The Winchester Royals are excited to have Coach Mike Smith as the 2019 head coach. Coach Smith has 12 years experience in the Valley Baseball League and has coached over 50 players who were drafted in the Major League Baseball. In his 12 years of experience with the VBL, he has served as the field manager, assistant coach, general manager and head coach for 5 different teams. In 2010, Coach Smith was an assistant and first base coach for the Winchester Royals. He served as an Associate Scout for the Kansas City Royals from 2008-2015. Coach Smith was also a bench coach for Shenandoah University from 2004-2005.
Coach Smith is currently the head coach for the Clarke County Eagles and has been coaching high school baseball for 22 years. He was the Bull Run and Northern Virginia Daily Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2003 and the Region B Coach of the Year in 2003. Coach Smith was named the Winchester Star Coach of the Year in 2001, 2003, and 2018. He has been selected 4 times to coach in the Mid-Atlantic Baseball All-Star Game.
In a phone interview with Jack Margaros, Coach Smith said, “Being a high school head coach, you got the ability to make decisions at crucial times and its’ something that I enjoy doing being the head coach. I just wanted that chance to bring my guys in and coach this team and give it one more shot.” The Royals look forward to 2019 season with Coach Smith.
This will be Coach Glaize's 5th year in the Valley Baseball League. He served as the Pitching Coach for the Purcellville Cannons in 2015, 2017 and 2018. He is no stranger to the Winchester Royal organization as he served as Pitching Coach in 2016. In 2013 he served as Pitching Coach in the Myrtle Beach Collegiate Summer League in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. He served as an Associate Scout for the Cleveland Indians from 2016-2018 and is currently as Associate Scout with the Chicago White Sox.
Coach Glaize has been the Head Coach at Brookville High School in Lynchburg Va for 7 years. His record is 87-69 and he has led Brookville to a State Runner up in 2013 and a State final 4 in 2017. He was Lynchburg Coach of the Year In 2013 and 2017. He has been named Conference Coach of the Year in 2013 and 2017 and Regional Coach of the Year in 2013. Coach Glaize has been selected to coach in the VHSL All Star game in 2013 and 2018.
Coach Sikora has been coaching at the high school level for the past 13 years. Currently, he's the Head Coach at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, VA, where his Falcons have advanced to the state playoffs the past two years and won the VHSL Class 5A State Championship in 2017, when he was an Assistant with the program. Prior to that, Coach Sikora spent 4 years as an Assistant Coach at Woodgrove High School in Purcellville, VA, where he helped guide the Wolverines to regional appearances in three of those seasons, and one state semi-final appearance. Before Woodgrove, Coach Sikora was the Head Coach at Dominion High School in Sterling, VA for three years. He began his coaching career at Millbrook High School in Winchester, VA and has spent time coaching travel teams in the Winchester area. As a player at Penn State Altoona, Coach Sikora was an Infielder, and later became a Student Assistant at Frostburg State University. He currently resides in Winchester, VA with his family and teaches Health and Physical Education in Loudoun County.