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Pete Wilkinson

Wilkinson Academy Cardinals

Phone: (425) 750-6425


Is a former international Olympic program baseball and softball lead consultant, a former collegiate baseball player at the University of Southern California, a high school baseball coach in both California and Washington with teams ranked in the top echelon of statewide polls in both states, and a coach of State and Regional Champions at both the high school and select levels.

Pete has been recognized nationally and internationally for the quality of his teaching, coaching and mentoring his students. 

  • He has been awarded the American Baseball Coaches Association’s “Collegiate Baseball News Tom House Teaching Professional of the Year Award”

  • He served as Exclusive National Consultant for the development of both the baseball and softball Olympic Development Programs of the former Soviet Union

  • He is on the Canadian national youth baseball coach certification faculty for BC Minor Baseball

  • He has been a member of the National Pitching Association’s coach and player development faculty and later a Regional Director of that organization

  • He has been named Conference Coach of the Year in his stint as head coach at Bellevue High School in Washington, and he has coached high school teams who have won Conference, District, Regional and State Championships

  • He has been and continues to speak at and participate in state, regional, university, high school association, and national/international clinics and camps and to local and regional organizations

  • He has spoken at the American Baseball Coaches Association annual conference and at the National Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association annual conference

  • He served the Pac-12 Conference as an Umpire Observer in the first conference-sponsored program of umpire evaluation and development

Academy alumni include NCAA and NAIA National Champions, Major Leaguers, College World Series participants and winners, All-Americans, Conference champions and statistical record holders (including single season home runs, single season ERA, career hits), and have numbered nearly 100 MLB draftees.


Virtually all of Pete’s students have earned at least one college degree, and in excess of 90% of them have played college baseball.


Pete is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association


Phone: (214) 491-8786


Zach Brown

Zach is a former Texas high school and select baseball phenom, both as a catcher (younger) and, especially, as a pitcher (older) who threw in the mid-90 miles per hour range while accumulating honors such as the USSSA 17U All America ranking in 2011.  That same year, Zach represented Texas in the International USSSA Games versus European Olympic teams in Prague, Czech Republic.

He was recruited all over the State of Texas until suffering two serious arm injuries, one in high school and then one in college, both of which eventually required surgery.  One of the injuries required a Tommy John surgical procedure during his college career at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.  The high school age injury lead to a voluntary surgery after his career was over.


While at Southwestern University, he underwent surgery during his junior season while pitching as the program’s #1.  During his recovery, he and Pete Wilkinson met, and Zach began working with Pete as part of his rehabilitation from his surgery.


After college graduation from Southwestern with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies, Zach decided that he wanted to take a shot at coaching at some level so that what had happened to him as a pitcher could be prevented in future generations.  He came to work with Pete as an intern to test the waters regarding his aptitude and passion for coaching. 


After a year as a Wilkinson Sports and Life Performance Intern and Coach of the Wilkinson Academy Cardinals, Zach decided that working with young people was what he loved the most.  He has continued to work alongside Pete since leaving the game as a pitcher in 2017.


He has been a favorite among parents and students alike for his knowledge, his great feel for coaching and mentoring, and for his honest, direct approach to learning, failing, succeeding, and encouraging young people’s growth.

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