Owner/ Director Of Player Development
Lead Hitting Instructor
Ryan Chapman is the owner and director of player development of Chapman Baseball Compound (CBC). He has been conducting private instruction since 2009 as a senior in high school. Chapman played baseball at Tustin High School where he received a scholarship to Cal Poly Pomona as a catcher. After Cal Poly Ryan decided to transfer to Santa Ana College to pitch in 2010. After pitching for Santa Ana for two years Ryan went on to get drafted by the New York Mets in the 33rd round of the 2013 amateur baseball draft. After two years with the Mets, Ryan decided to retire and pursue CBC full time. Since retiring from the game Ryan has been heavily involved with the Irvine Rox baseball club coaching his own 14U team and being involved with 3 others.
Ryan has taken what he has learned over the past 15 years of baseball experience and has blended it with the multiple disciplines of: physiology, exercise science, bio-mechanics, and physics. Some of the coaching that makes Ryan unique is his assessment of the player and what coaching strategy should be employed to get the best out of the athlete on the field. Ryan has conducted training with over 300 different athletes since 2009. Ryan has expertise in pitching, hitting, and strength training.
Chad Jacob is our lead hitting instructor and he comes to us from Valparaiso University in Indiana where he was a four year starter at shortstop. After playing division 1 baseball for four years he graduated with a business degree in finance. After being a part of the elite college summer program in 2017, he decided to come back and pursue training athletes at CBC full time.
While at Valparaiso he was a 3x team captain. After a winter of training at CBC in 2016, he went back and took it upon himself to help out fellow Crusader hitters with their approach and swing mechanics. After his junior season he decided to spend a full summer interning and training, and fell in love with the culture and atmosphere exemplified at CBC. Jacob began giving hitting and fielding lessons as a sophomore in high school. Due to his many experiences, this gives him the unique ability to connect with players of all ages, both on and off the field.