Our staff consists of ex professional / ex college players or coaches who love the game of baseball and preparing our student athletes for the next level. Our staff has set a consistent “developmental system” that is implemented through our program. This system focuses on all aspects in developing our student athletes' physical and mental abilities. Our system has proven to help players’ baseball careers at the high school, college, and professional level.

Nick James

Coach James

Coach James currently works at American Heritage as a curriculum specialist and is also on the coaching staff, working primarily with pitchers. All told coach Nick has been an educator and a coach for over 20 years at the high school level. He has enjoyed many honors in his career, but none bigger than his opportunity in 2013 when he was selected to be a part of the USA Baseball National Scout Team. As a member of USA Baseball, coach James has the privilege to help select the amateur teams that will represent the USA in international and Olympic play. Coach James served as the director of the NTIS for the South Florida territory and ran several identification camps. From 2009-2019 Coach Nick was the head baseball coach at Westminster Academy as is the winningest head coach in school history. He was named Broward High School Baseball 3A-District 14 Coach Of The Year 3 times, and was also selected to coach in the 2012 and 2014, 2016, 2018 Broward County High School All-Star Games, respectively. His resume includes 8 postseason playoff appearances, culminating in the 2008 2A state title while he was the pitching coach at the Providence School. Before coming to Westminster Academy, coach Nick was the Head Coach for Osceola High School in Kissimmee, FL. While at OHS, coach James led the Kowboys to a 36-20 record and was named 2009 and 2010 Orange Belt Conference Baseball Coach of the year. Coach James grew up in Chesapeake, VA, and attended national baseball power Greenbrier Christian Academy (1994-1996). As a player, coach Nick was the two-time State-Baseball Player of the Year in VA, and a USA TODAY Honorable Mention All-American. In college, he was a 3-time all-NCAA scholar-athlete while pitching at the Division-I level for James Madison University (1996-2000).  Coach James is married to the former Erin Cigna and currently resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  He enjoys reading, playing golf, and spending as much time as possible with his two children, Jaxon James ( 9) and Lila James ( 1).

Tony Thomas

Coach Tony

Tony Thomas played second base for the Florida State Seminoles from 2005-07 and his final season was one for the college baseball and FSU records books.

Thomas was named National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball and following his junior year (2007) when he led the Seminoles to a 45-13 record (21-6 ACC) and final ranking of 10th by Collegiate Baseball. He was the ACC Player of the Year, first team All-ACC and was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, Dick Howser Trophy and Brooks Wallace Award the same season.

During his career, Thomas became the first Seminole to register 30 doubles, 100 hits and 30 stolen bases in a single season. He finished that junior campaign with 33 doubles, which tied for the second most in a single-season at FSU.

Thomas led the ACC in batting average with a.430 mark while ranking first in six other offensive categories as junior. He also finished among the Top 10 in four other categories enroute to earning consensus All-America honors.

Thomas’ 14 career triples are still the fourth most in school history. He was selected in the third round of the MLB draft by the Chicago Cubs.

Currently, Coach Tony is the Assistant baseball coach at Eustis High School. In 2017 Tony was inducted into Florida State University Hall of Fame. Tony played 11 years of professional baseball. Four with the Chicago Cubs and three with the Boston Red Sox, one with the Minnesota Twins and in 2015 Tony spent it with three affiliates being Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox.

Wayne Stofsky

Coach Wayne

Wayne Stofsky is the Director of Athletics for the David Posnack School where he oversees nearly 50 teams in 13 different sports on 3 campuses in 3 different counties.  His overall knowledge of sports runs deep, but his true passion and love is baseball and has been for over four decades.  He has played and coached at every level through the professional ranks. Stofsky was the Head Coach of the Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale in 2015 and led the Panthers’ baseball program to an impressive 17-8-1 record and was named FHSAA District Coach of the Year.  In the process, he had nine of his student-athletes commit to prestigious institutions including Duke, Cornell, The University of Chicago, Clemson, The University of Alabama, University of Richmond and Lehigh.  Prior to Pine Crest, Coach Stofsky was the Head Coach at Cooper City High in 2013 and 2014, where he turned around the Cowboys’ baseball program in just two years, taking them from 6 wins to 17 wins and was named 2014 FHSAA District Coach of the Year.  In 2004, Stofsky started the Varsity baseball program at the Sagemont School in Weston, and in just two years had them playing in the district championship game.  His first coaching job at the high school level came back in 1992 as an assistant at Nova High, where he guided hitters and infielders for one of the top ranked teams in the state.  After his stint at Nova under Coach Pat McQuaid, Stofsky spent a year coaching at the collegiate level with Miami Dade College in 1993.  He was the hitting and infield coach as well as the recruiting coordinator for a team that hit. 310 and led the conference in fielding percentage.  Several of his players went on the play professional baseball.

Tony Brewington

Coach Tony

Coach Tony, a Tampa Native brings over 15 years of coaching experience to CBU. No Gimmes…Everything Earned™; is Coach Tony’s philosophy to the game of baseball and in life.

As a former first baseman and pitcher for Benedict College, Brewington helped the Division II Tigers secure back-to-back SIAC Conference Championships while earning a selection to the NCAA All South-Regional Team. Coach Brewington’s collegiate career also included a selection to the Rawlings All American Team in 2004, SIAC All-Conference Team for 3 consecutive years, All American 2nd Team- NCAA Division II, SIAC All-Conference 1st Team Defense, SIAC All-Conference 1st team Designated Hitter, SIAC All-Conference Team (2 years), NAIA All-American, and All-Academic Teams.

While Coach Brewington worked extremely hard for his collegiate accolades, the commitment and perseverance for the game of baseball for a player with no high school baseball experience, was unique. Gratefully, he sparked interest from the Braves, Padres, Mariners, Orioles, Angels, Dodgers, and Reds throughout his post-collegiate career.

Since then, Coach Tony has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration and a Master’s Degree in Sports Management, from the HBCU, Florida A&M University while coaching as a graduate assistant for FAMU from 2006-2008; where he began his coaching career.  He has also coached for the Batavia MuckDogs in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, as well as FHSAA and Summer High School Scout Teams.

Coach Tony currently serves as the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications for the Athletics Department at Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, Florida, and was most recently named as the Head Varsity Baseball Coach where he is building a program based on the absolutes of baseball while developing 5 tool baseball talent.

Coach Tony brings passion, energy, and excitement to the game of baseball. He believes in teaching players about sportsmanship, integrity, and respect for the game.


Austin Ford

Coach Ford / CBU Administrator

Coach Ford began his prep career by attending Florida High University School, later transferring after his freshman year to Qunicy Shanks. At Quincy Shanks, Coach Ford was a three-year letterman, assisting Quincy Shanks to three district titles in ’97, ’98, and ’99 under 2019 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Greg Clayborne (Rockledge HS). Quincy Shanks led the state of Florida in doubles, triples, and stolen bases in ’98 and ’99. Coach Ford was named the team’s Most Improved Player as a Junior. Earning All-Big Bend honors in ’98 and ’99 respectively with batting averages over .380.

Due to personal circumstances, Coach Ford had to bypass MLB FA signing with the Colorado Rockies along with Division I opportunities.  Coach Ford answered another call, which led him to serve our great country in the United States Air Force for eight great years during 9/11 with tours in Iraqi and Afghanistan as an intelligence officer. After serving, Coach Ford completed his master’s degree in digital forensics from the University of Central Florida. Coach Ford’s coaching experience comes from being an Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach at Del Rio High School from 2002 to 2005 while serving. Coach Ford started one of the first travel ball programs in Hillsborough County from ’08 to ’11 with serving as player development to Coach Bill Leiby and assisting neighboring high school baseball programs as an infield advisor. Coach Ford brings tons of organization and streamlined processes to CBU from his professional life. Coach Ford is our Chief of Randomness. Coach Ford is married to his wife formerly Sharon Solante, his son Austin Jr. (12), and his two daughters Ayva (8) and Ariya (6).