baseball resume includes the Aruban Select Team and the Double A Select Team. He has traveled to Perfect Game Tournaments and the Baseball Factory Showcase in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2018-2019, he attended Carl Albert College before transferring to State Fair Community College in Missouri. He now attends Missouri Valley College. He formerly played in the New York Collegiate Baseball League for the Genesee Rapids. 

Contact at: 297baseballacademy@gmail.com

297 Baseball Academy Advisory Staff

James Carey: Scout, Chicago Cubs

James Carey is a regional associate scout for the Chicago Cubs. His baseball resume goes way back. He played collegiate baseball at Rollins College and later had a stint with the Phillies organization. He has coached several teams of all ages and skills. He has a good understanding of the recruiting process and what it takes to play at the next level. 

Dr. Elizabeth Carey: Associate Professor of Psychology/ Academic Advisor

Dr. Elizabeth Carey is a professor of Psychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology. She graduated from Suffolk University with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Her specializations include cognitive neuroscience and sports and health psychology. She completed her doctoral training at Boston Medical Center, Neuropsychology and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and at the Boston Veterans Hospital. She is a full time college professor and supervises clinical training. She understands the complex brain systems that are required for elite performance. 

Contact at: elizabeth.carey297ba@gmail.com

Jason Oldham: Strength & Conditioning Coach

Jason Oldham the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Owner of GLG Athletic Performance.  He has trained athletes who have went on to play for the following MLB Organizations: The Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has also trained athletes who have went on to play for/committed to Boston College, University of Maine, St. Bonaventure University, Rhode Island College, Bryant University, Elon University, Northeastern University, University of Buffalo, American International College, Sacred Heart University, University of North Carolina, Fairfield University, University of Maryland, Merrimack College, Brown University, Coppin State University, Franklin Pierce University, Assumption College, Southern New Hampshire University, Monmouth University, and the University of Albany! 

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