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Meet the Academy Staff

Jerome Wright

Director, Reds Youth Academy

Email: [email protected]
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
College: University of Cincinnati
Fun Fact: I was born in Jamaica
Walk-Up Song: "Sue Me" by Wale
Years at the Academy: 10 years

Jeremy Hamilton

Assistant Director, Reds Youth Academy

Email: [email protected]
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
College: Wright State University
Fun Fact: Played 8 years of Professional Baseball (Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2008 Draft - 5th Round)
Walk-Up Song: "Zone Out" by KB
Years at the Academy: 3 years

Colleen Cheek

Outreach Manager

Email: [email protected]
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
College: Ohio University
Fun Fact: Marriage was blessed by Pope Francis (Owns two cats and a dog)
Walk-Up Song: "Circle of Life" Lion King
Years at the Academy: 5 years

Gabrielle Pape

Outreach Coordinator

Email: [email protected]
Hometown: Massillon, Ohio
College: The Ohio State University
Fun Fact: I've been sky diving
Walk-Up Song: "Run the World" by Beyoncé
Years at the Academy: 3 years

Jorge Merlos

Outreach Coordinator

Email: [email protected]reds.com
Hometown: Hudson, New York
College: Ithaca College
Fun Fact: Whistle with mouth wide open
Walk-Up Song: "Que Calor" by Major Lazer
Years at the Academy: 3 years

Herb Riley

Director of Softball Operations and Training

Email: [email protected]
Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio
College: University of Cincinnati
Fun Fact: Dog named RiBbIe (RBI)
Walk-Up Song: "No Miracles" by Kid Ink