The Oakland Express Baseball program believes that good baseball starts with good coaching, and we pride ourselves on having the best coaching staff around. Our coaches are very experienced, and come from a variety of different teams and backgrounds.


Our goal is very simple: We want to make sure our baseball players are getting better. And they will.

We are very selective when it comes to choosing our coaches, and we want to ensure that our coaches are quality humans who will serve as positive role models for our players.

Brad Pyke

Originally from Oxford, Brad is currently the Head Coach at Oakland Christian High School. After his playing career at Rochester College under Coach Garth Pleasant, Brad received his degree from Oakland University. Brad is a teacher at Smith Middle School in Troy, and now resides in Rochester with his wife and three kids.

“The Express is a platform for me to teach baseball and build relationships. Thanks to tremendous parent support and player buy -in, OE has become a community I am proud of.”

Jason Sewell

Coach Sewell is the Head Coach of this year’s 17u team, and oversees the pitching and catching department of the Oakland Express program. His 13+ years of coaching make him a very valuable asset to the OE community. In addition to his work as a coach, Jason works as the Lead Pastor at Faith Church in Rochester Hills. Jason resides in Oxford with his wife, Maria, and their four kids.

Manni Ferraiuolo

Coach Manni has been a head coach with Oakland Express for over 7 years now, and is currently the Head Coach of one of our 15u teams. You can catch coach Manni on the weekends singing with the church band at Woodside Bible Church in Lake Orion.