About Us

Burn History


Craig Faulkner and Mark Guthrie developed the Florida Burn ten years ago. The organization's directors have been lifelong teammates and friends while attending Venice High School and Louisiana State University.


While at LSU Faulkner and Guthrie learned their blueprint for success under the tutelage of legendary coach, Skip Bertman.


The majority of the Burn staff has also developed as players and coaches under both Faulkner and Guthrie. The continuity that this has created has made the Florida Burn unique in its teaching philosophies and second to none in organizational communication as well as player development.

 


Our Mission

01.Respect the game

The Florida Burn's main objective is to develop all types of players through a respect for the game of baseball that will create a lifetime passion to remain involved with the game.

 

02.Create the best exposure for our players

The Florida Burn teams will always enter the best events and play against the best competition in the country. On top of that, our staff will communicate and keep the lines of communication open with any and all recruiters interested in our players. Our network of recruiting relationships is second to none.


03.Make sure our players are ready for the next level

Whether a Burn player is heading into high school, college, or professional baseball our goal is to make sure he is ready to compete from the first day he sets foot on a field at the next level. Our staff has experience at every level, including the highest, and can prepare our players with honest assessments and advice that will prove valuable for their future.

 

04.Have fun

Most importantly, our players will have fun playing the game. This is still the best way to insure future success.


Staff

Craig Faullkner-Director

Mark Guthrie-Director

Josh Sinibaldi-2023 Grad Director

Mike Matthews-2024 Grad Director

Cooper Hammond-Coach

John Zizzo-Coach

Tyler Doughty-Coach

Javier Vazquez-Coach

Charlie Maurer-Director

Scott Horvath-Coach

James Houser-Coach

Chris Chappell-Coach

Tyler Shambora-Coach

Andrew Tilka-Coach

Jon Knott-Coach

Blake McGinley-Caoch

Tyler Dietrich-Coach

Tyler Ahern-Coach

Mike Dubee-Coach

Brian Naese-Coach

Brett Andrzejewski-Coach

Kyle Burchfield-Coach

Zach Gonzalez-Coach

Shane Ahles-Coach

Marc Martoochio-Coach

Tim Orlosky-Burn Atlantic

Mac Mackiewitz-Burn Atlantic

Greg Olsen-Tampa Burn