Owner, Arizona School of Baseball
In 1980-81, coach Eric Kibler started the baseball program at Horizon High School, where he also taught Health, Physical Education, and Social Studies.
In the 38 Years since, Coach Kibler has led Horizon High School Baseball to 6 state championships, 1 national championship, directed youth clinics for the Horizon H.S. Community, and directed the Manager-Trainee clinic for youth coaches. He has been inducted into the AzBCA Hall of Fame, the Arizona Coaches Hall of Fame, and will be newly inducted in 2019 into the National High School Baseball Hall of Fame.
Coach Kibler developed and designed the USA Baseball National Development Program and served as Field Coordinator for the 14U, 16U, and 17U programs the last 7 years. Additionally, he wrote a high school coaching manual for USA Baseball.
Coach Kibler was born in New Washington, Ohio and went to Buckeye Central High School. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1972 with a B.S. in Education.
Ryan Mills is a 1995 graduate of Horizon High School. He was a left handed pitcher and a 4 year varsity starter. He was the winning pitcher in the state championship game in 1995, a All-State performer and Arizona Pitcher of the Year. He was also a high school All-American. He was drafted by the New York Yankees out of high school, but honored his commitment to Arizona State University. At ASU, he was an All-American and pitched the Devils to the 1998 national championship game. He was then drafted in the first round by the Minnesota Twins and played 7 seasons with them. Ryan has been coaching and teaching pitchers since 2009, helping with all aspects of pitching. He is passionate about working with players who want to take their skills to the next level.
John Neel has been a certified athletic trainer for 32 years, licensed in the state of Arizona and member of both the National Athletic Trainers Association and National Strength and Conditioning Association. He founded Fitlife Health Systems in 1997, an Athletic Training, and Sports Performance and LifeStyle Management facility in Scottsdale.
John’s background includes working in a physical therapy clinic for 10 years, being a professional head athletic trainer for the Phoenix Roadrunners, and working a year abroad with Il Messaggero in the Italian Basketball League. When he returned from Italy John spent 5 years at Horizon High School in Scottsdale taking care of high school athletes.
The diversity of his professional career has been instrumental in working with individuals from 9 to 90 years old. The clients at Fitlife have allowed him to utilize his 30+ years of experience to implement health, wellness, and performance.