Board of Directors

Tim Merry | Executive Director

Recently retired from commercial insurance, Tim was instrumental in the founding of VBCA. He is an assistant coach at Trinity Episcopal School and a head coach in the summer Piedmont League. A regular instructor at University of Virginia baseball camps, Tim enjoys the outdoors, fishes competitively, is a native of Kentucky and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.

Sean Ryan | President

Sean has spent the past 15 seasons of his 17-year coaching career at Benedictine College Preparatory, where he has led his team to the state playoffs 13 times (including two state titles) and helped more than 40 of his players go on to play college baseball. He also is the co-founder of CollegeBaseballInsider.com, which has covered Division I college baseball since 2002.

Billy Wagner | Secretary

Billy is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and one of the greatest closers of all time. He pitched for the Houston Astros (1995-2003), the Philadelphia Phillies (2004-05), the New York Mets (2006-09), the Boston Red Sox (2009) and the Atlanta Braves (2010). Playing for the Atlanta Braves on June 25, 2010, Billy earned his 400th career save, making him just the fifth player in baseball history to reach this plateau. Billy retired after the 2010 baseball season and in 2013 was named baseball coach at The Miller School of Albemarle in Charlottesville.

Randy Tomlin | Treasurer

Randy is a former left-handed pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1990-94). He played on three National League Eastern Division Championship teams and in three National League Championship Series from 1990-92. After retiring from Major League Baseball, he went on to be the pitching coach at Liberty University. Randy also coached with the Washington Nationals from Jan. 2007-Oct. 2011.Today, he is the head coach at Liberty Christian Academy in Lynchburg.

Brian O'Connor

Brian was an assistant coach at Notre Dame for nine years, winning six conference championships and earning six trips to the NCAA Tournament. Now in his 15th season as head coach at the University of Virginia, he’s led the Cavaliers to the NCAA Tournament 14 consecutive seasons, is the second fastest coach to reach 500 ACC wins, is 9th in ACC career wins, has 48 NCAA Tournament wins and boasts 26 ACC Tournament wins. His Cavaliers lost in college baseball’s national championship series in 2014 before winning the national title in 2015.

Chris Finwood

Chris has a career record of 423-409 in 15 seasons as a head coach (including three seasons at VMI and six seasons at Western Kentucky) and is entering his seventh season leading the program at Old Dominion University. Chris was the 2014 ABCA East Region Coach of the Year, the 2017 VaSID Coach of the Year and has brought the national spotlight to the Old Dominion baseball team.

Charles "Doc" Adams

Doc played college baseball for East Tennessee State University. Since 1987, he’s been the head coach of Lebanon High School, where he’s amassed 386 career wins. His victories have come in four different districts, two regions, and two VHSL Group classifications. Doc has been named Coach of the Year 12 times, and Bristol Herald Courier Coach of the Year three times.

Mark "Pudge" Gjormand

Pudge is in his 23rd season as head coach of James Madison High School. He is a former President of the Virginia High School Coaches Association and of the national Baseball Coaches Association. He also is the founder of the MVP Baseball School in Herndon and is active in the Reston Little League.

Kevin King

As president of SBK Financial, Kevin provides tax, financial, estate and investment counseling strategies to high net-worth individuals, small business owners and corporate executives. His experience includes advising on tax issues related to wealth transfer planning, individual income tax planning and compliance, trusts, estates and charitable giving.

Leslie A.T. Haley

Leslie is a founding partner at Park Haley LLP. She has been practicing law in Virginia for over two decades. She has a unique blend of legal and business skills from her years of experience in private practice following her service as Senior Assistant Ethics Counsel at the Virginia State Bar, and her tenure in management and business development with Philip Morris, USA. She is a Past President of the Richmond Bar Foundation.