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Meet the Staff

Jeff Biddle

Senior Manager, Sales and Athletics
Jackie Robinson Training Complex - Vero Beach, Florida

Jeff Biddle is a native of Dansville, New York. From 1986-1989, he was the general manager for Northeast Collegiate Baseball. In 1989, he became the assistant director of athletics for Cocoa Expo Sports Center and was promoted to director of athletics in 1995. He served in that capacity until 2009 when he joined the staff at Historic Dodgertown.

Named vice president April 1, 2015, Biddle is responsible for the sales and marketing to sports teams including baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer and softball. He began the Spring Training program for high school and college baseball in 2011, in which 54 schools participated that inaugural year. The next two years saw an increase in teams and, in 2013, 106 teams attended. Due to its success, Historic Dodgertown has now expanded to high school and college softball and lacrosse. Biddle is also responsible for the booking of all other sports teams that use the facility for camps, showcases, tournaments and training.

He is married to his wife Crystal and has one daughter, Kaleigh. They reside in Vero Beach.


Amanda Bracken

Coordinator, Marketing and Retail
Jackie Robinson Training Complex - Vero Beach, Florida

Rachelle Madrigal

Managing Director
Jackie Robinson Training Complex - Vero Beach, Florida

Keith Smith

Grounds Supervisor

Keith Smith, grounds supervisor, has enjoyed a career in the turfgrass industry for more than 30 years, the past 15 at the Dodgertown complex. Over that time, he has been involved with numerous renovations and upgrades to the facility. Of note is his oversight and management of the landscaping, irrigation and practice facility additions incorporated into the new Spring Training complex completed in 2002, renovations to Holman Stadium field and the recently completed quad softball and youth baseball facility and 3-acre multi-use sports field where the University of South Florida football team holds training camp.

While Dodgertown is ultimately recognized for baseball, Smith has had the pleasure of providing quality playing surfaces for a myriad of other sports at the facility such as softball, football, soccer, lacrosse and early on, even golf; attesting to the flexibility of the facility and his talents. In addition to the sports fields, Keith maintains over 15 acres of lawns, ornamentals, roadways and common areas that are an integral part of the all-inclusive training complex comprised of the fields, housing, meeting and dining amenities that make Dodgertown so unique.

Upon receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in turfgrass management from Mississippi State University, Keith started his career as a golf course superintendent, being not only involved with day-to-day playing conditions, but managing renovation and construction projects for golf courses and serving two stints as General Manager in addition to his turfgrass duties.

Smith and his wife Karen have four children, Tyler, Chase, Sara and Katie. 


Adie Ward

Manager, Event Planning
Jackie Robinson Training Complex - Vero Beach, Florida