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Grandpa Tom chats with camp.





  • Born and raised in Long Beach, California 

  • Married and a father of four children 

  • 35+ years of Experience in Education 

  • Played Varsity Baseball at Millikan High School (1972-74) 

  • Played Baseball at Long Beach City College 1975 

  • Played Varsity Baseball at USC (1976-78) 

  • Member of the 1978 USC National Championship Team 

  • Member of the 1978 USA National Baseball Team 

  • Baseball Coach at USC (1979-1980) 

  • Varsity Head Baseball Coach at Azusa Pacific University (1981-83) 

  • Coach of the 1982 and 1983 USA National Collegiate Baseball Teams 

  • Head Baseball Coach at El Camino College (1984-89) 

  • Secretary of USA Baseball (1988-94) 

  • Vice President of USA Baseball (1995-2002) 

  • Member of the Board of Directors of USA Baseball (2002-2004) 

  • Professor of Education at El Camino College (1983-Present) 

  • Founder/Clinician of the Long Beach Youth Baseball Coaches Clinic  (1991-Present) 

  • Author of the USA Baseball Youth Baseball Coaching Booklet (copyright 1997)

  • Member of the Long Beach City College Hall of Champions  - 2013 Inductee 


Grandpa Tom and his wife of 25+ years.

Grandpa Tom and his wife, Lori


Lori has managed the office for Tom Hicks Baseball Camps for 24 years. She also has 30 years in the law field as an administrative assistant. She is responsible for all the administrative components of the camp, from website responsibilities to emails, customer communication, and registration.  

Beanstalk and his wife of 8+ years.

Beanstalk and his wife, Emily, and his two sons. 




  • Born and raised in Long Beach, California 

  • Married and father of two sons

  • Teacher at Carmenita Middle School (2019-Present) 

  • Graduate of San Diego Christian University with Bachelors of Arts degree in Biblical Studies

  • Department Chair of Social Sciences

  • Model United Nations Advisor

  • Played Varsity Baseball at Millikan High School (2008-2011)

  • Played Baseball at San Diego Christian University

  • Member of the Tom Hicks Baseball Coaching Staff (2009-Present)

  • Responsible for marketing and social media for Tom Hicks Baseball Camp



Emily is a graduate of Biola University with a Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies and a Masters Degree from Azusa Pacific in Organizational Development. She works in corporate communications for a Fortune 500 company. She assists Lori with administrative responsibilities which includes marketing and social media.  

Beanstalk teaches the camp.
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