Coaching Staff

Evan Heath- Owner and DOP/Coach/Instructor

Evan is the Director of Baseball and Softball Operations at WTX Frozen Ropes.  Evan is a Lubbock Monterey High School graduate who lettered 2 years for the Plainsmen.  Evan was a First Team All-District Outfielder in 2008, where  he was also awarded the GWTBCA ALL-Star honor.  Evan has 9 years coaching experience to date in 8U-16U select age groups.  He runs the WTX Frozen Ropes Training Facility and  gives lessons in Hitting & Fielding.


Billy Cruz- Coach/Instructor (Hitting)

Billy was a 3 year letterman at Beaumont West Brook High School.  In 2013 he was District Defensive Player of the Year.  He was invited to the Baseball Factory Junior National Showcase. He was a TASO All-Star selection in 2013, 2014 & 2015.  This is Billy's 2nd season coaching at WTX Frozen Ropes.  He gives Hitting, Pitching and Fielding Lessons at the Facility.  


Brayden Pyles- Coach/Instructor (Catching)

Brayden graduated in 2016 from Frenship High School where he was a 3 year letterman.  He was also a 1 year letterman as a freshman at Post High School.  He was All-District 3 times and on the Norm Cash All-Tournament Team in 2013 & 2014.  In 2014 he was granted Offensive Player of the Year in District, and in 2016 was GWTBCA All-Star.  Brayden also has 3 years coaching experience to date and does lessons in Catching and Hitting at the Facility.

David Gates- Coach/Instructor (Pitching)

David was a 2010 All-State Honorable Mention at Monterey High School.  In 2011 he was TAPPS 4A Co-MVP of Texas, Rawlings Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American and 1st Team All-Region of Texas. In 2013 he was the #1 Ranked JUCO Pitcher in the Nation by Perfect Game.  He was Baseball America #150 prospect in the 2013 draft.  He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 18th Rd out of Howard Junior College.  He has played 7+ years of pro ball and in 2017 he lead the Pecos League in saves. He is a 3x Pecos League All-Star and has experience in The Can-Am Pro League and American Association of Professional Baseball. He has helped over 35 players find jobs in professional baseball and loves working with all ages to help them go as far as they want in baseball.  He gives pitching lessons and coaches throughout the club.





Closed for FR Teams


Closed for FR Teams



5614 126th St B-1
Lubbock, TX 79413

Tel: 806-407-3253

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