|Xtra Innings, Inc. Baseball
Larry Wayman: Owner, Instructor Cell phone (412) 877-5576
Matt Beck: Instructor
Coach Wayman is the owner as well as the head instructor at X-tra Innings. Besides
running the facility since 1994, Wayman has been an Associate scout for the Atlanta
Braves since 2003 and is currently a Varsity Assistant coach at Plum High School
helping them to 4 playoff spots in his 4 years there. He was the Head Varsity baseball
coach at Franklin Regional High School from 1993 to 2010. During his tenure, the
Panthers won two WPIAL titles, nine WPIAL sectional titles, and had appeared in the
WPIAL playoffs 17 times in 18 years. 26 of Coach Wayman's players have gone on to
play Division I college baseball, including nine shortstops in a row. He has won two
coach of the year honors. Behind his leadership, F.R. was considered one of the top
baseball programs in the WPIAL as well as the PIAA. During his career at Franklin
Regional, Coach Wayman compiled an impressive record of 255 wins and 101 losses
.716 winning %. In 2006, Wayman managed of the Murrysville American Legion team,
and guided them to a District Title.
Coach Wayman was the Pitching Coach for the Professional Washington Wild Things
Baseball Team of the Frontier League in 2008 and 2009.
Before taking over at Franklin Regional, Coach Wayman was the pitching coach for
the Belgium National Olympic Team in preparation for the European Championships
(91-93) and the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain . He also worked 12 years as an
Assistant Coach for the University of Pittsburgh from 1979 to 1990. During that time,
he saw 17 of his players drafted or signed professionally icluding 1st rounder pick
Allen Lachowitz ans 2nd rounder Chris Jelic.
Some of Wayman's other experiences include being the Manager of the Youngstown
Express of the Great Lakes Collegiate League (2004), and the pitching coach for the
Murrysville Maulers in the same league in 2002 and 2003. Teams in the league
comprise of some of the best college players from across the nation. He also was
the Head Coach for the Allegheny Junior team for the 2000 PA Keystone Games.
Coach Wayman has run and assisted numerous camps and clinics around the
country and in the Pittsburgh Area.
Coach Wayman attended Churchill High School in the Pittsburgh Area. He then went
on to the University of Tennessee where he received his Bachelor's Degree in
Education. In 1978, he received his Master's Degree in Health and Physical Education
from the University of Pittsburgh..
Matt is currently the Assistant Coach at Deer Lakes High School. Matt was an
Assistant coach with the Plum H.S. baseball program for eight seasons leaving
after the 2008 season. There, he was a part of numerous successful teams. He
was also an assistant with the highly successful Plum Legion Post 980 team for
seven seasons. Matt is also very active in the Pittsburgh area, assisting
numerous tryouts and clinics, and working as an instructor. Matt graduated from
Grove City College in 1998, majoring in History/SESS. There he was a three year
letter winner for the Grove City College baseball team under Dr. Don Lyle and Mr.
Matt is a 1994 graduate of Plum High School, where he played three seasons of
Varsity and Junior Varsity baseball under Dave Anderson and Tom McCarthy.
He currently serves as an Instructional Aide at Plum High School.
Contact Info: #412-719-0160
Ron Rocco: Instructor
Former Head Coach of the CCAC South Tigers, Coach Rocco recorder his 100th
victory in only 2 1/2 years. Other accomplishments include: 2 Coach of the Year
Awards, WPCC and PCAA State Championships two years in a row and runner-up
in the Region XX Tournament in 2006.
Before taking over at CCAC South he was the Head Coach for the Swissvale
American Legion where they won 11 Division Titles and 2 Region 6
Championships with a record of 304 wins and 79 losses (,794%). He then became
Asst Head Coach at Franklin Regional HS under Coach Wayman from 2000-2002
where the team won 3 Sectional Titles and the 2001 WPIAL Championships. IN
2003, Coach Rocco took over as Head Coach of Pittsburgh Central Catholic. He
took a team that was 3-14 in 2002 to the playoffs the next three years compiling a
record of 37-19 (.661%)
Carl Vollmer: Instructor
Coach Vollmer is the Head Coach for the Plum High School Varsity baseball
team, where in 2005 he led the Mustangs to a section title in his first season at
the helm and another playoff appearance in 2006. Before being named as Head
Coach in the fall of 2004, Carl worked as an assistant coach for Plum H.S., in
charge of the pitchers, while also acting as the head coach for the Junior
Varsity. Before joining Plum, Carl coached 2 years at Liberty High School in
Liberty NY, where headed the Junior Varsity in 1998 and the Varsity in 1999. He
then joined the Westinghouse H.S. baseball program where he coached in 1999
and 2000. During that time, he helped the team earn their most wins in 20
years, while reaching the city league playoffs.
Carl graduated from Waynesburg High School. He then went on to attend the
University of Pittsburgh, where he majored in Physical Education. There, he
was a left handed pitcher for 2 Big East championship teams.
He currently works as a Health/PE teacher at Plum.
Other Staff Includes:
Steve Sweeney: Springdale American Legion Coach
Tim Conroy: Former Major League Pitcher with the
Oakland Athletics & St. Louis Cardinals
Matt Beck: Deer Lakes Assistant Coach
Clint White: Former Seton Hill pitcher, Current Plum H.S. Assistant
Sam Bashioum: Former Seton Hill pitcher
Softball's "Mr. T"
|--Our professional staff includes instructors with a variety of
prestigious experiences. From former professional players to
current H.S. and college coaches as well as professional scouts, our
staff brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the facility.
-- They work their own hours in scheduling with Xtra Innings
providing the space , so you may call them directly or ask us to make
contact with them. Coach Wayman is at Xtra Innings daily to
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